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Meadow Field File Tote

Meadow Field File Tote

$20.00
You will have to smile as you organize and file your papers with Galison's sunny Meadow Field File Tote. It's made of extremely durable paper, so you can take it anywhere.
Random House Webster's Pocket Spanish Dictionary

Random House Webster's Pocket Spanish Dictionary

$9.99
Perfect for Spanish students, businesspeople, and travelers.

Part of the popular pocket dictionary series from Random House Webster, Random House Webster's Pocket Spanish Dictionary has been completely revised and expanded to include hundreds of new words and meanings not in previous editions, and includes:

new words from technology, popular culture, and more
International Phonetic Alphabet (IPA) pronunciations for words in both languages
Over 50,000 definitions, in separate Spanish-English and English-Spanish sections with hundreds of new words and meanings
the same convenient content and format, just right for students, travelers, and anyone on the go.

Ready, Set, Novel! : A Workbook

Ready, Set, Novel! : A Workbook

$16.95
This writer's block-busting workbook from the team behind National Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMo) guides authors through planning and plotting a novel before writing it from the initial idea generation and brainstorming through character, setting, and story development. Full of helpful lists, plot maps, character Q&As, field trips, writing exercises, inspiring quotes, and plenty of space to write and outline, Ready, Set, Novel! provides ample inspiration and guidance to first-time novelists and more seasoned scribes alike.

Writing Tools: 50 Essential Strategies for Every Writer

Clarke, Roy Peter
$15.99
Writer's Compass

Writer's Compass

Dodd, Nancy Ellen
$19.99
Map out your idea and finish your story in 7 stages!

This book will show writers how to develop their ideas into a finished novel by working through it in 7 stages, while learning how to mapping out their story's progress and structure so they can evaluate and improve their work. It teaches writers to visualize their story's progress with a story map that helps them see all the different components of their story, where these components are going, and, perhaps most importantly, what's missing.

The book simplifies Aristotle's elements of good writing (a.k.a. that each story should have a beginning, a middle and an end) into easily applicable concepts that will help writers improve their craft. The author helps readers strengthen their work by teaching them how to focus on one aspect of their story at a time, including forming stories and developing ideas, building strong structures, creating vibrant characters, and structuring scenes and transitions. Thought-provoking questions help writers more objectively assess their story's strengths and weaknesses so they may write the story they want to tell.

Writing Down the Bones: Freeing the Writer Within

Goldberg, Natalie
$16.95
Poetry Handbook

Poetry Handbook

Oliver, Mary
$14.99
"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 beloved and acclaimed poet, an ultimate guide to writing and understanding poetry.





With passion and wit, Mary Oliver skillfully imparts expertise from her long, celebrated career as a disguised poet. She walks readers through exactly how a poem is built, from meter and rhyme, to form and diction, to sound and sense, drawing on poems by Robert Frost, Elizabeth Bishop, and others. This handbook is an invaluable glimpse into Oliver's prolific mind--a must-have for all poetry-lovers.

Get A Freelance Life

Ragland, Margit Feury
$18.95
$14.00
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Oxford Treasury of Sayings & Quotations

Oxford Treasury of Sayings & Quotations

Ratcliffe, Susan
$29.95
From Thomas Jefferson's memorable "a fire bell in the night," to the Russian proverb "Do not call a wolf to help you against the dogs," and the English saying "Don't sell the skin till you have caught the bear," the delightful Oxford Treasury of Sayings and Quotations offers a superb compendium of sage advice and colorful expressions, perfect to spice up your writing or a wedding toast, or to help while away a quiet afternoon.

Fully revised and updated, the fourth edition features a fresh design and format, new topics, and more than a thousand new proverbs and sayings from around the world and across the centuries. This rich collection is arranged under a wide range of subjects--from Ability and Advice to Youth and Taxes--making it a snap to find an apt or pithy expression on a particular topic, or to explore the background of an extensive selection of related sayings and phrases. As in earlier editions, the volume traces the links between these treasured sayings and explains their varied origins. In addition, Oxford's unique language research program has identified proverbs from non-Western languages newly adopted into English, and these join an abundance of well-chosen words from Biblical times to the present day. A full keyword index and generous cross- referencing allow the Oxford Treasury of Sayings and Quotations to function both as a look-up resource and a browser's delight. Finally, the fourth edition includes a wide range of new American sources, such as Warren Buffett, Johnny Cash, Betty Davis, Walt Disney, and Barak Obama.

Based on The Oxford Dictionary of Phrase, Saying, and Quotation, this superb Treasury offers a handier and more affordable resource for writers, speakers, and students.

Scene Book : A Primer for the Fiction Writer

Scene Book : A Primer for the Fiction Writer

Scofield, Sandra
$17.00
A treasure-trove of scene-writing wisdom from award-winning author and teacher Sandra Scofield

To write a good scene, you have to know the following:
- Every scene has an EVENT
- Every scene has a FUNCTION in the narrative
- Every scene has a STRUCTURE: a beginning, middle, and end
- Every scene has a PULSE

The Scene Book is a fundamental guide to crafting more effective scenes in fiction. In clear, simple language, Sandra Scofield shows both the beginner and the seasoned writer how to build better scenes, the underpinning of any good narrative.