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181 SHELTON, RICHARD. Crossing The Yard: Thirty Years As A Prison Volunteer.
University of Arizona Press, Tucson: 2016. s Softcover. Brand new book. 
Ever since he was asked to critique the poetry of a convicted murderer, he has lived in two worlds. Richard Shelton was a young English professor in 1970 when a convict named Charles Schmid—a serial killer dubbed the "Pied Piper of Tucson" in national magazines—shared his brooding verse. But for Shelton, the novelty of meeting a death-row monster became a thirty-year commitment to helping prisoners express themselves. Shelton began organizing creative writing workshops behind bars, and in this gritty memoir he offers up a chronicle of reaching out to forgotten men and women—and of creativity blossoming in a repressive environment. He tells of published students such as Paul Ashley, Greg Forker, Ken Lamberton, and Jimmy Santiago Baca who have made names for themselves through their writing instead of their crimes. Shelton also recounts the bittersweet triumph of seeing work published by men who later met with agonizing deaths, and the despair of seeing the creative strides of inmates broken by politically motivated transfers to private prisons. And his memoir bristles with hard-edged experiences, ranging from inside knowledge of prison breaks to a workshop conducted while a riot raged outside a barricaded door. Reflecting on his decision to tutor Schmid, Shelton sees that the choice "has led me through bloody tragedies and terrible disappointments to a better understanding of what it means to be human." Crossing the Yard is a rare story of professional fulfillment—and a testament to the transformative power of writing. "The stories. . . are enticing observations about life, literature, incarceration, and the human condition, which make for a book that is hard to put down. Shelton writes with skill and candor about society's exiles and their hidden talents, which he was able to bring out in his workshops; his own talents as a writer give the book its power. Both eye-opening and enchanting, this volume would certainly be a worthwhile addition to any collection."—Library Journal starred review "In a spellbinding memoir chronicling the uncommon challenges and unexpected rewards of reaching out to some of society's most complex and generally forgotten members, Shelton's triumphant paean to the tenacity of the creative spirit celebrates the courage of hopeless men who bravely found a way to express their essential humanity."—Booklist "This book is a tribute to Richard Shelton's artistry, to the power of words, and to the talent of men behind bars. 'You have saved me before they might have destroyed me,' writes one of his former workshop participants, 'I am singing.' In this deeply felt and honest memoir, Shelton teaches us the meaning of compassion and makes a moving plea for the arts in prison."—Jean Trounstine, author of Shakespeare Behind Bars/: The Power of Drama in a Women's Prison 
Price: 18.95 USD
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182 SHER, GAIL. One Continuous Mistake: Four Noble Truths For Writers.
Penguin Arkana, New York: 1999. Second Printing. s Softcover. Good condition. 
Drawing from two decades of experience as a Zen Buddhist, psychotherapist, writer, and teacher, Gail Sher offers a unique and easily accessible approach to the creative process. The wisdom of great writers meets classic Zen teachings as Sher helps both novice and experienced writers to develop relaxed alertness, avoid distraction -- the real cause of writer's block -- and develop a daily writing practice. "Calm inspiration, thoughtful guidance, and even glimpses of enlightenment -- this book helps me write." -- Ruth Ozeki, author of My Year of Meals 
Price: 4.27 USD
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183 SHRODES, CAROLINE; JOSEPHSON, CLIFFORD & WILSON, JAMES R.. Reading For Rhetoric: Applications For Writing.
Macmillan Publishing Co., New York: 1962. Eighth Printing. s Softcover. Good condition. 
A textbook in applied rhetoric which requires the student first to examine the anatomy of prose and then to apply principles of rhetoric to his or her own writing. It assumes that once students are led to conscious awareness of the technical means by which successful writers have given shape to their experience, they will employ similar methods to control their own writing. 
Price: 3.47 USD
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184 SIMON, PH.D., MARILYN K., & FRANCIS, PH.D., J. BRUCE. The Dissertation Cookbook From Soup To Nuts: A Practical Guide To Start And Complete Your Dissertation.
Kendall/Hunt Publishing Company, Dubuque: 1991 0840370377 / 9780840370372 First Printing. s Softcover. Good condition. 
Offers a practical means of dealing with some of the most pressing problems student/researchers encounter. These include: getting started, choosing the right topic, organizing and managing time efficiently, choosing a research design, and overcoming statistical stress. 
Price: 14.92 USD
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185 SMART, WALTER KAY. Handbook Of Effective Writing.
Harper & Brothers, New York: 1923. h Hardcover, no dustjacket. Good condition. 
Explains how to craft the best sentences, thinking out what to say in the paragraph, grammatical correctness, and other topics. Includes an Index. 
Price: 11.64 USD
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186 SOHN, DAVID A. Pictures For Writing.
Bantam Pathfinder Editions, New York: 1969. s Softcover. Very good reading copy. 

Price: 3.56 USD
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187 SOLO, DAN X. (SELECTED AND ARRANGED BY) FROM THE SOLOTYPE TYPOGRAPHERS CATALOG. Special Effects And Topical Alphabets: 100 Complete Fonts.
Dover Publications, Inc., New York: 1978. 0486236579 / 9780486236575 First Dover Edition. s Softcover. Good condition. 
The alphabet is the message. With these special effects and topical alphabets, you can advertise or identify a product or service in lettering that reinforces your message. For example: Letters shaped like chopsticks, Letters made up of logs, Letters made up of bones, Letters frozen with ice, Letters with stars and stripes. These are just a few of the alphabets you can use from the 100 fonts selected by Dan X. Solo from the Solotype Typographers Catalog. All the fonts appear in upper case, while many also have lower case and/or numerals. 
Price: 17.29 USD
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188 SPINA, GARY. The Mountain Man's Field Guide To Grammar: A Fearless Adventure In Grammar, Style And Usage.
Sourcebooks Inc., Naperville: 2006 1402207402 Second Printing. s Softcover. Brand new book. 

Price: 13.25 USD
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189 STAFF OF RUNNING PRESS. A Writer's Notebook.
Running Press, Fort Lee: 1984. 089471273X / 9780894712739 s Softcover. Good condition. The binding is dry, the pages are starting to fall out. 

Price: 1.90 USD
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190 STERLING, C. L.; DAVIDSON, M. G. Getting Your Manuscript Sold.
Barclay House, New York: 1995. 0935016090 / 9780935016093 s Softcover. Good condition. 
Full of vivid examples from professional and student writers. You also get examples of media schedules, film treatments, chapter-by-chapter outlines, query letters, edited manuscripts and much more. 
Price: 5.46 USD
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191 STERN, JEROME. Making Shapely Fiction.
W. W. Norton & Company, New York: 1991. 0393029298 / 9780393029291 First Edition. h Hardcover with dustjacket. Good condition. 
An inviting guide to the basic principles of fiction. Rather than setting up rules, the author encourages you to write more spontaneously, with emphasis on momentum, tension and immediacy. 
Price: 20.90 USD
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192 STRUNK, JR., WILLIAM AND WHITE, E. B. The Elements Of Style.
The Macmillan Co., New York: 1964. Second Printing. h Hardcover with dustjacket. Good condition but dustjacket is somewhat worn. 
"This excellent book, which should go off to college with every freshman, is recognized as the the best book of its kind we have." -St. Paul Dispatch, Pioneer Press. Includes an Index. 
Price: 9.98 USD
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193 STUART, SALLY E. Christian Writer's Market Guide.
Joy Publishing, San Juan Capistrano: 1994. 0939513943 / 9780939513949 s Softcover. Good condition. The binding paste is drying up and the cover is coming loose from the spine. 
The most comprehensive listing of Christian writers' markets anywhere. More information than ever before on poetry, fiction and filler markets. 
Price: 13.30 USD
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194 SWAIN, DWIGHT V. Creating Characters: How To Build Story People.
University of Oklahoma Press, Norman: 2008. s Softcover. Brand new book. 
A jargon-free manual on the basics of developing interesting fictional characters. Vibrant, believable characters help drive a fictional story. Along with a clever plot, well-drawn characters make us want to continue reading a novel or finish watching a movie. In Creating Characters, Dwight V. Swain shows how writers can invent interesting characters and improve them so that they move a story along. "The core of character," he says in chapter 1, "lies in each individual story person's ability to care about something; to feel implicitly or explicitly, that something is important." Building on that foundation—the capacity to care—Swain takes the would-be writer step-by-step through the fundamentals of finding and developing "characters who turn you on." This basic but thought-provoking how-to is a valuable tool for both the novice and the seasoned writer. Dwight V. Swain spent a lifetime writing newspaper and magazine articles, pulp fiction, and screenplays. For more than twenty years he taught in the Professional Writing Program at the University of Oklahoma. His popular book Techniques of the Selling Writer is also published by the University of Oklahoma Press. 
Price: 20.85 USD
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195 SWAIN, DWIGHT V. Techniques Of The Selling Writer.
University of Oklahoma Press, Norman: 1981. s Softcover. Brand new book. 
This book provides solid instruction for persons who want to write and sell fiction, not just to talk and study about it. It gives the background, insights, and specific procedures needed by all beginning writers. Here one can learn how to group words into copy that moves, movement into scenes, and scenes into stories; how to develop characters, how to revise and polish, and finally, how to sell the product. "This book tells the freelance writer, 'No one can teach talent, but the practical skills of the professional writer's craft can certainly be taught. The correct and imaginative use of these skills can shorten any beginner's apprenticeship by years.' Amen . . . The advice is practical, thorough, and easy to follow." - Writer's Digest "An instructive book covering the processes and practical skills necessary for writing fiction that will sell-including how to communicate emotion, build conflict, develop your characters, and other aspects of writing technique." - The Writer This is the book for writers who want to turn rejection slips into cashable checks. 
Price: 28.45 USD
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196 TARSHIS, BARRY. How To Write Like A Pro: A Guide To Effective Nonfiction Writing.
New American Library, New York: 1982. 0453004180 / 9780453004183 First Printing. h Hardcover with dustjacket. Good condition. 
Shows you not only how professional writing works, but also why it works. 
Price: 115.90 USD
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197 TAYLOR, JOHN M. History In Your Hand: Fifty Years Of The Manuscript Society.
The Manuscript Society, Westport: 1997. 027595918X / 9780275959180 h Hardcover, no dustjacket (as issued). Brand new book. 
More than a half-century has passed since the founding of The Manuscript Society in Chicago in 1948. To help commemorate this important milestone, the Society commissioned former president John M. Taylor, the author of six acclaimed books in the fields of history and biography, to write a definitive history of the Society. 
Price: 28.45 USD
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198 TELTSCHER, HERRY O. Handwriting: The Key To Successful Living.
G. P. Putnam's Sons, New York: 1946. Second Revised Edition. h Hardcover, no dustjacket. Good condition. Stains from old newspaper clippings and pencil underlining on a few pages. 
Interest in the practical application of psychographology has grown considerably. It even played a definite part in World War II, where it was successfully employed by the U.S. Army in character and personality investigation. Includes an Index. 
Price: 85.98 USD
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199 TERBAN, MARVIN. Scholastic Guides: Checking Your Grammar.
Scholastic Inc., New York: 2009. Sixth Printing. s Softcover. Good condition but there is a fair amount of highlighting. 
An easy-to-use resource that helps you edit your writing before someone else reads it. Covers Capitalization, Contractions, Compound Words, Idioms, Abbreviations, Punctuation, Spelling, and Acronyms. Includes an Index. 
Price: 3.61 USD
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200 THE EDITORS OF CODA: POETS & WRITERS NEWSLETTER. The Writing Business: A Poets & Writers Handbook.
Poets & Writers Inc., New York: 1985. 0916366278 / 9780916366278 s Softcover. Good condition. 
For over a decade, Coda has guided both novice and established writers. Now the editors have compiled its most useful articles in the handbook no writer should be without. 
Price: 4.28 USD
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