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  1. The I Love To Write Book

    The I Love To Write Book

    $16.95

    The I Love to Write Book is a get-started guide to launch young writers on a journey to success . . . in the classroom and beyond.

    The I Love to Write Book is an instructional and inspirational get-started guide for young writers, ages 8-14, to launch them on a journey to become successful, confident, and self-motivated writers. Featuring many practical tips, techniques, and exercises, the book is ideal for use in the classroom as well as individually. Published in support of national "I Love To Write Day," celebrated each year in mid-November in more than 20,000 schools and libraries. Includes activities, worksheets, and examples for developing ideas, observing the world, writing different types of pieces (such as news articles, book reviews, thank-you letters, how-tos, and more) and best practices for writing poetry and fiction. Also covered are the basics of revising work and submitting pieces for publication. While ideal for classroom use, the book focuses on writing for personal satisfaction, community impact, and publication.

    The I Love to Write Book features a preface by John Riddle, founder of "I Love To Write Day."

    “An ideal gift for the young potential author in one's life.” -- Midwest Book Review

    “An extremely well-done guide. The book offers practical advice for writers. Heck, even an adult would benefit from this clear, straightforward guide.” -- BookLoons Reviews

    "A most welcome source for educators and children – both inspiring and practical. Her enthusiasm for teaching young people to write will grab the attention of teachers, librarians, and kids themselves. Teachers need her straightfoward text. Librarians can recommend it whole-heartedly to the public. And kids will grow in their writing skills enthusiastically. Buy two copies! One for yourself, and one to share!" – Jan Irving, author of Stories NeverEnding (2004) and Stories, Time and Again (2005), and consultant in the field of children's literature and library services to children Learn More Add to Wishlist

  2. A Guide to Fantasy Literature

    A Guide to Fantasy Literature

    $16.95

    A Guide to Fantasy Literature is a wide-ranging, thoughtful look at the magic of fantasy storytelling and why it delights and enchants readers of all ages. The book discusses the nature of the best writing, from tales of Middle-earth and Narnia to many other examples of high fantasy, dark fantasy, fairy-tale fiction, magic realism, and adventure-fantasy tales.

    The book also examines the major building blocks of fantasy fiction, and discusses the purpose and popularity of fantasy literature today. It includes material from original interviews and many brief samples of outstanding passages from the writings of the best fantasists, from J.R.R. Tolkien to J.K. Rowling, from C.S. Lewis to Stephen King, drawing an inclusive picture of a vibrant literary community across the ages.

    This is a substantially revised version of an earlier work, The Writer’s Guide to Fantasy Literature (2002), now oriented to a general audience of readers, while offering many tips and techniques for writers.


    Praise for the original edition (A Writer’s Guide to Fantasy Literature):

    “A genuinely valuable book, intelligently assembled and edited.” — Peter S. Beagle, World Fantasy Award winner

    “Rich with insights, thorough and knowledgeable. . . . At heart, it’s a work of deep love and understanding of a powerful literary genre.” — Lloyd Alexander, Newbery Award winner Learn More Add to Wishlist

  3. Fill-in-the-Blank Plotting

    Fill-in-the-Blank Plotting

    $14.00

    Fill-in-the-Blank Plotting combines the two most reliable story structures – the Hero’s Journey and the Three-Act Structure – and shows writers how to merge them to create a powerful plot.

    Some writers are lucky. Plots pop into their heads, fully formed and ready for the page. This book is for the rest of us.

    This book combines the two most reliable story structures: the Hero’s Journey and the Three-Act Structure, and shows writers how to merge them to create a powerful plot.

    For those of us who have to work hard at turning our ideas into a workable story, here is a helping hand. Linda George’s method for outlining allows flexibility and “eureka” moments, while providing a reliable way to develop scenes, characters, turning points, and other dramatic elements to strengthen your novel.

    In this book, Linda shares her two plotting boards, presents the twelve steps of the Hero’s Journey, and shows in detail how the Journey fits into the classic Three-Act Structure.

    A fill-in-the-blank method may sound formulaic, but proves to be a wonderful platform for creativity – a sturdy trellis for the climbing vines of your story. Learn More Add to Wishlist

  4. Paper Dreams

    Paper Dreams

    $29.95

    In this engaging collection of essays and interviews, editors and writers from Ezra Pound to T.C. Boyle reveal the inspirations and goals behind the “little” magazines that shape our literary landscape. Learn More Add to Wishlist
  5. The Ultimate Actualist Convention

    The Ultimate Actualist Convention

    $25.00

    The influence of Actualism upon our contemporary literature is as pervasive as it is untraceable, even though it gave rise to poetry presses and literary journals by the dozen.

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  6. The Orison Anthology

    The Orison Anthology

    $18.00

    The Orison Anthology is an annual collection reprinting the finest spiritually engaged writing that appeared in periodicals during the preceding year.

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