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Bird By Bird Anne Lamont

Reviewed by Connie Anderson

LaMott has been an author and creative writing teacher in California. And in her book Bird by Bird: Some Instructions on Writing and Life, she tells us how she…

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Ten Minutes to the Audition: Your Last-Minute Guide and Checklist for Getting the Part Janice Lynde

Reviewed by Andrea Sisco

When someone is giving me advice or directions I want it brief and direct. In other words, show me the bottom line. Ten Minutes to the Audition, by Janice Lynde, is…

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Ten Minutes to the Pitch: Your Last-Minute Guide and Checklist for Selling your Story Chris Abbott

Reviewed by Andrea Sisco

When someone is giving me advice or directions I want it brief and direct. In other words, give me the bottom line. Ten Minutes to the Pitch, by Chris Abbott is just…

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Write Screenplays That Sell: the Ackerman Way Hal Ackerman

Reviewed by Andrea Sisco

Write Screenplays That Sell, by Hal Ackerman is a thorough, clear, concise and practical manual for writing screenplays. The reader is given useful ideas and…

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Deadly Research, By George P. Stelzer

Reviewed by Dawn Dowdle -- mysterybks@yahoo.com

Georgia Jensen has been asked to speak at a symposium for historians. When she arrives, she finds things are worse than she'd expected. She…

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The Observation Deck Raincoast Books

Reviewed by Connie Anderson

My soon-to-be published friend Debra introduce me to The Observation Deck -- which I now lovingly call "a writing class in a box."

This is not new, published in…

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A Writer's First Aid Kit Don Rutberg

Reviewed by Connie Anderson

Most agents shoo away unknown authors. If you get famous, they'll send a limo to take you food shopping and forget they shooed you away when you were…

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To The Power of Three Laura Lippman

Reviewed by Jackie Baumgarten

There is no doubt that Laura Lippman has her finger on the social psychological pulse of the American teenager. In To The Power of Three, she examines the very…

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What in the Word? Wordplay, Word Lore, and Answers to Your Peskiest Questions about Language Charles Elster

Reviewed by Connie Anderson
"A man who does not read good books has no advantage over the man who cannot read them."-- Mark Twain

Just when I thought I was kind of savvy about word usage, What… more

Beyond the Bookstore: How to Sell More Books Profitably to Non-Bookstore Markets Brian Jud

Reviewed by Connie Anderson (author in training)

First of all, I haven't written a book (yet) but like a lot of people...I have an idea!

From experience with the authors whose books I've…

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The Daring Female's Guide to Ecstatic Living (March 2006) Natasha Kogan

Reviewed by Jean M. Holewa

The Daring Female's Guide to Ecstatic Living could be a "challenging" title, as it really asks the question whether one is daring enough to read this book.

I took…

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Knit One, Kill Two Maggie Sefton

Reviewed by Dawn Dowdle--www.mysteryloverscorner.com

Kelly Flynn returns to Colorado after her Aunt Helen's death. She inherits her aunt's cottage. It is across the street from her aunt's…

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Nothing To Fear But Ferrets Linda Johnston

Reviewed by Dawn Dowdle -- www.mysteryloverscorner.com

Kendra Ballantyne is continuing her pet sitting business while studying to take the ethics exam in hopes of reinstating her law degree. …

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The Making of a Christian Bestseller: An Insider's Guide to Christian Publishing Ann Byle

Reviewed by Julie Failla Earhart

As a writer, I've read my share of how-to books in all aspects of the field. Most of them are about the same. Ann Byle's new collection of essays, The Making…

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The Well-Fed Writer Peter Bowerman

Reviewed by Connie Anderson

The Well-Fed Writer: Financial Self-Sufficiency as a Freelance Writer in Six Months or Less, has about every question (and answer) you would need if you have ever…

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