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25 Rules of Grammar: The Essential Guide to Good English

English grammar is often said to be over-complicated and difficult to get to grips with but the truth is that, while there are certain rules that should be obeyed, the language evolves and develops ov..

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642 Things to Write About

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642 Tiny Things to Write About

A follow-up to the best-selling series,642 Tiny Things to Write About presents oodles of delightful and thought-provoking writing prompts, packaged in an uber-cute, irresistible and tiny new format. F..

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Accidental Apostrophe: ... And Other Misadventures in Punctuation

Sunday Times bestselling author Caroline Taggart takes her usual gentle and gently humorous approach to punctuation, pointing out what really matters and what doesn't.In Roman times, blocks of text we..

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Accidental Memoir

The Accidental Memoir truly is for all: writers and non-writers, teachers and students, the perfect book for anyone seeking inspiration or imaginative ways to explore their own life story. The ..

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Air & Light & Time & Space: How Successful Academics Write

From the author of Stylish Academic Writing comes an essential new guide for writers aspiring to become more productive and take greater pleasure in their craft. Helen Sword interviewed one hundred ac..

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Art of Fiction, The: Notes on Craft for Young Writers

This classic guide, from the renowned novelist and professor, has helped transform generations of aspiring writers into masterful writers and will continue to do so for many years to come. John Gardne..

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Art of X-Ray Reading: How the Secrets of 25 Great Works of Literature Will Improve Your Writing

Where do writers learn their best moves? They use a technique that Roy Peter Clark calls X-ray reading, a form of reading that lets you penetrate beyond the surface of a text to see how meaning is act..

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Being a Writer: Advice, Musings, Essays and Experiences From the World's Greatest Authors

Being a Writer is an inspiring assemblage of wit, wisdom and hard-won practical advice from some of the world's greatest authors musing on the art of writing and how they came to define themselves as ..

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Bird by Bird: Instructions on Writing and Life

"Thirty years ago my older brother, who was ten years old at the time, was trying to get a report on birds written that he'd had three months to write. It was due the next day. We were out at our fami..

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Blueprint Your Bestseller: Organize and Revise Any Manuscript with the Book Architecture Method

The first draft is the easy part... In Blueprint Your Bestseller, Stuart Horwitz offers a step-by-step process for revising your manuscript that has helped bestselling authors get from first draft to..

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Briefest English Grammar and Punctuation Guide Ever!

Covering the basics of English grammar and punctuation, this friendly guide is perfect for students at all levels. It clearly and simply explains how language works and functions and strips out all th..

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Bring Your Fiction to Life: Crafting Three-Dimensional Stories with Depth and Complexity

Craft a Story That Towers Above the Rest You know it when you read it: In page after page and scene after scene, a truly engrossing novel has qualities that set it apart. Authentic characters, a well-..

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But Can I Start a Sentence with "but"?: Advice from the Chicago Style Q&A

Q. Is it happy medium or happy median ? My author writes: We would all be much better served as stewards of finite public funds if we could find that happy median where trust reigns supreme. Thanks! A..

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Chicago Manual of Style 17E

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Chicago Manual of Style: 16th Edition 2010

While digital technologies have revolutionized the publishing world in the twenty-first century, one thing still remains true: "The Chicago Manual of Style" is the authoritative, trusted source that w..

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Children'S Writer's Notebook: 20 Great Authors and 70 Writing Exercises

The Children's Writer's Notebook is a perfect journal for writers of fiction for young people. It features profiles of 20 important writers from the past 150 yearsm plus numerous activities and exerci..

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Collins Complete Writing Guide

The Collins Complete Writing Guide is the essential single-volume guide for all who aspire to improve their writing skills Whether you want to write a novel, draft a report for the School Board, creat..

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Complete Handbook Of Novel Writing

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Complete Handbook of Novel Writing: Everything You Need to Know to Create & Sell Your Work

Get advice from the best in the business on every stage of the novel-writing and publishing process! In The Complete Handbook of Novel Writing, 3rd Edition, you'll learn from established writers about..

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Complete Rhyming Dictionary

This authoritative, comprehensive handbook contains virtually all the rhyming words possible in the English language and is a must for anyoe who works with words. Updated to meet the needs of today's..

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Complete Writing for Children Course: Teach Yourself

Designed to take you from the moment you first put pen to paper to the point at which you are ready to start contacting publishers (or uploading an ebook file), this is the most important book on writ..

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Craft of Research

With more than three-quarters of a million copies sold since its first publication, The Craft of Research has helped generations of researchers at every level from first-year undergraduates to advance..

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Creativity Challenge: Design, Experiment, Test, Innovate, Build, Create, Inspire, and Unleash Your Genius

Discover your "Aha" moment--right now! What's the best way to become more creative? Just change how you think! This book challenges you to go against your default ways of thinking in order to write, d..

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Crime Writer's Guide to Police Practice and Procedure

This new, fully updated edition of The Crime Writer's Guide to Police Practice and Procedure is the essential detective in your pocket - something to reach for when your writing needs that short, shar..

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Daemon Voices: Essays on Storytelling

In over 30 essays written over 20 years, one of the worlds great storytellers meditates on story-telling. Warm, funny, generous, entertaining and, above all, deeply considered, they offer thoughts on ..

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Dear Mendl, Dear Reyzl: Yiddish Letter Manuals from Russia and America

At the turn of the 20th century, Jewish families scattered by migration could stay in touch only through letters. Jews in the Russian Empire and America wrote business letters, romantic letters, and e..

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Detox Your Writing: Strategies for Doctoral Researchers

There are a number of books which aim to help doctoral researchers write the PhD. This book offers something different - the scholarly detox. This is not a faddish alternative, it's not extreme. It's ..

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DIY Book Pr Guide: The Happier Guide to Do-it-Yourself Book Publicity in Seven Easy Steps

The book world has changed dramatically thanks to the digital revolution. Now, anyone with a great book idea and the time to write it can become a published author. But what happens when your masterpi..

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Do I Make Myself Clear?

Harold Evans has edited everything from the urgent files of battlefield reporters to the complex thought processes of Henry Kissinger, and he has been knighted for his services to journalism. In Do I ..

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Do I Make Myself Clear?: Why Writing Well Matters

Harry Evans has edited everything from the urgent files of battlefield reporters to the complex thought processes of Henry Kissinger, and he has been knighted for his services to journalism. In Do I M..

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Doing Essays and Assignments: Essential Tips for Students

Have you ever been stunned by a low grade, when you were expecting an A or B? Are you struggling to make the jump from a second to a first? Doing Essays and Assignments gives you an insider's view on ..

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Doing Your Literature Review: Traditional and Systematic Techniques

Electronic Inspection Copy available for instructors here The literature review is a compulsory part of research and, increasingly, may form the whole of a student research project. This highly a..

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Doing Your Research Project: A Guide for First-Time Researchers

This is the market leading book for anyone doing their research project. Clear, concise and extremely readable, this book provides a practical, step-by-step guide to doing a research project from star..

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Easyguide to APA Style, An

Undergraduate and postgraduate students of psychology...

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Elements of Style Illustrated 4e

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Elements of Style, The

You know the authors' names. You recognize the title. You've probably used this book yourself. This is The Elements of Style, the classic style manual, now in a fourth edition. The revisions to the ne..

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Emotional Craft of Fiction: How to Write the Story Beneath the Surface

Engage Your Readers with Emotion While writers might disagree over showing versus telling or plotting versus pantsing, none would argue this: If you want to write strong fiction, you must make your re..

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Essential Guide to Doing Your Research Project

The Essential Guide to Doing Your Research Project 2e is the ultimate companion to successfully completing your research project. Warm and pragmatic, it gives you the skills and the confidence needed ..

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Essential Guide to Freelance Writing: The Inside Scoop from Writer's Digest, The

Prime Your Freelance Writing Career for Success! So you want to be a freelance writer. Great! But now you're faced with a laundry list of questions: Should I freelance full time or part time? Should ..

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Everything I Know About Writing

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Exercise Book : Creative Writing Exercises from Victoria University's Institute of Modern Letters

Exercise Book collects over fifty creative writing exercises used by Bill Manhire and his colleagues, not only at Victoria but throughout New Zealand and around the world. The celebrated writer/teache..

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Fucking Apostrophes

'At last, a book that tells you exactly where to stick your apostrophe ...funny and useful, the perfect stocking filler.' David Marsh, Guardian Apostrophes are a pain. The rules about how to use them ..

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Fuse Box: Essays on Creative Writing from Victoria University's International Institute of Modern Letters

From Victoria University's International Institute of Modern Letters, The Fuse Box offers writing strategies and guidance on keeping the faith from some of our best writers. Starting with the instigat..

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Get Started in Writing Historical Fiction

Do you have a compelling vision for a story set in the past? Are you inspired by novelists such as Hilary Mantel and Philippa Gregory? Get Started in Writing Historical Fiction is designed for anyone..

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Greeks Had a Word for it: Words You Never Knew You Can't Do Without

Do you ever search in vain for exactly the right word? Perhaps you want to articulate the vague desire to be far away. Or you can't quite convey that odd urge to go outside and check to see if anyone ..

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Guide to Scientific Writing, A

This practical book takes the mystery out of scientific writing by taking students through the process in plain and clear language. A Guide to Scientific Writing covers undergraduate writing tasks as..

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Having the Last Say: Capturing Your Legacy in One Small Story

As the baby-boomer generation ages, its members are looking ahead to the biggest challenge of all: making sense of life in its third act. HAVING THE LAST SAY takes life review out of the realm of memo..

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How Good is Your Grammar?: 100 Quiz Questions - The Ultimate Test to Bring You Up to Scratch

John Sutherland, one of Britain's most celebrated professors of English literature, is here to test, stretch, amuse and instruct you with his definitive quiz on all things grammatical.Why do purists i..

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How to be a Travel Writer

With expert advice from the world's leading travel writers, this inspiring and practical guide to travel writing will help readers realise their dreams. Compiled by Don George, one of the world's most..

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