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Story: Substance, Structure, Style, and the Principles of Screenwriting
Story: Substance, Structure, Style, and the Principles of Screenwriting
by Robert McKee
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18 Academy Awards...107 Emmy Awards...19 Writers Guild of America Awards...16 Directors Guild of America Awards...Plus, hundreds of nominations... For the first time in book form, Robert McKee's Story reveals the award-winning methods of the man... (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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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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The Craft of Argument
The Craft of Argument
by Joseph M. Williams
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The Craft of Argument: Concise a clear and brief argument rhetoric written by the authors of such successful composition titles as Style: Ten Lessons in Clarity and Grace (AWL) and The Craft of Research (Chicago UP), and based on the highly acclaimed... (read more)

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Steering the Craft : Exercises and Discussions on Story Writing for the Lone Navigator Or the Mutinous Crew (98 Edition)
Steering the Craft : Exercises and Discussions on Story Writing for the Lone Navigator Or the Mutinous Crew (98 Edition)
by Ursula K. Le Guin
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An exhilarating workout for writers of narrative fiction or nonfiction. With her sharp mind and wit and a delightful sense of playfulness, Le Guin has turned a successful workshop into a self-guided voyage of discovery for a writer working alone or for 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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Journey From Center To Page (08 Edition)
Journey From Center To Page (08 Edition)
by Davis
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“In addition to suggesting specific yoga exercises for various writing roadblocks . . . this is a substantial writing guide, with lessons in voice, symbol, syntax and dialogue.”—Dallas Morning News With wisdom for writers at any level... (read more)

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Couldn't Keep It to Myself: Testimonies from Our Imprisoned Sisters
Couldn't Keep It to Myself: Testimonies from Our Imprisoned Sisters
by Wally Lamb
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In a stunning work of insight and hope, New York Times bestselling author Wally Lamb once again reveals his unmatched talent for finding humanity in the lost and lonely and celebrates the transforming power of the written word. For several years, Lamb... (read more)

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Writing Philosophy : a Student's Guide To Writing Philosophy Essays (06 Edition)
Writing Philosophy : a Student's Guide To Writing Philosophy Essays (06 Edition)
by Lewis Vaughn
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Writing Philosophy: A Student's Guide to Writing Philosophy Essays is a concise, self-guided manual that covers the basics of argumentative essay writing and encourages students to master fundamental skills quickly, with minimal instructor input. Opening... (read more)

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Several Short Sentences about Writing
Several Short Sentences about Writing
by Verlyn Klinkenborg
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An indispensable and distinctive book that will help anyone who wants to write, write better, or have a clearer understanding of what it means for them to be writing, from widely admired writer and teacher Verlyn Klinkenborg.   Klinkenborg believes... (read more)

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The Poet's Companion: A Guide to the Pleasures of Writing Poetry
The Poet's Companion: A Guide to the Pleasures of Writing Poetry
by Kim Addonizio
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In this fortuitous collaboration, two spirited poets, themselves teachers of poetry, offer guidance to aspiring beginners and those who have already published. Brief essays on the elements of poetry, technique, and suggested subjects for writing are each... (read more)

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Writing Ethnographic Fieldnotes (2ND 12 Edition)
Writing Ethnographic Fieldnotes (2ND 12 Edition)
by Robert M. Emerson
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In Writing Ethnographic Fieldnotes, Robert M. Emerson, Rachel I. Fretz, and Linda L. Shaw present a series of guidelines, suggestions, and practical advice for creating useful fieldnotes in a variety of settings, demystifying a process that is often... (read more)

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Art of Teaching Writing New Edition
Art of Teaching Writing New Edition
by Lucy Calkins
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When Lucy Calkins wrote the first edition of The Art of Teaching Writing, the writing workshop was a fledgling idea, piloted by a few brave innovators. Now, as she brings us this new edition, the writing workshop is at the foundation of language arts... (read more)

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Reading the World (2ND 10 Edition)
Reading the World (2ND 10 Edition)
by Michael Austin
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'From Lao Tzu to Aristotle, Charles Darwin to Jomo Kenyatta, Reading the Worldis a collection of 79 texts by some of the world\'s great thinkers. And because ideas have long been expressed visually as well as verbally, the collection includes 15 drawings,... (read more)

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Brief Guide To Writ. Academic Arguments (09 Edition)
Brief Guide To Writ. Academic Arguments (09 Edition)
by Stephen W. Wilhoit
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A Brief Guide to Writing Academic Arguments prepares the reader to read and write the types of argument-related source-based writing they are most likely to encounter in college.       Prepares students to read and write the types of... (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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The Little Seagull Handbook
The Little Seagull Handbook
by Richard Bullock
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The Little Seagull Handbook is easy to use, contains complete documentation guidelines, and is the only pocket handbook to include thorough coverage of paragraphs. This new handbook is an indispensable and affordable tool for all students who write.... (read more)

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And Here's the Kicker: Conversations with 21 Top Humor Writers on Their Craft
And Here's the Kicker: Conversations with 21 Top Humor Writers on Their Craft
by Mike Sacks
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"Did you hear the one about..." Every great joke has a punch line, and every great humor writer has an arsenal of experiences, anecdotes, and obsessions that were the inspiration for that humor. In fact, those who make a career out of entertaining... (read more)

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Norton Reader, Shorter (13TH 12 Edition)
Norton Reader, Shorter (13TH 12 Edition)
by Linda H. Peterson
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The Norton Reader has introduced millions of writing students to the essay as a genre. First published in 1965, it is still the best-selling thematic reader--and the only thematic reader that also supports a genre-based approach. The Thirteenth Edition... (read more)

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Ron Carlson Writes a Story (07 Edition)
Ron Carlson Writes a Story (07 Edition)
by Ron Carlson
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Ron Carlson has been praised as "a master of the short story" (Booklist). In this essay collection, he offers a full range of notes and gives rare insight into a veteran writer's process by inviting the reader to watch over his shoulder as he creates the... (read more)

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