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Wonderbook: The Illustrated Guide to Creating Imaginative Fiction
Wonderbook: The Illustrated Guide to Creating Imaginative Fiction
by Jeff VanderMeer
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This all-new definitive guide to writing imaginative fiction takes a completely novel approach and fully exploits the visual nature of fantasy through original drawings, maps, renderings, and exercises to create a spectacularly beautiful and inspiring... (read more)

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The Art of Fiction: Notes on Craft for Young Writers
The Art of Fiction: Notes on Craft for Young Writers
by John Gardner
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This classic guide, from the renowned novelist and professor, has helped transform generations of aspiring writers into masterful writers—and will continue to do so for many years to come.     John Gardner was almost as famous as a... (read more)

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Story Engineering
Story Engineering
by Larry Brooks
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What makes a good story or a screenplay great? The vast majority of writers begin the storytelling process with only a partial understanding where to begin. Some labor their entire lives without ever learning that successful stories are as dependent upon... (read more)

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Wired for Story: The Writer's Guide to Using Brain Science to Hook Readers from the Very First Sentence
Wired for Story: The Writer's Guide to Using Brain Science to Hook Readers from the Very First Sentence
by Lisa Cron
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This guide reveals how writers can utilize cognitive storytelling strategies to craft stories that ignite readers’ brains and captivate them through each plot element.   Imagine knowing what the brain craves from every tale it encounters,... (read more)

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Make a Scene: Crafting a Powerful Story One Scene at a Time
Make a Scene: Crafting a Powerful Story One Scene at a Time
by Jordan E. Rosenfeld
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Write Scenes that Move Your Story Forward In Make a Scene, author Jordan E. Rosenfeld takes you through the fundamentals of strong scene construction and explains how other essential fiction-writing techniques, such as character, plot, and dramatic... (read more)

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On Writing Well, 25th Anniversary: The Classic Guide to Writing Nonfiction
On Writing Well, 25th Anniversary: The Classic Guide to Writing Nonfiction
by William K Zinsser
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On Writing Well has been praised for its sound advice, its clarity and the warmth of its style. It is a book for everybody who wants to learn how to write or who needs to do some writing to get through the day, as almost everybody does in the age of e... (read more)

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Beginnings, Middles and Ends: Elements of Fiction Writing
Beginnings, Middles and Ends: Elements of Fiction Writing
by Nancy Kress
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Get your stories off to a roaring start. Keep them tight and crisp throughout. Conclude them with a wallop. Is the story or novel you've been carrying around in your head the same one you see on the page? Or does the dialogue suddenly sound flat and... (read more)

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The Modern Library Writer's Workshop: A Guide to the Craft of Fiction
The Modern Library Writer's Workshop: A Guide to the Craft of Fiction
by Stephen Koch
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"The Modern Library Writer's Workshop" presents a treasure trove of useful advice, inspiring wisdom, and encouraging support for the beginning fiction writer by the former chair of the graduate writing program at Columbia University.... (read more)

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Gotham Writers' Workshop Writing Fiction: The Practical Guide from New York's Acclaimed Creative Writing School
Gotham Writers' Workshop Writing Fiction: The Practical Guide from New York's Acclaimed Creative Writing School
by Gotham Writers Work
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Gotham Writers' Workshop has mastered the art of teaching the craft of writing in a way that is practical, accessible, and entertaining. Now the techniques of this renowned school are available in this book. Here you'll find: - The fundamental elements... (read more)

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The Plot Thickens: 8 Ways to Bring Fiction to Life
The Plot Thickens: 8 Ways to Bring Fiction to Life
by Noah Lukeman
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As a literary agent, Noah Lukeman hears thousands of book pitches a year. Often the stories sound great in concept, but never live up to their potential on the page. Lukeman shows beginning and advanced writers how to implement the fundamentals of... (read more)

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How to Grow a Novel: The Most Common Mistakes Writers Make and How to Overcome Them
How to Grow a Novel: The Most Common Mistakes Writers Make and How to Overcome Them
by Sol Stein
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Each year thousands of fiction writers, from beginners to bestselling author, benefit from Sol Stein's sold-out workshops, featured appearances at writers' conferences, software for writers, on-line columns, and his popular first book for writers, Stein... (read more)

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Conflict, Action & Suspense (Elements of Fiction Writing)
Conflict, Action & Suspense (Elements of Fiction Writing)
by William Noble
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What makes a book a page-turner? How do you grab your readers right from the start and hold them through the last sentence? How do you make your plot twist and turn and keep the action moving without losing continuity? You do it by generating drama and... (read more)

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Scene & Structure (Elements of Fiction Writing)
Scene & Structure (Elements of Fiction Writing)
by Jack M Bickham
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Craft your fiction with scene-by-scene flow, logic and readability. An imprisoned man receives an unexpected caller, after which everything changed... And the reader is hooked. But whether or not readers will stay on for the entire wild ride will depend... (read more)

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Making Shapely Fiction
Making Shapely Fiction
by Jerome Stern
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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. Jerome Stern maintains that learning to write spontaneously is the... (read more)

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Telling Lies for Fun and Profit: A Manual for Fiction Writers
Telling Lies for Fun and Profit: A Manual for Fiction Writers
by Lawrence Block
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Characters refusing to talk? Plot plodding along? Where do good ideas come from anyway? In this wonderfully practical volume, two-time Edgar Award-winning novelist Lawrence Block takes an inside look at writing as a craft and as a career. From studying... (read more)

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Writers Journey 2ND Edition Mythic Structure For
Writers Journey 2ND Edition Mythic Structure For
by Christopher Vogler
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Provides new insights and observations from Vogler's pioneering work in mythic structure for writers.... (read more)

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Characters & Viewpoint (Elements of Fiction Writing)
Characters & Viewpoint (Elements of Fiction Writing)
by Orson Scott Card
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Vivid and memorable characters aren't born they have to be made This book is a set of tools: literary crowbars, chisels, mallets, pliers and tongs. Use them to pry, chip, yank and sift good characters out of the place where they live in your imagination.... (read more)

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On Becoming a Novelist
On Becoming a Novelist
by John C Gardner
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"Answers exactly the questions that a dedicated writing student would be most likely to ask . . . a miraculously detailed account of the creative process."--Anne Tyler, Baltimore... (read more)

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Characters & Viewpoint (Elements of Fiction Writing)
Characters & Viewpoint (Elements of Fiction Writing)
by Orson Scott Card
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Vivid and memorable characters aren't born: they have to be made. This book is a set of tools: literary crowbars, chisels, mallets, pliers and tongs. Use them to pry, chip, yank and sift good characters out of the place where they live in your memory... (read more)

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Manuscript Makeover: Revision Techniques No Fiction Writer Can Afford to Ignore
Manuscript Makeover: Revision Techniques No Fiction Writer Can Afford to Ignore
by Elizabeth Lyon
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Professional editor and author Elizabeth Lyon offers aspiring novelists the guidance and instruction they need to write and edit well-crafted and compelling stories that will stand out from the competition and attract the attention of agents and... (read more)

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