Writers Books for You or the Writer in Your Life...
At the Writers Books site you'll find books to assist you in all types of writing issues. Whether
a beginner or an established author you'll find helpful information on all phases of your writing
career. By all means look around, browse - and then take a book home...
The Writer's Idea Book 10th Anniversary Edition
This is the guide writers will reach for time after time to jump start their creativity and
develop original ideas. Four distinctive sections offer dozens of unique approaches to
"freeing the muse," each geared toward a different stage of writing. The author, Jack Heffron,
is a senior editor at Writer's Digest Books and Story Press as well as a published writer
and teacher of fiction.
A Writer's Book of Days: A Spirited Companion and Lively Muse for the Writing Life
Musicians practice. Athletes practice. And so, too, argues Judy Reeves, should writers practice.
Her Writers Book of Days provides a "writing prompt" for each day of the year, and then some:
"Write about a time someone said yes"; "Write about leaving"; "Something seemed different."
The more you practice, says Reeves, the more you write. And writing from a prompt, she adds,
is like having "someone provid[e] the music when you want to dance."
The Art of Creative Nonfiction: Writing and Selling the Literature of Reality
The challenge of creative nonfiction is to write the truth in a style that is as accurate
and informative as reportage, yet as personal, provocative, and dramatic as fiction. In
this one-of-a-kind guide, award-winning author, essayist, teacher, and editor Lee Gutkind
gives you concise, pointed advice on every aspect of writing and selling your work.
Story Structure: The Key to Successful Fiction
“Writing is structure,” William Goldman said, but too often aspiring writers plunge into their work without
grasping this fundamental principle. Story structure is one of the most important concepts for a writer to
understand—and ironically, one of the least frequently taught. In this book, New York Times-bestselling author
William Bernhardt explains the elements that make stories work, using examples spanning from Gilgamesh to The
Reading Like a Writer: A Guide for People Who Love Books and for Those Who Want to Write Them
In Reading Like a Writer, Prose invites you to sit by her side and take a guided tour
of the tools and the tricks of the masters. She reads the work of the very best
writers—Dostoyevsky, Flaubert, Kafka, Austen, Dickens, Woolf, Chekhov—and discovers
why their work has endured.In Reading Like a Writer, Prose invites you to sit by her
side and take a guided tour of the tools and the tricks of the masters.
Children's Writer's Word Book
With lists of reading-level specific words and a thesaurus of words annotated with reading
levels, this invaluable guide saves writers time by collecting everything they need to know
about age-appropriate language in one handy writers book.
Mystery Writers of America Presents The Rich and the Dead
THE RICH AND THE DEAD features mystery and crime stories set among the upper crust of
society, going behind the scenes of the lifestyles of the two percent of the world that
controls sixty percent of its riches--and just how far they'll go to stay on top.
Dynamic Dialogue: Letting Your Story Speak
Dynamic dialogue can turn an otherwise ordinary novel into a delightful read, but dull, uninspired dialogue
will cause readers to lose interest and try something else. In this book, bestselling author William Bernhardt,
renowned for his handling of dialogue, explains his techniques for making characters come to life through
On Writing Romance: How to Craft a Novel That Sells
On Writing Romance" is a thorough reference that will provide readers with detailed
descriptions of more than 20 sub-categories within the romance genre, tips for avoiding
cliches, specific instruction for creating the perfect romantic couple, guidelines for
drafting those all-important love scene, submission information for breaking into the
genre, and much, much more.
Show Me a Story: Writing Your Own Picture Book
Explores the tools that beginning writers need. This title includes a review list of
key concepts, four exercises for getting started, and numerous writing tips.
The Writer's Book of Hope: Getting from Frustration to Publication
Inspiration isn't nearly as important to the successful writer, he argues, as tenacity. Ralph Keyes offers concrete
ways to manage the struggle to publish. Drawing on his long experience as a writer and teacher of writing, Keyes
provides new insight into the mind-set of publishers, the value of an agent, and the importance of encouragement
and hope to the act of authorial creation.