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Aspects of the Novel
Aspects of the Novel
Paperback      ISBN: 0156091801
A series of 9 lectures covering the story, plot, characterization, and pattern and rhythm in the novel
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.
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
The Practice of Poetry: Writing Exercises from Poets Who Teach
The Practice of Poetry
Writing Exercises from Poets Who Teach
Paperback      ISBN: 006273024x
This guide to writing poetry combines essays by practicing poets and poetry teachers with exercises covering inspiration, the senses, voice, structure, and revision
Bird by Bird: Some Instructions on Writing and Life
Bird by Bird
Some Instructions on Writing and Life
Paperback      ISBN: 0385480016
A step-by-step guide to writing and managing the writer's life covers each portion of a written project, addresses such concerns as writer's block and getting published, and offers awareness and survival tips
Missing Persons: A Writer's Guide to Finding the Lost, the Abducted and the Escaped
Missing Persons
A Writer's Guide to Finding the Lost, the Abducted and the Escaped
Paperback      ISBN: 089879790x
With Missing Persons in hand you'll find the types that commonly become PIs - ex-cops, macho criminal wannabes, reporters; the easiest people to find (men, property owners and professionals) and the hardest (women, scoundrels and those with common names); profiles of the missing and profiles of those searching; how and why people hide; what can be gleaned from public record; secret and not-so-secret databases; and the lowdown on interviewing, surveillance and the benefits of a good scam. Missing Persons goes beyond the basic search, and details the process of looking for someone, typical clients and the reaction once the missing is found. There's more than a presentation of facts here. Faron backs up her clues with anecdotes from Rat Dog case files. As with any good whodunit, Faron's engaging style and true-life adventures will have you turning pages. In short, every gumshoe's search should begin here.
Elements of Style for Screenwriters
Elements of Style for Screenwriters
Paperback      ISBN: 1580650031
Alphabetical entries provide detailed explanations of the acceptable format, structure, and style for television and film screenplay submissions
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.
If You Want to Write: A Book About Art, Independence and Spirit
If You Want to Write
A Book About Art, Independence and Spirit
Paperback      ISBN: 1555972608
Discusses writing and the creative process by encouraging freedom and truthfulness in written expression in order to avoid automatic, uninteresting compositions

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Doing Our Own Thing: The Degradation of Language and Music and Why Should We, Like, Care
Doing Our Own Thing
The Degradation of Language and Music and Why Should We, Like, Care
Hardcover      ISBN: 1592400167
Encourages readers to establish a boundary between an acceptable evolution of language and outright language misuse, predicting the consequences of the overuse of street English in today's writing, music, and society. By the author of The Power of Babel. 50,000 first printing.