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Bird By Bird: Some Instructions On Writing And Life
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For a quarter century, more than a million readers—scribes and scribblers of all ages and abilities—have been inspired by Anne Lamott’s hilarious, big-hearted, homespun advice. Advice that begins with the simple words of wisdom passed down from…
On Writing Well: The Classic Guide to Writing Nonfiction
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" On Writing Well is a bible for a generation of writers looking for clues to clean, compelling prose." – New York Times A beloved classic, this definitive volume on the art of writing nonfiction celebrates its thirtieth anniversary. On Writing Well , which grew…
Artful Edit: On The Practice Of Editing Yourself
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"Bell's prose is elegant and wonderfully readable in this artful guide."— Publishers Weekly The Artful Edit explores the many-faceted and often misunderstood—or simply overlooked—art of editing. The book brims with examples, quotes,…
A Poetry Handbook

A Poetry Handbook

Mary Oliver

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|August 15, 1994

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“Mary Oliver would probably never admit to anything so grandiose as an effort to connect the conscious mind and the heart (that’s what she says poetry can do), but that is exactly what she accomplishes in this stunning little handbook.”— Los Angeles Times From…
The Elements Of Style Illustrated
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"So friendly, so classic, so delightful . . . Kalman has taken 'the little book' and made it even more elegant and uplifting." — Los Angeles Times The only style manual to ever appear on a bestseller list now refreshed by one of our most beloved illustrators…
How to Write a Book or How to Write a Novel. Writing a Book Made Easy. What You Must Know about…
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How to write a book? How and where do you start? This book is focused on how to write a novel but of course can also be useful for when you want to write an informative book. The author tells you where to start, what to do and what not to do. This book tells you…
The Sense Of Style: The Thinking Person's Guide To Writing In The 21st Century
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“Charming and erudite," from the author of Rationality and Enlightenment Now , "The wit and insight and clarity he brings . . . is what makes this book such a gem.” —Time.com Why is so much writing so bad, and how can we make it better? Is the English language…
The Elements of Academic Style: Writing for the Humanities
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Eric Hayot teaches graduate students and faculty in literary and cultural studies how to think and write like a professional scholar. From granular concerns, such as sentence structure and grammar, to big-picture issues, such as adhering to genre patterns for…
Tell It Slant, Third Edition

Tell It Slant, Third Edition

Brenda Miller

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|August 9, 2019

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Two award-winning authors reveal everything you need to know to develop your own distinctive voice and craft compelling, creative nonfiction  When Emily Dickinson wrote "Tell all the Truth but tell it Slant," she offered sound advice for nonfiction writers:…
Passionate Marriage: Keeping Love And Intimacy Alive In Committed Relationships
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“A classic.” —William H. Masters, M.D. Passionate Marriage has long been recognized as the pioneering book on intimate human relationships. Now with a new preface by the author, this updated edition explores the ways we can keep passion alive…
Style Guide

Style Guide

The Economist

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|June 5, 2018

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This expanded twelfth edition of the bestselling guide to style is based on The Economist 's own updated house style manual, and is an invaluable companion for everyone who wants to communicate with the clarity, style and precision for which The Economist is…
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