The Writing Cure
How Expressive Writing Promotes Health and Emotional Well-Being
1st Edition Hardcover ISBN: 1557989109
Mostly psychologists, but also contributors from other medical fields examine the power of writing to shape or reshape human experiences positively in the context or aftermath of stressful life experiences. They address questions about whether, when, for whom, and how writing can be used as a therapeutic tool. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
The First Five Pages
A Writers Guide to Staying Out of the Rejection Pile
Paperback ISBN: 068485743x
Provides advice for aspiring novelists on preparing a manuscript for a literary agent or editor, writing readable dialogue, and using other techniques to begin a work so that publishers will want to publish it and readers will want to read it
Lapsing into a Comma
A Curmudgeon's Guide to the Many Things That Can Go Wrong in Print - And How to Avoid Them
Paperback ISBN: 0809225352
The copy chief for the Washington Post business desk offers an entertaining but practical guide to the ins and outs of modern language usage, discussing the complexities of modern style, grammar, punctuation, and trendy words, foreign terms, and web speak. Original.
A Step-By-Step Guide to Writing Personal History
Paperback ISBN: 080401003x
A guide to writing one's memoirs, either alone or with the help of friends and family, shows how to unlock the memories and stories of a lifetime and how to gain insight into one's past. Simultaneous. UP.
A Handbook by the Mystery Writers of America
2nd Edition Paperback ISBN: 1582971021
Top mystery writers share insights and advice on writing for the genre, discussing how to develop ideas and characters, pacing and suspense, editing and revising work, and submitting manuscripts.