The essential guide to refining and improving grammar – from the basics of sentence structure to the art of composing written works. A concise, comprehensive handbook of the basic rules of grammar and usage that presents invaluable tips on how to implement these rules in everyday writing and speaking. Succinct and immensely practical with coverage of punctuation, capitalization, the parts of the sentence, words often confused, foreign words and phrases, numbers, signs and symbols, etc.More info →
Making a good script great is more than just a matter of putting a good idea on paper. It requires the working and reworking of that idea. This book takes you through the whole screenwriting process - from initial concept through final rewrite - providing specific methods that will help you craft tighter, stronger, and more saleable scripts. While retaining the invaluable insights that placed its first two editions among the all - time most popular screenwriting books, this expanded, revised, and updated third edition adds rich and important new material on dialogue, cinematic images, and point of view, as well as an interview with screenwriter Paul Haggis. If you are writing your first script, this book will help develop your skills for telling a compelling and dramatic story. If you are a veteran screenwriter, it will help you articulate the skills you know intuitively. And if you are currently stuck on a rewrite, this book will help you analysis and solve your script's problems and get it back on track.More info →
Marolyn Ford experienced instantaneous and miraculous healings as a result of prayer, not once, but twice in her life. Hers is one of the most incredible and inspiring stories you will ever read—both miracles are well-documented and are staggering examples of God’s supernatural power. Making Marolyn’s story even more compelling is that each of her hopeless diagnoses came from the highly esteemed Mayo Clinic. Then, after both healings, the doctors were dumbfounded, concluding the only explanations were that a miracle had occurred.More info →
We all know we need grace and forgiveness, but why is it so difficult to extend them to ourselves and others?
Bill Vanderbush and Brit Eaton challenge our understanding of forgiveness with powerful biblical evidence and show us how to step into the fullness of grace, bringing reconciliation and restoration to our relationships.
God isn't reckless, but the way he extends grace defies all reason. We can learn to freely give what we have been freely gifted.More info →
You know the authors' names. You recognize the title. You've probably used this book yourself. This is The Elements of Style, the classic style manual, now in a fourth edition. A new Foreword by Roger Angell reminds readers that the advice of Strunk & White is as valuable today as when it was first offered. This book's unique tone, wit and charm have conveyed the principles of English style to millions of readers. Use the fourth edition of "the little book" to make a big impact with writing.More info →
Stories are powerful, and humans have been telling stories since the dawn of time.
Do you feel driven to share what you’ve gone through and the insights you’ve learned in life? Do you long to tell your story but don’t know where to start?
The Memoir Workbook will show you, step by step, all you need to know to tell a powerful and well-written memoir.
With pen in hand, you’ll mine your memories and begin to put them in a coherent order inside the pages of the workbook. Passages from memoirs and writing prompts will help you get your creative juices flowing.
Whether you want to publish your story or write it for yourself, this unique workbook will help you learn the most effective ways to convey your life experiences onto the page.More info →
Stein on Writing provides immediately useful advice for all writers of fiction and nonfiction, whether they are newcomers or old hands, students or instructors, amateurs or professionals. As the always clear and direct Stein explains here, "This is not a book of theory. It is a book of usable solutions--how to fix writing that is flawed, how to improve writing that is good, how to create interesting writing in the first place." With examples from bestsellers as well as from students' drafts, Stein offers detailed sections on characterization, dialogue, pacing, flashbacks, trimming away flabby wording, the so-called "triage" method of revision, using the techniques of fiction to enliven nonfiction, and more.More info →
Best-selling Christian fiction writers have teamed together to contribute articles on the craft of writing. A Novel Idea contains tips on brainstorming ideas and crafting and marketing a novel. It explains what makes a Christian novel “Christian” and offers tips on how to approach tough topics. Contributors include Jerry B. Jenkins, Karen Kingsbury, Francine Rivers, and many other beloved authors. All proceeds will benefit MAI, an organization that teaches writing internationally to help provide literature that is culturally relevant.More info →
You don't have to be a professional writer to be an author. If you have a book in you, don’t wait any longer. Others want to learn from your expertise and experience. Maybe only your family and friends will read your book. Maybe it will be a best seller. If you invest the time, this book will give you the step-by-step guidance you need to prepare, write, and publish your nonfiction book. Take steps forward to becoming an author. Multiply yourself and your message this year by writing and publishing your book.It’s time to write your book.More info →
On Writing Well has been praised for its sound advice, its clarity and the warmth of its style. It is a book for everybody who wants to learn how to write or who needs to do some writing to get through the day, as almost everybody does in the age of e-mail and the Internet.More info →