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The Craft of Lyric Writing
Sheila Davis

Writers Digest Books, 1984

Successful author and songwriter, Davis provides a complete guide to writing words for and to music, showing how to create lyrics with universal appeal.
  
  











  



  
Comedy Writing Secrets: How to Think Funny, Write Funny, Act Funny and Get Paid For It
Melvin Helitzer

Writers Digest Books, 1992

A comprehensive guide to writing, selling and performing all types of comedy. Includes comments, advice, gags and routines from top comics.
  
  











  



  
The Writer's Guide to Everyday Life in the 1800s (Writer's Guides to Everyday Life)
Marc McCutcheon

Writers Digest Books, 1993

The wonderful and fascinating details of the 1800s have been gathered into one interesting volume, in which McCutcheon has included quotes from 19th-century citizens concerning or describing hairstyles and fashion, favorite swear words and slang, jokes of the period, courtship and marriage rituals, and more. A must for both fiction and nonfiction historical writers.
  
  











  



  
The Craft of Writing Science Fiction That Sells
Ben Bova

Writers Digest Books, 1994

Guides writers step by step through the major elements of SF storytelling, showing how to construct strong, editor-attracting stories and novels.
  
  











  



  
The Writer's Guide to Everyday Life from Prohibition Through World War II (Writer's Guides to Everyday Life)
Marc McCutcheon

Writers Digest Books, 1995

Not just for writers, but historians, hobbyists, and anyone interested in the small details of life in other times. This volume, like the others in the series, includes chapters (with figures and illustrations) on food, clothing, family life, work, education, religion, leisure activities, social and political history, etc. Great for browsing, great for research. Well recommended.
  
  











  



  
Everyday Life in the 1800s: A Guide for Writers, Students & Historians (Writer's Guides to Everyday Life)
Marc McCutcheon

Writers Digest Books, 2001

This is a complete reference, offering pertinent information about the nineteenth century in a logical, accessible form. Fiction and nonfiction historical writers interested in this period will find this book a must. The wonderful and fascinating details of the 1800s have never before been gathered into one volume. And, to make the information even more interesting, McCutcheon has included quotes from 19th-century citizens concerning or ...
  
  











  



  
It's Here...Somewhere
Alice Fulton, Pauline Hatch

Writers Digest Books, 1991

Fulton & Hatch go step-by-step through every room, advising what to keep, and where to keep it.
  
  











  



  
The Writer's Complete Crime Reference Book
Martin Roth

Writers Digest Books, 1993

"The perfect crime-writer's reference book is here... a good quick reference book for editors, a source of plot ideas, and an invaluable collection of information..". -- Mystery Scene Magazine
  
  











  



  
Scene of the Crime: A Writer's Guide to Crime Scene Investigation (Howdunit Series)
Anne Wingate

Writers Digest Books, 1992

Never before has such specialized information been so thoroughly compiled and easily accessible to writers! Each book is written by a professional in their respective field, providing the inside details that writers need to weave a credible -- and salable -- story.
  
  











  



  
Writing the Blockbuster Novel
Albert Zuckerman

Writers Digest Books, 1994

Ken Follett and Eileen Goudge, among others, have something common: They have mastered the craft of building the compelling novels that appear on bestseller lists around the world. And here Albert Zuckerman, agent and editorial advisor to many successful authors in every genre, discloses the somewhat hidden nuts and bolts of what makes this type of book tick, and shows how you, too, could write a novel that might sell in the millions.
  
  











  



  
The Writer's Digest Sourcebook for Building Believable Characters
Marc McCutcheon

Writers Digest Books, 1996

Using this reference, readers can create characters who think, hope, love, cry, cause or feel pain, save the day - and seize readers by emotion. Mark McCutcheon eases the process of building convincing characters for stories and novels. He starts by conducting an inspiring and informative roundtable where six novelists reveal their approaches to characterization. Next, he provides a character questionnaire more detailed than the nosiest survey. ...
  
  











  



  
The Complete Book of Scriptwriting
J. Michael Straczynski

Writers Digest Books, 2002

Here, together for the first time, are the first three Freddy books that Walter Brooks wrote, in a single volume, in the order in which they first appeared. Freddy Goes to Florida (first published as TO and Again), alongside Freddy Goes to the North Pole (More To and Again), followed by the unforgettable Freddy the Detective -- each lavishly illustrated by Kurt Wiese. These are Walter Brooks's first forays into the world of Freddy and his Bean ...
  
  











  



  
Travel Writing
L Oneil

Writers Digest Books, 1996

Writers will learn how to bring the adventures of their travels home in print. Here they'll discover the many types of travel articles there are to write and how to write them. Along with her instruction, O'Neil mixes in examples from travel articles.
  
  











  



  
Writer's Digest Handbook of Short Story Writing (Vol 1)
Dickson, Smythe

Writers Digest Books, 1982

Some of the best advice available on how to create character, use description, create a setting and plot a short story.
  
  











  



  
Howdunit: How Crimes Are Committed and Solved

Writers Digest Books, 2000

The ultimate reference on the dark world of criminals and those who oppose them! Readers will learn how crimes are plotted, committed, investigated and solved. This hefty reference includes chapters from nine of the books in the "Howdunit" crime series, as well as thirteen new chapters on key topics, such as property crime, gangs and the drug trade. Boertlein also offers a huge glossary of crime words and phrases, plenty of photographs, and new ...
  
  











  



  
How to Increase Your Word Power

Writers Digest Books, 1987

How to Increase Your Word Power
  
  











  



  
Dare to Be a Great Writer: 329 Keys to Powerful Fiction
Leonard Bishop

Writers Digest Books, 1992

Solid, no-nonsense writing instruction, dispensed out in 329 easily digestible portions, to help fiction writers polish their skills and support their talent with cultivated craft.
  
  











  



  
How to Write Western Novels (Genre Writing Series)
Matt Braun

Writers Digest Books, 1988

Here you'll learn *Why the future of the Western looks bright, even for beginners. *how to glean gripping novel plot ideas from old West history *how to put real flesh-and-blood people on your pages. *how to put dialogue into your characters' own parlance *about narrative voice-which to use, and when to use it *why crisp, tight writing strengthens your story *how to layer on suspense- and resolve it with a wallop *how to do library research, ...
  
  











  



  
How to Write and Sell Children's Picture Books
Jean Karl

Writers Digest Books, 1994

What a joy it is to write for children! You can make giggle and wiggle and imagine. You may even influence how they see the world.
  
  











  



  
Writing Articles About the World Around You
Marcia Yudkin

Writers Digest Books, 1998

Get Started Writing for Magazines - and Learn to Make a Living At It Through examples, explanations and tips, Writing Articles About the World Around You demonstrates how to generate original and saleable article ideas using information that is part of your everyday life. Even if you live in Nowheresville, you'll learn how to recognize topics and angles that can interest editors at magazines and newspapers. Use your experience, on-the-job ...
  
  











  








   



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