Style & Usage

Style & Usage


  • 1,000 Character Writing Prompts

    By Bryan Cohen

    Our Price: $11.99
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9781475103137
    • Publisher: Createspace Independent Pub
    • Published: March 2012
    From the author of 1,000 Creative Writing Prompts, this 300 page, 150,000+ word reference tool can serve writers who need characters and need them now!If character development is your problem, this detailed reference tool for any writer is the solution. Imagine if every time you sat down to brainstorm for your stories, scripts and more, you had a notebook full of character ideas ready to spring to life on the page. This time-saving, idea-generating tome can ensure that from protagonist to checkout girl, your characters are fully developed and captivating. Covering a variety of genres, time periods and styles, 1,000 Character Writing Prompts, adds nuance and depth to the typical character stereotypes many writers rely on.The book includes the following archetypes:• Superheroes, sidekicks and secret agents• Monsters, demons and strange creatures• Optimists, pessimists and screw ups• Zombies, werewolves and vampires• Lawyers, doctors and butchers• Rebels, ninjas, actors, villains, pets, babies and many more!Each of the 1,000 character ideas ends with a question or command to push you past your writer's block and into a creative flow state for your future writing sessions. This sequel to author Bryan Cohen's popular 1,000 Creative Writing Prompts can take your writing productivity to a whole new level.Bryan Cohen is a director, a comedian and an author of several books on the art of writing including 1,000 Creative Writing Prompts: Ideas for Blogs, Scripts, Stories and More and Writer on the Side: How to Write Your Book Around Your 9 to 5 Job. His website Build Creative Writing Ideas helps over 240,000 visitors a year to push past writer's block and reach their creative goals. He lives in Chicago.
  • 1,000 Creative Writing Prompts: Ideas for Blogs, Scripts, Stories and More

    By Bryan Cohen

    Our Price: $7.99
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9781461089421
    • Publisher: Createspace
    • Published: April 2011
    When you finally have the opportunity to sit down and write, you want absolutely nothing to get in your way. In an ideal world, the ideas would flow from head to pen quickly and easily. You would have thousands of ideas at your fingertips. This new idea-generating book makes that dream a reality. With exactly one thousand prompts, 1,000 Creative Writing Prompts: Ideas for Blogs, Scripts, Stories and More is truly a cure for writer's block. These story starters cover a large range of topics, including: * Holidays * College * Health * Regrets * Nature * Shakespeare * Religion * The American Dream * ...and over 40 more! These prompts help you to write from the heart so that you can relate to your audience. They work for blogs, scripts, stories, poems, essays and anything else that requires that you write with no interruptions.
  • 100 Successful College Application Essays

    By The Harvard Independent

    Our Price: $15.00
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9780451417619
    • Publisher: New American Library
    • Published: July 2013
    An updated guide to college application essays offers one hundred complete essays that helped gain students admission to the country's top schools, as well as provides helpful advice from admissions officers.
  • 100 Ways to Improve Your Writing

    By Gary Provost

    Our Price: $6.99
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9780451627216
    • Publisher: PENGUIN USA
    • Published: October 1985
    Gives advice on overcoming writer's block, developing a personal style, finding a good opening, improving one's diction, avoiding mistakes in grammar or punctuation, and editing a manuscript
  • 101 Best Beginnings Ever Written

    By Barnaby Conrad

    Our Price: $15.95
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9781884956867
    • Publisher: Independent Pub Group
    • Published: December 2008
    "Early one June morning in 1872 I murdered my father--an act which made a deep impression on me at the time." Thus begins Ambrose Bierce's short story, "An Imperfect Conflagration." In this book for writers and general readers, Conrad, author of 101 Best Scenes Ever Written, identifies 12 different types of beginnings for novels and stories, and compiles examples from well-known contemporary and classic writers. The examples, and Conrad's comments, will help writers learn to craft compelling beginnings of their own. Conrad is the founder of the Santa Barbara Writers Conference. Annotation ©2009 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (
  • 101 Ways to Say Thank You: Notes of Gratitude for All Occasions

    By Kelly Browne

    Our Price: $7.50
    • Format: Hardcover
    • ISBN-13: 9781402747021
    • Publisher: Sterling
    • Published: February 2008
    Dear Reader, If you have ever had trouble expressing gratitude to those who have helped you tremendously, in some form or fashion, then perhaps a small investment is in order. With the purchase of this, concise yet remarkably informative, reference guide you may easily rest assured that not only will your dollars be well spent but you may find that from the day you have put '101 Ways to Say Thank You' into practice, you will be exceedingly gracious for its wisdom and impeccible structure. It has in deed been a joy of the highest honor having spent these few seconds with you Reader, and I thank you for your time and attention...Most Sincerely, Book.
  • 4 A.M. Breakthrough: Unconventional Writing Exercises That Transform Your Fiction

    By Brian Kiteley

    Our Price: $16.99
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9781582975634
    • Publisher: Writers Digest Books
    • Published: 2008
    In the sequel to The 3 A.M. Epiphany,the director of the creative writing program at the University of Denver presents a series of innovative writing essays to help writers escape limitations and anxiety to practice their craft in creative new ways. Original.
  • 45 Master Characters, Revised Edition: Mythic Models for Creating Original Characters

    By Victoria Lynn Schmidt

    Our Price: $17.99
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9781599635347
    • Publisher: Writers Digest
    • Published: January 2012
    Create unforgettable characters your readers will love! Want to make your characters and their stories more compelling, complex, and original than ever before? 45 Master Characters is here to help you explore the most common male and female archetypes--the mythic, cross-cultural models from which all characters originate. Explore a wide variety of character profiles including heroes, villains, and supporting characters. Learn how to use archetypes as foundations for your own unique characters Examine the mythic journeys of heroes and heroines--the progression of events upon which each archetype's character arc develops--and learn how to use them to enhance your story. Complete with examples culled from literature, television, and film, 45 Master Characters illustrates just how memorable and effective these archetypes can be--from "Gladiators" and "Kings" like Rocky Balboa and Captain Ahab to "Amazons" and "Maidens" like Wonder Woman and Guinevere. Great heroes and villains are necessary to bring any story to life; let this guide help you create characters that stand the test of time.
  • 501 English Verbs

    By Thomas R. Beyer

    Our Price: $18.99
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9781438073026
    • Publisher: Barrons Educational Series Inc
    • Published: June 2013
    The new third edition of Barron's 501 English Verbs comes with an enclosed CD-ROM that offers valuable practice exercises in verb conjugation and a concise grammar review. The book presents the most common regular and irregular English verbs alphabetically arranged in table form, one verb per page, and completely conjugated in all tenses. The book also reviews rules of grammar applicable to verb usage, provides a list of hundreds more regular verbs, offers tips on idiomatic verb usage, lists 550 problem verbs with their principal parts, and presents an index to the verbs that includes their irregular forms. A newly revised section of Phrasal Verbs offers 55 essential forms with multiple example sentences. Here's a valuable fast-reference source for ESL students and all students of English grammar.
  • Accidence Will Happen: A Reformed Pedant's Guide to English Language and Style

    By Oliver Kamm

    Our Price: $13.50
    • Format: Hardcover
    • ISBN-13: 9781681771472
    • Publisher: Pegasus Books
    • Published: July 2016
    Written by the London Times's lead grammar columnist, a funny, authoritative and, at times, thought-provoking guide to the use and abuse of the English language demonstrates that many of the purists' prohibitions are bogus and can be cheerfully disregarded.
  • Active Grammar

    By Fiona Davis

    Our Price: $23.00
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9780521175999
    • Publisher: Cambridge Univ Pr
    • Published: April 2013
  • Active Grammar Level 3 with Answers and CD-ROM

    By Mark Lloyd

    Our Price: $24.25
    • Format: Oversize Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9780521152501
    • Publisher: Cambridge University Press
    • Published: June 2011
  • Advanced Spanish Step-by-Step: Master Accelerated Grammar to Take Your Spanish to the Next Level (Easy Step-by-Step Series)

    By Barbara Bregstein

    Our Price: $16.20
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9780071768733
    • Publisher: McGraw-Hill
    • Published: December 2011
    A guide for intermediate students of Spanish offers explanations, examples, and exercises covering the key points of Spanish grammar, with an emphasis on verb tenses, along with vocabulary and passages for reading comprehension.
  • After the Genome: A Language for Our Biotechnological Future

    By Michael Hyde

    Our Price: $20.00
    • Format: Hardcover
    • ISBN-13: 9781602586857
    • Publisher: Baylor University Press
    • Published: April 2013
    Biotechnological advancements during the last half-century have forced humanity to come to grips with the possibility of a post-human future. The ever-evolving opinions about how society should anticipate this biotechnological frontier demand a language that will describe our new future and discuss its ethics. After the Genome brings together expert voices from the realms of ethics, rhetoric, religion, and science to help lead complex conversations about end-of-life care, the relationship between sin and medicine, and the protection of human rights in a post-human world. With chapters on the past and future of the science-warfare narrative, the rhetoric of care and its effect on those suffering, black rhetoric and biotechnology, planning for the end of life, regenerative medicine, and more, After the Genome yields great insight into the human condition and moves us forward toward a genuinely humane approach to who we are and who we are becoming.
  • Ambrose Bierce's Write It Right: The Celebrated Cynic's Lanugage Peeves Deciphered, Appraised, and Annotated for 21st-Century Readers

    By Jan Freeman

    Our Price: $12.00
    • Format: Hardcover
    • ISBN-13: 9780802717689
    • Publisher: Walker & Company
    • Published: November 2009
    Journalist, poet, and satirist Ambrose Bierce may best be known for 'The Devil's Dictionary,' but he was also a usage maven. In 1909, hepublished several hundred of his pet peeves in 'Write It Right,' and now, Jan Freeman, a lifelong usage geek herself, has re-published Bierce's book. It includes many distinctions that are still familiar (and problematic) today, such as: the which-that rule, less vs. fewer, lie vs. lay, and many more. For this special one hundredth anniversary edition, Freeman has also investigated where Bierce's rules and taboos originated and how they stand up to today's vernacular.