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  • Inventing the Truth

    The Art and Craft of Memoir

    The author of On Writing Well presents stories and advice on the writing process from Frank McCourt, Annie Dillard, and many more.For anyone who enjoys reading memoirs—or is thinking about writing one—this collection offers a master class from nine distinguished authors: Russell Baker, Jill Ker Conway, Annie Dillard, Ian Frazier, Henry Louis Gates Jr., Alfred Kazin, Frank McCourt, Toni Morrison, ... Read more

    $11.99 USD $1.99 USD

  • Reclaim Your Author Career

    by Claire Taylor ...
    Overwhelmed by all the ways to write and market your books? Discover a simple framework to align your business and reclaim your author career.Are you an indie author who's struggling to stay in the game? Are you ready to supercharge your career while staying true to your values? Do you crave greater fulfillment and success on a daily basis? Claire Taylor has made a name for herself as a ... Read more

    $9.99 USD

  • The Editor's Lexicon

    Essential Writing Terms for Novelists

    by Sarah Cypher ...
    Book 1 - The Threepenny Editor Series
    Become a revision-savvy writer with the help of The Editor's Lexicon: Essential Writing Terms for Novelists. It decodes, defines, and provides helpful examples of the editorial jargon used in writing workshops, critiques, and online forums. Written by an experienced editor and writing teacher, this dictionary-style reference book is a fundamental guide for writers across the spectrum of experience ... Read more

    $4.99 USD

  • The Ultimate Micro-RPG Book

    40 Fast, Easy, and Fun Tabletop Games

    series The Ultimate RPG Guide Series
    Enjoy these 40 expertly crafted micro-RPGs that are fast, fun, easy to learn, and come in a variety of genres—from space exploration to jungle dungeon crawlers—everything you need to pick up and play today.Get gaming fast with The Ultimate Micro-RPG Book including brand-new micro-RPGs created by experts across the gaming world. From space exploration to jungle dungeon crawlers this book has ... Read more

    $12.99 USD

  • Primer for Poets

    by Gregory Orr ...
    An innovative and accessible guide to poetry-writing by an award-winning poet and beloved professor of poetry.A Primer for Poets and Readers of Poetry guides the young poet toward a deeper understanding of how poetry can function in his or her life, while also introducing the art in an exciting new way. Using such poems as Theodore Roethke’s "My Papa’s Waltz" and Robert Hayden’s "Those Winter ... Read more

    $12.99 USD

  • Save the Cat! Writes a Novel

    The Last Book On Novel Writing You'll Ever Need

    by Jessica Brody ...
    series Save the Cat!
    The first novel-writing guide from the best-selling Save the Cat! story-structure series, which reveals the 15 essential plot points needed to make any novel a success.Novelist Jessica Brody presents a comprehensive story-structure guide for novelists that applies the famed Save the Cat! screenwriting methodology to the world of novel writing. Revealing the 15 "beats" (plot points) that comprise a ... Read more

    $11.99 USD

  • 25 Great Sentences and How They Got That Way

    A guide to the artistry that lifts a sentence from good to great.We all know the basic structure of a sentence: a subject/verb pair expressing a complete thought and ending with proper punctuation. But that classroom definition doesn’t begin to describe the ways in which these elements can combine to resonate with us as we read, to make us stop and think, laugh or cry.In 25 Great Sentences and How ... Read more

    $18.69 USD $12.99 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

    $11.99 USD $9.99 USD

  • The Emotional Craft of Fiction

    How to Write the Story Beneath the Surface

    by Donald Maass ...
    Engage Your Readers with EmotionWhile writers might disagree over showing versus telling or plotting versus pantsing, none would argue this: If you want to write strong fiction, you must make your readers feel. The reader's experience must be an emotional journey of its own, one as involving as your characters' struggles, discoveries, and triumphs are for you.That's where The Emotional Craft of ... Read more

    $13.99 USD

  • "I Give You My Body . . ."

    How I Write Sex Scenes

    NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • For writers looking to make sure their next physical interlude on the page inspires readers to share the moment rather than to laugh at it, bestselling author Diana Gabaldon divulges the writing secrets behind the sex scenes in her wildly popular Outlandernovels.“Ask me to your bed,” he said. “I shall come to ye.”In this revealing compendium, acclaimed writer Diana ... Read more

    $2.99 USD

  • Techniques of the Selling Writer

    Techniques of the Selling Writer provides solid instruction for people who want to write and sell fiction, not just to talk and study about it. It gives the background, insights, and specific procedures needed by all beginning writers. Here one can learn how to group words into copy that moves, movement into scenes, and scenes into stories; how to develop characters, how to revise and polish, and ... Read more

    $21.99 USD

  • The Writer's Notebook II: Craft Essays from Tin House

    The Writer's Notebook II offers aspiring authors sixteen insightful essays about the craft of writing by Tin House authors and summer workshop faculty members, including Aimee Bender, Steve Almond, Maggie Nelson, Karen Russell, Benjamin Percy, and others.The Writer's Notebook II continues in the tradition of The Writer's Notebook, featuring essays based on craft seminars from the Tin House Summer ... Read more

    $13.99 USD

  • Cut to the Chase

    Writing Feature Films with the Pros at UCLA Extension Writers' Program

    by Linda Venis ...
    Millions of people dream of writing a screenplay but don't know how to begin, or are already working on a script but are stuck and need some targeted advice. Or maybe they have a great script, but no clue about how to navigate the choppy waters of show business. Enter Cut To The Chase, written by professional writers who teach in UCLA Extension Writers' Programme, whose alumni's many credits ... Read more

    $14.99 USD

  • Steering The Craft

    A Twenty-First-Century Guide to Sailing the Sea of Story

    From the celebrated Ursula K. Le Guin, "a writer of enormous intelligence and wit, a master storyteller" (Boston Globe), the revised and updated edition of her classic guide to the essentials of a writer's craft.Completely revised and rewritten to address modern challenges and opportunities, this handbook is a short, deceptively simple guide to the craft of writing.Le Guin lays out ten chapters ... Read more

    $13.99 USD

  • Making Shapely Fiction

    by Jerome Stern ...
    A deft analysis and appreciation of fiction—what makes it work and what can make it fail.Here is a book about the craft of writing fiction that is thoroughly useful from the first to the last page—whether the reader is a beginner, a seasoned writer, or a teacher of writing. You will see how a work takes form and shape once you grasp the principles of momentum, tension, and immediacy. "Tension," ... Read more

    $12.99 USD

  • Co-writing a book

    Collaboration and Co-creation for Authors

    Book 7 - Books for Writers
    Co-writing can be an amazing experience when two minds come together to create something new in the world. Or it can be a painful process that ends in disaster!In this short book, bestselling authors J. Thorn and Joanna Penn share tips on how to successfully co-write a book and avoid the pitfalls along the way. It includes excerpts from their private co-writing diary, honest notes written every ... Read more

    $4.99 USD

  • My Reading Life

    by Pat Conroy ...
    Bestselling author Pat Conroy acknowledges the books that have shaped him and celebrates the profound effect reading has had on his life.Pat Conroy, the beloved American storyteller, is a voracious reader. Starting as a childhood passion that bloomed into a life-long companion, reading has been Conroy’s portal to the world, both to the farthest corners of the globe and to the deepest chambers of ... Read more

    $9.99 USD

  • Short-Form Creative Writing

    A Writer's Guide and Anthology

    series Bloomsbury Writer's Guides and Anthologies
    Short-Form Creative Writing: A Writer's Guide and Anthology is a complete introduction to the art and craft of extremely compressed works of imaginative literature. H. K. Hummel and Stephanie Lenox introduce both traditional and innovative approaches to the short form and demonstrate how it possesses structure, logic, and coherence while simultaneously resisting expectations. With discussion ... Read more

    $29.99 USD

  • GMC: Goal, Motivation, & Conflict

    by Dixon, Debra ...
    "This book belongs on every fiction writer's bookshelf. Anyone who has ever had a story to tell and is dying to get it down on paper will find guidance and inspiration in GMC. The presentation is clear, immediate, and relevant to all writers--from novices to seasoned professionals. Experienced author Debra Dixon has done a magnificent job of demystifying the toughest aspect of fiction writing: ... Read more

    $13.99 USD

  • Elements of Fiction Writing - Conflict and Suspense

    Ramp up the tension and keep your readers hooked! Inside you'll find everything you need to know to spice up your story, move your plot forward, and keep your readers turning pages. Expert thriller author and writing instructor James Scott Bell shows you how to craft scenes, create characters, and develop storylines that harness conflict and suspense to carry your story from the first word to the ... Read more

    $13.99 USD

  • Damn Fine Story

    Mastering the Tools of a Powerful Narrative

    by Chuck Wendig ...
    Hook Your Audience with Unforgettable Storytelling!What do Luke Skywalker, John McClane, and a lonely dog on Ho'okipa Beach have in common?Simply put, we care about them.Great storytelling is making readers care about your characters, the choices they make, and what happens to them. It's making your audience feel the tension and emotion of a situation right alongside your protagonist. And to tell ... Read more

    $13.99 USD

  • Writing Feature Stories

    How to research and write articles - from listicles to longform

    Good writing engages as it informs and feature journalism offers writers the opportunity to tell deep, affecting stories that look beyond the immediate mechanics of who, what, where and when and explore the more difficult-and more rewarding- questions: how and why? Whether you're a blogger, a news journalist or an aspiring lifestyle reporter, a strong voice and a fresh, informed perspective remain ... Read more

    $36.99 USD

  • A Room of One's Own

    With an Introductory Essay "Professions for Women"

    Originally published in 1929, “A Room of One's Own” is an essay by Virginia Woolf based on two lectures that she delivered at Newnham College and Girton College in 1928. Within it, Woolf uses metaphors to examine social injustice related to women and their lack of free expression. Highly recommended for those with an interest in feminism and feminist literature. Adeline Virginia Woolf (1882–1941) ... Read more

    $7.99 USD

  • Your Writing Coach

    From Concept to Character, from Pitch to Publication

    by Jurgen Wolff ...
    The number 1 bestseller on writing, now in a new and expanded edition. No more excuses - your time to write is now!Have you always wanted to write a book, short story or screenplay but never quite known where to start? Do you worry you won't be able to think of a plot, or create vivid characters, or find the time? Whatever is stopping you from becoming a writer, Your Writing Coach has the answers. ... Read more

    $12.99 USD