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Writers Digest
Specific advice on how to write and sell magazine and newspaper articles, novels and nonfiction books, plays, poetry, scripts--anything involving the written word. Along with in-depth profiles of successful writers, regular departments detail and crafts of fiction, nonfiction, poetry and scriptwriting; the ins and outs of writing on computers and submitting manuscripts electronically; and the necessity of proper trademark usage. The publication provides writers with information, instruction and inspiration on every aspect of the writing life.

God Allows U-Turns:Stories of Hope and Healing
These stories poignantly express the way faith in God is expressed in the every day aspects of living. One hundred stories to show that anyone can have a better life. Touching and controversial subjects will keep you turning pages.

1,818 Ways to Write Better & Get Published
A concise point-blank instructional book perfect for those of us who need step-by-step guidance and instruction on writing better. Includes chapters on overcoming writer's block and ways to find the right agent for your work. I highly recommend this one for the beginning or seasoned writer. 1,818 Ways to Write Better & Get...
Telling Stories: An Anthology for Writers
Oates teaches creative writing at Princeton, and she uses many of the stories, prose pieces, and poems collected in Telling Stories as material for her writing workshops. Among the nearly 100 authors included in the volume are Anton Chekhov and Lydia Davis, Ovid and Angela Carter, H. P. Lovecraft and Stephen King, Gish Jen and Thom Jones. A rich stew it is indeed, and a terrific jumping-off place for those writers who wish, as Oates recommends, "to read widely, to read with enthusiasm, to read for pleasure, to read with an eye for another's craft." --Jane Steinberg

The Literary Agent's Guide to Getting Published And Making Money from Your Writing
Filled with advice from editors, agents and publishers, The Literary Agent's Guide to Getting Published shows you how to transition from writing for yourself to writing for profit. I hope it does as much for your writing career as it has done for the many authors who have used it.

Write the Perfect Book Proposal, Ten That Sold and Why
Want to publish your book? Learn how—it’s easier than you think! Charismatic authors and literary agents Jeff Herman and Deborah Levine Herman have successfully sold hundreds of titles and learned—through trial and error—how to write a flawless book proposal that publishers...

You'll find tools, information, and encouragement to help you write your best and publish more.

Get Organized, Get Published! : 225 Ways to Make Time for Success
Aslett and Cartaino offer advice on creating a writing agenda and a "getting published action plan."

Insider's Guide to Getting Published : Why They Always Reject Your Manuscript and What You Can Do About It
Written by one of the most successful agents and packagers in the book publishing industry, The Insider's Guide to Getting Published is a look at everything an aspiring writer needs to know to jump-start a career as a successful author.

  Christian Writers' Market Guide 2004

The Christian writer's first step to meeting their personal publishing goals. This new guide is just the thing to put your writing into high gear.


The Creative Writer's Companion : Selling Your Ideas to Movies, Books, Electronic Media, and More
Get the inside tract to packaging and selling your work.


2004 Writer's Market Find the markets that want to pay you for what you write.  the best-selling writing title each and every year.

Bird by Bird
Think you've got a book inside of you? Anne Lamott isn't afraid to help you let it out. She'll help you find your passion and your voice, beginning from the first really crummy draft to the peculiar letdown of publication. Readers will be reminded of the energizing books of writer Natalie Goldberg...

 Writing Down The Bones
Wherein we discover that many of the "rules" for good writing and good sex are the same: Keep your hand moving, lose control, and don't think. Goldberg brings a touch of both Zen and well... *eroticism* to her writing practice, the latter in exercises and anecdotes designed to ease you into your body, your whole spirit, while you create, the former in being where you are, working with what you have, and writing from the moment

Master Class
West re-creates his last writing seminar, filled with wonderful conversation, deep insight into the creative spirit, and terrific tips for good writing.

The Forest for the Trees : An Editor's Advice to Writers
There are so many books by writers and agents promising to disclose what editors really want here, finally, is one straight from the source.

Poemcrazy : Freeing Your Life With Words
Anne Lammont says,"This is a wonderful book, smart, wide-eyed, joyful, helpful, inspiring. You're going to love it and love writing poetry more for having read it."

 A Newbery Halloween
More enchanting than scary, the anthology includes short stories by Newbery Medal winners, Beverly Cleary, Elizabeth Coatsworth, Paul Fleischman, and E. L. Konigsburg. The strong story lines and vivid language make wonderful stories to be read aloud.

 The Art of the Personal Essay : An Anthology from the Classical Era to
The first anthology to celebrate this fertile genre. By presenting more than seventy-five personal essays, including influential forerunners from ancient Greece, Rome, and the Far East, masterpieces from the dawn of the personal essay in the sixteenth cen

Sarah Orne Jewett : Novels and Stories
Chicago Tribune: An incandescence of humanity ... [and] descriptions so sharply etched you want to put them in your pocket like magic pebbles.

 Shakespearean Detectives
In their ingenious tales, the likes of Falstaff and Hamlet, as well as the Bard himself, are set in hot pursuit of fresh clues and new solutions to some of the bloodiest plots and nastiest deeds hidden in Shakepeare's plays. Featuring Lawrence Schimel.

On Writing Well: The Classic Guide to Writing Nonfiction
William Zinsser's On Writing Well should be required reading. Simplicity is Zinsser's mantra: he preaches a stripped-down writing style, strong and clear.
The Writer's Handbook, 2004 (Writer's Handbook)  For writers who want a reliable one-stop source of top-notch professional advice and quality paying markets. Over over 1,000 pages of essential information, how-to advice, and paying markets they won't find anywhere else!