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Writing Down the Bones: Freeing the Writer Within
Writing Down the Bones
Freeing the Writer Within
1st Edition    Paperback      ISBN: 0877733759
Offers advice on writing creatively, discusses the importance of discipline, and suggests writing exercises
U and I: A True Story
U and I
A True Story
Paperback      ISBN: 0679735755
The author discusses the influence of John Updike on his novels, explains what features of Updike's writings he finds most attractive, and examines the life of a writer
In the Palm of Your Hand: A Poet's Portable Workshop - A Lively and Illuminating Guide for the Practicing Poet
In the Palm of Your Hand
A Poet's Portable Workshop - A Lively and Illuminating Guide for the Practicing Poet
Paperback      ISBN: 0884481492
Provides aspiring poets guidance on writing poetry.
The Spooky Art: Thoughts on Writing
The Spooky Art
Thoughts on Writing
Paperback      ISBN: 0812971280
In honor of his eightieth birthday, the Pulitzer Prize-winning author reflects on writing and the writing life, sharing his thoughts on such topics as the limits and attractions of nonfiction, the need for work habits, the pitfalls of early success, coping with bad reviews, and his fellow writers, including Melville, Faulkner, Hemingway, Updike, Oates, Baldwin, Salinger, and many others. Reprint. 20,000 first printing.
The Right to Write: An Invitation and Initiation into the Writing Life
The Right to Write
An Invitation and Initiation into the Writing Life
Paperback      ISBN: 1585420093
A revolutionary approach to teaching writing by the author of The Artist's Way instructs readers to make writing a very personal, playful part of life. Reprint. 50,000 first printing.
Follow the Story: How to Write Successful Nonfiction
Follow the Story
How to Write Successful Nonfiction
Paperback      ISBN: 0684850672
Details the techniques necessary to write nonfiction books, articles, feature stories, and memoirs
How to Say It: Choice Words, Phrases, Sentences, and Paragraphs for Every Situation
How to Say It
Choice Words, Phrases, Sentences, and Paragraphs for Every Situation
Hardcover      ISBN: 0134243676
A Trail Through Leaves: The Journal As a Path to Place
A Trail Through Leaves
The Journal As a Path to Place
Hardcover      ISBN: 0393041018
An exquisitely illustrated guide to cultivating intimacy with the natural world through journal-keeping explores the things we usually overlook and helps readers claim their senses through the creative disciplines of writing and drawing.
Conflict, Action and Suspense
Conflict, Action and Suspense
Paperback      ISBN: 0898799074
Covers openings, setting, transition, dialogue, mood, character development, point of view, misdirection, time, pacing, and endings
Thinking Like Your Editor: How to Write Great Serious Nonfiction--And Get It Published
Thinking Like Your Editor
How to Write Great Serious Nonfiction--And Get It Published
Paperback      ISBN: 0393324613
Filled with a how of insider and trade secrets, a guidebook for writers of serious nonfiction explains how to tailor academic writing to a general readership without losing ideas, how to write the perfect editorial proposal, the art of using simple structure to express complex ideas, how to create a great introduction, and the best ways to get a book published. Reprint.