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  • Monkeys with Typewriters

    How to Write Fiction and Unlock the Secret Power of Stories

    Exploring great plots from Plato to The Matrix, from Tolstoy to Toy Story, Scarlett Thomas’s new book is for writers and readers who want to unlock any narrative and create their own. Filled with creative exercises, structures, and charts, Thomas’ manual breaks down the fiction writing process and demonstrates that everyone has material to write about, whether they believe it or not. Have you ever ... Read more

    $1.99 USD

  • Great Stories Don't Write Themselves

    by Larry Brooks ...
    One of the most common questions new writers ask professionals is how they wrote their book—what was their process for storytelling? Did they use an outline to plan the book, or write it from the seat of their pants? But really the question should be about the general principles and nature of *storycraft—*does every part of a story have what it needs to keep readers turning the pages?Bestselling ... Read more

    $12.99 USD

  • Penn Statements, Vol. 40

    Student Compositions from the Program in Writing and Rhetoric

    Penn Statements is a reader of student essays and compositions from courses offered through Penn State's Program in Writing and Rhetoric. All essays are submitted by students and are used as examples of student writers engaging with rhetorical principles. ... Read more

    $18.99 USD

  • Writing Better Fiction

    Writing fiction isn't easy.The 26 writers and editors—and one writing group—whocontributed to this book know exactly how difficult it can be.They've seen the challenges and found the solutions, and theyare here to share their hard-won lessons with you. Fromgetting started to choosing a point of view, to addingresonance, crafting an unforgettable villain, advanced editingtechniques, and more, ... Read more

    $7.99 USD

  • 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

  • A Writer's Diary

    In her journals and writing exercises, this novelist “comes to us with all the brilliance, perceptiveness, and restraint we could wish” (Kirkus Reviews).From 1918 to 1941, even as she penned masterpiece upon masterpiece, Virginia Woolf kept a diary. She poured into it her thoughts, feelings, concerns, objections, interests, and disappointments—resulting in twenty-six volumes that give ... Read more

    $13.09 USD

  • The Chicago Guide to Grammar, Usage, and Punctuation

    series Chicago Guides to Writing, Editing, and Publishing
    The authoritative guide to using the English language effectively, from “the greatest writer on grammar and usage that this country has ever produced” (David Yerkes, Columbia University).The author of The Chicago Manual of Style’s popular “Grammar and Usage” chapter, Bryan A. Garner is renowned for explaining the vagaries of English with absolute precision and utmost clarity. With The Chicago ... Read more

    $12.99 USD

  • Digital Zettelkasten

    Principles, Methods, & Examples

    by David Kadavy ...
    Are you an academic, author, or blogger or anyone else who wants to make writing a breeze?The Zettelkasten method is the perfect way to harness the power of technology to remember what you read and boost creativity. Invented in the 16th century, and practiced to its fullest extent by a German sociologist who wrote more than seventy books and hundreds of articles, the Zettelkasten method is ... 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

  • Save the Cat! Writes a Novel

    The Last Book On Novel Writing You'll Ever Need

    by Jessica Brody ...
    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

  • How to Write an Autobiographical Novel

    Essays

    **Named a Best Book by: TIME, Washington Post, Entertainment Weekly, NPR, Wired, Esquire, Buzzfeed, New York Public Library, Boston Globe, The Paris Review, Mother Jones,The A.V. Club, Out Magazine, Book Riot, Electric Literature, **PopSugar, The Rumpus, My Republica, Paste, Bitch, Library Journal, Flavorwire, Bustle, Christian Science Monitor, Shelf Awa... ... Read more

    $9.99 USD

  • The Elements of Style

    The original edition of the concise classic, with essential advice for aspiring writers like “omit needless words.”With simple principles and helpful tips on usage and composition, as well as lists of common errors to avoid, The Elements of Style was first published during World War I by Cornell University professor William Strunk Jr. Originally intended for Cornell students, it would become ... Read more

    $2.99 USD

  • Trial and Error

    by Jack Woodford ...
    Trial and Error is the most controversial and famous how-to-write book ever written. It caused a scandal at the time of its publication due to its no-holds-barred insights into the publishing industry, and has been reprinted numerous times. Its express intent is to assist a person in writing for money successfully. While Jack Woodford focuses on the short story and novel, he also provides ... Read more

    $6.00 USD

  • Strangers To Superfans

    A Marketing Guide to The Reader Journey

    series Let's Get Publishing #2
    From the author of Let's Get Digital and Amazon Decoded, this book will change how you think about marketing. Strangers to Superfans puts you in the shoes of your Ideal Readers, and forces you to view your marketing from their perspective.*Learn the five stages in the Reader Journey.*Identify where your blockages are and how to fix them.*Optimize each stage to increase conversion.*Boost sales by ... Read more

    $4.99 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 Write a Children's Picture Book and Get it Published, 2nd Edition

    This book provides comprehensive advice on what to write about for children, how to write it, and how to present the work professionally for publication. It includes an easy-to-use picture book layout plan and tried and tested examples of title sheets and covering letters. It also includes everything a writer needs to know about the international picture book market and how to sell to agents and ... Read more

    $3.99 USD

  • Around the Writer's Block

    Using Brain Science to Solve Writer's Resistance

    by Rosanne Bane ...
    Discover the tricks that your brain uses to keep you from writing—and how to beat them.Do you:Want to write, but find it impossible to get started?Keep your schedules so full that you don’t have any time to write?Wait until the last minute to write, even though you know you could do a better job if you gave yourself more time?Suddenly remember ten other things that you need to do whenever you sit ... Read more

    $12.99 USD

  • Showing and Telling in Fiction

    by Marcy Kennedy ...
    series Busy Writer's Guides
    You’ve heard the advice “show, don’t tell” until you can’t stand to hear it anymore. Yet fiction writers of all levels still seem to struggle with it.There are three reasons for this. The first is that this isn’t an absolute rule. Telling isn’t always wrong. The second is that we lack a clear way of understanding the difference between showing and telling. The third is that we’re told "show, don’t ... Read more

    $4.06 USD

  • Publishing E-Books For Dummies

    by Ali Luke ...
    Publish, market, and sell your own e-book Although creating an e-book seems fairly straightforward, it is not. You need to select and create a variety of formats that will be read on a variety of e-reader devices--and market and sell your book in a variety of ways. Before you take the plunge, get this practical guide. With clear instruction and sensible advice, it will help you navigate the often ... Read more

    $16.00 USD

  • Elaboración del presupuesto editorial

    - Valorar ofertas de servicios gráficos haciendo referencia a estándares nacionales o internacionales en artes gráficas. - Conocer los aspectos legales que se relacionan con la edición del producto. - Elaborar el presupuesto de un producto editorial con ofertas de servicios recibidas o con los datos de precios de bases de datos o de cálculos propios. - Proponer los contratos con los proveedores de ... Read more

    $8.43 USD

  • Bending Genre

    Essays on Creative Nonfiction

    Ever since the term "creative nonfiction" first came into widespread use, memoirists and journalists, essayists and fiction writers have faced off over where the border between fact and fiction lies. This debate over ethics, however, has sidelined important questions of literary form. Bending Genre does not ask where the boundaries between genres should be drawn, but what happens when you push the ... Read more

    $22.89 USD

  • Blur

    How to Know What's True in the Age of Information Overload

    Amid the hand-wringing over the death of "true journalism" in the Internet Age-the din of bloggers, the echo chamber of Twitter, the predominance of Wikipedia-veteran journalists and media critics Bill Kovach and Tom Rosenstiel have written a pragmatic guide to navigating the twenty-first century media terrain.Yes, old authorities are being dismantled, new ones created, and the very nature of ... Read more

    $12.29 USD

  • Wasting Time on the Internet

    Using clear, readable prose, conceptual artist and poet Kenneth Goldsmith’s manifesto shows how our time on the internet is not really wasted but is quite productive and creative as he puts the experience in its proper theoretical and philosophical context.Kenneth Goldsmith wants you to rethink the internet. Many people feel guilty after spending hours watching cat videos or clicking link after ... Read more

    $9.49 USD

  • How to Outline Your Book with Pre-Outline Questions

    by Kylie Day ...
    series The Busy Author's Guide #1
    Have you ever felt overwhelmed of how much information and how many full-length books there are about writing? Have you ever bought several books on writing, thinking they will make you write better and/or faster, but instead you read and read and push away the time your should spend writing? The Busy Author’s Guide-series is a series of short ebooks meant for all kinds of writers who don't have ... Read more

    $0.99 USD