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Product Description: Learn all about the types of non-fiction writing. This book looks at the the features of different types, how to use them and enjoy them, examples in the real world, as well as how to write your own engaging, effective pieces.

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9781410980403 | Raintree, August 1, 2015, cover price $11.95 | About this edition: Learn all about the types of non-fiction writing.
9780440224983, titled "The Poison Tree" | Dell Pub Co, September 1, 1998, cover price $6.50 | also contains The Poison Tree | About this edition: A divorcee returns to Oxford University to study and discovers a secret, erotic side to the staid environment, where a killer lurks eager to make her the next object of his obsession in a debut thriller.

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NAMED ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR BY KIRKUS REVIEWSGood Prose is an inspiring book about writing—about the creation of good prose—and the record of a warm and productive literary friendship. The story begins in 1973, in the offices of The Atlantic Monthly, in Boston, where a young freelance writer named Tracy Kidder came looking for an assignment. Richard Todd was the editor who encouraged him. From that article grew a lifelong association. Before long, Kidder’s The Soul of a New Machine, the first book the two worked on together, had won the Pulitzer Prize. It was a heady moment, but for Kidder and Todd it was only the beginning of an education in the art of nonfiction.   Good Prose explores three major nonfiction forms: narratives, essays, and memoirs. Kidder and Todd draw candidly, sometimes comically, on their own experience—their mistakes as well as accomplishments—to demonstrate the pragmatic ways in which creative problems get solved. They also turn to the works of a wide range of writers, novelists as well as nonfiction writers, for models and instruction. They talk about narrative strategies (and about how to find a story, sometimes in surprising places), about the ethical challenges of nonfiction, and about the realities of making a living as a writer. They offer some tart and emphatic opinions on the current state of language. And they take a clear stand against playing loose with the facts. Their advice is always grounded in the practical world of writing and publishing.   Good Prose—like Strunk and White’s The Elements of Style—is a succinct, authoritative, and entertaining arbiter of standards in contemporary writing, offering guidance for the professional writer and the beginner alike. This wise and useful book is the perfect companion for anyone who loves to read good books and longs to write one.Praise for Good Prose  “Smart, lucid, and entertaining.”—The Boston Globe   “You are in such good company—congenial, ironic, a bit old-school—that you’re happy to follow [Kidder and Todd] where they lead you.”—The Wall Street Journal   “[A] well-structured, to-the-point, genuinely useful, and fun-to-read guide to writing narrative nonfiction, essays, and memoir . . . Crisp, informative, and mind-expanding.”—Booklist     “A gem . . . The finer points of creative nonfiction are molded into an inspiring read that will affect the would-be writer as much as Anne Lamott’s Bird by Bird or Stephen King’s On Writing. . . . This is a must read for nonfiction writers.”—Library Journal   “As approachable and applicable as any writing manual available.”—Associated Press

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9781400069750 | Random House Inc, January 15, 2013, cover price $26.00 | About this edition: NAMED ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR BY KIRKUS REVIEWSGood Prose is an inspiring book about writing—about the creation of good prose—and the record of a warm and productive literary friendship.

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9780812982152 | Random House Inc, August 27, 2013, cover price $16.00

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Product Description: Nonfiction―the "fourth genre" (along with poetry, fiction, and drama)―is a literary field affecting bestseller lists, writing programs, writers' workshops, and conferences on the study of creative writing, composition/rhetoric, and literature...read more

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9780742556171 | Rowman & Littlefield Pub Inc, November 30, 2007, cover price $47.00 | About this edition: Nonfiction_the 'fourth genre' (along with poetry, fiction, and drama)_is a literary field affecting bestseller lists, writing programs, writers' workshops, and conferences on the study of creative writing, composition/rhetoric, and literature.

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9780742556188 | Rowman & Littlefield Pub Inc, August 30, 2008, cover price $33.00 | About this edition: Nonfiction―the "fourth genre" (along with poetry, fiction, and drama)―is a literary field affecting bestseller lists, writing programs, writers' workshops, and conferences on the study of creative writing, composition/rhetoric, and literature.

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Twenty-three bestselling authors describe their publishing histories

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9781840240092 | Summersdale Pub Ltd, October 1, 1998, cover price $25.95 | About this edition: Twenty-three bestselling authors describe their publishing histories

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A divorcee returns to Oxford University to study and discovers a secret, erotic side to the staid environment, where a killer lurks eager to make her the next object of his obsession in a debut thriller. Reprint. NYT. PW.

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9780385319416 | Delacorte Pr, December 1, 1997, cover price $21.95 | About this edition: Moving to Oxford to take up her doctorate in the wake of her failed marriage, Terry Williams discovers that her new home had been the scene of a rape and murder that continues to affect the people around her

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9780440224983 | Dell Pub Co, September 1, 1998, cover price $6.50 | also contains Looking at Nonfiction | About this edition: A divorcee returns to Oxford University to study and discovers a secret, erotic side to the staid environment, where a killer lurks eager to make her the next object of his obsession in a debut thriller.
9780440614029 | Dell Pub Co, August 1, 1998, cover price $23.00 | About this edition: The handsome student who lived at 57 West Street died there too, his brutal murderer never brought to justice.

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Product Description: In this book, Gary Provost, an established true crime author, explains what a good true crime story is--as well as what it isn't--and how to write a compelling story. No other book offers such complete and concise information on the craft of writing the true crime story.

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9780756757267 | Diane Pub Co, May 1, 1991, cover price $18.00 | About this edition: In this book, Gary Provost, an established true crime author, explains what a good true crime story is--as well as what it isn't--and how to write a compelling story.
9780898794465 | Writers Digest Books, March 1, 1991, cover price $17.95 | About this edition: Tells how to select a story, write a proposal, gather information, handle interviews, create an outline, find an agent, and write a film synopsis, and discusses viewpoint, style, and plot line

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