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Bird by Bird: Some Instructions on Writing and Life
Bird by Bird: Some Instructions on Writing and Life
by Anne Lamott
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"Thirty years ago my older brother, who was  ten years old at the time, was trying to get a  report on birds written that he'd had three months to  write. It was due the next day. We were out at our  family... (read more)

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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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Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association 6th edition
Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association 6th edition
by American Psychological Association
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The style manual of choice for writers, editors, students, and educators in the social and behavioral sciences, this updated "Publication Manual" provides invaluable guidance on all aspects of the writing process, from the ethics of authorship to the... (read more)

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Elements of Style
Elements of Style
by William Strunk Jr. and E. B. White
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You know the authors' names. You recognize the title. You've probably used this book yourself. This is The Elements of Style, the classic style manual, now in a fourth edition. A new Foreword by Roger Angell reminds readers that the advice of... (read more)

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A Pocket Style Manual
A Pocket Style Manual
by Diana Hacker
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Used by nearly a quarter million students each year, A Pocket Style Manual is a straightforward, inexpensive quick reference, with content flexible enough to suit the needs of writers in the humanities, social sciences, sciences, health professions... (read more)

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A Room of One's Own
A Room of One's Own
by Virginia Woolf
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Virginia Woolf's landmark inquiry into women's role in society   In A Room of One's Own, Virginia Woolf imagines that Shakespeare had a sister—a sister equal to Shakespeare in talent, and equal in genius, but whose legacy is radically... (read more)

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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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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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Lb Brief : Little Brown Handbook, Brief (SP) (5TH 14 Edition)
Lb Brief : Little Brown Handbook, Brief (SP) (5TH 14 Edition)
by Jane E. Aaron
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LB Brief offers the authority and currency of its best-selling parent, The Little, Brown Handbook, in two briefer, spiral-bound formats (one with tabs and one without tabs) at affordable prices. As in its previous edition, LB Brief provides students of... (read more)

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Backwards and Forwards: A Technical Manual for Reading Plays
Backwards and Forwards: A Technical Manual for Reading Plays
by David Ball
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This guide to playreading for students and practitioners of both theater and literature complements, rather then contradicts or repeats, traditional methods of literary analysis of scripts. Ball developed his method during his work as Literary Director... (read more)

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Art of Fiction (83 Edition)
Art of Fiction (83 Edition)
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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The Elements of Style
The Elements of Style
by William Strunk Jr. and E. B. White and Maira Kalman
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The classic bible of grammar and clear writing, illustrated with the delightful art of Maira Kalman. A must-have and a great gift.... (read more)

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Technical Communication (10TH 12 Edition)
Technical Communication (10TH 12 Edition)
by Mike Markel
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Through clear advice and an accessible visual design, Mike Markels Technical Communication models the principles it teaches, offering practical strategies that students can put to use right away. Using a student-friendly voice, Mike Markel shows writers... (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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The Writer's Portable Mentor: A Guide to Art, Craft, and the Writing Life
The Writer's Portable Mentor: A Guide to Art, Craft, and the Writing Life
by Priscilla Long
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Suitable for both beginning and advanced writers of fiction and nonfiction, The Writer's Portable Mentor: A Guide to Art, Craft, and the Writing Life distills 20 years of teaching and creative thought by the well-published author Priscilla Long. The... (read more)

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Words for Pictures: The Art and Business of Writing Comics and Graphic Novels
Words for Pictures: The Art and Business of Writing Comics and Graphic Novels
by Brian Michael Bendis
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Brian Michael Bendis is an award winning comics creator and one of the most successful writers working in mainstream comics. For the last twelve years, Bendis's books have dominated the top of nationwide comic and graphic novel sales charts. As a leading... (read more)

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The Art of the Short Story
The Art of the Short Story
by Dana Gioia and R.S. Gwynn
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From Chinua Achebe and Sherwood Anderson to Edith Wharton and Virginia Woolf, The Art of the Short Story presents masterpieces of short fiction from 52 classic, contemporary and new voices. No other collection of short stories encompasses such a vast and... (read more)

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A Poetry Handbook
A Poetry Handbook
by Mary Oliver
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I bought A Poetry Handbook when I entered my first poetry-writing class as an undergrad. My professor was a notorious curmudgeon who didn't spare anyone's feelings and expected each progressive class in the term "to separate the sheep from the goats." I... (read more)

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Zen in the Art of Writing: Essays on Creativity Third Edition/Expanded
Zen in the Art of Writing: Essays on Creativity Third Edition/Expanded
by Ray Bradbury
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"Bradbury, all charged up, drunk on life, joyous with writing, puts together nine past essays on writing and creativity and discharges every ounce of zest and gusto in him."--Kirkus Reviews ¶"Zen and the Art of Writing is purely and simply... (read more)

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Situation and the Story : the Art of Personal Narrative (01 Edition)
Situation and the Story : the Art of Personal Narrative (01 Edition)
by Vivian Gornick
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A guide to the art of personal writing, by the author of Fierce Attachments and The End of the Novel of Love All narrative writing must pull from the raw material of life a tale that will shape experience, transform event, deliver a bit of wisdom. In a... (read more)

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