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  • Sustain Your Author Career

    by Claire Taylor ...
    Reignite your writing motivation and develop creative resilience in your author career.Have you lost touch with the ease and enthusiasm for writing you once had? Does the process of writing stories feel tougher than it used to? Do you find yourself thinking about giving up more and more frequently? Claire Taylor is bestselling fiction author of both off-beat and on-market fiction, a trained and ... Read more

    $9.99 USD


  • The Way of the Writer

    Reflections on the Art and Craft of Storytelling

    From Charles Johnson—a National Book Award winner, Professor Emeritus at University of Washington, and one of America’s preeminent scholars on literature and race—comes an instructive, inspiring guide to the craft and art of writing.An award-winning novelist, philosopher, essayist, screenwriter, professor, and cartoonist, Charles Johnson has devoted his life to creative pursuit. His 1990 National ... Read more

    $12.99 USD

  • “Shut UP!” He Explained: A Writer’s Guide to the Uses and Misuses of Dialogue

    by William Noble ...
    Dialogue must contribute to the telling of the story said Victorian-era novelist Anthony Trollope more than one hundred years ago and his words have been a yardstick for writers ever since. A more recent novelist, Stephen King, wrote, "When dialogue is right, we know. When it's wrong we also know—it jags on the ear like a badly tuned musical instrument." In "Shut Up!" He Explained (the title comes ... Read more

    $2.99 USD

  • Writing Voice

    The Complete Guide to Creating a Presence on the Page and Engaging Readers

    Series series Creative Writing Essentials
    Develop a voice that captures readers' attention!All writers bring a unique set of skills to their work: One author might write outstanding characters, while another might dazzle with dialogue. You don't have to master every aspect of the craft in order to succeed, but the one quality required of every writer is a compelling, original voice. Your voice, which is often difficult to define and even ... Read more

    $9.99 USD

  • Story Genius

    How to Use Brain Science to Go Beyond Outlining and Write a Riveting Novel (Before You Waste Three Years Writing 327 Pages That Go Nowhere)

    by Lisa Cron ...
    Following on the heels of Lisa Cron's breakout first book, Wired for Story, this writing guide reveals how to use cognitive storytelling strategies to build a scene-by-scene blueprint for a riveting story.It’s every novelist’s greatest fear: pouring their blood, sweat, and tears into writing hundreds of pages only to realize that their story has no sense of urgency, no internal logic, and so is a ... Read more

    $9.99 USD

  • On Writing

    A Memoir Of The Craft

    by Stephen King ...
    Twentieth Anniversary Edition with Contributions from Joe Hill and Owen KingONE OF TIME MAGAZINE’S TOP 100 NONFICTION BOOKS OF ALL TIMEImmensely helpful and illuminating to any aspiring writer, this special edition of Stephen King’s critically lauded, million-copy bestseller shares the experiences, habits, and convictions that have shaped him and his work.“Long live the King” hailed Entertainment ... Read more

    $12.99 USD

  • Writing to Learn

    How to Write - and Think - Clearly About Any Subject at All

    This is an essential book for everyone who wants to write clearly about any subject and use writing as a means of learning. ... Read more

    $7.49 USD

  • How to Write a Damn Good Novel

    A Step-by-Step No Nonsense Guide to Dramatic Storytelling

    by James N. Frey ...
    Written in a clear, crisp, accessible style, this book is perfect for beginners as well as professional writers who need a crash course in the down-to-earth basics of storytelling. Talent and inspiration can't be taught, but Frey does provide scores of helpful suggestions and sensible rules and principles.An international bestseller, How to Write a Damn Good Novel will enable all writers to face ... Read more

    $11.99 USD

  • The Forest for the Trees (Revised and Updated)

    An Editor's Advice to Writers

    by Betsy Lerner ...
    "The Forest for the Trees should become a permanent part of any writer's or editor's personal library." -The Seattle TimesQuickly established as an essential and enduring companion for aspiring writers when it was first published, Betsy Lerner's sharp, funny, and insightful guide has been meticulously updated and revised to address the dramatic changes that have reshaped the publishing industry in ... Read more

    $14.99 USD

  • About Writing

    7 Essays, 4 Letters, 5 Interviews

    From the four-time Nebula Award–winning novelist and literary critic, essential reading for the creative writer.Award-winning novelist Samuel R. Delany has written a book for creative writers to place alongside E. M. Forster’s Aspects of the Novel and Lajos Egri’s Art of Dramatic Writing. Taking up specifics (When do flashbacks work, and when should you avoid them? How do you make characters both ... Read more

    $12.99 USD or Free with Kobo Plus

  • Story Mode

    The Creative Writer's Guide to Narrative Video Game Design

    Against the backdrop of a hyper-competitive AAA industry and the perception that it is a world reserved for top programmers and hard-core 'gamers', Story Mode offers an accessible entry-point for all into writing and designing complex and emotionally affecting narrative video games. The first textbook to combine game design with creative writing techniques, this much-needed resource makes the ... Read more

    $22.99 USD

  • Poetry as Spellcasting

    Poems, Essays, and Prompts for Manifesting Liberation and Reclaiming Power

    Poems, essays, and prompts to sing a new world into being--Queer & BIPOC perspectives on poetry as an insurgent ritual for manifesting liberation and reclaiming power.Written for poets, spellcasters, and social justice witches, Poetry as Spellcasting reveals the ways poetry and ritual can, together, move us toward justice and transformation. It asks: If ritualized violence upholds white supremacy, ... Read more

    $11.99 USD

  • Truth Is the Arrow, Mercy Is the Bow

    A DIY Manual for the Construction of Stories

    by Steve Almond ...
    “Truth Is the Arrow, Mercy Is the Bow is one of the best books on writing I’ve ever read. It’s also the funniest by a country mile.” —Richard Russo, author of the North Bath trilogyThe long-awaited craft book from Steve Almond, based on three decades of writing, failing, and trying again.In Truth is the Arrow, Mercy is the Bow, Steve Almond shares the insights gleaned from three decades as a ... Read more

    $8.99 USD

  • Writing Compelling Dialogue for Film and TV

    The Art & Craft of Raising Your Voice on Screen

    Writing Compelling Dialogue for Film and TV is a practical guide that provides you, the screenwriter, with a clear set of exercises, tools, and methods to raise your ability to hear and discern conversation at a more complex level, in turn allowing you to create better, more nuanced, complex and compelling dialogue.The process of understanding dialogue writing begins with increasing writers’ ... Read more

    $39.99 USD

  • How Fiction Works

    by James Wood ...
    In the tradition of E. M. Forster's Aspects of the Novel and Milan Kundera's The Art of the Novel, James Wood's How Fiction Works is a scintillating study of the magic of fiction--an analysis of its main elements and a celebration of its lasting power.Here one of the most prominent and stylish critics of our time looks into the machinery of storytelling to ask some fundamental questions: What do ... Read more

    $11.99 USD

  • Bird by Bird

    Some Instructions on Writing and Life

    by Anne Lamott ...
    NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • An essential volume for generations of writers young and old. The twenty-fifth anniversary edition of this modern classic will continue to spark creative minds for years to come. Anne Lamott is "a warm, generous, and hilarious guide through the writer’s world and its treacherous swamps" (Los Angeles Times).**“Superb writing advice…. Hilarious, helpful, and provocative.” ... Read more

    $13.99 USD


    How to Use Universal Fantasy to SELL Your Books to ANYONE

    by T. Taylor ...
    There are only, in my humble opinion, two kinds of readers.Readers who love your books.and…Readers who don’t know they love your books yet.But how do you reach those readers in the second category, no matter what kind of writer you are?The answer to that question is…Universal FantasyUniversal Fantasy is why my sales tripled when I “ac... ... Read more

    $9.99 USD

  • The Ultimate RPG Gameplay Guide

    Role-Play the Best Campaign Ever—No Matter the Game!

    by James D'Amato ...
    Series series Ultimate Role Playing Game Series
    Improve your RPG campaign with this comprehensive and interactive guide to making the most out of your gaming experience.Whatever RPG game you play, from D&D to Call of Cthulu to licensed games like Star Wars, every detail is important. From setting the scene to choosing the right music or even adjusting the lighting to create the right atmosphere, every choice helps maximize your gaming ... Read more

    $12.99 USD

  • Rock Your Plot

    A Simple System for Plotting Your Novel

    by Cathy Yardley ...
    Series 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

  • Literature Class, Berkeley 1980

    Translated by Katherine Silver ...
    A master class from the exhilarating writer Julio Cortázar“I want you to know that I’m not a critic or theorist, which means that in my work I look for solutions as problems arise.” So begins the first of eight classes that the great Argentine writer Julio Cortázar delivered at UC Berkeley in 1980. These “classes” are as much reflections on Cortázar’s own writing career as they are about ... Read more

    $13.99 USD

  • Writing Picture Books Revised and Expanded Edition

    A Hands-On Guide From Story Creation to Publication

    Master the Art of Writing Enthralling Tales for the Youngest pre-and emerging readers!Fully updated and thoroughly revised, Writing Picture Books Revised and Expanded Edition is the go-to resource for writers crafting stories for children ages two to eight. You'll learn the unique set of skills it takes to bring your story to life by using tightly focused text and leaving room for the illustrator ... Read more

    $13.99 USD

  • Writing the Breakout Novel

    by Donald Maass ...
    Take your fiction to the next level!Maybe you're a first-time novelist looking for practical guidance. Maybe you've already been published, but your latest effort is stuck in mid-list limbo. Whatever the case may be, author and literary agent Donald Maass can show you how to take your prose to the next level and write a breakout novel - one that rises out of obscurity and hits the best-seller ... Read more

    $13.99 USD

  • AI and Writing

    AI and Writing is an introduction to Generative Artificial Intelligence (GenAI) and its emergent role as a tool for academic, professional, civic, and personal writing. Sid Dobrin examines GenAI from two perspectives: the conceptual and the applied. The conceptual approach addresses the function of GenAI and the ramifications of its use as a writing tool – especially the ethical, social, and ... Read more

    $16.99 USD

  • Wretched Writing

    A Compendium of Crimes Against the English Language

    Wretched writing is the lowest of the low; it is a felonious assault on the English language. Exuberantly excessive, it is a sin committed often by amateurs and all-too-frequently by gifted writers having an off day. In short, it’s very bad writing. Truly bad. Appallingly bad.It’s also very funny.A celebration of the worst writing imaginable, Wretched Writing includes inadvertently filthy book ... Read more

    $14.99 USD