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1 Bocca, Geoffrey You Can Write a Novel
Englewood Cliffs, NJ Prentice Hall 1983 0-13-976837-8 / 9780139768378 First Edition Wraps Near Fine 
Near fine copy of first printing of first edition in wraps. Shows some shelfwear and a little thumbed. 138 pp. 
Price: 12.00 USD
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Starting from Scratch A Different Kind of Writer's Manual (SIGNED), Brown, Rita Mae
2 Brown, Rita Mae Starting from Scratch A Different Kind of Writer's Manual (SIGNED)
New York Bantam 1988 0-553-05246--2 / 9780553052466 First Edition Hard Cover Fine Fine Signed by Author
Fine copy of first printing of first edition in fine Brodarted dust jacket. Signed by author on title page. The author also put Sneaky Pie Brown's paw-print ink stamp on the title page, although Ms. Brown told us "Sneaky Pie didn't do a damn thing on this book." Ms. Brown told us that Pewter, the gray cat pictured on the cover, actually helped her with this great writer's manual. Provocative, frank, funny writer's manual. 254 pp. 
Price: 40.00 USD
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3 Burnett, Hallie & Whit Fiction Writer's Handbook
New York Harper Perennial 1985 0-06-463492-2 / 9780064634922 Wraps Near Fine 
Near fine copy of later printing in wraps. Crease to front cover, edges of text block yellowing. 200 pp. 
Price: 10.00 USD
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4 Collier, Oscar and Leighton, Frances Spatz How to Write & Sell Your First Novel
Cincinnati, Ohio Writer's Digest 1986 0-89879-210-X / 9780898792102 First Edition Hard Cover Near Fine Very Good Plus 
Near fine copy of first printing of stated first edition in very good plus Brodarted dust jacket. Bumped at front tips and head and tail of spine, top edge slightly sunned. Dust jacket shows some edgewear, evenly sunned and top edge of dust jacket has 1/2" closed tears at front and back, ding to upper front edge. 231 pp. 8 vo. 
Price: 8.00 USD
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Malcolm Lowry: A Preface to His Fiction, Cross, Richard K.
5 Cross, Richard K. Malcolm Lowry: A Preface to His Fiction
Chicago University of Chicago Press 1980 0-226-12126-7 / 9780226121260 First Thus Wraps Near Fine 
Near fine copy of first printing of first edition of this Lowry study in wraps, first thus. Book has personal library stamp (two lines) on the half title page, light rubbing to front cover and a minute spot on the fore-edge near the front cover. Colorful Lowry-esque Dia de los Muertos design on dust jacket cover. 146 pp., bibliography, index. Interesting Lowry analysis, important literary criticism. We specialize in Malcolm Lowry literature and criticism. 
Price: 35.00 USD
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Malcolm Lowry: A Preface to His Fiction, Cross, Richard K.
6 Cross, Richard K. Malcolm Lowry: A Preface to His Fiction
Chicago University of Chicago Press 1980 0-226-12125-9 / 9780226121253 First Edition Hard Cover Fine Very Good Plus 
Fine copy of first printing of first edition of this Lowry study in a very good plus Brodarted dust jacket. Dust jacket pulled at top of spine, 1/2 inch scrape to front panel. Bright and colorful Lowry-esque Dia de los Muertos design on cover of dust jacket. 146 pp., bibliography, index. 1500 copies printed. Interesting Lowry analysis. We specialize in Malcolm Lowry literature and criticism. 
Price: 35.00 USD
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7 Current-Garcia, Eugene and Walton, Patrick R. Realism and Romanticism in Fiction: An Approach to the Novel
Chicago Scott, Foresman and Company 1962 First Edition Wraps Good 
Good copy of this most interesting work in wraps. Deals with the development of the modern novel, presents essays and four short novels!!! Corners bumped a little, edges rubbed, spine sunned, stain to bottom of fore-edge. 504 pp. 
Price: 10.00 USD
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8 Dibell, Ansen Plot: How to Build Short Stories and Novels
Cincinnati, Ohio Writer's Digest 1988 0-89879-303-3 / 9780898793031 First Edition Hard Cover Near Fine 
Near fine copy of first printing of stated first edition. No dust jacket, as issued. Edges of text block sunned, lightly bumped at head of spine, some spine slant. White glazed boards. 170 pp. 
Price: 10.00 USD
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The Writing Life, Dillard, Annie
9 Dillard, Annie The Writing Life
New York Harper & Row 1989 0-06-016156-6 / 9780060161569 First Edition Hard Cover Fine Near Fine 
Near fine copy of first printing of stated first edition (true first) in near fine Brodarted dust jacket. Dust jacket sunned and 1/16-inch scratch on front of jacket. Fascinating narrative of the working life of a writer by a Pulitzer Prize winning novelist. 111 pp. 
Price: 50.00 USD
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10 Gardner, John On Becoming a Novelist
New York Perennial Library 1986 0-06-091126-3 / 9780060911263 Wraps Near Fine 
Near fine copy of third printing in wraps. Shows a little shelfwear, some spine slant. Foreword by Raymond Carver, 150 pp. Links of Carver and Gardner. Clean, tight copy. 
Price: 15.00 USD
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11 Macauley, Robie and Lanning, George Technique In Fiction Second Edition: Revised and Updated for a New Generation
New York St. Martin's Press 1987 0-312-00692-6 / 9780312006921 First Edition Hard Cover Near Fine Very Good Plus 
Near fine copy of first printing of stated first edition (first thus) in very good plus Brodarted dust jacket. Book is bumped at upper right front tip and at head and tail of spine. Dust jacket rubbed at edges, tips and corners, and bumped at upper corners. Book has gray paper boards with cranberry cloth binding, gold lettering to spine. Gray endpapers. 270 pp. 
Price: 20.00 USD
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12 McCarthy, Patrick A. Forests of Symbols, World, Text, and Self in Malcolm Lowry's Fiction
Athens, GA University of Georgia 1994 0-8203-1609-1 / 9780820316093 First Edition Fine Fine 
Fine copy of first printing of first edition in fine Brodarted dust jacket. Scholarly study of what made Lowry tick (and not tick, and never finish editing). Interesting analysis of Lowry's personality traits reflected in some of his characters. Strong discussion of some of Lowry's haunting fears, such as being labeled a plagiarist, and how that is reflected in various works. The book references specific language from many Lowry works and focuses the analysis on the written word. 266 pp. Extensive bibliography and index. We specialize in Malcolm Lowry literature and criticism. 
Price: 18.00 USD
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13 Meredith, Robert C. And Fitzgerald, John D. Structuring Your Novel: From Basic Idea to Finished Manuscript
New York Perennial Library 1988 0-06-463325-X / 9780064633253 Wraps Near Fine 
Near fine copy of 17th printing in wraps. Edges of covers and edges of text block sunned, else fine. 230 pp. 
Price: 10.00 USD
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14 Miller, Henry Henry Miller on Writing
New York New Directions 1964 0-8112-0112-0 / 9780811201124 First Edition Wraps Near Fine 
Near fine copy, unread, of thirteenth printing in wraps. Shows some shelfwear, else fine. 216 pp. Art and practice of writing. Pieces collected by Thomas H. Moore, co-founder of the Henry Miller Literary Society. 
Price: 20.00 USD
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15 Miller, Henry Henry Miller on Writing
New York New Directions 1964 0-8112-0112-0 / 9780811201124 First Edition Wraps Near Fine 
Near fine copy, unread, of thirteenth printing in wraps. Shows the slightest edgewear, else fine. 216 pp. Art and practice of writing. Pieces collected by Thomas H. Moore, co-founder of the Henry Miller Literary Society. 
Price: 20.00 USD
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16 Rabassa, Gregory If This Be Treason, Translation and Its Dyscontents, A Memoir
New York New Directions 2005 0-8112-1619-5 / 9780811216197 First Edition Hard Cover Near Fine Near Fine 
Near fine copy of first edition in near fine price-clipped dust jacket. Production glue wrinkle in front pastedown, else fine. Dust jacket price-clipped, else fine. 189 pages. Wonderful memoir of the most famous translator of Latin American literature into English. Rabassa's literary journey from his youth through his most recent work translated but not yet published. This autobiographical memoir is structured with chapters based on Rabassa's knowlege of and relationship with the famous and lesser known writers he has translated. Must have book for those who enjoy Latin American literature in translation, but also would interest those fans of the literature in the original Spanish and Portuguese. We specialize in Latin American literature in translation. 
Price: 15.00 USD
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17 Scura, Dorothy Conversations with Tom Wolfe
Jackson Mississippi 1990 0-87805-427-8 / 9780878054275 First Thus Wraps Fine Remainder 
Fine copy, as new in unopened shrink wrap (wrap opened a tad at bottom right so that a remainder dot could be placed) in wraps, first thus. Purple wraps, first edition, 296 pp. 32 interviews with Wolfe. Index, chronology. This is a great research tool. 
Price: 20.00 USD
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18 Seeber, Edward D. A Style Manual for Students
Bloomington Indiana University Press 1968 Wraps Near Fine 
Near fine, unread copy, of second printing in wraps. Corners and edges bumped and rubbed a little, shows some shelfwear, a little sunned. 94 pp. 
Price: 15.00 USD
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Legal Thesaurus/Dictionary, A Resource for the Writer and the Computer Researcher, Statsky, William
19 Statsky, William Legal Thesaurus/Dictionary, A Resource for the Writer and the Computer Researcher
St. Paul, MN West Publishing Company 1985 0314853057 / 9780314853059 Reprint Paperback Fine 
Fine copy of reprint in wraps. The written work of a lawyer or law student is of paramount importance. Contrary to what we see on television and in the movies, only a small percentage of legal disputes play out in a courtroom. If a matter does reach the courtroom, it has been preceded by significant written work. This legal dictionary/thesaurus, with antonyms, will be very helpful in law school and in the legal profession. 813 pp. 
Price: 30.00 USD
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20 Turnbull, Andrew Thomas Wolfe
New York Scribner 1967 First Edition Hard Cover Fine Very Good Plus 
Fine copy of first printing of first edition in very good plus Brodarted dust jacket. Dust jacket is rubbed, worn at corners, lightly chipped at top and bottom of spine, and with one 1" open tear at top of back cover near spine. Book has black cloth boards with red and gold lettering on spine, gold lettering on cover. 374 pp., definitive biography of Thomas Wolfe, many illustrations, notes and references, chronology. 
Price: 12.00 USD
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