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The No-Experience-Necessary Writer`s CourseThe No-Experience-Necessary Writer's Course by Scott Edelstein
For anyone who has ever wanted to begin writing, or for practiced writers who want to improve their technique, this book offers a step-by-step, stress-free program to loosen and develop the creative urge.


Jump Start Your Book SalesJump Start Your Book Sales: A Money-Making Guide for Authors, Independent Publishers and Small Presses by Marilyn Ross; Tom Ross
The award-winning authors share their 20 years of industry knowledge to help readers boost their book sales through catalogs, book clubs, libraries, the Internet, and home shopping channels.


The Writer`s LifeThe Writer's Life: Insights from the Right to Write by Julia Cameron
Exploring such issues as time, mood, inspiration, and support, the author reveals that writing is a natural and crucial part of life in a tiny, portable companion to help readers lead a writer's life more easily, joyfully, and powerfully.


Too Lazy to Work, Too Nervous to StealToo Lazy to Work, Too Nervous to Steal: How to Have a Great Life as a Freelance Writer by John Clausen
Clausen's friendly, funny style -- a cross between a pep rally, a writer's workshop and stand-up comedy -- will get readers prepared for life as a freelance writer.


The No-Experience-Necessary Writer`s CourseThe No-Experience-Necessary Writer's Course by Scott Edelstein
For anyone who has ever wanted to begin writing, or for practiced writers who want to improve their technique, this book offers a step-by-step, stress-free program to loosen and develop the creative urge.


Nonfiction Book Proposals Anybody Can WriteNonfiction Book Proposals Anybody Can Write: How to Get a Contract and Advance Before Writing Your Book by Elizabeth Lyon; Natasha Kern
Many writers, and aspiring writers, don't realize the opportunities that exist in the nonfiction book market. This book shows them how to take advantage, with topics including subject matter research, creating marketing plans, and writing a strong "About the Author" section. Also features two dozen actual proposals.


The Writer`s Idea BookThe Writer's Idea Book by Jack Heffron
A proven winner in hardcover, this is the guide writers reach for time after time to jumpstart their creativity and develop ideas. Four distinctive sections, each geared toward a different stage of writing, offer dozens of unique approaches to "freeing the muse."


Advice to WritersAdvice to Writers by Jon Winokur
Perhaps the best bon mots ever penned about literature have come from the minds of its greatest creators. Take Faulkner's rhapsodies on the author's moral duties, Nabokov's unapologetic reference to characters as galley slaves, E. B. White's time-honored tenets of grammar and style. The advice is sometimes contradictory, but it always offers a glimpse at genius and a chance for every wordsmith to improve his craft.


Chicken Soup for the Writer`s SoulChicken Soup for the Writer's Soul by Jack Canfield; Bud Gardner; Mark Victor Hansen
Whether one is a beginning writer or a seasoned pro, these stories of purpose, passion, endurance, and success will uplift and inspire. Following their trademark style, the authors have collected important lessons on perseverance, the value of being yourself, the need for mentors, and the power of following heartfelt dreams.


How to Start a Home-Based Writing BusinessHow to Start a Home-Based Writing Business by Lucy Parker
Explains what it takes to run a successful home business, including finding clients, marketing, home office setup, and insurance.


Free Within OurselvesFree Within Ourselves: Fiction Lessons for Black Authors by Jewell Parker Rhodes
A "Bird by Bird" for the African-American market--a top-notch writer's guide filled with practical guidance, essays, and journal exercises, including advice from E. Lynn Harris, Charles Johnson, and Yolanda Joe.


A Writer`s Book of DaysA Writer's Book of Days: A Spirited Companion and Lively Muse for the Writing Life by Judith Reeves
Practice makes perfect, and Reeves makes practice easy by providing would-be writers with 365 stimulating topics, helpful instruction, monthly guidelines, and dozens of inspiring quotes. 25 two-color illustrations.


Advice to WritersAdvice to Writers by Jon Winokur
Perhaps the best bon mots ever penned about literature have come from the minds of its greatest creators. Take Faulkner's rhapsodies on the author's moral duties, Nabokov's unapologetic reference to characters as galley slaves, E. B. White's time-honored tenets of grammar and style. The advice is sometimes contradictory, but it always offers a glimpse at genius and a chance for every wordsmith to improve his craft.


Writing Under PressureWriting Under Pressure by Sanford Kaye
In Writing Under Pressure, Sanford Kaye, a renowned expert on the subject, presents a system he calls the Quick Writing Process that focuses on real-world writing tasks and demonstrates how to produce the clearest, most honest, most powerful work possible under the constraints of time and space.


Publishing for Tenure and BeyondPublishing for Tenure and Beyond by Franklin H. Silverman
Deals candidly with the process of publishing for tenure including writing journal articles and scholarly monographs, strategies for creating a publication record, and the ethics of writing.


Nonfiction Book Proposals Anybody Can WriteNonfiction Book Proposals Anybody Can Write: How to Get a Contract and Advance Before Writing Your Book by Elizabeth Lyon; Natasha Kern
Many writers, and aspiring writers, don't realize the opportunities that exist in the nonfiction book market. This book shows them how to take advantage, with topics including subject matter research, creating marketing plans, and writing a strong "About the Author" section. Also features two dozen actual proposals.


Free Within OurselvesFree Within Ourselves: Fiction Lessons for Black Authors by Jewell Parker Rhodes
A "Bird by Bird" for the African-American market--a top-notch writer's guide filled with practical guidance, essays, and journal exercises, including advice from E. Lynn Harris, Charles Johnson, and Yolanda Joe.


Writing Down the BonesWriting Down the Bones by Natalie Goldberg
The secret of creativity, Natalie Goldberg makes clear, is to subtract rules for writing, not add them. Proof that she knows what she is talking about is abundant in the speed, grace, accuracy, and simplicity of her own sentences. Writing Down the Bones is "simply the best aid and comfort around today".--Judith Guest, author of Ordinary People.


Escaping Into the Open: The Art of Writing TrueEscaping Into the Open: The Art of Writing True by Elizabeth Berg
Both autobiography and primer, Escaping into the Open interweaves Elizabeth Berg's story of her own journey from working mother to published novelist with encouraging advice on how to create stories that spring from deep within the heart. With wit and honesty, Elizabeth Berg provides numerous exercises that will unleash individual creativity and access and utilize all of the senses. Most important, she tells how to fire passion -- emotion -- into writing itself; to break through personal barriers and reach one's own outer limits and beyond.


Writing from the HeartWriting from the Heart: Tapping the Power of Your Inner Voice by Nancy Aronie
With warm, lively, often humorous anecdotes, advice, and lessons, this unique approach to creative writing as a path to healing the self shows how to reverse the damaging effects done to writers in school, where red pens disciplined grammar and taught them to mistrust their natural ability as storytellers--freezing them in their creative tracks.


A Christian Writer`s Manual of StyleA Christian Writer's Manual of Style by Bob Hudson; Shelley Hudson
From highly respected editors Bob Hudson and Shelley Townsend comes this standard setting reference guide for anyone involved in Christian publishing.


Henry Miller on WritingHenry Miller on Writing by Henry Miller; Thomas H. Moore
Some of the most rewarding pages in Henry Miller's books concern his self-education as a writer. He tells, as few great writers ever have, how he set his goals, how he discovered the excitement of using words, how the books he read influenced him, and how he learned to draw on his own experience.


The Everything Gets Published BookThe Everything Gets Published Book by Peter Rubie
With dozens of sample cover letters, book proposals and contracts, this guide is the one source writers need to exchange an impressive collection of rejection letters into a well-published book. Two-color illustrations throughout.


The Forest for the TreesThe Forest for the Trees: An Editor's Advice to Writers by Betsy Lerner
In this unusual and compelling book, an editor shares the wisdom and insights she's gained from that work. Far more than a how-to manual, this title offers inspiration, inside views, and a colorful, anecdotal look at the publishing world, all delivered in the humorous voice that has helped to make Lerner one of the most prominent names in the business.


Be Your Own Literary AgentBe Your Own Literary Agent: The Ultimate Insider's Guide to Getting Published by Martin P. Levin
Fifty-year publishing veteran Martin P. Levin walks first-time authors through the intimidating process of selling their work with a clear, intelligent, and supportive approach that works. Sample letters and proposals show you exactly how to write a query letter, compile an author bio, phrase a book summary, organize a sample chapter, and more.


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