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- 6 Steps to Songwriting Success, by Jason Blume.
The Comprehensive Guide to Writing and Marketing Hit Songs. An invaluable how-to guide that will help you achieve your dream of becoming a successful songwriter.
- The ABC's of Writing for Children, by Elizabeth Koehler-Pentacoff.
114 Children's Authors and Illustrators Talk About the Art, the Business, the Craft, & the Life of Writing Children's Literature.
- Alone in a Room - Secrets of Successful Screenwriters, by John Scott Lewinski.
Do you have what it takes to succeed as a Hollywood screenwriter? This book takes a hard, honest look at what it takes to become a professional screenwriter and it offers insider tips that will greatly improve your chances of becoming a successful screenwriter.
- The American Directory of Writer's Guidelines, compiled and edited by Stephen Blake Mettee, Michelle Doland, and Doris Hall.
Detailed writer's guidelines for more than 1,700 periodicals and book publishers.
- Before We Get Started, by Bret Lott.
A Practical Memoir of the Writer's Life. In ten essays and a short introduction, Brett presents an intimate portrait of the writer's life, from why we write to accepting rejection.
- Beginning Writer's Answer Book, edited by Jane Friedman.
This, the 30th Anniversary Edition of this essential writer's reference guide provides the answers to the top 1,000 questions most often asked by beginning writers.
- Book in a Month, by Victoria Lynn Schmidt.
The Fool-Proof System for Writing a Novel in 30 Days.
- Bulletproof Book Proposals, by Pam Brodowsky and Eric Neuhaus.
An easy to follow ten-step plan for writing a nonfiction book proposal, plus twelve real-life book proposals that were accepted.
- By Cunning & Craft, by Peter Selgin.
Sound Advice and Practical Wisdom for Fiction Writers.
- The Craft & Business of Writing, from the Editors of Writer's Digest Books.
Essential Tools for Writing Success. Articles on all aspects of the craft and business sides of writing, covering fiction, nonfiction, poetry, and children's writing.
- Creating Poetry, by John Drury.
How to begin a poem, use word combinations and new forms, apply the lessons from master poets to individual poems, choose words and images carefully, and much more.
- Creative Writing: A Practical Guide, by Julia Casterton.
An invaluable reference guide that will help you to find the writer inside you and which discusses the fundamentals of writing poetry, short stories, dialogue, autobiography, and novels.
- The Crime Writer's Reference Guide, Revised Edition, by Martin Roth.
1001 Tips for Writing the Perfect Murder. Everything you need to know about crime writing, including tips, terminology, definitions, and directions for further research that will help you bring a sense of realism to your story.
- Damn! Why Didn't I Write That?, by Marc McCutcheon.
How Ordinary People are Raking in $100,000.00... or more Writing Nonfiction Books & How You Can Too!
- The DC Comics Guide to Writing Comics, by Dennis O'Neil.
A practical guide that covers the fundamentals of comic book writing, from plotting to series continuity.
- Destination Dissertation, by Sonja K. Foss and William Waters.
A step-by-step guide to writing your dissertation that takes you through the entire process in a mere 29 steps.
- Elmore Leonard's 10 Rules of Writing, by Elmore Leonard.
A brief guide to good writing distilled down to ten pithy rules of writing.
- The Fast-Track Course on How to Write a Nonfiction Book Proposal, by Stephen Blake Mettee.
A concise, easy to understand, step-by-step guide that takes you through the entire process of writing a nonfiction book proposal.
- Fiction Writing Demystified, by Thomas B. Sawyer.
Techniques That Will Make You a More Successful Writer.
- First Draft in 30 Days, by Karen S. Wiesner.
A Novel Writer's System for Building a Complete and Cohesive Manuscript. A step-by-step guide on how to outline, and create a comprehensive first draft of your novel. Also includes advice on brainstorming, setting career goals, and completing your final draft
- Freelancing for Newspapers: Writing for an Overlooked Market, by Sue Fagalde Lick.
An accessible guide that explains the ins and outs of freelancing for newspapers, in which Lick provides a solid foundation from which professional and novice writers can begin writing for newspapers.
- Guide to Literary Agents, edited by Chuck Sambuchino.
This edition contains more than 650 listings for literary and script agents and agencies, as well as listings for writers' conferences and articles on finding an agent, the role of an agent, writing proposals, negotiating a book contract, and more...
- The Hollywood Standard, by Christopher Riley.
The Complete & Authoritative Guide to Script Format and Style. Everything you need to know about formatting a script from setting your margins to adding shot headings.
- How to Self-Publish Your Own Comic Book, by Tony C. Caputo.
The Complete Resource Guide to the Business, Production, Distribution, Marketing, and Promotion of Comic Books.
- Inner Drives, by Pamela Jaye Smith.
How to Write & Create Characters Using the Eight Classic Centers of Motivation.
- Inside Songwriting, by Jason Blume.
Practical advice on songwriting based upon Blume's experiences along with an insider's look at the business end of songwriting.
- The Jewish Journaling Book, by Janet Ruth Falon.
A handy and inspirational guidebook on all aspects related to the art and practice of keeping a journal.
- Let's Get Creative:
Writing Fiction that Sells!, by William F. Nolan.
A complete primer on writing fiction that covers not only basic writing techniques, but also advice on getting your work published.
- Life Writing, by Fred D. White.
Drawing From Personal Experience to Create Features You Can Publish.
- The Lost Saranac Interviews, by Joe David Bellamy and Connie Bellamy.
Forgotten Conversations with Famous Writers: Contains the complete transcripts of interviews with famous writers, including Joyce Carol Oats, Margaret Atwood, Annie Dillard, and E.L. Doctorow. These interviews were conducted between 1976-1980, during the Saranac Writer's Conference.
- The Mind of Your Story: Discover What Drives Your Fiction, by Lisa Lenard-Cook.
This book provides a master class on writing fiction that guides you through the entire writing process from developing a story idea to revising your novel.
- Narrative Form, by Suzanne Keen.
An advance textbook and guide to the vocabulary and methodology of the narrative form in fiction.
- The New Comedy Writing Step by Step, by Gene Perret.
Revised and updated, this has long-been, and still is, the number one book on comedy writing! Easy to use and understand, this book covers the various forms of comedy writing, marketing your work, and writing techniques.
- Novel & Short Story Writer's Market, edited by Lauren Mosko.
A reference guide geared toward fiction writers with more than 1,300 market listings for both novels and short stories. Also includes a collection of articles about writing, genre specific resources, and information about literary agents.
- On Writing Horror, edited by Mort Castle.
A Handbook by The Horror Writers Association. Tips, practical advice, and writing guidance from 58 top horror writers, including Stephen King, Harlan Ellison, Jack Ketchum, Joyce Carol Oats, Nancy Kilpatrick, and J. N. Williamson.
- On Writing Romance, by Leigh Michaels.
How to Craft a Novel that Sells. The fundamentals of romance writing from what a romance novel is to marketing your finished manuscript.
- Pitching Hollywood, by Jonathan Koch and Robert Kosberg, with Tanya Meurer Norman.
How to Sell Your TV and Movie Ideas. A precise and comprehendible overview of the entire process of developing and pitching a movie or TV idea or script.
- The Portable Writer's Conference, edited by Stephen Blake Mettee.
This virtual writer's conference contains more than 40 in-depth, information-packed essays that offer advice on everything from the basics of fiction and nonfiction writing to the business side of the publishing industry.
- The Real, Low Down, Dirty Truth About Hollywood Agenting, by Rima Greer.
A practical and insightful guide into the world of a Hollywood agent - what they do, how you get one, and how they can help you sell your script.
- The Rhythm Method, Razzmatazz, and Memory, by Keith Flynn.
How to Make Your Poetry Swing.
- The Rowman & Littlefield Guide to Writing with Sources, by James P. Davis.
A handy reference guide that examines how, and why, you need to cite your sources, in both written and oral presentations across all academic disciplines.
- Scientific Writing: A Reader and Writer's Guide, by Jean-Luc Lebrun.
A concise and readable guide on how to write science papers that are accessible, accurate, and which will hold your readers attention, whether they are science professionals or general readers.
- Screenwriting From the Heart, by James Ryan.
The Technique of the Character-Driven Screenplay: An Indispensable Guide to Developing Dramatic and Passionate Screenplays Based on Compelling Characters.
- Story Structure Architect, by Victoria Lynn Schmidt.
A Writer's Guide to Building Dramatic Situations & Compelling Characters. This is an indispensable reference book on plotting.
- This Business of Songwriting, by Jason Blume.
A Practical Guide to Doing Business as a Songwriter.
- Time to Write, by Frank Milligan.
Discovering the Writer Within After 50. This is an inspirational and educational guide to fulfilling a dream, starting a new hobby, or even starting a second career, as a writer.
- The Weekend Novelist - Revised Edition, by Robert J. Ray and Bret Norris.
A Dynamic 52-Week Program to Help to Produce a Novel... One Weekend at a Time.
- The Write-Brain Workbook, by Bonnie Neubauer.
366 Exercises to Liberate Your Writing.
- Write is a Verb, by Bill O'Hanlon.
A motivational book that will help you discover the techniques and motivational factors that will get you, and keep you, writing.
- Writer Mama, by Christina Katz.
How to Raise a Writing Career Alongside Your Kids.
- Writer's Digest Writing Kit, by the editors of Writer's Digest Books.
Everything You Need to Get Creative, Start Writing, and Get Published.
- The Writer's Guide to the Business of Comics, by Lurene Haines.
Everything a Comic Book Writer Needs to Make it in the Business, plus interviews with 30 Comic Book Professionals.
- Writer's Market, edited by Robert Lee Brewer.
Completely revised and updated, the Writer's Market contains 3,500 listings for both fiction and nonfiction markets, plus helpful articles and information about literary agents, and more...
- Writing and Selling Your Mystery Novel, by Hallie Ephron.
An informative guide on writing a mystery novel that takes you from blueprint to marketing your book.
- Writing Fiction for Dummies, by Randy Ingermanson and Peter Economy.
A handy reference book that will walk you step-by-step from novice writer to published novelist.
- Writing the Mystery - A Start-to-Finish Guide for Both Novice and Professional, by G. Miki Hayden.
A step-by-step guide that intuitively takes you through the process of writing a mystery, and getting your short story or novel published. Includes a selection of interviews with renowned mystery writers.
- Writing: Self & Reflexivity
, by Celia Hunt and Fiona Sampson.
A practical and theoretical overview of the creative writing process.
- You Don't Have to Be Famous, by Steve Zousmer.
A step-by-step guide on writing your life's story, geared to non-professional writers, that takes you through the entire process of writing you own memoir or autobiography.
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