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Reference Works (Encyclopedias, Dictionaries, Background)
Reading like a writer : a guide for people who love books and for those who want to write them by
Call Number: PE1408 .P774 2007
Publication Date: 2006-08-22
Before there were workshops and degrees, how did aspiring writers learn to write? By reading the work of their predecessors and contemporaries, says author and teacher Prose. Prose invites you on a guided tour of the tools and the tricks of the masters. She reads the very best writers and discovers why their work has endured.
The Elements of Style by
Call Number: PE1408 .S772 2005
Publication Date: 2005-10-20
An enhanced edition of the classic writing manual features humorous art by a popular children's book illustrator and New Yorker cover artist, in a volume that provides visual and whimsical embellishments to the original instructive text.
The creative writer's survival guide : advice from an unrepentant novelist by
Call Number: E-book
Publication Date: 2010-09-28
The Creative Writer's Survival Guide is a must-read for creative-writing students and teachers, conference participants, and aspiring writers of every stamp. Directed primarily at fiction writers but suitable for writers of all genres, John McNally's guide is a comprehensive, take-no-prisoners blunt, highly idiosyncratic, and delightfully subjective take on the writing life.
Bird by bird : some instructions on writing and life by
Call Number: PN147 .L315 1994
Publication Date: 1994-09-06
Anne Lamott recounts her personal experiences to reveal her writing techniques and how she overcomes obstacles that interfere with the writing flow. She offers concrete suggestions about character, plot, setting, and other topics of interest to writers.
Contemporary Composition Studies : A Guide to Theorists and Terms by
Call Number: E-book
Publication Date: 1999-12-30
This reference guide of composition studies defines key terms and concepts and provides information about scholars in the field. The guide is intended as an invitation into composition studies for newcomers who wish to explore and perhaps contribute to the discipline, for those in other disciplines who wish to familiarize themselves with the field of composition studies, and for seasoned writing teachers who wish to review the field, possibly making new connections between theory and practice.
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