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Nonfiction

Life Between the Earpieces by Louis-Paul Medoupe, M.D.

Doctors must contend with HMOs, malpractice suits, and red tape. What it like to be a doctor in the U.S. today? Read this book to find out.

How To

How to Start Your Online Business by Louise Hart.
Comprehensive guide to entering the world of online commerce by an expert in business planning.

Self Help

Personal Development Programs

There are three kinds of people:

  1. People who make things happen.
  2. People who watch things happen.
  3. People who wonder what the heck happened.

These three programs by T. James Cook will help you to become one of those who make things happen.

Seize Control

If the stresses you encounter in your daily life are keeping you from achieving all that you are capable of, it's time to take matters into your own hands and solve the stress problem.

The Seize Control program shows you how to pinpoint the stresses that are causing you the biggest hassle and then provides four surefire techniques for dealing with the stress.

Speak Up

The number one fear of North American adults is Public Speaking. If you find yourself required to make presentations on a regular or even occasional basis you owe it to yourself (and your audiences) to polish your public speaking skills.

Learn the three most important speaking skills; learn different approaches to writing a speech; learn how to analyze your audience… and much much more.

Success Now

Dreams can come true. But it seldom happens automatically or by chance. The Success Now Program shows you step by step how to turn your dreams into reality.

This program helps you turn your dreams into reality by first making them goals and then developing strategic plans to achieve them.

Short Story Collections

September 2001: In Memoriam by Louise Hart

Poems written in the aftermath of the September 11, 2001 attack on America. A portion of the proceeds from this book will benefit the victims' families.
Celebrations: A Collection of Holiday Stories by Louise Hart.
Explores the evolution of holidays through evocative personal anecdotes and historical origins.
A Harty Laugh at U.S. by Louise Hart.
This humorous look at life in the U.S. (and this world) at the beginning of the 21st century covers parenting, politicians, obsessions, marriage, divorce, road rage, and instant gratification.

Writing Resources

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Beginners' Books on Writing
Manuscript Formatting
Market Listings
Reference: Grammar and Style

Beginners' Books on Writing

30 Steps to Becoming a Writer

100 Things Every Writer Needs to Know by Scott Edelstein (Introduction). (July 1999)

1,818 Ways to Write Better & Get Published

The No-Experience-Necessary Writer's Course : A Unique Stress-Free Approach to Writing Fiction and Poetry for Anyone Who Has Ever Wanted to Write

The Beginners' Guide to Getting Published a Writers' Digest Book.

How to Write a Damn Good Novel

Beginnings, Middles and Ends by Nancy Kress (1999)

Translating a flash of inspiration into a compelling story requires careful crafting. Award-winning novelist and columnist Nancy Kress addresses each stage of narrative, helping writers hook readers in the first three paragraphs, build drama and credibility by controlling prose, and practice careful revision skills to create a powerful and dramatic conclusion. Dynamic Characters by Nancy Kress (1998)

Explores the fundamental relationship between characterization and plot in successful fiction, illustrating how vibrant, well-constructed characters act as the driving force behind an exceptional story. Includes exercises.

Formatting

Formatting and Submitting your Manuscript

Grammar and Style

The Chicago Manual of Style: The Essential Guide for Writers, Editors, and Publishers

Markets

Beginning Writer's Answer Book by Kirk Polking(Editor) (Hardcover - February 1994)

2003 Writer's Market
Writer's Digest annually publishes this important resource for freelance writers. Lists 1,400 consumer magazines, 450 trade magazines, 1,100 book publishers, and 200 script buyers, and includes interviews with six freelance writers, a query-letter clinic, a list of what one should charge, and a book-contract clinic. Get all this and more with the internet edition.

The Writer's Friend

You may also want to check out our Links for Writers.
 

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