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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
Wild Mind: Living the Writer's Life
Wild Mind
Living the Writer's Life
Paperback      ISBN: 0553347756
A collection of essays on life as a writer urges aspirants to the craft to take chances, learn self-acceptance, and make a daily commitment to writing
The Writing Cure: How Expressive Writing Promotes Health and Emotional Well-Being
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
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
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.
Legacy: A Step-By-Step Guide to Writing Personal History
Legacy
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.
So You Want to Write: How to Master the Craft of Writing Fiction and the Personal Narrative
So You Want to Write
How to Master the Craft of Writing Fiction and the Personal Narrative
Paperback      ISBN: 0967952026
Writing Mysteries: A Handbook by the Mystery Writers of America
Writing Mysteries
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.
Characters and Viewpoint
Characters and Viewpoint
Paperback      ISBN: 0898799279
Describes the function of characters in a story, discusses motive, stereotypes, models, minor characters, comedy, and transformation
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