In this revised and expanded 2nd edition, Children's Writer's Word Book helps you immediately determine if you're using the right vocabulary and language for your audience. With its intuitive organization, you'll easily find appropriate words for children of various ages, and discover substitute words that might work even better.
This comprehensive resource keeps you in touch with reading... [click here for more]
The Source for Book Proposals Success!
How to Write a Book Proposalis THE resource for getting your work published. This newly revised edition of the Writer's Digest Books classic outlines how to create an effective, nonfiction book proposal in a clear, step-by-step manner. You'll learn the keys to a successful book proposal and how to:
Test-market the potential of a book idea and effectively... [click here for more]
The 101 Rules You Need to Know *but no one has ever told you
You already have a million writing books. You know the principles, the lectures, the "expert" techniques. And you've discovered that sometimes tried-and-true just equals tired.
In Robert's Rules of Writing, successful author Robert Masello stomps out status quo writing advice and delivers 101 uninhibited techniques... [click here for more]
Roget's Super Thesaurus is a perennial favorite among writers, and this latest edition has more than 1,000 new and expanded entries. This timesaving reference will help you find the perfect synonym or antonym to give your writing precision and color. From aback to zydeco, you'll find the exact word you need.
Easy to use and comprehensive in content, Roget's Super Thesaurus includes these unique features:... [click here for more]
Passion, Purpose and Techniques to Make Your Novel Great
Discover the Difference Between a So-So Manuscript and a Novel Readers Can't Forget
We've all read them: novels by our favorite authors that disappoint. Uninspired and lifeless, we wonder what happened. Was the author in a hurry? Did she have a bad year? Has he lost interest altogether?
Something similar is true of a great... [click here for more]
Or, The Video Game As Existential Metaphor
For anyone who has ever felt like life is like a video game comes this faux game guide for a fictional adventure video game titled ''Your Life.''
Fans of videogames or anyone who has ever held a controller will love this romp through life's challenges from the formative Toddler Years all the way to the Retirement Home. Complete with navigation,... [click here for more]
A Guide to Writing More Descriptively Let Rebecca McClanahan guide you through an inspiring examination of description in its many forms. With her thoughtful instruction and engaging exercises, you'll learn to develop your senses and powers of observation to uncover the rich, evocative words that accurately portray your mind's images. McClanahan includes dozens of descriptive passages written... [click here for more]
Take your fiction to the next level!
Maybe you're a first-time novelist looking for practical guidance. Maybe you've already been published, but your latest effort is stuck in mid-list limbo. Whatever the case may be, author and literary agent Donald Maass can show you how to take your prose to the next level and write a breakout novel - one that rises out of obscurity and hits the best-seller lists.... [click here for more]