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Eats, Shoots & Leaves : the zero tolerance approach to punctuation (Why commas really make a difference)
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Eats, Shoots & Leaves : the zero tolerance approach to punctuation (Why commas really make a difference)

By Lynne Truss; Frank McCourt (Foreword)

New York, New York: Gotham Books, 2004. First Edition. Hard Cover. Fine/Fine. Small octavo, 7 1/2" tall, xvii + 209 pages, red and white boards. A fine, clean, neat, hard cover first American edition with light shelf wear; hinges and binding tight, paper cream white. In a fine lightly worn dust jacket with the original price present.

$8.50

Readings in Description and Narration

By R. A. Beals, M. E. Barnicle, and J. S. Terry

Boston, Massachusetts: Houghton Mifflin, 1930. Decorative Cloth. Good. Octavo, 7 3/4" tall, xvii + 374 pages, blue quarter cloth with paper title label on spine. A good, generally clean, sturdy hard cover first edition with moderate shelf wear and with exterior color fading to the cloth; hinges and binding solid, paper clean and moderately yellowed with light foxing to the fore-edges, and a previous owner's notations on the front endpaper, along with a red stamp 'discarded.' Without dust jacket

$7.50

Othergates; No. 3; 1982. A Market Guide for Writers and Artists covering the fields of Science Fiction, Fantasy, Horror and Mystery, etc

By Millea Kenin et al

Oakland, CA: Unique Graphics, 1982. First Edition. Original Wraps. Very good. Octavo, 8 1/4" tall, 168 pages, stiff illustrated wraps. A very good, clean, neat soft cover with light shelf wear; binding tight, paper white.

$8.50

Science Fiction Writers of America Handbook: the professional Writer's Guide to Writing Professionally

By Kristine Kathryn Rusch and Dean Wesley Smith

Eugene, Oregon: Writer's Notebook Press - Pulphouse Publishing, 1990. First Edition. Original Wraps. Near Fine. Octavo, 8 1/4" tall, 248 pages, printed wraps. A near fine, clean, neat, softcover with little shelf wear but one corner bumped; binding tight, paper cream white

$9.50

Science-Fiction Future Histories; "A Special Issue"; Bulletin of the Science Fiction Writers of America (SFWA) ; volume 14, Number 3; Fall 1979 (whole number 71); Keynote address (Heinlein);The Immutable Laws of Science Fiction (Card); Concerning Future Histories (Anderson); A Maverick View (Bradley); Future Histories (Niven); 1955 (Varley); Children of the Future (Sky); There's Nothing Like A Good Foundation (Asimov); etc

By John F. Carr (editor); Robert Heinlein, Poul Anderson, Larry Niven, Marion Zimmer Bradley, Isaac Asimov, Kathleen Sky, Jerry Pournelle, John Varley, Gordon Dickson, Orson Scott Card, et al

Grenada Hill, CA: Bulletin of the Science Fiction Writers of America, 1979. First Edition. Original Wraps. Very good. Quarterly periodical of SFWA. Octavo, 8 1/2" tall, 100 pages, stiff illustrated wraps. a very good, clean, sturdy soft cover original issue with moderate exterior wear; binding solid, paper white.

$9.50

How To Write a Book Proposal: Writer's Basic Bookshelf
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How To Write a Book Proposal: Writer's Basic Bookshelf

By Michael Larsen

Cincinnati, Ohio: Writer's Digest Books, 1985. Hardcover--paper over boards. Fine/Without dust jacket. Octavo, 9 1/4" tall, 113 pages, illustrated boards. A fine, clean hardcover first edition with light shelf wear, hinges and binding tight, paper cream white, with the previous owner's name on the front endpaper. Without dust jacket (iff issued).

$7.50

The Writer's Market; (Thirteenth Edition--fourthrevised printing) Where to sell what you write; 3500 markets for free-lance writers

By Ruth A. Jones and Aron M. Mathieu (editor)

Cincinnati, Ohio: Writer's Digest, 1954. First Edition. Decorative Cloth. Very good/Without dust jacket. Large octavo, 10 1/2" tall, 515 pages, decorative yellow cloth. A very good, sturdy hard cover with moderate shelf wear and rubbing at the corners; hinges and binding solid, paper cream white. Without dust jacket

$16.50

The Writer [magazine]: Volume 61, Number 5; May, 1948. From Pulps to Slicks; Shaping a novel; An Author's Notebook; etc

By A. S. Burack, editor; Isabel Moore, Marian Sims, Constance Beresford-Howe, Val Teal, Darwin Teilhet, Anne Hamilton, Catheriner Handley George Freitag, et al

Boston, Massachusetts: The Writer, Inc, 1948. First Edition. Original Wraps. Very Good. Single original issue. Octavo, 10 1/2" tall, pages 141 to 176 + ads, wire saddle stitch, stiff printed wraps. A very good, clean, neat periodical with minor shelf wear and light exterior soiling; binding tight, paper lightly yellowed.

$9.50

The Writer's Market; (Eighteenth Edition) Where to sell what you write; 3500 markets for free-lance writers

By Richard Rosenthal (editor)

Cincinnati, Ohio: Writer's Digest, 1961. First Edition. Decorative Cloth. Very good/good. Octavo, 9 1/2" tall, 504 pages, brown cloth. A very good, sturdy hard cover with minor shelf wear; hinges and binding solid, paper lightly yellowed.

$16.50

The Fiction Editor, The Novel, and the Novelist: a book for writers, teachers, publishers, and anyone else devoted to fiction (second edition, revised)
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The Fiction Editor, The Novel, and the Novelist: a book for writers, teachers, publishers, and anyone else devoted to fiction (second edition, revised)

By Thomas McCormack

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania: Paul Dry Books, 2006. First Edition. Pictorial Wraps. Fine. Octavo, 8 1/2" tall, 215 pages, stiff illustrated wrapswraps. A fine, clean, neat, unread paperback, with light shelf wear binding tight

$9.50

The Writer's Handbook : short stories, novels, plays, articles, TV Scripts, verse, humor, juveniles, features; what to writer, how to write it, where to sell it

By A. S. Burack (editer) ; John D. MacDonald, Patricia Highsmith, Joe Gores, Shirley Ann Grau, Paul Gallico, Catherine Drinker Bowen, E.B. White, Richard Powell, Storm Jameson, Joyce Carol Oates, Neil Simon, Roald Dahl, May Sarton, Barbara W. Tuchman,Elizab

Boston, Massachusetts: The Writer, 1975. First Edition. Hardcover--cloth. Fine/very good. With chapters by many successful authors. Octavo, 9 1/4" tall, x + 847 pages, gilt titles on blue cloth. A fine, clean, neat hard cover with minor shelf wear; hinges and binding solid, paper cream white. In a very good, moderately worn dust jacket.

$16.50

The Author's & Writer's Who's Who & Reference Guide

By L.G. Pine, editor

London, England: Shaw Publishing Co, 1948 - 1949. First Edition. Hardcover--cloth. Very Good -. Octavo, 8 3/4" tall, xxxii + 799 pages, gren cloth. A very good minus copy over all, hinges and binding solid, paper clean but lightly yellowed, but cover shelf-worn, fore-corners rubbed through to boards, slight fraying at the top and bottom of the backstrip.

$19.00

Storyteller: writing lessons and more from 27 years of the Clarion Writers' Workshop

By Kate Wilhelm

Northampton, Massachusetts: Small Beer Press, 2005. First Edition. Pictorial Wraps. Fine. Octavo, 8 1/2" tall, 190 pages, stiff illustrated wrapswraps. A fine, clean, neat, likely unread paperback, with light shelf wear, binding tight, paper white

$8.50

The Authors Playwrights & Composers Handbook 1937

By D. Kilham Roberts,

London, England: Thomas Nelson and Sons, 1937. First Edition. Hardcover--cloth. Good. Duodecimo, 7 1/2" tall, xxvii + 439 pages, beige cloth. A good, clean, sturdy hard cover first edition with minor shelf wear, but cloth torn at the top of the back strip from careless pulling, and back strip re-enforced by internal repair; interior very good, hinges and binding solid, paper moderately yellowed. With original period ads from authors agents and services. Lacking dust jacket.

$16.50

Book Reviewing

By John E. Drewry

Boston, Massachusetts: The Writer, Inc, 1945. First Edition. Hardcover--cloth. Very Good / Good. Octavo, 7 3/4" tall, x + 231 pages, gilt titles on black cloth. A very good, clean, neat, hard cover first edition over all with light shelf wear and rubbing at the corners but slight exterior dampstaing at uppr margins and fore-margin of cloth (with no apparent damage to the interior); hinges and binding solid. paper lightly yellowed. In a good, moderately worn dust jacket with dampstaining evident at top margin and fore-margin, and with price present

$9.50

The Written Word: How to Write Readable Prose

By Gorham Munson

New York, New York: Creative Age, 1949. First Edition. Hardcover--cloth. Very Good - / Good -. Octavo, 8 1/4" tall, 285 pages, silver titles on brown cloth. A very good (minus), generally clean, neat hard cover first edition with moderate shelf wear and rubbing overall, but a bit of fraying to the top of the spine cloth; hinges and binding solid paper lightly yellowed, with foxing to the fore-edges. In a good (minus), edgeworn dust jacket, significantly chipped at the edges and folds, a short tear at the top of the back strip, with original price.

$10.50

Indirections for those who want to write

By Sidney Cox

New York, New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1947. First Edition. Hardcover--cloth. Very Good. 12mo, 7 1/2" tall, 139 pages, brown cloth. A very good, clean, sturdy hardcover first edition with minor shelf wear, hinges and binding tight, paper lightly yellowed, with ligh foxing to the fore-edges. Without dust jacket

$7.50

The Chicago Manual of Style; The essential guide for authors, editors and copywriters and publishers (14th edition, fourteenth)
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The Chicago Manual of Style; The essential guide for authors, editors and copywriters and publishers (14th edition, fourteenth)

By John Grossman, et al, University of Chicago Press

Chicago, Illinois: University of Chicago Press, 1993. Hardcover--cloth. Very good +/Very good. Octavo, 9 1/4" tall, ix + 921 pages, orange cloth. A very good plus, clean, neat hard cover edition with minor shelf wear, slight tears to the bottom of the spine cloth; hinges and binding tight, paper white. In a very good, moderately worn dust jacket.

$9.50

The Art of Writing

By Andre Maurois; translated by Gerard Hopkins

New York, New York: E. P. Dutton, 1960. First Edition. Hardcover--quarter cloth, paper over boards. Very Good/Very Good. Octavo, 8 1/4" tall, 320 pages, gray boards. A very good, clean, neat hard cover with light exterior shelf wear and rubbing at the corners, hinges and binding solid, paper cream white BUT foxing stains to the exterior fore-edges. In a very good, edge worn dust jacket with chipping to the back strip and fold edges, with price clipped.

$12.50

Approaches to Writing: reflections & notes on the art of writing from a career of half a century; with a provisional bibliography of the author's work
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Approaches to Writing: reflections & notes on the art of writing from a career of half a century; with a provisional bibliography of the author's work

By Paul Horgan; James Kraft (bibliography)

New York, New York: Farrar, Straus Giroux, 1973. First Edition. Hardcover--cloth. Very Good/Very good. Octavo, 8 1/2" tall, 215 pages, black cloth. A very good, very clean, hardcover first edition with minor shelf wear, one corner slightly bumped, hinges and binding solid, paper cream white with slight foxing to the fore-edges, but with an inscription from previous owner on the front flyleaf. In a very good, lightly edgeworn dust jacket with original price present.

$16.50

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