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They Say/I Say: The Moves That Matter in Academic Writing
They Say/I Say: The Moves That Matter in Academic Writing
by Gerald Graff
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The best-selling new composition book published in this century, in use at more than 1,000 schools, They Say / I Say has essentially defined academic writing, identifying its key rhetorical moves, the most important of which is to summarize what others... (read more)

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To Show and to Tell: The Craft of Literary Nonfiction
To Show and to Tell: The Craft of Literary Nonfiction
by Phillip Lopate
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Distinguished author Phillip Lopate, editor of the celebrated anthology The Art of the Personal Essay, is universally acclaimed as “one of our best personal essayists” (Dallas Morning News). Here, combining more than forty years of lessons... (read more)

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On Writing Well: The Classic Guide to Writing Nonfiction
On Writing Well: The Classic Guide to Writing Nonfiction
by William 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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You Can't Make This Stuff Up: The Complete Guide to Writing Creative Nonfiction--From Memoir to Literary Journalism and Everything in Between
You Can't Make This Stuff Up: The Complete Guide to Writing Creative Nonfiction--From Memoir to Literary Journalism and Everything in Between
by Lee Gutkind
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From rags-to-riches-to-rags tell-alls to personal health sagas to literary journalism everyone seems to want to try their hand at creative nonfiction. Now, Lee Gutkind, the go-to expert for all things creative nonfiction, taps into one of the fastest... (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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Writing as a Way of Healing: How Telling Our Stories Transforms Our Lives
Writing as a Way of Healing: How Telling Our Stories Transforms Our Lives
by Louise Desalvo
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In this inspiring book, based on her twenty years of research, highly acclaimed author and teacher Louise DeSalvo reveals the healing power of writing. DeSalvo shows how anyone can use writing as a way to heal the emotional and physical wounds that are... (read more)

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Naked, Drunk, and Writing: Shed Your Inhibitions and Craft a Compelling Memoir or Personal Essay
Naked, Drunk, and Writing: Shed Your Inhibitions and Craft a Compelling Memoir or Personal Essay
by Adair Lara
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An instructive, inspiring, and refreshingly irreverent guide that shows aspiring writers how to cast off self-doubt and concoct a stellar memoir. The award-winning author of an autobiographical newspaper column, Adair Lara has written more than ten books,... (read more)

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A Short Guide to Writing about Art
A Short Guide to Writing about Art
by Sylvan Barnet
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 This best-selling text has guided tens of thousands of art students through the writing process.  Students are shown how to analyze pictures (drawings, paintings, photographs), sculptures and architecture, and are prepared with the tools... (read more)

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Travel Writing 2ND Edition See the World Sell TH
Travel Writing 2ND Edition See the World Sell TH
by L Peat Oneil
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The Globe-Trotter's Guide to Researching, Writing and Selling the Adventures of a Lifetime Let the reader feel the ticket in your hand, see your ports of call, meet the people you've come to know. Put it all on paper. With the guidance of L. Peat O'Neil -... (read more)

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They Say/I Say: The Moves That Matter in Academic Writing with Readings
They Say/I Say: The Moves That Matter in Academic Writing with Readings
by Gerald Graff and Cathy Birkenstein and Russel Durst
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In addition to explaining the basic moves, this book provides writing templates that show students explicitly how to make these moves in their own writing. Now available in two versions, with and without an anthology of 32 readings.... (read more)

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Writing Creative Nonfiction : Instruction and Insights From Teachers of the Associated Writing Programs (01 Edition)
Writing Creative Nonfiction : Instruction and Insights From Teachers of the Associated Writing Programs (01 Edition)
by Carolyn (ed.) Forche
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Experience the power and the promise of working in today' most exciting literary form: Creative Nonfiction Writing Creative Nonfiction presents more than thirty essays examining every key element of the craft, from researching ideas and structuring the... (read more)

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To the Letter: A Celebration of the Lost Art of Letter Writing
To the Letter: A Celebration of the Lost Art of Letter Writing
by Simon Garfield
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The New York Times bestselling author of Just My Type and On the Map offers an ode to letter writing and its possible salvation in the digital age. Few things are as exciting — and potentially life-changing — as discovering an old letter. And... (read more)

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Tell It Slant, 2nd Edition
Tell It Slant, 2nd Edition
by Brenda Miller
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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 Essays When the... (read more)

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Writing Your Dissertation in Fifteen Minutes a Day: A Guide to Starting, Revising, and Finishing Your Doctoral Thesis
Writing Your Dissertation in Fifteen Minutes a Day: A Guide to Starting, Revising, and Finishing Your Doctoral Thesis
by Joan Bolker
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Expert writing advice from the editor of the Boston Globe best-seller, The Writer's Home Companion Dissertation writers need strong, practical advice, as well as someone to assure them that their struggles aren't unique. Joan Bolker, midwife to more than... (read more)

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"They Say / I Say": The Moves That Matter in Academic Writing with Readings
"They Say / I Say": The Moves That Matter in Academic Writing with Readings
by Gerald Graff
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They Say / I Say demystifies academic writing by identifying its key rhetorical moves, the most important of which is to summarize what others have said ("they say") to set up one's own argument ("I say"). The book also provides templates to help... (read more)

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The Science Writers' Handbook: Everything You Need to Know to Pitch, Publish, and Prosper in the Digital Age
The Science Writers' Handbook: Everything You Need to Know to Pitch, Publish, and Prosper in the Digital Age
by Thomas Hayden
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Popular science writing has exploded in the past decade, both in print and online. Who better to guide writers striving to succeed in the profession than a group of award-winning independent journalists with a combined total of 225 years of experience... (read more)

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Writing for Story: Craft Secrets of Dramatic Nonfiction
Writing for Story: Craft Secrets of Dramatic Nonfiction
by Jon Franklin
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The new "nonfiction"—the adaptation of storytelling techniques to journalistic articles in the manner of Truman Capote, Tom Wolfe, and John McPhee—is an innovative genre that has been awarded virtually every Pulitzer Prize for literary... (read more)

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My So-Called Freelance Life: How to Survive and Thrive as a Creative Professional for Hire
My So-Called Freelance Life: How to Survive and Thrive as a Creative Professional for Hire
by Michelle Goodman
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Tired of clocking in and losing out? Want to pursue creative, fulfilling work on your own time and also make a living in the process? My So-Called Freelance Life is a how-to guidebook for women who want to avoid the daily grind and turn their freelance... (read more)

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Patterns for College Writing with 2009 MLA Update: A Rhetorical Reader and Guide
Patterns for College Writing with 2009 MLA Update: A Rhetorical Reader and Guide
by Laurie G Kirszner
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Click here to find out more about the 2009 MLA Updates and the 2010 APA Updates.  Laurie Kirszner and Stephen Mandell, best-selling authors and experienced teachers, know what works in the classroom. They have a knack for picking just the... (read more)

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Biography: A User's Guide
Biography: A User's Guide
by Carl E Rollyson
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This is the only comprehensive, annotated bibliography of writing about biography. Rollyson, a biographer and scholar of biography, includes chapters on the history of biography (beginning in the Greco-Roman period and concluding with biographers such as... (read more)

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