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1001 Children's Books You Must Read Before You Grow Up

This is the best and most authoritative guide to classic and contemporary children's literature today. It is the latest in the best-selling 1001 series, and its informative reviews are the key to diff..

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2012 Children's Writers' & Artists' Yearbook

The comprehensive guide to markets in all areas of children's media, completely revised and updated, now in its 8th edition, with a foreword by a famous children's author and further articles by child..

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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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5 Essays You Must Master to Be College Ready

Pulitzer Prize winner David McCullough said, "Writing is thinking. To write well is to think clearly. That's why it's so hard." Too many students enter college without a basic understanding of writing..

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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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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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Best Punctuation Book, Period: A Comprehensive Guide for Every Writer, Editor, Student, and Businessperson

This all-in-one reference is a quick and easy way for book, magazine, online, academic, and business writers to look up sticky punctuation questions for all styles including AP (Associated Press), MLA..

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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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Building Great Sentences: How to Write the Kinds of Sentences You Love to Read

Based on the bestselling series from The Great Courses, "Building Great Sentences" celebrates the sheer joy of language--and will forever change the way you read and write. Great writing begins with ..

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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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Collins Little Books - Grammar Secrets

Inside this little book one of Britain's top Grammar Gurus reveals all you need to know about Grammar but were afraid to ask. Let's admit it, we all struggle with Grammar. There, they're or their? Who..

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Complete Handbook Of Novel Writing


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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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Confessions of a Kiwi Self-Publisher : a guide to self-publishing from New Zealand
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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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?: 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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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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English Grammar Essentials for Dummies

The fun and easy way to learn essential grammar rules, common usage errors, and other key concepts in the English language Understanding the rules of English is key to being an effective communicator..

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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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Finish Your Dissertation, Don't Let It Finish You!

This all-inclusive, practical guide will help graduate students design, conduct, and finish an academic dissertation or thesis with minimal drama. The structure of the book follows the sequential flow..

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Fit to Print: The Writing & Editing Style Guide for Aotearoa New Zealand

An essential resource for those involved in preparing or presenting work for publication in print or on the web: extensive guide to current conventions of written English; defines the differences betw..

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Fowler's Modern English Usage

Fowler's Modern English Usage is the world-famous guide to English usage, loved and used by writers of all kinds. In keeping with its long tradition, Fowler's gives comprehensive and practical advice ..

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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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Get Started in Screenwriting

This is a comprehensive, jargon-free guide for all budding screenwriters. Its aim is not just to guide you through the techniques and skills you need to write for the screen (film and television), but..

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Get Started in Writing for Children: Teach Yourself

Get Started in Writing for Children will help you at the very beginning of the creative journey to gain confidence and find inspiration, and then support you in the completion of your first piece of c..

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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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Good Story: Exchanges on Truth, Fiction and Psychotherapy

This is a fascinating dialogue on the human inclination to make up stories between a Nobel Prize-winning writer and a psychotherapist. Arabella Kurtz and J M Coetzee consider psychotherapy and its wid..

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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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History and Uncertain Future of Handwriting

In the digital age of instant communication, handwriting is less necessary than ever before, and indeed fewer and fewer schoolchildren are being taught how to write in cursive. Signatures--far from Jo..

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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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How to be a Writer: Conversations with Writers About Writing

David Quantick interviews some of the best writers in a variety of field to provide a detailed overview for living your life as a writer on a daily practical level:~ In conversation with Caitlin Moran..

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How to be Well Read: A Guide to 567 Essential Novels

As the annual flow of novels grows ever greater, it's a hard job to keep up, let alone sort the wheat from the chaff. Fortunately John Sutherland is on hand to do precisely that for you, and in 500 wi..

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