Language Arts & Disciplines

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    The Fiction Writer's Guide to Dialogue
    A Fresh Look at an Essential Ingredient of the Craft
    By John Hough Jr.
    (Allworth Press)
    Dialogue is often overlooked as a necessary and potent instrument in the novelist’s repertoire. A novel can rise or fall on the strength of its dialogue. Superb dialogue can make a superb novel. F. Scott Fitzgerald wrote, “Action is character.” George V. Higgins said, “Dialogue is character.” They were... [READ MORE]
    God Bless America
    The Origins of Over 1,500 Patriotic Words and Phrases
    By Robert Hendrickson
    (Skyhorse Publishing)
    The Queen’s English has no place across the pond, where a long history of defiance, creativity, and originality has made its way into the everyday vocabulary of Americans coast-to-coast. God Bless America is an informative and entertaining guide to the meaning and history beneath our uniquely American... [READ MORE]
    Starting Your Career as a Freelance Editor
    A Guide to Working with Authors, Books, Newsletters, Magazines, Websites, and More
    By Mary Embree
    (Allworth Press)
    If you've ever considered editing as a career, this book will help you on your new path. You’ll learn about the requirements in various fields, how to get started, the step-by-step facets of setting up and conducting your editing services, working with writers and publishers, promoting yourself and your... [READ MORE]
    How to Write Your Personal or Family History
    (If You Don't Do It, Who Will?)
    By Katie Wiebe
    (Good Books)
    This is a practical—and encouraging—how-to book from a long-time teacher of personal and family history writing. Katie Funk Wiebe helps beginning memoir writers get started collecting the stories of their lives. She gives hints for recalling distant memories and tracking down family heirlooms. This is... [READ MORE]
    Sarah Palin's Expert Guide to Good Grammar
    What You Can Learn from Someone Who Doesn't Know Right from Write
    By Jenny Baranick
    (Skyhorse Publishing)
    A hilarious, informative guide to language and grammar inspired by America’s favorite maverick. It would seem to go without saying that a strong understanding of how to use language properly and effectively is a requisite for success in the 21st century. And yet, increasingly even some of America’s most... [READ MORE]
    The Online Writer's Companion
    A Complete Guide to Earning Your Living as a Freelancer
    By P. J. Aitken
    (Allworth Press)
    Every year, millions of writers struggle to find work, and most make little more than spare change from the assignments they land. With the expansion of the online freelance marketplace, anyone with the right skills can learn to thrive and build a full-time career as a freelance writer. Author P. J.... [READ MORE]
    3,000 Spanish Words and Phrases They Won't Teach You in School
    By Eleanor Hamer, By Fernando Díez de Urdanivia
    (Skyhorse Publishing)
    There’s a difference between learning a language and being able to speak it with the familiarity of a native speaker. This book fills that gap, clarifying tricky words and expressions and illuminating the finer points of Spanish wordplay and double meanings.... [READ MORE]
    The Online Writer?s Companion
    A Complete Guide to Earning Your Living as a Freelancer
    By P. J. Aitken
    (Allworth Press)
    Every year, millions of writers struggle to find work, and most make little more than spare change from the assignments they land. With the expansion of the online freelance marketplace, anyone with the right skills can learn to thrive and build a full-time career as a freelance writer. Author P. J.... [READ MORE]
    The Art of Public Speaking
    The Original Tool for Improving Public Oration
    By Dale Carnegie
    (Clydesdale Press)
    Do you have trouble getting up in front of an audience? Are you struggling to get your point across? Public speaking can be nerve-wracking, especially if you’re a naturally nervous person or if you’re underprepared. Originally published in 1915, The Art of Public Speaking has been the go-to guide for... [READ MORE]
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