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Between You and Me: Confessions of a Comma Queen
Between You and Me: Confessions of a Comma Queen
by Mary Norris
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Mary Norris has spent more than three decades in The New Yorker's copy department, maintaining its celebrated high standards. Now she brings her vast experience, good cheer, and finely sharpened pencils to help the rest of us in a boisterous language... (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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William Zinsser has been a mentor for countless people who want to write with clarity and confidence. His eighteen books include the classic On Writing Well, which has sold almost 1.5 million copies. He now teaches at the New School and at the Columbia... (read more)

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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 cabin in Bolinas, and he was at the... (read more)

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Syllabus: Notes from an Accidental Professor
Syllabus: Notes from an Accidental Professor
by Lynda Barry
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“Barry isnt particularly interested in the writers craft. Shes more interested in where ideas come from—and her goal is to help people tap into what she considers to be an innate creativity.” —The New York Times “In... (read more)

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On Writing
On Writing
by Charles Bukowski
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No matter how you feel about the writing of Charles Bukowski, there's no denying he's become a much-emulated and lauded author of mid- to late-century American literature and poetry. This volume of Bukowski's letters to friends and colleagues reveals his... (read more)

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Big Mouth & Ugly Girl
Big Mouth & Ugly Girl
by Joyce Carol Oates
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“Believable, full-blooded characters. Convincing high-school back-drop.” Publishers Weekly (starred review)... (read more)

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Writing Down the Bones
Writing Down the Bones
by Natalie Goldberg
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For more than twenty years Natalie Goldberg has been challenging and cheering on writers with her books and workshops. In her groundbreaking first book, she brings together Zen meditation and writing in a new way. Writing practice, as she calls it, is no... (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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Explores contemporary American films that challenge official history. Our movies have started talking back to us, and Film Nation takes a close look at what they have to say. In movies like JFK and Forrest Gump, Robert Burgoyne sees a filmic extension of... (read more)

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The Soul of Place: A Creative Writing Workbook: Ideas and Exercises for Conjuring the Genius Loci
The Soul of Place: A Creative Writing Workbook: Ideas and Exercises for Conjuring the Genius Loci
by Linda Lappin
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In this engaging creative writing workbook, novelist and poet Linda Lappin presents a series of insightful exercises to help writers of all genres—literary travel writing, memoir, poetry, fiction, creative nonfiction—discover imagery and... (read more)

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James A. Michener's Writer's Handbook: Explorations in Writing and Publishing
James A. Michener's Writer's Handbook: Explorations in Writing and Publishing
by James Albe Michener
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James A. Michener was one of the world’s most popular writers, the author of more than forty books of fiction and nonfiction, including the Pulitzer Prize–winning Tales of the South Pacific, the bestselling novels The Source, Hawaii, Alaska... (read more)

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Writing for Radio (Writing Handbooks)
Writing for Radio (Writing Handbooks)
by Christopher Willam Hill
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Writing for Radio is an entertaining, accessible and informative book, providing a step-by-step guide to writing for this specific dramatic medium. It offers a detailed approach to the process of writing a successful radio play from first draft to... (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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Dialectical Rhetoric
Dialectical Rhetoric
by Bruce Mccomiskey
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In Dialectical Rhetoric, Bruce McComiskey argues that the historical conflict between rhetoric and dialectic can be overcome in ways useful to both composition theory and the composition classroom. Historically, dialectic has taken two forms in relation... (read more)

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Steering the Craft: Exercises and Discussions on Story Writing for the Lone Navigator or the Mutinous Crew
Steering the Craft: Exercises and Discussions on Story Writing for the Lone Navigator or the Mutinous Crew
by Ursula K Le Guin
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Ursula K. Le Guin generously shares the accumulated wisdom of a lifetime's work.... (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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The Writing Life
The Writing Life
by Annie Dillard
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A revised and updated guide to the essentials of a writer’s craft, presented by a brilliant practitioner of the art Completely revised and rewritten to address the challenges and opportunities of the modern era, this handbook is a short... (read more)

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Rulebook for Arguments
Rulebook for Arguments
by Anthony Weston
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A Rulebook for Arguments is a succinct introduction to the art of writing and assessing arguments, organized around specific rules, each illustrated and explained soundly but briefly. This widely popular primer--translated into eight languages--remains... (read more)

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Rules for Writers
Rules for Writers
by Diana Hacker
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Rules for Writers is a college writers companion that covers writing, grammar, research, and documentation in an extremely affordable and portable spiral-bound format. From the best-selling family of handbooks, Rules has consistently been the best value... (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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"...a stimulating education course for library patrons feeling inadequate in their working knowledge of the wonderful world of short stories... (read more)

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Naming What We Know: Threshold Concepts of Writing Studies
Naming What We Know: Threshold Concepts of Writing Studies
by Linda Adler-kassner
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Naming What We Know examines the core principles of knowledge in the discipline of writing studies using the lens of “threshold concepts”—concepts that are critical for epistemological participation in a discipline. The first part of... (read more)

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