• You Can't Make This Stuff Up: The Complete Guide to Writing Creative Nonfiction--from Memoir to Literary Journalism and Everything in Between

    From "the godfather behind creative nonfiction" (Vanity Fair) comes this indispensable how-to for nonfiction writers of all levels and genres, "reminiscent of Stephen King's fiction handbook On Writing" (Kirkus). Whether you're writing a rags-to-riches tell-all memoir or literary journalism, telling true stories well is hard work. In You Can't Make This Stuff Up, Lee Gutkind, the go-to expert for all things creative nonfiction, offers his unvarnished wisdom to help you craft the best writing possible. Frank, to-the-point, and always entertaining, Gutkind describes and illustrates every aspect... [Read More]

    • ASIN: 0738215546
    • ASIN: 0738215546
    • ISBN: 0738215546
    • Brand: Da Capo Lifelong Books
    • Manufacturer: Da Capo Lifelong Books

  • DIY MFA: Write with Focus, Read with Purpose, Build Your Community

    Get the Knowledge Without the College! You are a writer. You dream of sharing your words with the world, and you're willing to put in the hard work to achieve success. You may have even considered earning your MFA, but for whatever reason--tuition costs, the time commitment, or other responsibilities--you've never been able to do it. Or maybe you've been looking for a self-guided approach so you don't have to go back to school. This book is for you.DIY MFA is the do-it-yourself alternative to a Master of Fine Arts in creative writing. By combining the three main components of a traditional MFA... [Read More]

    • ASIN: B01HH2TGNA
    • ASIN: B01HH2TGNA
    • Manufacturer: Writer's Digest Books

  • Creative Writing Mfa Handbook: A Guide for Prospective Graduate Students (Revised & Updated)

    Revised and Updated! The Creative Writing MFA Handbook guides prospective graduate students through the difficult process of researching, applying to, and choosing graduate schools in creative writing. The handbook includes profiles of fifty creative writing programs, guidance through the application process, advice from current professors and students including George Saunders, Aimee Bender, Tracy K. Smith, and Geoffrey Wolff, and the most comprehensive listings of graduate writing programs in and outside the United States. The handbook also includes special sections about Low-Residency writi... [Read More]

    • ASIN: 082642886X
    • ASIN: 082642886X
    • ISBN: 082642886X
    • Manufacturer: Continuum

  • The Crafty Art of Playmaking

    For the first time, Alan Ayckbourn shares all of his tricks of the playwright's trade. From helpful hints on writing to tips on directing, the book provides a complete primer for the newcomer and a refresher for the more experienced. Written in Ayckbourn's signature style that combines humor, seriousness, and heady air of theatrical sophistication that Noel Coward would envy, The Crafty Art of Playmaking is a must-have for aspiring playwrights and students of drama.

    • ASIN: B00URTM4JY
    • ASIN: B00URTM4JY
    • Manufacturer: St. Martin's Press

  • The Triggering Town: Lectures and Essays on Poetry and Writing

    “I don’t know why we do it. We must be crazy./Welcome, fellow poet.”―Richard Hugo Richard Hugo, whom Carolyn Kizer called “one of the most passionate, energetic and honest poets living,” was that rare phenomenon―a distinguished poet who was also an inspiring teacher. The Triggering Town is Hugo’s classic collection of lectures, essays, and reflections, all “directed toward helping with that silly, absurd, maddening, futile, enormously rewarding activity: writing poems.” From pieces that include “Writing off the Subject” and “How Poets Make a Living,” anyone, from th... [Read More]

    • ASIN: 039333872X
    • ASIN: 039333872X
    • ISBN: 039333872X
    • Manufacturer: W. W. Norton & Company

  • Moment Work: Tectonic Theater Project's Process of Devising Theater

    A detailed guide to the collaborative method developed by the acclaimed creators of The Laramie Project and Gross Indecency--destined to become a classic. A Vintage Original.By Moisés Kaufman and Barbara Pitts McAdams with Leigh Fondakowski, Andy Paris, Greg Pierotti, Kelli Simpkins, Jimmy Maize, and Scott Barrow. For more than two decades, the members of Tectonic Theater Project have been rigorously experimenting with the process of theatrical creation. Here they set forth a detailed manual of their devising method and a thorough chronicle of how they wrote some of their best-known works. T... [Read More]

    • ASIN: 1101971770
    • ASIN: 1101971770
    • ISBN: 1101971770
    • Manufacturer: Vintage

  • In the Palm of Your Hand, Second Edition: A Poet's Portable Workshop (Second Edition)

    *Over 90,000 copies sold*Long an anchor text for college and junior college writing classes, this illuminating and invaluable guide has become a favorite for beginning poets and an ever-valuable reference for more advanced students who want to sharpen their craft, expand their technical skills, and engage their deepest memories and concerns.This edition adds Steve Kowit’s famous essay on poetics “The Mystique of the Difficult Poem,” in which he argues stirringly and forcefully that a poem need not be obscure to be great.Ideal for teachers who have been searching for a way to inspire stud... [Read More]

    • ASIN: 0884485315
    • ASIN: 0884485315
    • ISBN: 9780884485315
    • Brand: TILBURY HOUSE
    • Manufacturer: Tilbury House Publishers

  • Ordinary Genius: A Guide for the Poet Within

    In this fresh approach to writing poetry, the coauthor of the perennially popular The Poet's Companion offers sharp insights into the craft of writing. "The creative process is just that," maintains Kim Addonizio. "Not a means to an end, but an ongoing participation." A widely acclaimed poet and finalist for the National Book Award, Addonizio meditates on her own process as she encourages writers to explore both their personal and political worlds, to seek inspiration from poets new and old, and to discover the rich poetic resources of the Internet. Lively, accessible, and informative, Ordinar... [Read More]

    • ASIN: 0393334163
    • ASIN: 0393334163
    • ISBN: 0393334163
    • Brand: Addonizio, Kim
    • Manufacturer: W. W. Norton & Company

  • How to be a Travel Writer (Lonely Planet)

    Bursting with invaluable advice, this inspiring and practical guide, fully revised and updated in this new edition, is a must for anyone who yearns to write about travel - whether they aspire to make their living from it or simply enjoy jotting in a journal for posterity. You don't have to make money to profit from travel writing. Sometimes, the richest rewards are in the currency of experience. How to be a Travel Writer reveals the varied possibilities that travel writing offers and inspires all travellers to take advantage of those opportunities. That's where the journey begins - where it ta... [Read More]

    • ASIN: 1786578662
    • ASIN: 1786578662
    • ISBN: 9781786578662
    • Manufacturer: Lonely Planet

  • The Portable MFA in Creative Writing

    Get the core knowledge of a prestigious MFA education without the tuition.Have you always wanted to get an MFA, but couldn't because of the cost, time commitment, or admission requirements?Well now you can fulfill that dream without having to devote tons of money or time. The Portable MFA gives you all of the essential information you would learn in the MFA program in one book. Covering fiction, memoirs, personal essays, magazine articles, poetry, and playwriting, this book provides you with:Inspiration and tips on revision, stamina, and productivityClear instruction on the craft behind the ar... [Read More]

    • ASIN: 1582973504
    • UPC: 035313109799
    • ASIN: 1582973504
    • ISBN: 1582973504
    • Brand: Writer's Digest
    • Manufacturer: Writer's Digest Books

  • The Modern Library Writer's Workshop: A Guide to the Craft of Fiction (Modern Library Paperbacks)

    “Make [your] characters want something right away—even if it’s only a glass of water. Characters paralyzed by the meaninglessness of modern life still have to drink water from time to time.” —Kurt Vonnegut“‘The cat sat on the mat’ is not the beginning of a story, but ‘the cat sat on the dog’s mat’ is.” —John Le CarréNothing is more inspiring for a beginning writer than listening to masters of the craft talk about the writing life. But if you can’t get Vladimir Nabokov, Virginia Woolf, and Gabriel García Márquez together at the Algonquin, The Modern Library Writer... [Read More]

    • ASIN: 0375755586
    • ASIN: 0375755586
    • ISBN: 0375755586
    • Brand: Modern Library
    • Manufacturer: Modern Library

  • Art-Write: The Writing Guide for Visual Artists

    Art-Write:The Writing Guide for Visual Artists has a single intention: To teach artists how to write about their own artwork. This concise and current career resource is filled with achievable advice on how to write for art promotion and sales. The book offers a step-by-step approach to create a professional artist statement, with thinking and writing exercises to ease the process and develop authentic and clear content. Opportunities in the art world often begin with the artist's own writing; for exhibitions, funding, press releases and email inquiry letters. Art-Write offers comprehensiv... [Read More]

    • ASIN: 1937303128
    • ASIN: 1937303128
    • ISBN: 1937303128
    • Brand: Brand: Luminare Press
    • Manufacturer: Vicki Krohn Amorose

  • How to Write a Damn Good Novel: A Step-by-Step No Nonsense Guide to Dramatic Storytelling

    Written in a clear, crisp, accessible style, this book is perfect for beginners as well as professional writers who need a crash course in the down-to-earth basics of storytelling. Talent and inspiration can't be taught, but Frey does provide scores of helpful suggestions and sensible rules and principles.An international bestseller, How to Write a Damn Good Novel will enable all writers to face that intimidating first page, keep them on track when they falter, and help them recognize, analyze, and correct the problems in their own work.

    • ASIN: 0312010443
    • ASIN: 0312010443
    • ISBN: 0312010443
    • Brand: St Martin s Press
    • Manufacturer: St. Martin's Press

  • The Effect of Gamma Rays on Man-in-the-Moon Marigolds

    The Pulitzer Prize-winning play by Paul Zindel, author of the beloved bestselling novel The Pigman, which Publishers Weekly called “remarkable…a story that will not be denied.” Fans of modern classics such as The Outsiders by S. E. Hinton and Thirteen Reasons Why by Jay Asher will find much to love in Paul Zindel's books. The old, converted vegetable shop where Tillie lives is more like a madhouse than a home. Tillie's mother is bitter and cruel, yet desperate for her daughters' love. Her sister suffers epileptic fits and sneaks cigarettes every chance she gets.But despite the chaos, Til... [Read More]

    • ASIN: 0060757388
    • ASIN: 0060757388
    • ISBN: 0060757388
    • Brand: Zindel, Paul
    • Manufacturer: HarperTeen

  • Clear and Simple As the Truth: Writing Classic Prose

    • ASIN: 0691029172
    • ASIN: 0691029172
    • ISBN: 0691029172
    • Brand: Brand: Princeton University Press
    • Manufacturer: Princeton University Press

  • In Fact : The Best of Creative Nonfiction

    A tenth anniversary collection of twenty-five narrative essays originally published in the journal, Creative Nonfiction, includes Lauren Slater's discussion of her work as a therapist at an institution where she was once a patient, John

    • UPC: 3164130
    • Rating: 3.0

  • Building a World-Class Compliance Program : Best Practices and Strategies for Success

    Written by a long-standing practitioner in the field, this timely and critical work is your best source for understanding all the complex issues and requirements associated with corporate compliance. It provides clear guidance for those

    • UPC: 8041910

  • The Best Creative Nonfiction

    Gutkind and the staff of his landmark journal "Creative Nonfiction" have culled alternative publications, 'zines, blogs, literary journals, and other often overlooked publications in search of new voices and innovative ideas--essays and articles written with

    • UPC: 5649635
    • Rating: 3.0

  • The Best Creative Nonfiction Vol. 2

    "Blending precise research and astute observation with flavorful, fascinating narratives." Publishers Weekly, starred review (for Vol.

    • UPC: 8029650
    • Rating: 4.167

  • Keep It Real : Everything You Need to Know about Researching and Writing Creative Nonfiction

    "Keep It Real" begins by defining creative nonfiction and goes on to explore the flexibility of the form--the liberties and the boundaries that allow writers to be as truthful, factual, and artful as

    • UPC: 10668076

  • The Portable Mfa in Creative Writing (Paperback)

    With this resource, writers can get the core knowledge of an MFA program without spending $50,000 in tuition from the teacher-founded, teacher-run writing collective in New

    • UPC: 4563631
    • Rating: 3.5

  • Touchstone Anthology of Contemporary Creative Nonfiction : Work from 1970 to the Present

    An exceptional showcase of topflight memoir, literary journalism, personal essay, and cultural criticism, this uniquely comprehensive collection is the first and only creative nonfiction volume to cover all genres, from magazine writing to book

    • UPC: 5436073
    • Rating: 5.0

  • In Short in Short in Short : A Collection of Brief Creative Nonfiction a Collection of Brief Creative Nonfiction a Collection of Brief Creative Nonfiction

    A collection of brief essays offers reflections on hummingbirds, ice cream, a cemetery, nostalgia, and

    • UPC: 456926

  • The Best Creative Nonfiction (Vol. 3) - eBook

    “Intelligent but accessible, and often poignant . . . [by] the biggest talents on the essay and blog beat.” —Publishers Weekly (on Vol. 2)Anyone still asking, “What is creative nonfiction?” will find the answer in

    • UPC: 270394328
    • Rating: 4.167

  • The Best Creative Nonfiction, Volume 3

    Intelligent but accessible, and often poignant . . . [by] the biggest talents on the essay and blog beat. Publishers Weekly (on Vol.

    • UPC: 10743963
    • Rating: 3.571

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