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Adventures in the Screen Trade

William Goldman

"Nobody knows anything." William Goldman has given us these three simple words to sum up the backroom chatter and deal making that goes on between studio executives trying to figure out why one movie becomes a hit and another tanks. Of course there is no... (read more)


Poetry
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The Practice of Poetry: Writing Exercises from Poets Who Teach

Robin Behn

A distinctive collection of more than 90 effective poetry-writing exercises combined with corresponding essays to inspire writers of all levels.... (read more)


Writing for Kids
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Creating Characters Kids Will Love (Write for Kids)

Elaine Alphin

Providing lots of examples and exercises, a veteran children's author gives aspiring writers of children's stories concrete tips for bringing characters to life, including observing real kids in action and drawing from childhood experiences.... (read more)


Plays
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Art of Dramatic Writing: Its Basis in the Creative Interpretation of Human Motives

Lajos Egri

If you begged me to give you the title of one "how-to" book on the topic of screenwriting and wouldn't give up until I told you, then it would have to be this classic introduction to the craft. Often used as a textbook in screenwriting classes, Lajos... (read more)


Fiction
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A Story is a Promise: Good Things to Know Before Writing a Novel, Screenplay or Play

Bill Johnson

A Story is a Promise uses a workbook approach to guide writers toward a new understanding of the process of creating and writing dramatic stories -- exploring how a story functions like a promise and how to fulfill a story's promise to its audience. This... (read more)


Writing as a Business
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Monday Morning Choices: 12 Powerful Ways to Go from Everyday to Extraordinary

David Cottrell

Learn to make the right decisions to achieve greater success Each of us has a different idea of success. Whether you strive for money, power, happiness, or love, your personal choices, the actions you take, and the relationships you choose to invest time... (read more)


General
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The Poem's Heartbeat: A Manual of Prosody (Copper Canyon Classics)

Alfred Corn

Poetry Reference. THE POEM'S HEARTBEAT is a progressive, step-by-step introduction to prosody, the art and science of metrical composition in poetry. This second edition includes a new appendix of sample scansions, and a comprehensive index of poets and... (read more)


Nonfiction
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The Memoir Project: A Thoroughly Non-Standardized Text for Writing & Life

Marion Roach Smith

A recent study revealed that the Number 1 thing that baby boomers want to do in retirement is write a book....about themselves. It's not that every person has lived such a unique or dramatic life, but we inherently understand that writing memoir-whether... (read more)


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