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The Art of Writing

“Making people believe the unbelievable is no trick; it’s work. … Belief and reader absorption come in the details: An overturned tricycle in the gutter of an abandoned neighborhood can stand for everything.”

~Stephen King~

Are you looking to hone your writing skills, or are you just getting started on your first novel? Then we have a book for you. These 7 selections cover all types of writing, from young adult novels, to memoirs and short stories. Time to fill your fountain pen!

Tell It Like It Is: A Guide to Clear and Honest Writing

by Roy Peter Clark

America's favorite writing coach and bestselling author returns with an "indispensable" guide (Diana K. Sugg, Pulitzer Prize-winning reporter) to writing clearly and honestly in a world full of lies, propaganda, and misinformation.

Write For Your Life by Anna Quindlen

In this clarion call to pick up a pen and find yourself from “one of our most astute chroniclers of modern life” (The New York Times Book Review), Anna Quindlen shows us how anyone can write, and why everyone should.

On Writing: A Memoir on Craft by Stephen King

Immensely helpful and illuminating to any aspiring writer, Stephen King’s critically lauded, million-copy bestseller shares the experiences, habits, and convictions that have shaped him and his work.

Writing Down the Bones: Freeing the Writer Within

by Natalie Goldberg

With insight, humor, and practicality, Natalie Goldberg inspires writers and would-be writers to take the leap into writing skillfully and creatively.

Write It All Down: How To Put Your Life on the Page

by Cathy Rentzenbrink

Sunday Times bestselling author Cathy Rentzenbrink shows you how to tackle the challenges of memoir writing and put your life on the page.

A Swim in a Pond in the Rain by George Saunders

A literary master class on what makes great stories work and what they can tell us about ourselves--and our world today.

Save the Cat! Writes a Young Adult Novel

by Jessica Brody

Filled with practical advice, easy-to-follow templates, and "beat sheets" analyzing the structure of popular young adult novels such as Leigh Bardugo's Six of Crows, John Green's The Fault in Our Stars, and Lois Lowry's The Giver, this book is the ultimate reference for anyone who's ever dreamed of writing their own young adult bestseller.

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