Everyday Life in the 1800s: A Guide for Writers, Students & Historians by Marc McCutcheon
Writers will save hours of valuable research time and bring a richness and historical accuracy to their work as they reference the slice-of-life facts depicted for each of these major time periods. Each book contains descriptions of the period's food and clothes; customs and slang; occupations; common religious and political practices; and other historical details.
The Science of Science Fiction Writing by James Gunn
Drawing on forty, years of experience, James Gunn shares his reflections about the fiction-writing process, including how to write effectively and get published.
Plotting and Writing Suspense Fiction by Patricia Highsmith
One of the top suspense novelists in the world explains how to use the elements of suspense to create and develop an exciting story, from the initial idea and the formation of the plot to the final draft; provides examples from her own work; and discuses her own trials and tribulations in the literary world.
An Introduction to Christian Writing by Ethel Herr
This exhaustive textbook is now in its second edition. It covers everything a beginning writer needs to know about getting published and serves as a solid reminder for the professional who needs an occasional bit of advice.
The Complete Idiot's Guide to Getting Your Romance Published by Julie Beard
Takes the budding romance novelist through the entire process of developing story ideas, editing, finding publishers, and marketing.
Science Fiction 101: Where to Start Reading and Writing Science Fiction by Robert Silverberg
For those who read or write science fiction comes a great introduction to the secrets, the crafts, and the art of sci fi. Included are 13 classic works by Alfred Bester, Philip K. Dick, Jack Vance, Frederick Pohl, and many others.
Borderlands of Science by Charles Sheffield
WELCOME TO THE FARTHEST FRONTIERS OF KNOWLEDGE.... Present-day science, as Carl Sagan observed, is more like science fiction than most science fiction. Where does the dividing line lie today? Charles Sheffield, an internationally respected scientist and an equally renowned science fiction writer, whom The Washington Post and others have compared to Arthur C. Clarke, surveys with an expert eye the current state of physics, astronomy, chemistry, biology, computers, and other fields, and brings the reader up to date on just how strange the universe is turning out to be. When exploring strange territory, a knowledgeable guide is a necessity. Fortunately, Dr. Sheffield is eminently qualified to explain the nature of the new mysteries which science is just beginning to explore. The readers will be in good hands as they are taken on an expertly guided tour of the BORDERLANDS OF SCIENCE
20 Master Plots And How to Build Them by Ronald B. Tobias
The Best of Novel Advice by Jeanne Marie Childe
A Writer's Roadmap by Wendell Wellman
Science Fiction Writer's Workshop-I: An Introduction to Fiction Mechanics by Barry B. Longyear
Armed & Dangerous: A Writer's Guide to Weapons by Michael Newton
Writing the Mystery: A Start to Finish Guide for Both Novice and Professional by G. Miki Hayden
Writing Romantic Fiction: How to Make a Success of Your Creative Work by Marina Oliver
Writing Horror Fiction by Guy N. Smith
How to Write Funny: Add Humor to Every Kind of Writing by John B. Kachuba
Christian Writer's Market Guide 2003 by Sally E. Stuart
The Complete Guide to Writing and Selling the Christian Novel by Penelope J. Stokes
Writing Humor: Creativity and the Comic Mind by Mary Ann Rishel
Writing Television Comedy by Jerry Rannow
The Writer's Guide to the Business of Comics by Lurene Haines
The Comedy Market: A Writer's Guide to Making Money Being Funny by Carmine Desena
Comedy Writing Secrets by Mel Helitzer