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The Everything Guide to Getting Published: Expert Advice for Building a Successful Writing Career (Everything)

Randy Landenheim Gil

You've always wanted to be an author. And now you're ready to get started. But getting that manuscript written and published is not so easy. In this guide, you'll find the expert advice of industry insiders--editors, agents, and successful authors. You... (read more)


Screenplays
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The Art of Plotting: How to Add Emotion, Excitement, and Depth to Your Writing

Linda J Cowgill

Plot must be as much about the emotions of the characters as it is about the events of the story. Thats the message of The Art of Plotting, which teaches screenwriters how to integrate plot, characterization, and exposition to make stories compelling... (read more)


Fiction
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Now Write! Mysteries: Suspense, Crime, Thriller, and Other Mystery Fiction Exercises from Today's Best Writers and Teachers

Sherry Ellis

The essential handbook for writers of whodunits, techno- thrillers, cozies, and everything in between-featuring never-before- published personal writing exercises from some of today's bestselling and award-winning mystery writers. Now Write! Mysteries... (read more)


Plays
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The Playwright's Guidebook: An Insightful Primer on the Art of Dramatic Writing

Stuart Spencer

An accessible, contemporary guide to the art of dramatic writing During the ten years that Stuart Spencer has taught playwriting, he has struggled to find an effective playwriting handbook for his courses. Although most of the currently popular handbooks... (read more)


Nonfiction
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The Yahoo! Style Guide: The Ultimate Sourcebook for Writing, Editing, and Creating Content for the Digital World

Yahoo

WWW may be an acronym for the World Wide Web, but no one could fault you for thinking it stands for wild, wild West. The rapid growth of the Web has meant having to rely on style guides intended for print publishing, but these guides do not address the... (read more)


General
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The Fate of American Poetry

Jonathan Holden

Are we witnessing the death of American poetry? Many critics have charged as much, pointing to a poetry that is increasingly marginal, specialized, and cloistered. Challenging such doomsayers, Jonathan Holden offers a hopeful appraisal of the current... (read more)


Poetry
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Triggering Town: Lectures and Essays on Poetry and Writing

Richard Hugo

Richard Hugo, whom Carolyn Kizer called 'one of the most passionate, energetic and honest poets living,' was that rare phenomenon'"a distinguished poet who was also an inspiring teacher. The Triggering Townis Hugo"s classic collection of lectures, essays,... (read more)


Writing for Kids
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Empowering Young Writers: The "Writers Matter" Approach

Deborah S Yost

Launched in middle schools in the fall of 2005, the "Writers Matter" approach was designed to discover ways to improve the fit between actual English curricula, district/state standards and, more recently, the Common Core Curriculum Standards for... (read more)


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