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Little, Brown Essential Handbook for Writers, The: First Canadian Edition, Aaron, Elaine Bander Jane E.
1 Aaron, Elaine Bander Jane E. Little, Brown Essential Handbook for Writers, The: First Canadian Edition
Pearson Education Canada 1999 0201613751 / 9780201613759 Paperback Very Good 
The book has been read, but is in excellent condition. Pages are intact and not marred by notes or highlighting. The spine remains undamaged. 
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Writing Spirit, Andrews, Lynn V.
2 Andrews, Lynn V. Writing Spirit
Tarcher 2006 1585424730 / 9781585424733 Hardcover As New/As New 
A crisp clean first edition protected in a new brodart wrapper: You are a writer. Your act of power is the book or the story that you are c reating. It is now time for you to bloom.-from Writing Spirit In Writing Spirit Lynn Andrews discusses her own path to becoming a writer, complete with all the struggles she has faced along the way. By giving exa mples from her life and examining specific pieces of her own work, she expl ores the process of writing from beginning to end, and imparts her knowledg e to novice and experienced writers alike. Writing Spirit addresses particu lar issues such as: - Why are you writing? - Who are you writing for? - How can you be true to yourself as an artist? - What are some of the causes of and solutions to writer's block? Not straying from her spiritual roots, Andrews explains how being true to y our spirit is the key to fulfillment in your work. She leads us on a journe y to finding the truth within ourselves and teaches us what it really means to be a writer. About the Author Lynn Andrews is the author of nineteen books, including the New York Times bestsellers Medicine Woman and Jaguar Woman. A preeminent teacher in the field of personal development and spirituality, she is the founder of the Lynn Andrews Center for Sacred Arts and Training. 
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How to Get Happily Published, Appelbaum, Judith
3 Appelbaum, Judith How to Get Happily Published
Collins Reference 1998 0062735098 / 9780062735096 Paperback Very Good 
A nice clean softcover: According to Judith Appelbaum, author of How to Get Happily Published, "it is largely within your power to determine whether your work will get publis hed and whether the public will buy it once it's released." Anyone who has had a manuscript boomerang back from every publisher who sees it (or a book remaindered mere months after publication) may view this assertion with so me amount of skepticism. But, as Appelbaum says, "hardly anybody treats get ting published as if it were a rational, manageable activity," and it's har d to argue with that. In addition to providing a mini-course on editors and agents and submissions and funding--peppered with revealing anecdotes from the front lines--Appelbaum offers information less frequently found in books of this sort. For one, she emphasizes the importance of taking publicity for your book or article into your own hands (and she has savvy advice on how to do so without alienating your publisher's publicity department). She also makes a very strong case for self- publishing--not to be confused with using a vanity press--and then tells you how to go about it. And finally, her annotated resource guide to books, Web sites, periodicals, courses, organizations, and more--stretching to over 120 pages--is astounding. That's right. Astounding. 
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4 Aronie, Nancy Slonim Writing from the Heart: Tapping the Power of Your Inner Voice
Hyperion 1998 0786882875 / 9780786882878 Paperback As New 
A crisp clean softcover, no markings throughout: Because writing is such an individual experience, the best writing books are personal. That's why Nancy Slonim Aronie, a National Public Radio commentator and the founder of a Martha's Vineyard writers' workshop, spends as much time discussing her own writing process, and her moments of triumph and rejection, as she does giving advice on writing itself. She offers pointers on certain general topics, such as creating a point of view and finding a sense of discipline, but because you can only learn writing by doing it, she also provides a variety of creativity expanding exercises, such as "Write about a time you felt one way and acted another." As Aronie writes, "Teachers can guide, nudge, give examples, inspire, show some mechanics, teach a few rules (then encourage that they be broken), point out a few organizational skills. But basically, writing is about accessing the gold mine sitting inside each and every one of you." 
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5 Baker, Sheridan The Canadian Practical Stylist With Readings
Harpercollins College Div 1987 0060404663 / 9780060404666 Paperback Very Good 

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Writing for Publication in Reading and Language Arts, Baumann, James F.
6 Baumann, James F. Writing for Publication in Reading and Language Arts
Intl Reading Assn 1991 0872073653 / 9780872073654 Paperback Near Fine 
A tight clean copy, no markings throughout. 
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The Practice of Poetry: Writing Exercises From Poets Who Teach, Behn, Robin
7 Behn, Robin The Practice of Poetry: Writing Exercises From Poets Who Teach
Collins 1992 006273024X / 9780062730244 Paperback Very Good 
A distinctive collection of more than 90 effective poetry-writing exercises combined with corresponding essays to inspire writers of all levels. 
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How to Write a Mystery, Beinhart, Larry
8 Beinhart, Larry How to Write a Mystery
Ballantine Books 1996 0345397584 / 9780345397584 Paperback Very Good 
WHODUNIT? YOUDUNIT! So you want to write a mystery. There's more to it than just a detective, a dead body, and Colonel Mustard in the drawing room with the candlestick. F ortunately, Larry Beinhart--Edgar Award-winning author of You Get What You Pay For, Foreign Exchange, and American Hero--has taken a break from writin g smart, suspenseful thrillers to act as your guide through all the twists and turns of creating the twists and turns of a good mystery. Drawing on advice and examples from a host of the best names in mystery wri ting--from Raymond Chandler and Mickey Spillane to Scott Turow and Thomas H arris--plus some of his own prime plots, Larry Beinhart introduces you to y our most indispensable partners in crime: *Character, plot, and procedure * The secrets to creating heroes, heroines, and villains ("All writers draw upon themselves and their experience. While the whole of yourself might no t be capable of being either a serial killer or an FBI agent, there are par ts in each of us that are capable of almost anything.") * The fine art of scripting the sex scene *The low-down on violence ("A crime novel without violence is like smoking pot without inhaling, sex without orgasm, or a hug without a squeeze." ) *And much more! From the opening hook to the final denouement, Larry Beinhart takes the mystery out of being a mystery writer. 
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9 Bernays, Anne What If? Writing Exercises for Fiction Writers
William Morrow Paperbacks 1991 0062720066 / 9780062720061 Paperback Very Good 
What If? is the first handbook for writers based on the idea that specific exercises are one of the most useful and provocative methods for mastering the art of writing fiction. With more than twenty-five years of experience teaching creative writing between them, Anne Bernays and Pamela Painter off er more than seventy-five exercises for both beginners and more experienced writers. These exercises are designed to develop and refine two basic skil ls: writing like a writer and, just as important, thinking like a writer. T hey deal with such topics as discovering where to start and end a story; le arning when to use dialogue and when to use indirect discourse; transformin g real events into fiction; and finding language that both sings and commun icates precisely. What If? will be an essential addition to every writer's library, a welcome and much-used companion, a book that gracefully borrows a whisper from the muse. 
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The Portable Creative Writing Workshop, Boran, Pat
10 Boran, Pat The Portable Creative Writing Workshop
Salmon Publishing 1999 1897648510 / 9781897648513 Paperback Near Fine 
How do writers practice? What do they do to warm up? When they have no idea s, do they write at all? Whether you belong to a writing workshop running l ow on steam, or you're struggling to continue working on your own, The Port able Creative Writing Workshop offers a wide range of games and exercises t o help stimulate you in your writing. In three main sections covering The Raw Material, Poetry and Fiction, prize -winning poet and fiction writer Pat Boran takes a hands-on approach to the creative writing process, not only explaining many of the techniques and c entral concepts (from rhyme and rhythm, through scenes and dialogue to plot and resolution), but showing how these can be put to work in your writing. In addition, for the fourth section, Pat Boran is joined by more than two d ozen other Irish and international poets, fiction writers and playwrights - including Maeve Binchy, Eavan Boland, Roddy Doyle, Seamus Heaney and Marin a Warner - who offer their own writing ideas and advice. Creative writing can be a lonely activity. Sit down to it and, even in a crowded room, you're on your own. But if you'd welcome a supportive, encouraging and at times challenging companion, this is the book for you. 
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Starting from Scratch, Brown, Rita Mae
11 Brown, Rita Mae Starting from Scratch
Bantam 1989 055334630X / 9780553346305 Paperback Very Good 
A tight clean softcover, no markings throughout: From the best-selling author of Rubyfruit Jungle and Bingo, here is a writers' manual as provocative, frank, and funny as her fiction. Unlike most writers' guides, this one had as much to do with how writers live as with mastering the tools of their trade. Rita Mae Brown begins with a very personal account of her own career, from her days as a young poet who had written a novel no publisher wanted to take a chance on, right up to her recent adventures as a Hollywood screenwriter. In a sassy style that makes her outspoken advice as entertaining as it is useful, she provides straight talk about paying the rent while maintaining the energy to write; and dealing with agents, publishers, critics, and the publicity circus; about pursuingj ournalisim, academia, or screen-writing; and about rejecting the Hemingway myth of the hard-living, hard-drinking genius. In addition Brown, a former teacher or writing, offers a serious examination of the writer's tool--language, plotting, characters, symbolism--plus exercises to sharpen the ear for dialogue, and a fascinating, annoted reading list of important works from the seventh century to the late twentieth. 
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12 Cannington, J J. L. M. A. HOW TO WRITE GOOD ESSAYS AND CRITICAL REVIEWS
COLES 1971 Softcover Very Good 

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Getting the Words Right: How to Rewrite, Edit, and Revise, Cheney, Theodore A. Rees
13 Cheney, Theodore A. Rees Getting the Words Right: How to Rewrite, Edit, and Revise
Writer's Digest Books 1990 089879420X / 9780898794205 Paperback Near Fine 
A tight clean softcover, no markings throughout: A clear, highly readable handbook showing how to improve every piece of writing, whether fiction or nonfiction. 
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14 Cohen, Sage The Productive Writer: Tips & Tools to Help You Write More, Stress Less & C reate Success
Writer's Digest Books 2010 1582979952 / 9781582979953 Paperback As New 
Take Control of Your Writing Life! The creative process can be treacherous, even for the most experienced writer. Facing the blank page, staying inspi red, sustaining momentum, managing competing priorities and coping with rej ection are just a few of the challenges writers face regularly. The Product ive Writer is your guide to learning the systems, strategies and psychology that can help you transform possibilities into probabilities in your writi ng life. You'll sharpen your productivity pencil by learning how to: *Set clear goals-and achieve them *Create a writing schedule that really w orks *Discover what keeps you writing, revising, and submitting *Carve out writing time amidst the demands of work and family *Weed out habits and att itudes that are not serving you *Organize your thinking, workspace, papers and files *Increase your odds of publication and prosperity *Use social med ia to build an author platform *Get comfortable going public and promoting your writing *Create a sustainable writing rhythm and lifestyle *Accomplish what matters most to you Create the writing life you most desire. The Prod uctive Writer will help take you there. 
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Mastering the Business of Writing: A Leading Literary Agent Reveals the Sec rets of Success, Curtis, Richard
15 Curtis, Richard Mastering the Business of Writing: A Leading Literary Agent Reveals the Sec rets of Success
Allworth Press 1997 1880559552 / 9781880559550 Paperback Near Fine 
A crisp clean softcover, no markings throughout: Curtis does a commendable job here, delving into the many facets of what ag ents do, and what the author needs to know about the entire business -- The National Writers Association Even established writers will learn a few things about the book business -- Freelance Writer's Report Insightful and entertaining. . . . Mastering the Business of Writing is an unusual and candid insider's perceptive insights on the business of being a writer -- The Midwest Book Review Provides a practical business approach to handling the financial details of writing. Everything from approaching bookstore chain buyers to copyright i ssues is covered in this practical guide. A must for any seeking a professi onal writing career -- Reviewer's Bookwatch About the Author Richard Curtis has been a successful literary agent for more than thirty years and is former President of the Association of Author's Representatives. Currently the President of the Richard Curtis Literary Agency in New York, he is the author of How to Be Your Own Literary Agent and This Business of Publishing (Allworth Press), and a frequent writer about publishing whose articles have appeared in Publishers Weekly and other major magazines. He lives in New York City. 
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16 Curtis, Richard This Business of Publishing
Allworth Press 1998 1880559986 / 9781880559987 Paperback As New 
A crisp clean softcover, no markings throughout: Must reading for writers, agents, and anyone else who cares about the futur e of publishing. Richard's passion and understanding shine through the turm oil of the industry and illuminate what must be done for a brighter future -- Michael Larsen, A.A.R., author of Literary Agents: What They Do, How The y Do it, and How to Find and Work with the Right One for You Richard Curtis leads us through both the history and business of modern pub lishing with insight and expertise unmatched in the field. Highly recommend ed for writers who wish to survive to see the twenty-first century -- Greg Bear, award-winning author of Slant, Eon, Blood Music, and other major scie nce fiction About the Author Richard Curtis is a successful literary agent and former president of the Association of Author's Representatives. Currently the president of the Richard Curtis Literary Agency in New York, he is the author of How to Be Your Own Literary Agent and Mastering the Business of Writing (Allworth Press), and a frequent writer about publishing whose articles have appeared in Publishers Weekly and other major magazines. He lives in New York City. 
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17 Elbow, Peter Writing Without Teachers
Oxford University Press 1975 0195016793 / 9780195016796 Paperback Very Good 
A read copy, but no markings throughout, spine unblemished, not an ex-lib e dition: Second revised edition in which Elbow sets out his teaching methods and outlines a practical programme for learning how to write. Equally useful for writing fiction, poetry and essays as well as reports, lectures and memos, this approach is especailly helpful for people who get "stuck" in their writing. 
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How to Write Killer Historical Mysteries: The Art and Adventure of Sleuthin g Through the Past, Emerson, Kathy Lynn
18 Emerson, Kathy Lynn How to Write Killer Historical Mysteries: The Art and Adventure of Sleuthin g Through the Past
Perseverance Press 2008 1880284928 / 9781880284926 Paperback Very Good 
A copy that has been read, but is in excellent condition. Pages are intact and not marred by notes or highlighting. The spine remains undamaged. The core of the book is Emerson's personal take on writing and selling historical mysteries, but it also includes contributions from over forty other historical mystery writers --practical advice, anecdotes, and suggestions for research--and input from assorted editors, booksellers, and reviewers. For both historical mystery writers and readers. 
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Writing and Selling Your Mystery Novel, Ephron, Hallie
19 Ephron, Hallie Writing and Selling Your Mystery Novel
Writer's Digest Books 2005 1582973768 / 9781582973760 Paperback Good 
With the help of interactive exercises, mystery author and crime fiction cr itic Hallie Ephron gives you the momentum you need to turn a kernel of an i dea into an intriguing mystery novel. You'll learn to capitalize on your wr iting strengths and shore up your weaknesses. This comprehensive guide covers every aspect of mystery writing, including: planning, twisting the plot, and constructing a credible surprise ending creating a compelling sleuth and a worthy villain deceiving and revealing with red herrings and clues writing investigation, spine-tingling suspense, and dramatic action revising - from sharpening characters, to optimizing pace, to smithing word s engaging the reader By the time you finish reading part one of this book, you will have a blueprint for your entire story. Parts two and there take your blueprint from idea to well-polished novel. Part four is an insider's guide to getting it into an agent's or publisher's hands." 
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The Art of Writing for Children: Skills and Techniques of the Craft, Epstein, Connie C.
20 Epstein, Connie C. The Art of Writing for Children: Skills and Techniques of the Craft
Archon Books 1991 020802297X / 9780208022974 Paperback Very Good 
Includes bibliographical references (p. 109-118) and index. 
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