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Monkeys with Typewriters: How to Write Fiction and Unlock the Secret Power of Stories

A manual for reading and writing better, from the acclaimed author of The End of Mr. Y�and Our Tragic UniverseExploring how fiction works,�this manual�shows you how you can learn to understand it well enough to crack open any fictional narrative, and,�if you like, start creating your own. Have�you�ever�had your heart broken, or�broken�someone�elses�heart? Have�you�ever

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Million Dollar Outlines

David Farland has taught dozens of other writers who have gone on to staggering literary success, including such 1 New York Times Bestsellers as Brandon Mull (middle-grade), Brandon Sanderson (fantasy), James Dashner (young adult) and Stephenie Meyer (young adult).Along the way, Dave helps writers learn how to outline books and screenplays so that they will have a huge au

Language books

Less Than Words Can Say (Common Reader Editions)

Twenty-odd years ago, Richard Mitchell, a professor at New Jerseys Glassboro State College, set out on a quixotic pursuit: the rescue of the English language and the minds of those attached to the world by it. Donning cape and mask as The Underground Grammarian, Mitchell sallied forth upon his newsletter against the nonsense being spoken, written, and, indeed, encouraged

Language books

Wild Mind: Living the Writers Life

Natalie Goldberg, author of the bestselling��Writing Down The Bones, teaches a method��of writing that can take you beyond craft to the��true source of creative power: The mind that is��raw, full of energy, alive and��hungry.Here is compassionate, practical, and often��humorous advice about how to find time to write,��how to discover your personal style, how to make��sen

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The Book on Writing: The Ultimate Guide to Writing Well

Teaches the elements of good writing through the use of essential guidelines, literary techniques, and proper writing mechanics.

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How to Write a Damn Good Mystery: A Practical Step-by-Step Guide from Inspiration to Finished Manuscript

Edgar award nominee James N. Frey, author of the internationally best-selling books on the craft of writing, How to Write a Damn Good Novel, How to Write a Damn Good Novel II: Advanced Techniques, and The Key: How to Write Damn Good Fiction Using the Power of Myth, has now written what is certain to become the standard how to book for mystery writing, How to Write a Damn

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Finding Your Sense of Place(The Writing Life Series)

Use setting and description to bring your characters to life and increase the emotional impact of your stories!Setting is about much more than providing a few scene-setting details and moving on. Discover why the descriptions that seem to get in the way of your stories are actually the most powerful tools you have to bring characters to life and make readers care about th

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The Way of the Writer: Reflections on the Art and Craft of Storytelling

From Charles Johnson�a National Book Award winner, Professor Emeritus at University of Washington, and one of America�s preeminent scholars on literature and race�comes an instructive, inspiring guide to the craft and art of writing.An award-winning novelist, philosopher, essayist, screenwriter, professor, and cartoonist, Charles Johnson has devoted his life to creative pu