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The Writers Digest Guide to Query Letters

Wendy Burt Thomas

Make That Crucial, Positive First Impression Anyone who's researched the marketplace knows: The path to publication begins with your query letter. If your query is weak, unfocused, or uninspired, an editor or agent won't even bother to request your... (read more)

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Why We Write: 20 Acclaimed Authors on How and Why They Do What They Do

Meredith Maran

Twenty of America's bestselling authors share tricks, tips, and secrets of the successful writing life. Anyone who's ever sat down to write a novel or even a story knows how exhilarating and heartbreaking writing can be. So what makes writers stick with... (read more)

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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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Playwriting for Dummies (For Dummies)

Angelo Parra

The easy way to write a play and get it produced Getting a play written and produced is a daunting process. From crystallizing story ideas, formatting the script, understanding the roles of your theatre collaborators, to marketing and financing your... (read more)

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A Poetry Handbook

Mary Oliver

I bought A Poetry Handbook when I entered my first poetry-writing class as an undergrad. My professor was a notorious curmudgeon who didn't spare anyone's feelings and expected each progressive class in the term "to separate the sheep from the goats." I... (read more)

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Writing and Selling Your Mystery Novel: How to Knock 'em Dead with Style

Hallie Ephron

Solve the MYSTERY of how to write and sell a KILLER story With the help of interactive exercises, mystery author and crime fiction critic Hallie Ephron gives you the momentum you need to turn a kernel of an idea into an intriguing mystery novel. You'll... (read more)

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Attw Contemporary Studies in Technical Communication #9: Outlining Goes Electronic

Jonathan Price

This book examines a writing activity that has recently fallen into disrepute. Outlining has a bad reputation among students, even though many teachers and textbooks still recommend the process. In part, the author argues, the medium is to blame. Paper... (read more)

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