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9780812998306 | Random House Inc, May 17, 2016, cover price $28.00

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9780812987737 | Random House Inc, February 7, 2017, cover price $20.00

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Since the publication of his first novel, The Mysteries of Pittsburgh, launched him to fame, Michael Chabon (b. 1963) has become one of contemporary literature's most acclaimed novelists by pursuing his singular vision across all boundaries of genre and medium. A firm believer that reading even the most challenging literature should be a fundamentally pleasurable experience, Chabon has produced an astonishingly diverse body of work that includes detective novels, weird tales of horror, alternate history science fiction, and rollicking chronicles of swashbuckling adventure alongside tender coming-of-age stories, sprawling social novels, and narratives of intense introspection. Uniting them all is Chabon's utterly distinct prose style--exuberant and graceful, sometimes ironic but never cynical. His work has earned accolades ranging from the Pulitzer Prize to science fiction's Hugo and Nebula Awards. Conversations with Michael Chabon collects eighteen revealing interviews with the renowned author of The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier & Clay, The Yiddish Policemen's Union, and other much-admired works. Spanning nearly twenty years and drawn from science fiction fan magazines and literary journals alike, these interviews shed new light on the central concerns of Chabon's fiction, including the importance of dismantling the false divide between literary and lowbrow, his evolving relationship to Jewish culture and literature, the unique properties of male friendship, and the complexities of race in contemporary America. These interviews are essential reading for anyone seeking a better understanding of the life and work of an author who has been instrumental in defining the landscape of contemporary American fiction.
By Brannon Costello (editor)

Hardcover:

9781628462333 | 1 edition (Univ Pr of Mississippi, April 17, 2015), cover price $55.00 | About this edition: Since the publication of his first novel, The Mysteries of Pittsburgh, launched him to fame, Michael Chabon (b.

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9781496809629 | Reprint edition (Univ Pr of Mississippi, October 1, 2016), cover price $25.00
9780395719657, titled "Reading for Results" | 6th edition (Houghton Mifflin College Div, September 1, 1995), cover price $39.56 | also contains Reading for Results

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Product Description: Brief, practical, and affordable, The Art and Craft of Fiction gives aspiring writers all they need, in a friendly voice that students love. Michael Kardos focuses on technique and presents fiction writing as a teachable (and learnable) art...read more

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9781319030421 | 2 edition (Bedford/st Martins, September 30, 2016), cover price $59.65 | About this edition: Brief, practical, and affordable, The Art and Craft of Fiction gives aspiring writers all they need, in a friendly voice that students love.
9781457613906 | Bedford/st Martins, December 28, 2012, cover price $61.80

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Previously available as "Before You Write a Word", Before You Write Your Novel sets out the essential techniques and approaches that lay the perfect foundation for writing your first novel. This concise and readable guide addresses the major stumbling blocks of fiction writing: the importance of planning and structure. This book covers the essential components of novel writing including narrative, story, plot, pace, chronology, character arc and engagement techniques, as well as research, story building, plotting and editing. Using an open and honest approach, feeding from his own experience as a published novelist and creative writing teacher, James McCreet offers a guide to the structural mechanisms of the novel, helping you plan a first draft through to a finished novel.

Hardcover:

9781138186729 | Routledge, March 24, 2016, cover price $120.00

Paperback:

9781138186736 | Routledge, March 22, 2016, cover price $25.95 | About this edition: Previously available as "Before You Write a Word", Before You Write Your Novel sets out the essential techniques and approaches that lay the perfect foundation for writing your first novel.

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By John Casey (introduced by) and James Salter

Hardcover:

9780813939056 | Univ of Virginia Pr, April 11, 2016, cover price $19.95

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Hardcover:

9781617037856 | Univ Pr of Mississippi, August 1, 2013, cover price $40.00

Paperback:

9781496807779 | Univ Pr of Mississippi, February 19, 2016, cover price $25.00

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Product Description: Plotting a story filled with memorable, engaging scenes from beginning to end can feel like an insurmountable challenge. Having the right plan - and the tools to execute it - can make all the difference. Writing Blockbuster Plots pulls back the curtain on story structure with step-by-step strategies and visuals that turn plotting and scene writing into a no-stress endeavor...read more

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9781599639796, titled "Writing Blockbuster Plots: A Step-by-Step Guide to Mastering Plot, Structure & Scene" | Writers Digest Books, March 31, 2016, cover price $16.99 | About this edition: Plotting a story filled with memorable, engaging scenes from beginning to end can feel like an insurmountable challenge.

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Product Description: What's the most annoying thing about writing a novel? They don't write themselves. What's the second most annoying thing about writing a novel? No, really, they don't write themselves.What the hardest thing about writing a novel? Actually turning your sexy outline into a real book...read more

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9781630231002 | Rota Books, March 15, 2016, cover price $12.99 | About this edition: What's the most annoying thing about writing a novel?

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Product Description: In many fictional narratives, the progression of the plot exists in tension with a very different and powerful dynamic that runs, at a hidden and deeper level, throughout the text. In this volume, Dan Shen systematically investigates how stylistic analysis is indispensable for uncovering this covert progression through rhetorical narrative criticism...read more

Hardcover:

9780415635486 | Routledge, November 13, 2013, cover price $145.00 | About this edition: In many fictional narratives, the progression of the plot exists in tension with a very different and powerful dynamic that runs, at a hidden and deeper level, throughout the text.

Paperback:

9781138671348 | Routledge, March 3, 2016, cover price $49.95 | About this edition: In many fictional narratives, the progression of the plot exists in tension with a very different and powerful dynamic that runs, at a hidden and deeper level, throughout the text.

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Fresh and innovative, READING FOR RESULTS 12th EDITION has been heavily revised to reflect the latest research and align even more closely with the Common Core Standards. A new, research-based approach to identifying main ideas shows students how skilled readers use key-word repetition and reference to decide where and how to focus their attention. A host of new textbook selections combined with think-aloud instructions guide students through reading and understanding the discipline-specific patterns that organize textbook writing. Instructors also now enjoy more instructional flexibility than ever before with a new 12-chapter sequence. If it seems appropriate, students can develop their skills solely in paragraphs, moving on to longer selections when they're ready. But if they are up to the challenge, they can move seamlessly back and forth between shorter and longer selections. Up-to-date in both content and research, READING FOR RESULTS 12e retains its step-by-step sequence, clear explanations and lively readings while taking into account the reading theory developed by cognitive scientist Walter Kintsch, who stresses that reading is less about the sentences on the page and more about what the reader brings to and takes away from that page. Available with InfoTrac Student Collections http://gocengage.com/infotrac.

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9781133589969 | 12 edition (Wadsworth Pub Co, January 1, 2013), cover price $82.95 | also contains Reading for Results, Reading for Results, Reading for Results | About this edition: Fresh and innovative, READING FOR RESULTS 12th EDITION has been heavily revised to reflect the latest research and align even more closely with the Common Core Standards.
9780495802457 | 11 student edition (Wadsworth Pub Co, January 15, 2010), cover price $90.95 | also contains Reading for Results, Reading for Results, Reading for Results
9780618816569 | 9 pck edition (Houghton Mifflin College Div, April 11, 2006), cover price $95.16
9789990091298 | 9 edition (Houghton Mifflin College Div, April 30, 2004), cover price $0.02 | also contains Reading for Results, Reading for Results, Reading for Results
9780618391158 | 9 edition (Wadsworth Pub Co, April 19, 2004), cover price $120.95 | About this edition: The mid-level text of Flemming's successful series, Reading for Results hones students' comprehension skills and introduces them to the basics of critical reading.
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Hardcover:

9781496804358 | Univ Pr of Mississippi, January 21, 2016, cover price $80.00

Paperback:

9781496804440 | 1 edition (Univ Pr of Mississippi, December 17, 2015), cover price $25.00

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Product Description: Fans of Lee Child know well that the muscular star of his bestselling novels, Jack Reacher, is a man of few words—and a lot of action. In Reacher Said Nothing, Andy Martin shadows Child like a literary private eye in a yearlong investigation of what it takes to make fiction’s hottest hero hit the page running...read more

Hardcover:

9781101965450 | Bantam Dell Pub Group, November 24, 2015, cover price $25.00 | About this edition: Fans of Lee Child know well that the muscular star of his bestselling novels, Jack Reacher, is a man of few words—and a lot of action.

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Product Description: Equip yourself for the novel-writing journey!Starting a novel is exciting, but finishing it--that's the real challenge. The journey from beginning to end is rife with forks in the road and dead ends that lead many writers off course...read more

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9781599639215 | Writers Digest Books, November 11, 2015, cover price $17.99 | About this edition: Equip yourself for the novel-writing journey!

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Product Description: Award-winning and bestselling authors turn their own real-life experiences into captivating works of fiction!Where do authors get their ideas? And how do they turn those ideas into stories? This anthology looks at the process of taking real-life experiences and turning them into works of engaging fiction...read more
By Mike Winchell (editor)

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9780448486727 | Grosset & Dunlap, November 3, 2015, cover price $17.99 | About this edition: Award-winning and bestselling authors turn their own real-life experiences into captivating works of fiction!

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Product Description: The follow-up to the acclaimed title The Curiosities: A Collection of Stories by Maggie Stiefvater, Tessa Gratton, and Brenna Yovanoff. In an unassuming corner of Brooklyn, a young woman learns to be ladylike, to love context, and to speak her mind from a very curious sort of tutor...read more

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9780443084485, titled "Upper Extremity Replantation: Basic Principles, Surgical Technique, and Strategy" | Churchill Livingstone, August 1, 1985, cover price $40.00 | also contains Upper Extremity Replantation: Basic Principles, Surgical Technique, and Strategy | About this edition: Upper Extremity Replantation: Basic Principles, Surgical Technique, and Strategy

School and Library:

9781467723985 | Carolrhoda Lab, October 1, 2015, cover price $18.99 | About this edition: The follow-up to the acclaimed title The Curiosities: A Collection of Stories by Maggie Stiefvater, Tessa Gratton, and Brenna Yovanoff.

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Product Description: Learn how to write young adult fiction with imagination and verve.This is an authoritative and engaging introduction to writing young adult fiction for the complete beginner. It will help you understand how the genre works, the big do's and don't's - as well as giving you the inspiration and motivation you actually need to write...read more

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9781473607071 | Teach Yourself, September 29, 2015, cover price $14.99 | About this edition: Learn how to write young adult fiction with imagination and verve.

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Product Description: What can you accomplish in 30 days?If you make time to write and put away all of your excuses, could you stay on track and finish your novel in only a month? With a structured plan and a focused goal, yes, you can!Using a combination of flexible weekly schedules, clear instruction, and detailed worksheets, author Victoria Schmidt leads you through a proven 30-day novel-writing system without the intimidation factor...read more

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9781599639888 | Stk rep edition (Writers Digest Books, September 4, 2015), cover price $19.99 | About this edition: What can you accomplish in 30 days?

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For students and writers alike, a brilliant guide to the craft of writing by the National Book Award–winning author of Spartina. National Book Award winner John Casey is a masterful novelist who is also an inspiring and beloved teacher. In Beyond the First Draft he offers essential and original insights into the art of writing―and rewriting―fiction. Through anecdotes about other writers’ methods and habits (as well as his own) and close readings of literature from Aristotle to Zola, the essays in this collection offer “suggestions about things to do, things to think about when your writing has got you lost in the woods.” In “Dogma and Anti-dogma” Casey sets out the tried-and-true advice and then comments on when to apply it and when to ignore it. In “What's Funny” he considers the range of comedy from pratfalls to elegant wit. In “In Other Words” he discusses translations and the surprising effects that translating can have on one’s native language. In “Mentors” he pays tribute to those who have guided him and other writers. Throughout the fourteen essays there are notes on voice, point of view, structure, and other crucial elements. This book is an invaluable resource for aspiring writers and a revitalizing companion for seasoned ones.

Hardcover:

9780393241082 | W W Norton & Co Inc, August 18, 2014, cover price $25.95 | About this edition: For students and writers alike, a brilliant guide to the craft of writing by the National Book Award–winning author of Spartina.

Paperback:

9780393351248 | Reprint edition (W W Norton & Co Inc, August 10, 2015), cover price $16.95

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Product Description: Want to write a fantastic work of fiction? Sometimes getting started is the hardest part. This book takes you through the steps of writing a story from beginning to end. Learn how to gather inspiration and develop a story's characters...read more

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9781467782906 | Lernerclassroom, August 1, 2015, cover price $10.99 | About this edition: Want to write fiction?

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9781467779081 | Lerner Pub Group, August 1, 2015, cover price $33.32 | About this edition: Want to write a fantastic work of fiction?

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Product Description: Presents an overview of fictional stories, including the form's purpose, elements, traits, and how it expresses ideas. Original examples illustrate how the writing genre works, and tips are provided to encourage young writers' creativity...read more
By Mernie Gallagher-Cole (illustrator)

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9781634070621 | The Childs World Inc, August 1, 2015, cover price $28.50 | About this edition: Presents an overview of fictional stories, including the form's purpose, elements, traits, and how it expresses ideas.

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Product Description: Discover Your Voice and Enthrall Readers!The craft of writing is filled with various debates: Should I include a prologue? Should I delete all adverbs from my manuscript? Just how much backstory--if any--can I include in my story? These questions--and their often-contradictory answers--can cause confusion, frustration, and even paralysis in the writer...read more

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9781599638256 | Writers Digest Books, June 5, 2015, cover price $16.99 | About this edition: Discover Your Voice and Enthrall Readers!

Product Description: Based on the bestselling book from the co-author of The One-Minute Manager, Johnson encourages applying the one-minute approach to the concept of taking time out for yourself.

Cassette/Spoken Word:

9780394298900, titled "One Minute for Myself" | Random House, April 1, 1986, cover price $11.00 | also contains One Minute for Myself | About this edition: Based on the bestselling book from the co-author of The One-Minute Manager, Johnson encourages applying the one-minute approach to the concept of taking time out for yourself.

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Product Description: Dreaming Out Loud brings together essays by many of the most well-known and respected African American writers of the twentieth and twenty-first centuries, discussing various aspects of the vocation, craft, and art of writing fiction...read more
By Horace A. Porter (editor)

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9781609383350 | Univ of Iowa Pr, April 15, 2015, cover price $24.00 | About this edition: Dreaming Out Loud brings together essays by many of the most well-known and respected African American writers of the twentieth and twenty-first centuries, discussing various aspects of the vocation, craft, and art of writing fiction.

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Product Description: Although fiction writers must concern themselves with “big picture” issues such as plot, theme, and character development, much of the day-to-day work of writing involves finding answers to seemingly minor questions: How should I describe the exterior of a house? How can I construct the voice of a historical narrator with authenticity? How should I depict a physically atypical character? Few books on the market address the problems and opportunities present in these and other questions, yet they are the ones that most writers grapple with on a daily basis...read more

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9781611687491 | Univ Pr of New England, April 7, 2015, cover price $24.95 | About this edition: Although fiction writers must concern themselves with “big picture” issues such as plot, theme, and character development, much of the day-to-day work of writing involves finding answers to seemingly minor questions: How should I describe the exterior of a house?

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Product Description: Packed with tips from bestselling and prize-winning authors, Novel Writing: A Writers' and Artists' Companion will give you all the practical advice you need to write and publish your novel. PART 1 provides an introduction to the forms and history of the novel and helps you plan and research your masterpiece, develop characters and compelling narratives and your own authorial voice...read more

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9781780937106 | Bloomsbury USA Academic, March 26, 2015, cover price $24.95 | About this edition: Packed with tips from bestselling and prize-winning authors, Novel Writing: A Writers' and Artists' Companion will give you all the practical advice you need to write and publish your novel.

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