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  • Risk Communication and Miscommunication

    Case Studies in Science, Technology, Engineering, Government, and Community Organizations

    Effective communication can help prevent or minimize damage from environmental disasters. In Risk Communication and Miscommunication, Carolyn Boiarsky teaches students, technical writers, public affairs officers, engineers, scientists, and governmental officials the writing and communication skills necessary for dealing with environmental and technological problems that could lead to major crises ... Read more

    $13.09 USD

  • The Conflict Thesaurus: A Writer's Guide to Obstacles, Adversaries, and Inner Struggles (Volume 1)

    series Writers Helping Writers #8
    Every story starts with a character who is motivated by a need and has a goal that can resolve it. Whether their objective is to find a life partner, bring a killer to justice, overthrow a cruel regime, or something else, conflict transforms a story premise into something fresh. Physical obstacles, adversaries, moral dilemmas, deep-seated doubts and personal struggles…these not only block a ... Read more

    $5.99 USD

  • How To Write Your Best Story: Advice for Writers on Spinning an Enchanting Tale (2nd Ed.)

    by Philip Martin ...
    “I find that most people know what a story is until they sit down to write one.” – Flannery O’Connor.Beginning writers often wonder what it takes to get published. The second edition of this practical book looks at what really makes fiction work: good storytelling!Oddly, storytelling skills, despite their immense value to all writers, are seldom emphasized in writing courses. How To Write Your ... Read more

    $3.99 USD

  • Rewriting

    How To Do Things With Texts

    by Joseph Harris ...
    "Like all writers, intellectuals need to say something new and say it well. But unlike many other writers, what intellectuals have to say is bound up with the books we are reading . . . and the ideas of the people we are talking with."What are the moves that an academic writer makes? How does writing as an intellectual change the way we work from sources? In Rewriting, a textbook for the ... Read more

    $14.39 USD

  • How To Write A Series

    A Guide to Series Types and Structure plus Troubleshooting Tips and Marketing Tactics

    by Sara Rosett ...
    series Genre Fiction How To #2
    Struggling to structure your book series? Learn how to make a series work for you: increase reader engagement and take advantage of the built-in marketing potential a series gives you.Are you unsure which series structure is best for you? Or are you several books into a series, but you’re stuck? Do you want to expand your literary universe but aren’t sure how to do it? Perhaps you have a series ... Read more

    $5.99 USD

  • Plot Gardening

    A Simple Guide to Outlining Your Novel

    by Chris Fox ...
    series Write Faster, Write Smarter #7
    Learn to Plot without sacrificing CreativityWhat separates great novels from mediocre ones? Story. Authors that master this vital skill keep their readers up at night, and suffer the deluge of 'when is the next book coming out' emails.Whether you are a first time novelist, or a seasoned author, Plot Gardening will teach you the fundamentals of storytelling, delivered in a practical way. Through ... Read more

    $5.99 USD

  • To Show and to Tell

    The Craft of Literary Nonfiction

    A long-awaited new book on personal writing from Phillip Lopate—celebrated essayist, the director of Columbia University’s nonfiction program, and editor of The Art of the Personal Essay.Distinguished author Phillip Lopate, editor of the celebrated anthology The Art of the Personal Essay, is universally acclaimed as “one of our best personal essayists” (Dallas Morning News).Here, combining more ... Read more

    $13.99 USD

  • The War of Art

    Break Through the Blocks and Win Your Inner Creative Battles

    "A vital gem...a kick in the ass." -- Esquire"Amazingly cogent and smart on the psychology of creation." -- Jay McInerney"As I closed THE WAR OF ART, I felt a surge of positive calm. I now know I can win this war. And if I can, so can you." -- Robert McKee, bestselling author of STORYDO YOU:- Dream about writing a great novel?- Regret not finishing your paintings, poems, or screenplays?- Want to ... Read more

    $9.99 USD

  • How to Create History

    An Author’s Guide to Creating Histories, Myths, and Monsters

    by A Trevena ...
    Want to create a rich history for your world, but don’t know where to start?Need help creating a past that impacts on your characters and their stories?How to Create History breaks the process down into easy-to-follow steps. By completing a series of creative prompts, this book will guide you from your present world, back through its deep history.This workbook will help you to:Create a historic ... Read more

    $3.99 USD

  • The Magic Words: Writing Great Books for Children and Young Adults

    by Cheryl Klein ...
    This master class in writing children’s and young adult novels will teach you everything you need to know to write and publish a great book.The best children’s and young adult novels take readers on wonderful outward adventures and stirring inward journeys. In The Magic Words, editor Cheryl B. Klein guides writers on an enjoyable and practical-minded voyage of their own, from developing a saleable ... Read more

    $13.69 USD

  • Telling True Stories

    A Nonfiction Writers' Guide from the Nieman Foundation at Harvard University

    Interested in journalism and creative writing and want to write a book? Read inspiring stories and practical advice from America’s most respected journalists.The country’s most prominent journalists and nonfiction authors gather each year at Harvard’s Nieman Conference on Narrative Journalism. Telling True Stories presents their best advice—covering everything from finding a good topic, to ... Read more

    $14.99 USD

  • Escribir ficción

    El Gotham Writers’ Workshop es en la actualidad la escuela de escritura creativa más prestigiosa de Estados Unidos. Escribir ficción recoge de un modo práctico y accesible las técnicas que han hecho famosa a esta escuela en todo el mundo. En este libro encontrarás:-Los elementos fundamentales del oficio de escribir: personaje, argumento, punto de vista, etcétera, explicados de una manera ... Read more

    $14.79 USD

  • The Pursuit of Perfection: And How It Can Harm Writers

    series WMG Writer's Guide #1
    In this WMG Writer’s Guide, international bestselling author Kristine Kathryn Rusch discusses the destructive ways peer workshops and the quest for perfection derail many writers’ careers. Listening to critics and academics—amateur and professional—often strips out the joy of writing. And a failure to recognize writing as a business furthers the potential damage.But Rusch offers hope for writers ... Read more

    $5.99 USD

  • The Art of Adaptation

    Turning Fact And Fiction Into Film

    by Linda Seger ...
    Adaptations have long been a mainstay of Hollywood and the television networks. Indeed, most Academy Award- and Emmy Award-winning films have been adaptations of novels, plays, or true-life stories. Linda Seger, author of two acclaimed books on scriptwriting, now offers a comprehensive handbook for screenwriters, producers, and directors who want to successfully transform fictional or factual ... Read more

    $12.99 USD

  • Write Like Hemingway

    Writing Lessons You Can Learn from the Master

    The bad news is: You have to learn to write. The good news is: Learning to write just became easier.In this book, writers learn to write like they were born that way from one of America’s greatest literary geniuses—Ernest Hemingway. Noted writing teacher Dr. R. Andrew Wilson calls writers to an adventure in writing Hemingway himself would love. Along the way they discover what really makes him a ... Read more

    $10.99 USD

  • On Teaching and Writing Fiction

    Wallace Stegner founded the acclaimed Stanford Writing Program-a program whose alumni include such literary luminaries as Larry McMurtry, Robert Stone, and Raymond Carver. Here Lynn Stegner brings together eight of Stegner's previously uncollected essays-including four never-before-published pieces -on writing fiction and teaching creative writing. In this unique collection he addresses every ... Read more

    $12.99 USD

  • James A. Michener's Writer's Handbook

    Explorations in Writing and Publishing

    Pulitzer Prize–winning author James A. Michener has written about everything from the pristine islands of the South Pacific and the endless wilds of Africa to Spanish bullfighters, American revolutionaries, and pirates of the Caribbean. Now Michener turns to his favorite and most personal subject: the written word. Reproducing pages from his own handwritten rough drafts and working manuscripts, ... Read more

    $14.99 USD

  • Be a Writing Machine

    by M.L. Ronn ...
    series Author Level Up #3
    The no-nonsense, no BS guide to becoming a prolific author--available in ebook, paperback, and audiobook!Do you want to write a lot of novels, but can't improve your writing speed?Writing fast is the most important skill you can develop as a writer. While it seems hard to hit high word counts, the secrets are easier than you think.In this writer's guide, prolific author M.L. Ronn pulls back the ... Read more

    $3.99 USD

  • Writing Plots With Drama, Depth & Heart: Nail Your Novel

    by Roz Morris ...
    series Nail Your Novel
    'Nail Your Novel is on my shortlist of indispensable writing books' - Lisa Cron, author of Wired For Story'Comprehensive, concise and packed with helpful tips for all writers' - Geri Ahearn, Amazon Vine reviewerWhat keeps a reader curious? It’s the story. You might have a dazzling prose voice and plausible characters, but if they don’t do anything, the reader is likely to lose interest.So where do ... Read more

    $5.99 USD

  • Writing Short Films

    Structure and Content for Screenwriters

    This new edition has been completely updated and revised along with the addition of several new chapters. Currently, this title remains the best selling university text book on writing short film screenplays. ... Read more

    $14.99 USD

  • La creatividad literaria

    series Ariel
    El aprendizaje de la creatividad en la escritura es también un hábito. El éxito consiste en introducir al entrenador más adecuado para convertir lo que podía ser un aburrido entrenamiento en un dinamismo motivador, apasionado, y optimista. Si un libro titulado "Cómo convertirse en millonario" no puede estar escrito por alguien que pase por dificultades económicas, un libro sobre la creatividad ... Read more

    $5.99 USD

  • A Writer's Space

    Make room to dream, to work, to write

    by Eric Maisel ...
    Eric Maisel provides an original approach to creativity that focuses on having both a mental and physical space in which to create. It gives authors with writer’s block a personal creativity coach to help spark their imagination. ... Read more

    $13.99 USD

  • Rock Your Plot

    A Simple System for Plotting Your Novel

    by Cathy Yardley ...
    series Rock Your Writing
    Are you stuck trying to write a novel?  Have you tried writing several stories, only to stall out in the middle and move on to a new project? Do you like the idea of plot outlines, but have difficulty figuring out what happens next, or what should happen where? Or are you a writer who hates outlining, preferring to write a novel organically– but still feel like your story needs more plot and ... Read more

    $2.99 USD

  • The Story You Need to Tell

    Writing to Heal from Trauma, Illness, or Loss

    A practical and inspiring guide to transformational personal storytelling, The Story You Need to Tell is the product of Sandra Marinella’s pioneering work with veterans and cancer patients, her years of teaching writing, and her research into its profound healing properties. Riveting true stories illustrate Marinella’s methods for understanding, telling, and editing personal stories in ways that ... Read more

    $12.99 USD