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Leaving a Trace: On Keeping a Journal

Now in paperback comes the acclaimed, one-of-a-kind practical guide to starting and keeping a journal and transforming it into a larger creative work: a family chronicle, a memoir, or a novel.

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Writing as a Way of Healing: How Telling Our Stories Transforms Our Lives

In this inspiring book, based on her twenty years of research, highly acclaimed author and teacher Louise DeSalvo reveals the healing power of writing. DeSalvo shows how anyone can use writing as a way to heal the emotional and physical wounds that are an inevitable part of life. Contrary to what most self-help books claim, just writing wont help you; in fact, theres abu

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The Pursuit of Perfection: And How It Harms Writers

In this WMG Writers Guide, international bestselling author Kristine Kathryn Rusch discusses the destructive ways peer workshops and the quest for perfection derail many writers careers. Listening to critics and academics - amateur and professional - often strips out the joy of writing. And a failure to recognize writing as a business furthers the potential damage. But R

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The New Well Tempered Sentence: A Punctuation Handbook for the Innocent, the Eager, and the Doomed

For over a decade THE WELL TEMPERED SENTENCE has provided instruction and pleasure to the wariest student and the most punctilious scholar alike. Now Karen Elizabeth Gordon has revised and enlarged her classic handbook with fuller explanations of the rules of punctuation, additional whimsical graphics, and further character development and drama -- all the while redeeming

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Conversations with Kazuo Ishiguro

Conversations with Kazuo Ishiguro collects nineteen interviews, conducted over the past two decades on both sides of the Atlantic and beyond, with the author of Booker Prize-winning The Remains of the Day. The interviews collectively address the entirety of this literary artists career, affording readers of Ishiguro (b. 1954) the most vivid portrait yet of contexts and in

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1200 Creative Writing Prompts (Adventures in Writing)

Perfect for writers who are feeling uninspired or who simply want to tackle a new writing challenge, 1200 Creative Writing Prompts has something for everyone. Whether you write fiction, poetry, or creative nonfiction, you�ll find plenty of fresh ideas inside this book.The fiction prompts cover a range of genres, including literary, mystery, thriller, suspense, science fic

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The Transitive Vampire: a Handbook of Grammar for the Innocent, the Eager, and the Doomed

Playful and practical, this is the style book you cant wait to use, a guide that addresses classic questions of English usage with wit and the blackest of humor. Black-and-white illustrations throughout.

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Revision & Self-Editing: Techniques for Transforming Your First Draft Into a Finished Novel(Write Great Fiction)

Spot and Fix Manuscript MisstepsDont let the revision process intimidate you any longer. Discover how to successfully transform your first draft into a polished final draft readers wont be able to forget.In Write Great Fiction: Revision & Self-Editing, James Scott Bell draws on his experience as a novelist and instructor to provide specific revision tips geared towar

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Naming the World: And Other Exercises for the Creative Writer

You already have the tools to become a gifted writer; what you need is the spark. Harvard creative writing professor and acclaimed author Bret Anthony Johnston brings you an irresistible interactive guide to the craft of narrative writing. From developing characters to building conflict, from mastering dialogue to setting the scene, Naming the World jump-starts your creati

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