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The Made-Up Self: Impersonation in the Personal Essay
The Made-Up Self: Impersonation in the Personal Essay
by Carl H Klaus
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The human presence that animates the personal essay is surely one of the most beguiling of literary phenomena, for it comes across in so familiar a voice that it’s easy to believe we are listening to the author rather than a textual stand-in. But... (read more)

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Still Writing: The Pleasures and Perils of a Creative Life
Still Writing: The Pleasures and Perils of a Creative Life
by Dani Shapiro
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“Everything I know about life, I learned from the daily practice of sitting down to write.” From the best-selling author of Devotion and Slow Motion comes a witty, heartfelt, and practical look at the exhilarating and challenging process of... (read more)

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Telling True Stories: A Nonfiction Writers' Guide from the Nieman Foundation at Harvard University
Telling True Stories: A Nonfiction Writers' Guide from the Nieman Foundation at Harvard University
by Mark Kramer
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Twenty of America's bestselling authors share tricks, tips, and secrets of the successful writing life. Anyone who's ever sat down to write a novel or even a story knows how exhilarating and heartbreaking writing can be. So what makes writers stick with... (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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The Transition to College Writing
The Transition to College Writing
by Keith Hjortshoj
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This brief rhetoric introduces the essential reading and writing strategies students need to succeed in courses across the curriculum. Taking the transition from high school to college as his starting point, Hjortshoj speaks directly and honestly to... (read more)

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Writing from Life
Writing from Life
by Susan Wittig Albert
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Susan Wittig Albert grew up on a farm in Illinois and earned her Ph.D. at the University of California at Berkeley. A former professor of English and a university administrator and vice president, she is the author of the China Bayles Mysteries, the... (read more)

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A Pocket Guide to Writing in History
A Pocket Guide to Writing in History
by Mary Lynn Rampolla
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An essential writing, reading, and research tool for all history students, A Pocket Guide to Writing in History offers a best-selling combination of concise yet comprehensive advice in a portable and accessible format. This quick-reference guide provides... (read more)

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Your Life Is a Book: How to Craft and Publish Your Memoir
Your Life Is a Book: How to Craft and Publish Your Memoir
by Brenda Peterson and Sarah Jane Freymann
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Everyone has a story to tell. Learn how to write your memoir and get published with the help of two well-known publishing professionals. Your Life is a Book guides budding writers though the transformative process of memoir writing to publication. In... (read more)

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Storycraft: The Complete Guide to Writing Narrative Nonfiction (Chicago Guides to Writing, Editing, and Publishing)
Storycraft: The Complete Guide to Writing Narrative Nonfiction (Chicago Guides to Writing, Editing, and Publishing)
by Jack Hart
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From the work of the New Journalists in the 1960s, to the New Yorker essays of John McPhee, Susan Orlean, Atul Gawande, and a host of others, to blockbuster book-length narratives such as Mary Roachand#8217;s Stiff or Erik Larsonand#8217;s Devil in the... (read more)

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A Short Guide to Writing about Biology
A Short Guide to Writing about Biology
by Jan A Pechenik
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Providing the reader with the tools need ed to be successful writers in college and their profession, A Short Guide to Writing about Biology emphasizes writing as a means to  examine, evaluate, and share ideas. The text teaches how to read... (read more)

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Writing Your Journal Article in Twelve Weeks: A Guide to Academic Publishing Success
Writing Your Journal Article in Twelve Weeks: A Guide to Academic Publishing Success
by Wendy Laura Belcher
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This book is a wonderful addition to a graduate course on professional writing, to a writers' group in need of some structure, or even to the lone writer who needs assistance becoming an academic writer.-Chronicle of Higher Education Wendy Laura Belcher... (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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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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Writing and Publishing Personal Essays (05 Edition)
Writing and Publishing Personal Essays (05 Edition)
by Bender
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The growing popularity of the personal essay is not difficult to explain. The personal essay is short, easy to read, and poignant. It permits experienced and beginning writers alike to develop manuscripts and get them published in a timely manner. And... (read more)

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Writing Places
Writing Places
by Paula (edt) Mathieu
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Part of the Longman Topics reader series, Writing Places encourages students to examine the locations that define their past, present and future. As students begin to think critically and to write about these places, they realize that location is an... (read more)

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Travel Writing: A Guide to Research, Writing, and Selling
Travel Writing: A Guide to Research, Writing, and Selling
by L Peat Oneil
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A fresh, authoritative voice on the ever-popular subject of travel writing teaches writers how to put their travel adventures into print.... (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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Personal Notes: How to Write from the Heart for Any Occasion
Personal Notes: How to Write from the Heart for Any Occasion
by Sandra E Lamb
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Do you dread writing notes to say “Thank you,” “Im sorry,” or “Congratulations”? Whens the last time you sent a handwritten letter to a faraway friend, just to catch up? What should you write to a grieving friend or... (read more)

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Beyond the Writers' Workshop: New Ways to Write Creative Nonfiction
Beyond the Writers' Workshop: New Ways to Write Creative Nonfiction
by Carol Bly
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Guide to Effective Military Writing (Guide to Effective Military Writing)
Guide to Effective Military Writing (Guide to Effective Military Writing)
by Robert Sterling Rush
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Concise, easy-to-use guide to efficient communication What every military writer should know about the English language Newly revised edition includes writing for the Internet With the advent of the Internet, servicemembers are writing more than ever... (read more)

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