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  • The Author's Toolkit

    A Step-by-Step Guide to Writing and Publishing Your Book

    by Mary Embree ...
    All writers yearn for success and recognition. And now we are entering a golden era in which self-publishers are in the driver’s seat. In The Author’s Toolkit, aspiring authors, students, and even established writers will find the resources they need to achieve their goals and avoid common writer pitfalls. Updated and expanded to cover the changes in copyright fees and registration, the newest ... Read more

    $12.99 USD $1.99 USD

  • Black Ink

    Literary Legends on the Peril, Power, and Pleasure of Reading and Writing

    Edited by Stephanie Stokes Oliver ...
    Over 250 years of black American literature in a “breathtaking anthology celebrating the power of the written word to forge change” (O, The Oprah Magazine).Throughout American history, black people are the only group to have been forbidden by law to learn to read. This expansive collection seeks to shed light on that injustice, putting some of America’s most cherished voices in a conversation in ... Read more

    $14.99 USD or Free with Kobo Plus

  • Ernest Hemingway on Writing

    Edited by Larry W. Phillips ...
    An assemblage of reflections on the nature of writing and the writer from one the greatest American writers of the twentieth century.Throughout Hemingway’s career as a writer, he maintained that it was bad luck to talk about writing—that it takes off “whatever butterflies have on their wings and the arrangement of hawk’s feathers if you show it or talk about it.”Despite this belief, by the end of ... Read more

    $14.99 USD $0.99 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

    $6.99 USD

  • Time to Write

    by Emily Winslow ...
    Have you always wanted to write a novel?Emily Winslow will help you develop the mindset and skills to get you started, keep you going, and see you through. Time to Write is a creative writing guide aimed at anyone who wants to write a novel and could use some support.It contains 49 lessons, each easy to read and packed with insights based on experience. Emily has taken her own work to high levels ... Read more

    $4.99 USD

  • Mrs. Nixon

    A Novelist Imagines a Life

    by Ann Beattie ...
    From the award-winning author The New York Times Book Review called “a national treasure,” a fascinating, wholly original book about Pat Nixon that is also “a fully realized account of fiction, fiction writing, and the fiction writer” (The Boston Globe).The rare First Lady who did not write a book, Pat Nixon remains one of the most mysterious and enigmatic public figures in recent history. Ann ... Read more

    $0.99 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

  • The Conscious Style Guide

    A Flexible Approach to Language That Includes, Respects, and Empowers

    by Karen Yin ...
    An adaptable guide for anyone who wants to communicate with compassion in a rapidly changing environment.Most of us want to choose inclusive, respectful, and empowering language when communicating with or about others. But language—and how we use it—continually evolves, along with cultural norms. When contradictory opinions muddle our purpose, how do we align our word choices with our beliefs? Who ... Read more

    $15.99 USD

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  • How to Write a Book Proposal

    The Insider's Step-by-Step Guide to Proposals that Get You Published

    THE ESSENTIAL RESOURCE FOR SELLING YOUR BOOKIf you want to publish a book, you must present it to agents and publishers with a knock-your-socks-off proposal. Whether you're seeking a traditional press to publish your self-published book or trying to win over an agent for your graphic novel, memoir, or nonfiction title, you need an irresistible proposal. The better your proposal, the better the ... Read more

    $15.99 USD

  • Freelancing 101

    Launching Your Editorial Business

    Series series EFA Booklets
    If you want freedom, flexibility to express personal style, more time for your family, interests and hobbies, more variety and more control; and, you have self-discipline, a strong work ethic, good interpersonal skills, appropriate assertiveness, situational awareness, and don't mind working home alone, you may be ready to launch your business as an editorial freelancer.Being an editorial ... Read more

    $9.99 USD or Free with Kobo Plus

  • You: The Story

    A Writer's Guide to Craft Through Memory

    by Ruta Sepetys ...
    The nonfiction debut by #1 New York Times bestselling and Carnegie Medal-winning author Ruta Sepetys. Perfect for fans of Burn After Writing and Bird by Bird.Life is story in motion. Each day, you add to your story, revise it, and view it from a different angle. You erase things. Tear pages out. And sometimes, in hindsight, wish you could put them back. A day is a story. A year is a story. A life ... Read more

    $11.99 USD

  • Tell It Slant, 2nd Edition

    Five stars for Tell It Slant ... An enlightening, comprehensive, and very satisfying text on writing and shaping creative nonfiction."--Sheila Bender, editor and publisher of writingitreal.com and author of Writing and Publishing Personal EssaysWhen the poet Emily Dickinson wrote, "Tell all the Truth but tell it Slant," she provided today’s writers of creative nonfiction some sound advice: tell ... Read more

    $12.99 USD

  • Blockchain Democracy

    Technology, Law and the Rule of the Crowd

    In Blockchain Democracy, William Magnuson provides a breathtaking tour of the world of blockchain and bitcoin, from their origins in the online scribblings of a shadowy figure named Satoshi Nakamoto, to their furious rise and dramatic crash in the 2010s, to their ignominious connections to the dark web and online crime. Magnuson argues that blockchain's popularity stands as a testament both to the ... Read more

    $27.99 USD

  • Three Story Method: Writing Scenes

    Three Story Method

    by J. Thorn ...
    Series series Three Story Method
    Are readers bailing on your book?Are you struggling to figure out why?You might be writing scenes that don't work.Three Story Method: Writing Scenes teaches you how to analyze your writing in a way that will unlock your true potential and practically guarantee readers will never bail on your book.Publishing veteran and bestselling author J. Thorn reveals his proven system for writing delicious ... Read more

    $9.99 USD or Free with Kobo Plus

  • An Author's Guide to Working with Libraries and Bookstores

    Series Book 3 - Stark Publishing Solutions
    Any author can get their book listed in an online catalog. But what if you want more? What if you want to rise above the digital masses and be relevant to booksellers and librarians?In today's digital age of publishing, it's easy to get your book listed on major retail and library sites around the world. But what about:Attracting the attention of the curators of these sales channels.Succeeding in ... Read more

    $6.99 USD or Free with Kobo Plus

  • Ron Carlson Writes a Story

    Tips from a Master of the Craft

    by Ron Carlson ...
    “A master of the short story” discusses every aspect of the writing process, from story structure to staying focused, in this candid essay collection (Booklist).Ron Carlson’s short stories have been featured in The New Yorker, Harper’s Magazine, and elsewhere, while his numerous collections have won critical acclaim. In this series of personal essays, Carlson explores his own process, inviting the ... Read more

    $12.99 USD or Free with Kobo Plus

  • 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 Art of X-Ray Reading

    How the Secrets of 25 Great Works of Literature Will Improve Your Writing

    Roy Peter Clark, one of America's most influential writing teachers, offers writing lessons we can draw from 25 great texts.Where do writers learn their best moves? They use a technique that Roy Peter Clark calls X-ray reading, a form of reading that lets you penetrate beyond the surface of a text to see how meaning is actually being made. In The Art of X-Ray Reading, Clark invites you to don your ... Read more

    $7.99 USD

  • Writing Well and Being Well for Your PhD and Beyond

    How to Cultivate a Strong and Sustainable Writing Practice for Life

    Series series Wellbeing and Self-care in Higher Education
    Prioritizing wellbeing alongside academic development, this book provides practical advice to help students write well, and be well, during their PhD and throughout their career.In this unique book, Katherine Firth offers expert guidance on developing a writing practice and avoiding burnout, providing strategies and insights for developing a sustainable writing career beyond the PhD thesis. The ... Read more

    $28.99 USD

  • The Language of the Night

    Essays on Writing, Science Fiction, and Fantasy

    Featuring a new introduction by Ken Liu, this revised edition of Ursula K. Le Guin’s first full-length collection of essays covers her background as a writer and educator, on fantasy and science fiction, on writing, and on the future of literary science fiction.“We like to think we live in daylight, but half the world is always dark; and fantasy, like poetry, speaks to the language of the night.” ... Read more

    $11.99 USD

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  • Oxford Guide to Effective Argument and Critical Thinking

    How do you approach an essay or discussion question? How do you review what claims others have made and offer counter-claims? And how do you weigh up the strengths and weaknesses of your own argument before putting together a persuasive conclusion? This accessible book takes you step by step through the art of argument, from thinking about what to write and how you might write it, to how you may ... Read more

    $20.99 USD

  • If You Want to Write

    by Brenda Ueland ...
    Brenda Ueland was a journalist, editor, freelance writer, and teacher of writing. In If You Want to Write: A Book about Art, Independence and Spirit she shares her philosophies on writing and life in general. Ueland firmly believed that anyone can write, that everyone is talented, original, and has something important to say. In this book she explains how find that spark that will make you a great ... Read more

    $1.99 USD

  • Making a Literary Life

    Advice for Writers and Other Dreamers

    by Carolyn See ...
    As Carolyn See says, writing guides are like preachers on Sunday—there may be a lot of them, but you can’t have too many, and there’s always an audience of the faithful. And while Making a Literary Life is ostensibly a book that teaches you how to write, it really teaches you how to make your interior life into your exterior life, how to find and join that community of like-minded souls you’re ... Read more

    $13.99 USD

  • Into the Woods

    A Five-Act Journey Into Story

    by John Yorke ...
    An analysis of the fundamental narrative structure, why it works, the meanings of stories, and why we tell them in the first place.The idea of Into the Woods is not to supplant works by Aristotle, Lajos Egri, Robert McKee, David Mamet, or any other writers of guides for screenwriters and playwrights, but to pick up on their cues and take the reader on a historical, philosophical, scientific, and ... Read more

    $12.99 USD or Free with Kobo Plus