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You Can Write a Novel

By: Bocca, Geoffrey

Price: $12.00

Publisher: Englewood Cliffs, NJ, Prentice Hall: 1983

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 000755

ISBN: 0-13-976837-8

Condition: Near Fine


Near fine copy of first printing of first edition in wraps. Shows some shelfwear and a little thumbed. 138 pp. View more info

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Starting from Scratch A Different Kind of Writer's Manual (SIGNED)

By: Brown, Rita Mae

Price: $40.00

Publisher: New York, Bantam: 1988

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 000231

ISBN: 0-553-05246--2

Condition: Fine


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. View more info

Fiction Writer's Handbook

By: Burnett, Hallie & Whit

Price: $10.00

Publisher: New York, Harper Perennial: 1985

Seller ID: 000758

ISBN: 0-06-463492-2

Condition: Near Fine


Near fine copy of later printing in wraps. Crease to front cover, edges of text block yellowing. 200 pp. View more info

How to Write & Sell Your First Novel

By: Collier, Oscar and Leighton, Frances Spatz

Price: $8.00

Publisher: Cincinnati, Ohio, Writer's Digest: 1986

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 000227

ISBN: 0-89879-210-X

Condition: Near Fine


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. View more info

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Malcolm Lowry: A Preface to His Fiction

By: Cross, Richard K.

Price: $35.00

Publisher: Chicago, University of Chicago Press: 1980

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 001294

ISBN: 0-226-12125-9

Condition: Fine


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. View more info

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Malcolm Lowry: A Preface to His Fiction

By: Cross, Richard K.

Price: $35.00

Publisher: Chicago, University of Chicago Press: 1980

Edition: First Thus

Seller ID: 001459

ISBN: 0-226-12126-7

Condition: 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. View more info

Realism and Romanticism in Fiction: An Approach to the Novel

By: Current-Garcia, Eugene and Walton, Patrick R.

Price: $10.00

Publisher: Chicago, Scott, Foresman and Company: 1962

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 000751

Condition: 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. View more info

Plot: How to Build Short Stories and Novels

By: Dibell, Ansen

Price: $10.00

Publisher: Cincinnati, Ohio, Writer's Digest: 1988

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 000756

ISBN: 0-89879-303-3

Condition: 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. View more info

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The Writing Life

By: Dillard, Annie

Price: $50.00

Publisher: New York, Harper & Row: 1989

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 000230

ISBN: 0-06-016156-6

Condition: 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. View more info

On Becoming a Novelist

By: Gardner, John

Price: $15.00

Publisher: New York, Perennial Library: 1986

Seller ID: 000754

ISBN: 0-06-091126-3

Condition: 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. View more info

Technique In Fiction Second Edition: Revised and Updated for a New Generation

By: Macauley, Robie and Lanning, George

Price: $20.00

Publisher: New York, St. Martin's Press: 1987

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 000753

ISBN: 0-312-00692-6

Condition: Near Fine


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. View more info

Forests of Symbols, World, Text, and Self in Malcolm Lowry's Fiction

By: McCarthy, Patrick A.

Price: $18.00

Publisher: Athens, GA, University of Georgia: 1994

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 001667

ISBN: 0-8203-1609-1

Condition: 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 w... View more info

Structuring Your Novel: From Basic Idea to Finished Manuscript

By: Meredith, Robert C. And Fitzgerald, John D.

Price: $10.00

Publisher: New York, Perennial Library: 1988

Seller ID: 000750

ISBN: 0-06-463325-X

Condition: Near Fine


Near fine copy of 17th printing in wraps. Edges of covers and edges of text block sunned, else fine. 230 pp. View more info

Henry Miller on Writing

By: Miller, Henry

Price: $20.00

Publisher: New York, New Directions: 1964

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 000711

ISBN: 0-8112-0112-0

Condition: 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. View more info

Henry Miller on Writing

By: Miller, Henry

Price: $20.00

Publisher: New York, New Directions: 1964

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 000744

ISBN: 0-8112-0112-0

Condition: 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. View more info

If This Be Treason, Translation and Its Dyscontents, A Memoir

By: Rabassa, Gregory

Price: $15.00

Publisher: New York, New Directions: 2005

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 001659

ISBN: 0-8112-1619-5

Condition: 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 relati... View more info

Conversations with Tom Wolfe

By: Scura, Dorothy

Price: $20.00

Publisher: Jackson, Mississippi: 1990

Edition: First Thus

Seller ID: 000946

ISBN: 0-87805-427-8

Condition: Fine


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. View more info

A Style Manual for Students

By: Seeber, Edward D.

Price: $15.00

Publisher: Bloomington, Indiana University Press: 1968

Seller ID: 000748

Condition: 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. View more info

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Legal Thesaurus/Dictionary, A Resource for the Writer and the Computer Researcher

By: Statsky, William

Price: $30.00

Publisher: St. Paul, MN, West Publishing Company: 1985

Edition: Reprint

Seller ID: 001684

ISBN: 0314853057

Condition: 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. View more info

Thomas Wolfe

By: Turnbull, Andrew

Price: $12.00

Publisher: New York, Scribner: 1967

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 000533

Condition: Fine


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. View more info