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Next Word, Better Word

Stephen Dobyns

This accessible writer's guide provides a helpful framework for creating poetry and navigates contemporary concerns and practices. Stephen Dobyns author of the classic book on the beauty of poetry, Best Words, Best Order, moves into new... (read more)


Writing as a Business
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The Freelance Writer's Bible: Your Guide to a Profitable Writing Career Within One Year

David Trottier

The Freelance Writer's Bible unites four practical workbooks under one cover. ? Discover your creative vision Find yourself as a writer. ? Write with freedom and confidence Break through your fears and achieve higher levels of creativity and writing... (read more)


Writing for Kids
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You Can Write Children's Books

Tracey E. Dils

Writing for children - whether it's in the form of picture books, beginning readers, chapters books and novels, or nonfiction - requires a unique skill set: The ability to speak to children on their level. You Can Write Children's Books, 2nd Edition... (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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Characters & Viewpoint (Elements of Fiction Writing)

Orson Scott Card

Vivid and memorable characters aren't born they have to be made This book is a set of tools: literary crowbars, chisels, mallets, pliers and tongs. Use them to pry, chip, yank and sift good characters out of the place where they live in your imagination.... (read more)


Genre
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Malicious Intent: A Writer's Guide to How Criminals Think

Sean P Mactire

Includes bibliographical references (p. [221]-222) and index.... (read more)


Screenplays
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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)


General
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The Lineup: The World's Greatest Crime Writers Tell the Inside Story of Their Greatest Detectives

Otto Penzler

A great recurring character in a fictional series you love becomes an old friend. You learn about their strange quirks and their haunted pasts and root for them every time they face danger. But where do some of the most fascinating sleuths in the mystery... (read more)


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