Style & Usage

Style & Usage


  • $ell More Ebook$

    By Laura Dobbins

    Our Price: $10.00
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9781478180029
    • Publisher: Createspace Independent Pub
    • Published: August 2012
    This book outlines:• How to market your e-books online • How to navigate Amazon and plan/implement proven selling strategies for the best results• How to reduce marketing costs and product overhead costsWe’ll also cover:• Kindle Direct Publishing promotions that can improve your Amazon rankings – we’ll show you how• KDP’s revenue opportunities – you’ll learn how to take advantage • The art of Free Promotions and how to keep the “Book Buzz” going
  • 'They Say / I Say': The Moves That Matter in Academic Writing with Readings

    By Gerald Graff

    Our Price: $7.50
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9780393912753
    • Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company
    • Published: November 2011
    Using this unique, portable (5x7.5"), student-friendly text/handbook, first-year composition students can respond to the arguments they read in the book's 44 engaging readings using sentence templates designed for various rhetorical situations, such as introducing an ongoing debate, explaining quotations, and making concessions. Students are encouraged to modify templates like "While some argue that--, others contend that--" for their own purposes. The handbook does not prohibit the use of the first-person in persuasive writing, and many of the templates reflect this. The collected readings touch on higher education, pop culture, fast food, sports, and the American dream, and come from current newspapers, magazines, books, and speeches. Each reading is accompanied by several questions leading students to understand how the author uses the rhetorical moves covered in the book; one question for each reading invites students to write a response. The book is illustrated with b&w photos and cartoons. In addition to many new readings, this second edition includes a chapter on writing in the social sciences. A lively companion blog offers up-to-the-minute articles on issues discussed in the book's readings, from sources such as National Public Radio and print and online magazines. Students and teachers can join the online conversation using the blog's comment feature. Graff is affiliated with the University of Chicago. Annotation ©2012 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (
  • 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 Ways to Find Ideas for Your Blog Posts

    By Steven Aitchison

    Our Price: $14.99
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9781450521826
    • Publisher: Createspace
    • Published: January 2010
    Becoming a professional blogger is a goal for many bloggers. However, trying to think of new posts every few days can be tough. 100 Ways To Find Ideas For Your Blog Posts will show you how to keep the muse going at all times, meaning you will never be stuck for a blog post again.
  • 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
  • 1001 Ways to Say Thank You

    By Gail Hamilton

    Our Price: $19.95
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9780968085387
    • Publisher: Lightning Source Inc
    • Published: March 2008
  • 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 Best Scenes Ever Written: A Romp Through Literature for Writers and Readers

    By Barnaby Conrad

    Our Price: $14.95
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9781884956560
    • Publisher: Quill River Books
    • Published: October 2006
    Terry could have been a contender in On the Waterfront. Ginger dies in Black Beauty. Prince Andrei stirs up the troops in War and Peace. Here Conrad makes judicious choices of scenes from film, fiction and drama to create a very tasty plate of hors d'oeuvres, whether for those who know and love the patron work or those who would like to learn more about the pithiest parts of literature. He includes great beginnings (some writers only need one word to draw you in) and purely visual scenes, action, adventure, war, romance (complete with understanding gendarmes), revenge, betrayal, humor (Dave Barry comments on the word "Squanto"), horror, juveniles (or perhaps more accurately horrors of juveniles), and endings (slam the door very vigorously at the end of A Doll's House, giving sound advice about writing with each. Annotation ©2006 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (
  • 101 Reasons Why You Must Write a Book

    By Bob Burnham

    Our Price: $19.47
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9781933817309
    • Publisher: Lightning Source Inc
    • Published: August 2007
  • 101 Ways to Make Poems Sell

    By Chris Hamilton-Emery

    Our Price: $16.95
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9781844711161
    • Publisher: SALT PUBLISHING
    • Published: March 2006
    An insider's guide to the poetry business, focusing on the issues that matter: building profile, finding readers and selling books. It offers practical advice about the ins and outs of marketing poetry and driving sales. It is suitable for both novice or established poets. It provides over a hundred tools and techniques to help sell your books.
  • 1977

    By Brent Henze

    Our Price: $27.00
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9781602350403
    • Publisher: Lightning Source Inc
    • Published: February 2008
  • The 3 A.M. Epiphany: Uncommon Writing Exercises that Transform Your Fiction

    By Brian Kiteley

    Our Price: $15.29
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9781582973517
    • Publisher: Writers Digest Books
    • Published: August 2005
    The director of the creative writing program at the University of Denver offers his best advice for writers, revealing how to help writers overcome anxieties, break from from limiting processes, and identify mental processes at work. Original.
  • 301 Polish Verbs

    By Klara Janecki

    Our Price: $15.29
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9780764110207
    • Publisher: Barron's
    • Published: February 2000
    The most commonly used Polish verbs are listed alphabetically, one verb per page, and fully conjugated in a table format. Other helpful features for both language students and travelers include English-Polish and Polish-English verb indexes listing nearly 2300 verbs, and common Polish idioms using verbs. The book also features puzzles, Polish proverbs, self-tests, and other aids designed to improve students' familiarity with and usage of Polish verbs.
  • 37 Things to Know About Grammar

    By Matteson Claus

    Our Price: $9.99
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9781596525863
    • Publisher: Ingram Pub Services
    • Published: August 2010