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Writers Tools

Who Said What?

Who Said What?

Bauer, Susan Wise
$15.95

Is Yahoo Answers a good source for your History essay? How about InfoWars? How do you include another person's ideas in your work without stealing them? Should you cite an Instagram post as a source, and if so, how do you do it? Who Said What? provides students from middle school through college (along with bloggers, writers, and others who need to write with accuracy and clarity) with a reliable, friendly guide through the often bewildering process of research, writing, and documentation.


Drawing on years of teaching, research, and writing experience, Kayla Meyers teaches you how to evaluate the trustworthiness of a source, how to use it without stealing it, how to properly credit its creator, and why all of this even matters. With contemporary examples and the step-by-step explanations that made Susan Wise Bauer's Writing With Skill series so popular, Who Said What? will become an essential resource for young writers.

Dot Grid Journal - Flamingo

Dot Grid Journal - Flamingo

Books, Graphic Arts
$19.99

The Dot Grid Journal by Graphic Arts Books is the perfect companion to take down all your thoughts, notes, reminders, lists, sketches, or anything else you need to put to paper.

  • Hardcover notebook that lies flat, with rounded corners.
  • Colorful patterned endpapers.
  • 249 numbered pages (70# / 100gsm Wood-free) for use with journaling pens (not markers that smear or bleed.)
  • Light dot grid pattern.
  • Customizable key and contents pages.
  • Two contrasting color ribbon markers marking place in book.
  • Elastic closure to keep book closed.
  • Gusseted pocket for loose mementos and supplies.
  • Designed in the USA.
  • Dot Grid Journal - Tourmaline

    Dot Grid Journal - Tourmaline

    Books, Graphic Arts
    $19.99

    Available in six colors, these new and improved Dot Grid Journals by Graphic Arts Books are the perfect companions to take down all your thoughts, notes, reminders, lists, sketches, or anything else you need to put to paper.

  • Flexi-bound binding and soft-touch vegan-leather case material.
  • Colorful patterned endpapers.
  • 249 numbered pages for use with journaling pens (not markers that smear or bleed.)
  • Light dot grid pattern.
  • Customizable key and contents pages.
  • Two contrasting color ribbon markers marking place in book.
  • Elastic closure to keep book closed.
  • Gusseted pocket for loose mementos and supplies.
  • Designed in the USA.
  • Perfect for unplugging from a digitally focused life, use the Dot Grid Journal for goal setting, to-do lists, doodling, collecting quotes, tracking health symptoms or weight-loss goals, getting organized, tracking restaurants to try, planning places to visit, and anything else that inspires you!

    Writer's Market 2020

    Writer's Market 2020

    Brewer, Robert Lee
    $29.99
    The Most Trusted Guide to Getting Published!

    Want to get published and paid for your writing? Let Writer's Market 2020 guide you through the process with thousands of publishing opportunities for writers, including listings for book publishers, consumer and trade magazines, contests and awards, and literary agents--as well as new playwriting and screenwriting sections. These listings feature contact and submission information to help writers get their work published.

    Beyond the listings, you'll find articles devoted to the business and promotion of writing. Discover 20 literary agents actively seeking writers and their writing, how to develop an author brand, and overlooked funds for writers. This edition also includes the ever-popular pay-rate chart and book publisher subject index!

    You also gain access to:

    - Lists of professional writing organizations
    - Sample query letters
    - How to land a six-figure book deal

    Floral One Line a Day : A Five-Year Memory Book

    Floral One Line a Day : A Five-Year Memory Book

    Cheng, Yao (ILT)
    $16.95
    A sweet new version of the classic bestselling One Line a Day 5 Year Memory Book, Floral One Line a Day features vibrant floral watercolor artwork on its cover and within. With foil-stamped accents, gilded page edges, and a silky ribbon marker, this strikingly beautiful five-year diary brings unexpected joy and reflection to each day, and makes an exceptional gift for Mother's Day, graduations, and all sorts of spring like celebrations.

    This beautiful 365 day journal will inspire thoughtful daily reflections and become a keepsake record to treasure long after its pages are filled. It makes a great gift for new parents, friends, family and more!

    A great alternative to a 1 question a day journal, this 5-year diary and journal is the perfect way to:

    Revisit thoughts and memories: This floral version of the classic 5-year journal and memory book is the perfect way to track the ups and downs and progress of your life, day-by-day, for 5 years.

    More than a daily diary: Your daily diary entries for each day of the year are recorded five times on each page - one journal entry for each of 5 years on a given date.

    What were my thoughts on the last 5 New Year's Days? Use the Floral One Line a Day, 5-year memory journal format to provide an insightful snapshot of your thoughts, memories, change and progress on each of the 365 days of the year.

    The Floral One Line A Day, Five Year Memory Book

  • Is a beautiful daily reflection journal
  • The right way to begin or end your day
  • Enhances appreciation of life
  • Tracks change and progress
  • A valuable alternative to the 5-minute journal format
  • New York City Locked Diary

    New York City Locked Diary

    Christoph, Jamey (ILT)
    $10.99
    Encourage thoughtful writing with a New York City locked diary from Mudpuppy. Jamey Christoph captures Manhattan at night with illustrations of the Empire State, Chrysler, and Citicorp Buildings, a lowrise building with a classic wooden water tank, and a yellow taxi cab!
    Bright Ideas Superbright Journal

    Bright Ideas Superbright Journal

    Chronicle Books
    $14.95
    With brighter ideas than ever before, the Superbright Journal is sure to spark superlative thinking. Featuring six dazzling neon paper colors paired with playful taglines to encourage creativity, this journal radiates inspiration.
    Colored Pencils

    Colored Pencils

    Chronicle Books
    $14.95

    From Bright Ideas

    10 colored pencils

    With rich, smooth, and brilliant color—perfect for shading and blending.. The 10 pencils are pre-sharpened and packaged in a  sturdy case.
    The premium colored lead in these pencils is very soft. For best results, please use a manual sharpener.

    Artful Organizer - Vintage Camera : Stylish Storage for Your Pens, Pencils, and More!

    Artful Organizer - Vintage Camera : Stylish Storage for Your Pens, Pencils, and More!

    Chronicle Books (COR)
    $14.95
    Décor meets function with this charming organizer, sure to brighten up any space.

    The durable, heavy, coated cardboard pieces punch out and assemble in mere minutes--no glue or scissors required! A picture-perfect way to keep a desk tidy! Eye-catching and functional, this vintage-inspired desk accessory will be an instant favorite of camera enthusiasts.

    Murder Your Darlings

    Murder Your Darlings

    Clark, Roy Peter
    $16.99
    From one of America's most influential teachers, a collection of the best writing advice distilled from fifty language books -- from Aristotle to Strunk and White.

    With so many excellent writing guides lining bookstore shelves, it can be hard to know where to look for the best advice. Should you go with Natalie Goldberg or Anne Lamott? Maybe William Zinsser or Stephen King would be more appropriate. Then again, what about the classics -- Strunk and White, or even Aristotle himself?

    Thankfully, your search is over. In Murder Your Darlings, Roy Peter Clark, who has been a beloved and revered writing teacher to children and Pulitzer Prize winners alike for more than thirty years, has compiled a remarkable collection of more than 100 of the best writing tips from fifty of the best writing books of all time.

    With a chapter devoted to each key strategy, Clark expands and contextualizes the original author's suggestions and offers anecdotes about how each one helped him or other writers sharpen their skills. An invaluable resource for writers of all kinds, Murder Your Darlings is an inspiring and edifying ode to the craft of writing.

    How to Write Like Tolstoy

    How to Write Like Tolstoy

    Cohen, Richard
    $20.00
    For anyone who has ever identified with a hero or heroine, been seduced by a strong opening sentence, or been powerfully moved by a story's end, How to Write Like Tolstoy is a thought-provoking journey inside the minds of the world's most accomplished storytellers, from Shakespeare to Stephen King.

    "I have tried, as far as possible using the words of the authors themselves, to explain their craft, aiming to take readers on a journey into the concerns, techniques, tricks, flaws, and, occasionally, obsessions of our most luminous writers."--from the Preface

    Behind every acclaimed work of literature is a trove of heartfelt decisions. The best authors put painstaking--sometimes obsessive--effort into each element of their stories, from plot and character development to dialogue and point of view.

    What made Nabokov choose the name Lolita? Why did Fitzgerald use first-person narration in The Great Gatsby? How did Kerouac, who raged against revision, finally come to revise On the Road? Veteran editor and teacher Richard Cohen draws on his vast reservoir of a lifetime's reading and his insight into what makes good prose soar. Here are Gabriel García Márquez's thoughts on how to start a novel ("In the first paragraph you solve most of the problems with your book"); Virginia Woolf offering her definition of style ("It is all rhythm. Once you get that, you can't use the wrong words"); and Vladimir Nabokov on the nature of fiction ("All great novels are great fairy tales").

    Cohen has researched the published works and private utterances of our greatest authors to discover the elements that made their prose memorable. The result is a unique exploration of the act and art of writing that enriches our experience of reading both the classics and the best modern fiction. Evoking the marvelous, the famous, and the irreverent, he reveals the challenges that even the greatest writers faced--and shows us how they surmounted them.

    Praise for How to Write Like Tolstoy

    "The highest compliment one can pay How to Write Like Tolstoy is that it provokes an overwhelming urge to read and write, to be in dialogue or even doomed competition with the greatest creative minds . . . . That Mr. Cohen is an editor, that his love of literature comes in large part from awe in the presence of better writers than he, is no small matter. His love is infectious, and regardless of how well he ends up teaching us to write, that is miracle enough."--Wall Street Journal

    "[A] perfect tasting menu . . . the homage of a passionate reader to the writers who have provided his 'main pastime.' "--The Sunday Times (U.K.)

    "This book is a wry, critical friend to both writer and reader. It is filled with cogent examples and provoking statements. You will agree or quarrel with each page, and be a sharper writer and reader by the end."--Hilary Mantel

    "These twelve essays are like twelve perfect university lectures on the craft of writing fiction. The professor--or, in this case, author--succeeds in being not only knowledgeable but also interesting, charming, and engaging."--Library Journal (starred review)

    "Insightful . . . [Cohen] escorts his readers to Iris Murdoch for sage counsel on launching a novel, to Salman Rushdie for shrewd guidance on developing an unreliable narrator, to Rudyard Kipling for a cagey hint on creating memorable minor characters, and to Leo Tolstoy for a master's help in transforming personal experience into fictional art."--Booklist

    Story Genius: How to Use Brain Science to Go Beyond Outlining and Write a Riveting Novel (Before You Waste Three Years)

    Story Genius: How to Use Brain Science to Go Beyond Outlining and Write a Riveting Novel (Before You Waste Three Years)

    Cron, Lisa
    $15.99
    Following on the heels of Lisa Cron's breakout first book, Wired for Story, this writing guide reveals how to use cognitive storytelling strategies to build a scene-by-scene blueprint for a riveting story.

    It's every novelist's greatest fear: pouring their blood, sweat, and tears into writing hundreds of pages only to realize that their story has no sense of urgency, no internal logic, and so is a page one rewrite.

    The prevailing wisdom in the writing community is that there are just two ways around this problem: pantsing (winging it) and plotting (focusing on the external plot). Story coach Lisa Cron has spent her career discovering why these methods don't work and coming up with a powerful alternative, based on the science behind what our brains are wired to crave in every story we read (and it's not what you think).

    In Story Genius Cron takes you, step-by-step, through the creation of a novel from the first glimmer of an idea, to a complete multilayered blueprint--including fully realized scenes--that evolves into a first draft with the authority, richness, and command of a riveting sixth or seventh draft.

    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.

    Farnsworth's Classical English Style

    Farnsworth's Classical English Style

    Farnsworth, Ward
    $27.95

    "For writers aspiring to master the craft, Farnsworth shows how it's done. For lovers of language, he provides waves of sheer pleasure."--Steven Pinker


    Say it with style--on paper or in person. This book explains why the best writing sounds that way, with more than 100 examples from Lincoln, Churchill, and other masters of the language. Farnsworth shows how small choices about words, sentences, and paragraphs put force into writing and speech that have stood the test of time. This is must for anyone who wants to speak or write with clear, persuasive, enjoyable, unforgettable style.
    Mister Rogers' Neighborhood: My Neighborhood Activity Journal: Meet New Friends, Share Kind Thoughts, and Be the Best Neighbor You Can Be

    Mister Rogers' Neighborhood: My Neighborhood Activity Journal: Meet New Friends, Share Kind Thoughts, and Be the Best Neighbor You Can Be

    Fred Rogers Productions
    $12.99
    An official Mister Rogers guided journal that helps families connect with their community, featuring playful prompts that encourage everyone to be the best neighbor they can be!

    From everyone's favorite television host, Mister Rogers, comes a journal to help you and your family discover your community. The prompts listed in this illustrated journal will inspire you to venture out into your neighborhood with your parents and share kindness, all while developing essential writing, problem-solving, and people skills.

    - Some prompts are for writing: What does it mean to be a good neighbor?
    - Some ask you to doodle: Draw a little sketch of your street. Put in the places that are most important to you.
    - Some questions are for getting to know people: Interview a neighbor about their childhood.
    - Some questions ask for action: Pick a day to clean up your neighborhood. See if you can get other neighbors to join you.

    Just start filling in this journal, and soon you'll be making every day a beautiful day in the neighborhood.

    Anne Bentley Inspired Life Writer's Notebook Set

    Anne Bentley Inspired Life Writer's Notebook Set

    Galison
    $9.99
    Anne Bentley Inspired Life Writer's Notebook Set from Galison features Bentley's inspiring artwork and quotes. The set includes two conveniently sized notebooks, perfect for writing and taking notes on the go.
    - Set of 2 notebooks
    - Size: 6 x 8.25"
    - 80 lined pages each
    - Center-Sewn binding
    - Cellophane bag
    Berkley Bestiary Mini Notebook Set

    Berkley Bestiary Mini Notebook Set

    Galison
    $7.99
    The Berkleys are comprised of husband and wife duo Ryan and Lucy Berkeley from Portland, Oregon. The Berkley Bestiary Mini Notebook Set from Galison features the duo's quirky yet sophisticated animal portraits, Rainbow Kitty and Unicorn. Galison's mini journal sets make a great gift and are perfectly sized for on-the-go note-taking.
    -Trim size: 4 x 6
    -Set of two 80 line-paged journals
    - Thread stiched binding
    My Inner Circle Vegan Leather Address Book Keeper

    My Inner Circle Vegan Leather Address Book Keeper

    Galison
    $9.99
    Reach out to friends and family by keeping your inner circle close at hand using this stylish address book keeper from Galison. My Inner Circle Address Book Keeper is made of vegan leather with gold foil lettering.
    - Size: 5.375 x 3.625 x 0.5"
    Things to Figure Out Later Mini Note Jotter

    Things to Figure Out Later Mini Note Jotter

    Galison (COR)
    $9.99
    For those times during the day when you think of something you don't have time to work out on the spot, Galison's Things to Figure Out Later Journal Keeper has you covered. This is your place to jot down everything from big ideas to items on your grocery list. Sometimes you need to WRITE IT DOWN.
    - Size: 5.375 x 3.625 x 0.5"
    Today's the Day Holographic Deluxe Pocket Undated Planner

    Today's the Day Holographic Deluxe Pocket Undated Planner

    Galison (COR)
    $9.99
    Make a plan and stay on schedule with the shiny Today's The Day Holographic Luxe Pocket Planner from Galison. This conveniently sized planner fits in your handbag or backpack and allows you to easily plan weekly and monthly schedule. It features an embossed holographic cover as well as 192 holographic page edges. This planner is undated so you it's never too late to get organized.
    - 192 pages

    - Size: 4.5 x 5.75"

    Edward Hopper Gilded Journal

    Edward Hopper Gilded Journal

    Galison (COR); Hopper, Edward
    $14.99
    One of the most famous works of American Modern master Edward Hopper, "Automat" portrays two women in conversation as a restaurant. Perfect for note-taking, Galison gilded journals feature luxe gold foil embellishments on cover and spined pages, beautifully complimenting Hopper's iconic work.
    - Size: 5.25 x 7.25"
    - 160 lined pages
    - Gilded page edges
    - Acid-free paper
    Jeff Galloway : Your Personal Running Journal, Logging Your Progress, Keeping Your Motivation

    Jeff Galloway : Your Personal Running Journal, Logging Your Progress, Keeping Your Motivation

    Galloway, Jeff
    $16.95
    In this book, Olympian Jeff Galloway details how to set up a training program, how to monitor progress, and how to schedule each workout. Included are 52 weeks of daily journal entries, with data analysis tables. Jeff Galloway tells how to set up a successful training program to avoid injury, improve endurance, and run faster. Galloway's magic mile is used to predict performance and set a safe pace for long runs. Specific run-walk-run strategies are set up based upon the runners current ability. Galloway details how to use the training journal to schedule long runs, drills, speed workouts, rest days, etc. The 52-week journal is easy to use and easy to analyze. This new edition is characterized by a modern and more practice-oriented design that facilitates logging your progress as a runner. In this way, it might help you to keep your motivation.
    NAUTICAL PEN

    NAUTICAL PEN

    GDF
    $11.00
    PEANUTS Reporter's Notebook

    PEANUTS Reporter's Notebook

    GDF
    $10.00

    Reporter journal by Graphique. This journal's cover is stylized after legendary cartoonist Charles Schulz—Snoopy sits above his typewriter as he hammers out his story. "Write it down" very simply titles this notebook. Includes 150 lined sheets of notepaper with matching cover designs and the Peanuts cast dancing at the bottom, perfect for note taking, list making and much more. This 3" x 8.75" journalist pad includes a spiral bound top.

    Mastering the Process

    Mastering the Process

    George, Elizabeth
    $29.00
    As the author of twenty-four novels, Elizabeth George is one of the most successful--and prolific--novelists today. In Mastering the Process, George offers readers a master class in the art and science of crafting a novel. This is a subject she knows well, having taught creative writing both nationally and internationally for over thirty years.

    "I have never before read a book about writing that is so thorough, thoughtful, and most of all, helpful." --Lisa See, New York Times bestselling author of The Island of Sea Women

    For many writers, the biggest challenge is figuring out how to take that earliest glimmer of inspiration and shape it into a full-length novel. How do you even begin to transform a single idea into a complete book?

    In these pages, award-winning, number one New York Times bestselling author Elizabeth George takes us behind the scenes through each step of her writing process, revealing exactly what it takes to craft a novel.

    Drawing from her personal photos, early notes, character analyses, and rough drafts, George shows us every stage of how she wrote her novel Careless in Red, from researching location to imagining plot to creating characters to the actual writing and revision processes themselves. George offers us an intimate look at the procedures she follows, while also providing invaluable advice for writers about what has worked for her--and what hasn't. Mastering the Process gives writers practical, prescriptive, and achievable tools for creating a novel, editing a novel, and problem solving when in the midst of a novel, from a master storyteller writing at the top of her game.

    Complete Plain Words Not Returnable

    Complete Plain Words Not Returnable

    Gowers, Ernest
    $19.95
    This classic guide to the intricacies of the English language provides clear, succinct explanations of such topics as jargon, spelling, punctuation, superfluous words, the overuse or misuse of words, sexist language and the ground rules of grammar.
    Why Translation Matters

    Why Translation Matters

    Grossman, Edith
    $17.00

    From the celebrated translator of Cervantes and Garciá Márquez, a testament to the power of the translator's art

    Why Translation Matters argues for the cultural importance of translation and for a more encompassing and nuanced appreciation of the translator's role. As the acclaimed translator Edith Grossman writes in her introduction, "My intention is to stimulate a new consideration of an area of literature that is too often ignored, misunderstood, or misrepresented."

    For Grossman, translation has a transcendent importance: "Translation not only plays its important traditional role as the means that allows us access to literature originally written in one of the countless languages we cannot read, but it also represents a concrete literary presence with the crucial capacity to ease and make more meaningful our relationships to those with whom we may not have had a connection before. Translation always helps us to know, to see from a different angle, to attribute new value to what once may have been unfamiliar. As nations and as individuals, we have a critical need for that kind of understanding and insight. The alternative is unthinkable."

    Throughout the four chapters of this bracing volume, Grossman's belief in the crucial significance of the translator's work, as well as her rare ability to explain the intellectual sphere that she inhabits as interpreter of the original text, inspires and provokes the reader to engage with translation in an entirely new way.

    Shnapaper Oh Ondulo Natural B6.5 Unlined

    Shnapaper Oh Ondulo Natural B6.5 Unlined

    Hartley & Marks Publishers
    $7.95
    Corrugation suggests a certain toughness of spirit with a nod to the playful side of life. For our Ondulo series we've taken corrugated cardboard and adapted it to create the essential minimalist notebook. With textured covers, peek-through red endpapers and magnetised closures, Paper-Oh Ondulo notebooks feel every bit as good as they look.
    Shnapaperblanks Blue Velvet MIDI Unlined

    Shnapaperblanks Blue Velvet MIDI Unlined

    Hartley & Marks Publishers
    $18.95
    Our Blue Velvet journal design is inspired by a piece of a 15th-century velvet dalmatic. It is decorated in brocaded gilt metal thread with a seven-lobed shield, an artichoke-like botanical shape and tiny floral patterns. Creating a velvet design such as this would have been a painstaking procedure, making this a luxury fabric during the Renaissance.
    Paperblanks Flexi Black Moroccan Bold MIDI Lined - 176 Page Count: Flexi Softcover

    Paperblanks Flexi Black Moroccan Bold MIDI Lined - 176 Page Count: Flexi Softcover

    Hartley & Marks Publishers Inc
    $15.95
    Paperblanks Black Moroccan Bold soft cover notebook captures the flavour of finely wrought Renaissance-style leather bindings. The timeless beauty of an antique leather book is brought into the present on the cover of this intricately embellished, rich brown Flexi journal.
    Paperblanks Poetry in Bloom Mini Lined: Hardcover

    Paperblanks Poetry in Bloom Mini Lined: Hardcover

    Hartley & Marks Publishers Inc
    $17.95
    Laurel Burch was a self-taught artist and flower child whose work spoke from her heart with an unmistakable style that was the manifestation of her love of life and strong imaginative nature. Paperblanks Soul & Tears journal is based on one of Burchs famous images, inspired by the verse, The soul would have no rainbow if the eyes had no tears.
    Creating Confident Writers

    Creating Confident Writers

    Hicks, Troy
    $27.95

    Connecting their classroom experience to research about writing, as well as to framing documents in the field, two seasoned writing teachers distill the lessons they've learned about creating confident adolescent and young adult writers. Troy Hicks and Andy Schoenborn outline a fundamental stance to their approach--to invite, encourage, and celebrate students' writing--that is then echoed in the book's three-part structure. There are numerous classroom activities and assignments on topics from creating writing goals to supporting revision, examples of student work, and questions to guide teachers' reflections.

    In this book for any teacher of writing, from middle school through college, readers are invited to try strategies and allow students' voices to emerge, while discussing with colleagues how these approaches might work for them, too.

    On Writing: 10th Anniversary Edition

    On Writing: 10th Anniversary Edition

    King, Stephen
    $17.00
    Immensely helpful and illuminating to any aspiring writer, this special edition of Stephen King's critically lauded, million-copy bestseller shares the experiences, habits, and convictions that have shaped him and his work.

    "Long live the King" hailed Entertainment Weekly upon publication of Stephen King's On Writing. Part memoir, part master class by one of the bestselling authors of all time, this superb volume is a revealing and practical view of the writer's craft, comprising the basic tools of the trade every writer must have. King's advice is grounded in his vivid memories from childhood through his emergence as a writer, from his struggling early career to his widely reported, near-fatal accident in 1999--and how the inextricable link between writing and living spurred his recovery. Brilliantly structured, friendly and inspiring, On Writing will empower and entertain everyone who reads it--fans, writers, and anyone who loves a great story well told.

    Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Do it Yourself Book

    Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Do it Yourself Book

    Kinney, Jeff
    $14.99
    Now you can write your own bestseller!

    With The Wimpy Kid Do-It-Yourself Book, you're the author, illustrator, and main character. Filled with loads of interactive pages and plenty of space to write your own life's story, this book is all you need to create your masterpiece. Whatever you do, make sure you put it someplace safe after you finish. Because when you're rich and famous, this thing is going to be worth a fortune.

    Includes more than 60 new pages! 32 pages of full-color comics (16 brand-new)!

    Steal Like an Artist Journal: A Notebook for Creative Kleptomaniacs

    Steal Like an Artist Journal: A Notebook for Creative Kleptomaniacs

    Kleon, Austin
    $12.95
    From the New York Times bestselling author of Steal Like an Artist and Show Your Work! comes an interactive journal and all-in-one logbook to get your creative juices flowing, and keep a record of your ideas and discoveries.

    The Steal Like an Artist Journal is the next step in your artistic journey. It combines Austin Kleon's unique and compelling ideas with the physical quality that makes journals like Moleskines so enormously popular. Page after page of ideas, prompts, quotes, and exercises are like a daily course in creativity. There are lists to fill in--Ten Things I Want to Learn, Ten Things I Probably Think About More Than the Average Person. Challenges to take. Illustrated creative exercises--Make a Mixtape (for someone who doesn't know you) and Fill in the Speech Balloons. Pro and con charts--What Excites You?/What Drains You?

    The journal has an elastic band for place-marking and a special pocket in the back--a "swipe file" to store bits and pieces of inspiration. Because if you want to steal like an artist, you need a place to keep your loot.
    Splash of Color Watercolor Pencils : 10 Watercolor Pencils

    Splash of Color Watercolor Pencils : 10 Watercolor Pencils

    Linda & Harriett (COR)
    $14.95
    This chic set of 10 watercolor pencils features the beautiful graphic art of Linda & Harriett on the barrels. The pencils can be used wet or dry: they work just like regular colored pencils for vibrant coloring and shading, but can also be blended with water to create gorgeous watercolor effects. Perfect for adding a splash of color to all kinds of creative projects!
    Magma Sketchbook - Design & Art Direction

    Magma Sketchbook - Design & Art Direction

    Magma Books (COR); Blackley, L
    $9.95
    Ideally suited for designers, graphic designers, illustrators, art directors, and anyone working within the creative industries, or studying these disciplines, or simply interested in exploring his or her creativity. Artists have always relied on their sketchbooks. This was true for artists working within a fine art tradition and is just as true today in the age of Macs, digital cameras, and computer-generated imagery. This new line addresses the needs of contemporary practitioners: illustrators, designers, art directors, fashion designers, filmmakers, and anyone within the visual arts. Helpful and user-friendly, these sketchbooks tread that fine line between giving users practical tools and information while not interfering with their creative freedom.
    Before and After the Book Deal

    Before and After the Book Deal

    Maum, Courtney
    $16.95
    Everything you've ever wanted to know about publishing but were too afraid to ask is right here in this funny, candid guide written by an acclaimed author.

    There are countless books on the market about how to write better but very few books on how to break into the marketplace with your first book. Cutting through the noise (and very mixed advice) online, while both dispelling rumors and remaining positive, Courtney Maum's Before and After the Book Deal is a one-of-a-kind resource that can help you get your book published.

    Before and After the Book Deal: A Writer's Guide to Finishing, Publishing, Promoting, and Surviving Your First Book has over 150 contributors from all walks of the industry, including international bestselling authors Anthony Doerr, Roxane Gay, Garth Greenwell, Lisa Ko, R. O. Kwon, Rebecca Makkai, and Ottessa Moshfegh, alongside cult favorites Sarah Gerard, Melissa Febos, Mitchell S. Jackson, and Mira Jacob.

    Agents, film scouts, film producers, translators, disability and minority activists, and power agents and editors also weigh in, offering advice and sharing intimate anecdotes about even the most taboo topics in the industry. Their wisdom will help aspiring authors find a foothold in the publishing world and navigate the challenges of life before and after publication with sanity and grace.

    Are MFA programs worth the time and money? How do people actually sit down and finish a novel? Did you get a good advance? What do you do when you feel envious of other writers? And why the heck aren't your friends saying anything about your book? Covering questions ranging from the logistical to the existential (and everything in between), Before and After the Book Deal is the definitive guide for anyone who has ever wanted to know what it's really like to be an author.

    Doug says: 1. Great insiders view of publishing for general readership. 2. Perfect for writers with a debut in their sights. 3. Wonderful for booksellers learning about the industry.

    Architect's Pencil Set

    Architect's Pencil Set

    Michael Graves Architecture &
    $24.95
    This striking colored pencil set from legendary architect Michael Graves's firm contains twenty-four colored pencils in his richly sophisticated palette. The textured box has a lift-off lid and pulls out of a glossy die-cut sleeve showcasing a perfect grid of squares--a subtle nod to the designer's penchant for designing windows in a grid. A folded enclosure features an inspiring essay on the use of color in the design process. Both minimal and elegant, the set reflects Graves's aesthetic and the architects and designers who will savor it as a gift and use it in their work.
    Kittens in Space  Decomposition Book

    Kittens in Space Decomposition Book

    Michael Roger Inc. (COR)
    $8.00

    Coilbound

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    How to Survive and Prosper as an Artist: Selling Yourself Without Selling Your Soul (Seventh Edition)

    Michels, Caroll
    $24.99
    "Michels explodes the romantic notion of the starving artist." --The New York Times

    Written for fine artists ready to launch their careers as well as experienced artists who wish to relaunch their careers, How to Survive and Prosper as an Artist, Seventh Edition, an acclaimed guide, empowers artists to take control of their careers to create a fulfilling life and earn a decent income. In this newly revised edition, Caroll Michels continues to demystify the inner workings of the art world and challenge the status quo. New chapters discuss such topics as:

  • New business models for artists: Going to the extreme
  • The use of social media and website development as marketing and publicity tools and what does and doesn't work
  • The confusion between the "art-buying public" and the "general public" and their differences
  • New suggestions for establishing and calculating prices for artwork
  • Neighborhood gentrification and the growing challenges of securing a reasonably priced live/work space
  • How dealers find artists, how to negotiate with dealers, and how to understand a dealer's agenda

  • Using her own experiences as an artist as well as the experiences of her clients, Michels crafts a must-read guidebook for anyone interested in embarking upon a successful career as an artist.

    Moleskine Classic Notebook

    Moleskine Classic Notebook

    Moleskine
    $19.95

    Hard Cover, Large (5" x 8.25") Ruled /Lined, Dandelion Yellow, 240 Pages :

    Moleskine Click Roller Pen 0.7 Mm

    Moleskine Click Roller Pen 0.7 Mm

    Moleskine (COR)
    $14.95
    The natural travelling companion of the Moleskine notebook, in a new version with a retractable point and no cap. Featuring a rectangular shape inspired by the Moleskine design, it stays attached to the notebook cover via a simple clip. It is comfortable to hold and guarantees smooth, clear writing thanks to the special ink created for the paper in Moleskine notebooks.
    Elements of Fiction

    Elements of Fiction

    Mosley, Walter
    $23.00

    In his essential writing guide, This Year You Write Your Novel, Walter Mosley supplied aspiring writers with the basic tools to write a novel in one year. In this com-plementary follow up, Mosley guides the writer through the elements of not just any fiction writing, but the kind of writing that transcends convention and truly stands out. How does one approach the genius of writers like Melville, Dickens, or Twain? In The Elements of Fiction, Walter Mosley contemplates the answer.

    In a series of instructive and conversational chapters, Mosley demonstrates how to master fiction's most essential elements: character and char-acter development, plot and story, voice and narrative, context and description, and more. The result is a vivid depiction of the writing process, from the blank page to the first draft to rewriting, and rewriting again. Throughout, The Elements of Fiction is enriched by brilliant demonstrative examples that Mosley himself has written here for the first time.

    Inspiring, accessible, and told in a voice both trustworthy and wise, The Elements of Fiction writing will intrigue and encourage writers and readers alike.

    Dogs - New Yorker Journal

    Dogs - New Yorker Journal

    NYJ02
    $19.95
    $19.95

     200 lined pages. Contains 25 hilarious New Yorker dog cartoons, beautifully printed flyleaves, ribbon bookmark, and handy inside pocket. 5.25 x 8.25

    Poetry Handbook

    Poetry Handbook

    Oliver, Mary
    $14.99
    With passion, wit, and good common sense, the celebrated poet Mary Oliver tells of the basic ways a poem is built--meter and rhyme, form and diction, sound and sense. She talks of iambs and trochees, couplets and sonnets, and how and why this should matter to anyone writing or reading poetry. Drawing on poems from Robert Frost, Elizabeth Bishop, and others, Oliver imparts an extraordinary amount of information in a remarkably short space.

    "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

    Pantone List Ledger

    Pantone List Ledger

    Pantone LLC (COR)
    $14.95
    Four notepads (and a coordinating pencil!) neatly bound within a smart-looking hardcover portfolio emblematic of PANTONE's iconic brand make keeping lists and to-dos a brilliantly colorful business.
    Self-Adhesive Pen Loop

    Self-Adhesive Pen Loop

    Peter Pauper Press (COR)
    $3.95

    Elastic Loop Fits Most Writing Instruments - Attach Pen Loops to Journals, Sketchbooks, Notebooks, Planners, or Tablets

    Studio Series Blank Book

    Studio Series Blank Book

    Peter Pauper Press (COR)
    $5.99

    Create your own book! For kids and adults alike, this 28-page blank book offers plenty of space for sketches, photos, doodles, comics, scrapbooking, and design projects! Perfect for aspiring writers and illustrators, as well as design students, art journalers, and crafters. Makes a fun family, school, or camp project, too. Use with pen, pencil, crayons, and other media.
    Comes with a protective plastic cover to make it a lasting keepsake.
    Acid-free, archival-quality 160 gsm paper preserves your work!
    Blank book measures 8-1/2"x 11" (216 mm x 279 mm)."

    Awkword Moments

    Awkword Moments

    Petras, Ross
    $14.99
    A compendium of 100 words and phrases smart people use--even if they only kinda sorta (secretly don't) know what they mean--with pithy definitions and fascinating etymologies to solidify their meanings.

    Your boss makes a joke about Schrodinger's cat--which is something you've heard of but you're a little vague about what exactly happened (or didn't happen) with that cat. Or you're reading a New Yorker article that explains that "Solecism slipped into solipsism into full-blown narcissistic project." An excellent point . . . if you're sure what "solecism" means . . . or, for that matter, "solipsism."

    Language gurus Ross Petras and Kathryn Petras to the rescue! In the breezy and entertaining yet informative style of their New York Times bestseller You're Saying It Wrong, they give you a brief rundown on words smart people should know--from the worlds of science and the arts to philosophy, and from broader topics like quantum physics and ontology to more specific ones like Plato's cave and trompe l'oeil. They cover the Latin phrases we hear and read (prima facie, sui generis, and the like) as well as those that have entered our vocabularies from other languages (bildungsroman, sturm und drang).

    These are the words that, if you were asked directly, "What does this mean?" you might hem and haw and try to change the subject. After reading this book, you won't have to.