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Perennial Seller: The Art of Making and Marketing Work that Lasts
Holiday, Ryan
(Hardcover)

66% off list price of $26.00

How did the movie The Shawshank Redemption fail at the box office but go on to gross more than $100 million as a cult classic? How did The 48 Laws of Power miss the bestseller lists for more than a decade and still sell more than a million copies?How is Iron Maiden still filling stadiums worldwid...


The Art and Craft of Feature Writing
Blundell, William E.
(Softcover)

62% off list price of $16.00

William E. Blundell, one of the best writers on The Wall Street Journal has put his famous Journal Feature-Writing Seminars into this step-by-step guide for turning out great articles. Filled with expert instruction on a complex art, it provides beginners with a systematic approach to feature wr...


Ernest Hemingway on Writing
Hemingway, Ernest
(Softcover)

49% off list price of $15.00

Imbued with Hemingway's wit, wisdom, and humor, "Ernest Hemingway on Writing" offers essential advice from an author who has had an astounding impact on contemporary American fiction.


Why I Write
Orwell, George
(Paperback)

63% off list price of $12.00

Whether puncturing the lies of politicians, wittily dissecting the English character or telling unpalatable truths about war, Orwell's timeless, uncompromising essays are more relevant, entertaining and essential than ever in today's era of spin.


The Tools of Screenwriting: A Writer's Guide to the Craft and Elements of a Screenplay
Howard, David
(Paperback)

61% off list price of $16.99

In The Tools of Screenwriting, the authors illuminate the essential elements of cinematic storytelling. These elements are guideposts for the aspiring screenwriter, and they can be used in different ways to accomplish a variety of ends. Questions of dramatic structure, plot, dialogue, character d...


Writing to Change the World
Pipher, Mary
(Softcover)

59% off list price of $16.00

From the #1 New York Times bestselling author of Reviving Ophelia, Another Country, and The Shelter of Each Other comes an inspirational book that shows how words can change the world.Words are the most powerful tools at our disposal. With them, writers have saved lives and taken them, brought ju...


The Essential Guide to Getting Your Book Published: How to Write It, Sell It, and Market It . . . Successfully!
Eckstut, Arielle
(Softcover)

65% off list price of $15.95

Presents a guide for aspiring writers on all aspects of getting published, including writing the query letter, getting an agent, signing contracts, working with publishers, assisting in prepub publicity and marketing, and doing book tours.


Writing the Blockbuster Novel (Revised and Updated)
Zuckerman, Albert
(Paperback)

72% off list price of $15.99

Albert Zuckerman, legendary literary agent, has worked with many bestselling authors, including Ken Follett, Olivia Goldsmith, Antoinette Van Heugten, Michael Lewis, and F. Paul Wilson. Zuckerman is a master at teaching writers the skills necessary to crack the bestseller list. For this revised ...


Why We Write About Ourselves: Twenty Memoirists on Why They Expose Themselves (and Others) in the Name of Literature
Maran, Meredith (Edt)
(Paperback)

52% off list price of $16.00

What moves memoirists to make their most personal stories public? In Why We Write About Ourselves, twenty of America's most successful memoirists answer this question - and share the nuts and bolts of how they do it. Exploring such issues as the reliability of memory, the ethics of disclosure, an...


The Plot Whisperer Workbook: Step-by-Step Exercises to Help You Create Compelling Stories
Alderson, Martha
(Softcover)

64% off list price of $16.95

Turn lackluster plots into irresistible stories!When it comes to writing bestsellers, it's all about the plot. But creating a captivating storyline that mesmerizes your audience until the very end is easier said than done. With thousands of engaging books on the shelf, you'll need to set yours ap...


Online Marketing for Busy Authors: A Step-by-Step Guide
Burke, Fauzia
(Paperback)

67% off list price of $16.95

There has truly never been a better time to be an author. For the first time, authors have direct access to the public via the Internet—and can create a community eagerly awaiting their book. But where do new authors start? How do they sort through the dizzying range of online options? Where shou...


The Savvy Author's Guide to Book Publicity
Warren, Lissa
(Paperback)

72% off list price of $14.00

Here is an essential reference for writers - from the self-published to those published by major houses - written by a leading book publicist who pitches books to media every day of her working life. Features: Ten things you can do if your book's not getting media attention; Tips for crafting yo...


Black Ink: Literary Legends on the Peril, Power, and Pleasure of Reading and Writing
Oliver, Stephanie Stokes (Edt)
(Paperback)

65% off list price of $16.00

Spanning over 250 years of history, Black Ink traces black literature in America from Frederick Douglass to Ta-Nehisi Coates in this masterful collection of twenty-five illustrious and moving essays on the power of the written word.Throughout American history black people are the only group of pe...


The Write Way: The S.P.E.L.L. Guide to Real-Life Writing
Lederer, Richard
(Softcover)

63% off list price of $15.00

If you've ever battled tricky grammar, slippery syntax, passive constructions, pesky punctuation, or snaky jargon, you know that good writing is never easy. But you can learn to write better with this ingenious guide that puts two English language mavens at your side. Enjoy the brilliant wit of b...


Thanks, But This Isn't for Us
Morrell, Jessica Page
(Paperback)

67% off list price of $16.95

All great works of fiction and memoir are unique - but most bad novels, stories, and memoirs have a lot in common. From clunky dialogue to poorly sketched-out characters, sagging pacing to exaggerated prose, these beginners' mistakes drive any agent or editor to their stock rejection letter, tell...


Why I Write
Blythe, Will
(Paperback)

68% off list price of $13.95

To pursue a vocation like fiction writing these days demands an almost religious sense of mission. With so little chance of making a living, let alone a fortune, how does one come to terms with the impulse to write? In this landmark anthology, twenty-six of America's most exciting and accomplis...


Writing the Blockbuster Novel
Zuckerman, Albert
(Hardcover)

78% off list price of $27.99

Albert Zuckerman, legendary literary agent, has worked with many bestselling authors, including Ken Follett, Olivia Goldsmith, Antoinette Van Heugten, Michael Lewis, and F. Paul Wilson. Zuckerman is a master at teaching writers the skills necessary to crack the bestseller list. For this revised ...


The Author's Toolkit: A Step-by-Step Guide to Writing and Publishing Your Book
Embree, Mary
(Paperback)

64% off list price of $16.99

All writers yearn for success and recognition. And now we are entering a golden era in which self-publishers are in the driver’s seat. In The Author’s Toolkit, aspiring authors, students, and even established writers will find the resources they need to achieve their goals and avoid common writer...


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