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Writing Down the Bones
Writing Down the Bones
by Natalie Goldberg
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For more than twenty years Natalie Goldberg has been challenging and cheering on writers with her books and workshops. In her groundbreaking first book, she brings together Zen meditation and writing in a new way. Writing practice, as she calls it, is no... (read more)

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Bird by Bird: Some Instructions on Writing and Life
Bird by Bird: Some Instructions on Writing and Life
by Anne Lamott
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"Thirty years ago my older brother, who was  ten years old at the time, was trying to get a  report on birds written that he'd had three months to  write. It was due the next day. We were out at our  family... (read more)

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A Gentle Madness: Bibliophiles, Bibliomanes, and the Eternal Passion for Books
A Gentle Madness: Bibliophiles, Bibliomanes, and the Eternal Passion for Books
by Nicholas Basbanes
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The passion to possess books has never been more widespread than it is today; indeed, obsessive book collecting remains the only hobby to have a disease named after it. A Gentle Madness, finalist for the 1995 National Book Critics Circle award, is an... (read more)

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Webster's New World College Dictionary, Indexed (Webster's New World)
Webster's New World College Dictionary, Indexed (Webster's New World)
by Websters
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THE MOST USEFUL AND AUTHORITATIVE DICTIONARY YOU CAN OWN–OVER 163,000 ENTRIES Selected by the Associated Press, The Wall Street Journal, The New York Times, and other leading newspapers as their official dictionary of choice. Up-to-Date Entries for... (read more)

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Characters & Viewpoint (Elements of Fiction Writing)
Characters & Viewpoint (Elements of Fiction Writing)
by Orson Scott Card
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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 memory... (read more)

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Anguished English: An Anthology of Accidental Assualts Upon Our Language
Anguished English: An Anthology of Accidental Assualts Upon Our Language
by Richard Lederer
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Wretched writing is the lowest of the low; it is a felonious assault on the English language. Exuberantly excessive, it is a sin committed often by amateurs and all-too-frequently by gifted writers having an off day. In short, its very bad writing. Truly... (read more)

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Maps of the Imagination: The Writer as Cartographer
Maps of the Imagination: The Writer as Cartographer
by Peter Turchi
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In Maps of the Imagination, Peter Turchi posits the idea that maps help people understand where they are in the world in the same way that literature, whether realistic or experimental, attempts to explain human realities. The author explores how writers... (read more)

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Eats, Shoots & Leaves: The Zero Tolerance Approach to Punctuation
Eats, Shoots & Leaves: The Zero Tolerance Approach to Punctuation
by Lynne Truss
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The spirited and scholarly #1 New York Times bestseller combines boisterous history with grammar how-to’s to show how important punctuation is in our world—period.  In Eats, Shoots & Leaves, former editor Lynne Truss, gravely... (read more)

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Art of Fiction (83 Edition)
Art of Fiction (83 Edition)
by John Gardner
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This classic guide, from the renowned novelist and professor, has helped transform generations of aspiring writers into masterful writers—and will continue to do so for many years to come.     John Gardner was almost as famous as a... (read more)

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To Show and to Tell: The Craft of Literary Nonfiction
To Show and to Tell: The Craft of Literary Nonfiction
by Phillip Lopate
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Distinguished author Phillip Lopate, editor of the celebrated anthology The Art of the Personal Essay, is universally acclaimed as “one of our best personal essayists” (Dallas Morning News). Here, combining more than forty years of lessons... (read more)

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642 Things to Write about
642 Things to Write about
by Po Bronson
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This collection of 642 outrageous and witty writing prompts will get the creative juices flowing in no time. From crafting your own obituary to penning an ode to an onion, each page of this playful journal invites inspiration and provides plenty of space... (read more)

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On Writing Well: The Classic Guide to Writing Nonfiction
On Writing Well: The Classic Guide to Writing Nonfiction
by William Zinsser
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On Writing Well has been praised for its sound advice, its clarity and the warmth of its style. It is a book for everybody who wants to learn how to write or who needs to do some writing to get through the day, as almost everybody does in the age of e... (read more)

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Wonderbook: The Illustrated Guide to Creating Imaginative Fiction
Wonderbook: The Illustrated Guide to Creating Imaginative Fiction
by Jeff VanderMeer
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This all-new definitive guide to writing imaginative fiction takes a completely novel approach and fully exploits the visual nature of fantasy through original drawings, maps, renderings, and exercises to create a spectacularly beautiful and inspiring... (read more)

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GED Math 2002
GED Math 2002
by Steck Vaughn
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The GED Mathematics Test focuses on the practical use of basic arithmetic, algebra, and geometry. You will be tested on your understanding of how to solve a problem and your ability to do the math to find a solution.... (read more)

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The Synonym Finder
The Synonym Finder
by J I Rodale
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Originally published in 1978 by the founder of Rodale Press, The Synonym Finder continues to be a practical reference tool for every home and office.... (read more)

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Why We Write: 20 Acclaimed Authors on How and Why They Do What They Do
Why We Write: 20 Acclaimed Authors on How and Why They Do What They Do
by Meredith Maran
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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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Rules for Writers
Rules for Writers
by Diana Hacker
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Rules for Writers is a college writers companion that covers writing, grammar, research, and documentation in an extremely affordable and portable spiral-bound format. From the best-selling family of handbooks, Rules has consistently been the best value... (read more)

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The Professor and the Madman: A Tale of Murder, Insanity, and the Making of the Oxford English Dictionary (P.S.)
The Professor and the Madman: A Tale of Murder, Insanity, and the Making of the Oxford English Dictionary (P.S.)
by Simon Winchester
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The Professor and the Madman, masterfully researched and eloquently written, is an extraordinary tale of madness, genius, and the incredible obsessions of two remarkable men that led to the making of the Oxford English Dictionary — and literary... (read more)

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The Intellectual Devotional Biographies: Revive Your Mind, Complete Your Education, and Acquaint Yourself with the World's Greatest Personalities
The Intellectual Devotional Biographies: Revive Your Mind, Complete Your Education, and Acquaint Yourself with the World's Greatest Personalities
by David Kidder
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The fifth installment of this best-selling series features 365 captivating entries about the most celebrated personalities in history Like its compulsively readable predecessors, The Intellectual Devotional Biographies is organized into seven categories,... (read more)

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Merriam-Webster's Rhyming Dictionary
Merriam-Webster's Rhyming Dictionary
by Merriam Webster
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New edition! Convenient listing of words arranged alphabetically by rhyming sounds. More than 55,000 entries. Includes one-, two-, and three-syllable rhymes. Fully cross-referenced for ease of use. Based on best-selling Merriam-Webster's Collegiate... (read more)

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