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How to Write Poetry (USED)

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If You Want to Write: A Book About Art, Independence and Spirit (USED)

If You Want to Write: A Book About Art, Independence and Spirit (USED)

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In her 93 remarkable years, Brenda Ueland published six million words. She said she had two rules she followed absolutely: to tell the truth, and not to do anything she didn't want to do. Her integrity shines throughout If You Want to Write, her best-selling classic on the process of writing that has already inspired thousands to find their own creative center. Carl Sandburg called this book "The best book ever written about how to write." Yet Ueland reminds us that "Whenever I say 'writing' in this book, I also mean anything that you love and want to do or to make." Ueland's writing and her teaching are made compelling by her feisty spirit of independence and joy.

Keys for Writers (USED)

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Literature and the Land; Reading and Writing for Environmental Literact, 7-12 (USED)

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For Emma Rous, the natural environment offers countless ways to engage students in significant reading, writing, and thinking. She breaks down the barriers between school and life. She raises complex ethical questions. She creates a course of study her students care about.

With Literature and the Land, Rous not only inspires you to help students become environmentally literate, she provides the tools you need to make it happen. Beginning with readings and exercises about perception, the book explores a wealth of nature writing activities, the history of people's relationship with nature from mythological times to the present, case studies of current environmental issues and action projects, environmental themes in fiction and poetry, and the potential of outdoor adventure. The book is packed with descriptions of literature, classroom activities, student responses, and lists of resources. The materials are all designed to support a heterogeneous classroom, a student-centered pedagogy, and a gender-balanced curriculum.

Ideal for teachers looking for new ways to make the literature classroom both interdisciplinary and experiential, Literature and the Land is a one-of-a-kind reference-whether you're attempting to implement a single unit on nature literature or a full course of study.

Longman Handbook for Writers and Readers (2nd Edition) (USED)

Longman Handbook for Writers and Readers (2nd Edition) (USED)

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MLA Handbook for Writers of Research Papers (USED)

MLA Handbook for Writers of Research Papers (USED)

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For nearly half a century, the style recommended by the Modern Language Association for scholarly manuscripts and student research papers has been widely adopted and required not only by journals and presses but also by schools, departments, and individual instructors. Since the publication of the first edition in 1977, the MLA Handbook has sold over five million copies worldwide.

The fifth edition of the MLA Handbook is revamped for the Internet age. A complete toolbox for online research, this edition offers guidance in
-- finding research materials online
-- judging the quality of information on the Internet
-- using expanded and updated MLA formats to document a wide variety of online sources
-- preparing texts in electronic form

The MLA Handbook's authoritative guidelines on research practices and MLA style are enhanced in other ways. New topics have been added, and citation examples, the list of suggested writing guides, and the appendix of reference works by field have been expanded and updated.

The fifth edition serves as both a classroom text and a reference book for students and writers to use independently. Teachers and students of writing, literature, languages, philosophy, and other humanities fields will find this guide indispensable.

Nail Your Novel (USED)

Nail Your Novel (USED)

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By bestselling ghostwriter and book doctor with a top London literary consultancy
This book is used by award-winning authors and university creative writing departments.
'A how-to-write book that actually DOES tell you how'
'There are shedloads of books on how to write novels, and a lot of them are longer and considerably less useful'
'I wish I'd had this book a long time ago'
'The author has a proven track record as a writer of fiction, as opposed to writers of "how to write" books'
Are you writing a novel? Do you want to make sure you finish? Will you get lost and fizzle out? Will you spend more time reading about how to write than actually getting the words down?
Most books on novel-writing will make you read hundreds of pages about character arcs, inciting incidents, heroes' journeys. It's great to know that - but while you're reading about it you're not writing your book.
And what these books don't tell you is how to use this learning and get the job done.
Nail Your Novel is a writing buddy - and mentor - in a book.
In 10 easy steps it will tell you:
*how to shape your big idea and make a novel out of it
*how to do your research and how to use it
*how to organise your time
*how to plot and build characters
*when you're going to hit problems and what to do about them
*how to write on the days you don't feel inspired
*how to reread what you've written and polish it.
Along the way, Thumbnail Notes give tutorials about storytelling and storycraft - strictly when you need them. The author has written nearly a dozen novels that have made it into print - and this is how she did it.
You don't even need to read the whole book before you get started. You read a section, then do as it says. And, once you're finally satisfied, Nail Your Novel will tell you how to sell it to publishers and agents.
A FULL index means you can find what you want, when you want it.
You've dreamed of writing a novel. Don't procrastinate with another theory book. Don't launch in, get stuck and throw your hard work in a drawer. Nail your novel.
Nonfiction Book Proposals Anybody Can Write: How to Get a Contract and an Advance Before Writing Your Book (USED)

Nonfiction Book Proposals Anybody Can Write: How to Get a Contract and an Advance Before Writing Your Book (USED)

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With this innovative guide, writing a nonfiction book proposal that sells is both simple and intuitive. A boon to professionals who want to write and anyone who regularly works with writers: teachers, editors, publishers, and agents.
Nonfiction Matters; Reading, Writing, and Research in Grades 3-8 (USED)

Nonfiction Matters; Reading, Writing, and Research in Grades 3-8 (USED)

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When we open the gates to nonfiction inquiry, we open our thinking and expect the unexpected, making reading discoveries, research discoveries, and writing discoveries on our way. Nonfiction Matters offers teachers the tools to help students explore nonfiction and dig deep to reach more complete understanding of the real world and report these insights in a compelling manner.

Stephanie Harvey shows how students can read expository text, engage in research, and write authentic nonfiction that is captivating, visual, and full of voice. The inquiry projects she describes require in-depth learning: topic selection, question development, research exploration, reading for content, organization, synthesis, writing to convey meaning, and presenting findings--all skills that develop independent thinkers who know how to make decisions, solve problems, and apply their knowledge insightfully.

Full of practical suggestions to help you bring nonfiction into your curriculum, Nonfiction Matters: presents strategies for understanding expository text and conducting meaningful research;offers ideas for organizing and writing accurate, effective nonfiction from idea to finished presentation;advances the importance of teacher modeling and guided practice in instructional delivery;provides a list of inquiry tools and resources--both print and electronic;suggests ways to facilitate project-based learning and assess the projects as they develop;includes bibliographies of nonfiction children's books by subject and genre and lists of recommended magazines.

Why is nonfiction almost a guaranteed success? The key to teaching with nonfiction is passion, for children are passionate inquirers, and nonfiction fuels their curiosity and their demand for knowledge and understanding of the world.

Novel Voices; 17 Award Winning Novelists om How to Write, Edit and Get Published (USED)

Novel Voices; 17 Award Winning Novelists om How to Write, Edit and Get Published (USED)

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This volume contains a host of informative, how-to sidebars on improving prose and breaking into publishing, as well as tips and inspiration to finish novels and short stories. Interviews with 15 contemporary authors provides a glimpse into the writing lives of award-winning writers.