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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
To Our Children's Children: Preserving Family Histories for Generations to Come
To Our Children's Children
Preserving Family Histories for Generations to Come
1st Edition    Hardcover      ISBN: 0385467974
An accessible guide to creating written and oral histories provides the average reader with a methodology for preserving family history and passing it on to future generations. 35,000 first printing. National ad/promo. Tour.
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
Inventing the Truth: The Art and Craft of Memoir
Inventing the Truth
The Art and Craft of Memoir
Paperback      ISBN: 0395901502
In this perfect companion for anyone beguiled by memoirs or embarking on writing one, nine distinguished authors -- Russell Baker, Jill Ker Conway, Annie Dillard, Ian Frazier, Henry Louis Gates, Jr., Alfred Kazin, Frank McCourt, Toni Morrison, and Eileen Simpson -- reflect on the writing process.
Woe Is I: The Grammarphobe's Guide to Better English in Plain English
Woe Is I
The Grammarphobe's Guide to Better English in Plain English
Paperback      ISBN: 1573226254
In a witty, non-technical guide to English grammar and style, a former editor at The New York Times Book Review reveals the underlying logic of the language with the help of hilarious examples organized according to specific problems. Reprint.
Art of Dramatic Writing
Art of Dramatic Writing
Paperback      ISBN: 0671213326
The author offers an approach to playwriting based on the natural law of dialectics
Making Your Own Days: The Pleasure of Reading and Writing Poetry
Making Your Own Days
The Pleasure of Reading and Writing Poetry
Paperback      ISBN: 0684824388
Selections from the work of sixty-five poets, from Homer and Ovid to Frank O'Hara and John Ashberry, accompany a discussion of poetry, including meter, line division, rhyme, and poetic forms
My Mentor: A Young Writer's Friendship With William Maxwell
My Mentor
A Young Writer's Friendship With William Maxwell
Paperback      ISBN: 0618382690
Blending together biography, memoir, and essay, the author details his twenty-five year relationship with the legendary writer and New Yorker fiction editor, brilliantly examining the powerful bond between mentor and mentee. Reprint.
Mla Handbook for Writers of Research Papers
Mla Handbook for Writers of Research Papers
Paperback      ISBN: 0873529863
Provides guidelines and examples for handling research, outlining, spelling, punctuation, formatting, and documentation.
Thunder and Lightning: Cracking Open the Writer's Craft
Thunder and Lightning
Cracking Open the Writer's Craft
Paperback      ISBN: 0553374966
The sequel to Writing Down the Bones and Wild Mind explains how to transform an initial inspiration--the thunder and lightning--into a finished essay, story, poem, novel, or memoir, discussing such topics as the structure of writing, what one can learn from another writer, character and plot development, and how to get the most out of a writing workshop. Reprint.