No Words Wasted Sale

Featured in Writing

Browse in Writing

Browse in Reference

Narrow by...




Writing as a Business
Browse more titles in Writing as a Business

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)

Browse more titles in Screenplays

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)

Browse more titles in Fiction

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)

Browse more titles in Plays

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)

Browse more titles in Nonfiction

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


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)

Browse more titles in General

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)

Browse more titles in Poetry

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
Browse more titles in Writing for Kids

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)

Sort by: Showing 1 thru 25 of 12,940.

  1. Syllabus: Notes from an Accidental... New Trade Paper $19.95
  2. 642 Things to Write about Gifts Info Not Available $16.95
  3. The World Split Open: Great Writers... Used Trade Paper $10.95
  4. Bird by Bird: Some Instructions on...
    Used Trade Paper $9.95
  5. They Say/I Say: The Moves That... Used Trade Paper $9.95
  6. Elements of Style
    Used Mass Market $6.95
  7. Wreck This Journal (Paper Bag): To...
    New Trade Paper $15.00
  8. Help! for Writers: 210 Solutions to... Used Trade Paper $7.95
  9. How to Retire Happy, Fourth Edition:... Used Trade Paper $12.95
  10. The Sense of Style: The Thinking... New Hardcover $27.95
  11. Letters to a Young Poet Used Trade Paper $7.50
  12. On Writing: A Memoir of the Craft...
    New Trade Paper $16.00
  13. Writing Down the Bones
    Used Trade Paper $6.95
  14. Letters of Note: An Eclectic... New Hardcover $40.00
  15. On Writing : a Memoir of the Craft...
    Used Hardcover $13.00
  16. Save the Cat
    New Trade Paper $19.95
  17. Wreck This Journal (Black): To... Used Trade Paper $10.50
  18. The Writing Life
    Used Trade Paper $5.50
  19. Story Engineering New Trade Paper $17.99
  20. Publication Manual of the American... Used Trade Paper $18.95
  21. A Room of One's Own Used Trade Paper $3.95
  22. 712 More Things to Write about New Trade Paper $16.95
  23. Wreck This Journal (Duct Tape) Used Trade Paper $10.50
  24. Wreck This Journal (Red) Used Trade Paper $10.50
  25. What It Is
    New Hardcover $24.95

1 3 4 5 ... 518 next»

  • back to top


Powell's City of Books is an independent bookstore in Portland, Oregon, that fills a whole city block with more than a million new, used, and out of print books. Shop those shelves — plus literally millions more books, DVDs, and gifts — here at