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  1. Writing Great Fiction: Storytelling Tips and Techniques Sale

    Writing Great Fiction: Storytelling Tips and Techniques

    James Hynes
    4.6 out of 5
    89% of reviewers would recommend this product
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    Writing great fiction isn’t a gift reserved for a talented few—the craft of storytelling can be learned. Even if you don’t dream of penning the next Moby-Dick, you’ll enjoy exploring the elements of fiction. From evoking a scene to charting a plot, get a master class in storytelling. Author James Hynes is an able guide, showing you what works for him, pointing out pitfalls to avoid, and inspiring you on your...
  2. Building Great Sentences: Exploring the Writer's Craft Sale

    Building Great Sentences: Exploring the Writer's Craft

    Brooks Landon
    3.8 out of 5
    67% of reviewers would recommend this product
    (325)
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    Investigate the myriad ways we think about, talk about, and write sentences. In Building Great Sentences: Exploring the Writer's Craft, Professor Brooks Landon from the University of Iowa—one of the nation's top writing schools—shows you the pleasure in reading and writing great sentences. Explore the stylistic rewards (and risks) of various sentence forms, learn how to build and appreciate effective and elegant...
  3. Writing Creative Nonfiction Sale

    Writing Creative Nonfiction

    Tilar J. Mazzeo
    4 out of 5
    75% of reviewers would recommend this product
    (190)
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    The 24 lectures of Writing Creative Nonfiction by award-winning writing instructor and Professor Tilar J. Mazzeo of Colby College, a New York Times best-selling author, are a chance for you to explore the entire process of writing creative nonfiction, from brainstorming for the perfect idea to getting your final product noticed by literary agents and publishers. Filled with helpful tips and techniques, memorable...
  4. Effective Communication Skills Sale

    Effective Communication Skills

    Dalton Kehoe
    4.2 out of 5
    80% of reviewers would recommend this product
    (113)
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    Effective Communication Skills is your chance to learn more about how you communicate verbally, the common problems you can encounter in doing so, and how you can improve your own effectiveness—especially by overcoming the psychological and biological hard-wiring that often gets in the way of success. These 24 mind-opening lectures by Professor Dalton Kehoe, packed with the tools and strategies you need, are a...
  5. How to Write Best-Selling Fiction Sale

    How to Write Best-Selling Fiction

    James Scott Bell
    4.8 out of 5
    87% of reviewers would recommend this product
    (56)
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    Embark on an insightful, intimate, and extraordinarily revealing look at the elements of best-selling fiction. Get a comprehensive, eye-opening, and illuminating survey of the entire writing process, as well as a full breakdown of how dozens of best-selling authors have implemented these best practices in their own writing. As an aspiring author, you will gain a wealth of tools that that will not only improve your...
  6. English Grammar Boot Camp Sale

    English Grammar Boot Camp

    Anne Curzan
    4.4 out of 5
    80% of reviewers would recommend this product
    (148)
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    English Grammar Boot Camp takes you on an enjoyable exploration of the essential aspects of English grammar. These spirited and accessible lectures offer a comprehensive core training in all of the key elements of grammar and usage, in their most immediate, practical application. Discover a breadth of perspective and context you won’t find elsewhere, improving your grammar competence and confidence in all contexts.
  7. Writing Your Story Sale

    Writing Your Story

    Joyce Maynard
    4.5 out of 5
    77% of reviewers would recommend this product
    (22)
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    Discover how to translate your life into captivating, resonant stories with Writing Your Story, by acclaimed memoirist Joyce Maynard. In 26 lessons with the feel of a friendly, collaborative writing workshop, you’ll explore how to identify the right stories to tell; examine tips and tricks with language, dialogue, and description; and find inspiration for everything from cultivating a writing practice to handling...
  8. Analysis and Critique: How to Engage and Write about Anything

    Analysis and Critique: How to Engage and Write about Anything

    Dorsey Armstrong
    3.8 out of 5
    70% of reviewers would recommend this product
    (88)
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    Discover the concepts and methods for clear and strong writing in the 24 accessible and practical lectures of Analysis and Critique: How to Engage and Write about Anything. Delivered by Professor Dorsey Armstrong of Purdue University, this course immerses you in the elements of successful writing, from organizing your thoughts to making persuasive arguments to avoiding common grammatical errors. With its engaging...
  9. How to Publish Your Book Sale

    How to Publish Your Book

    Jane Friedman
    4.3 out of 5
    84% of reviewers would recommend this product
    (63)
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    Today’s authors face unprecedented competition in the writing market. Get extensive insights into the publishing process that will help you avoid common mistakes and pitfalls that many writers encounter. Understanding how publishing works, from finalizing your book to effective marketing, can make the difference between a manuscript sitting on your closet shelf—or rising to the top of the best-sellers list.
  10. Screenwriting 101: Mastering the Art of Story Sale

    Screenwriting 101: Mastering the Art of Story

    Angus Fletcher
    4.4 out of 5
    81% of reviewers would recommend this product
    (37)
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    Writing a script is simply another way of telling a story, albeit one with its own special set of possibilities and limitations. This course will provide you with the invaluable ability to appreciate more films and TV, tell better stories, and write your own scripts. How you decide to use these limitless creative possibilities is up to you.
  11. Becoming a Great Essayist Sale

    Becoming a Great Essayist

    Jennifer Cognard-Black
    3.9 out of 5
    66% of reviewers would recommend this product
    (81)
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    Discover the keys to unlock your potential in essay writing. If you have a clever anecdote, an interesting memory, or a strong opinion, then you have an essay in you. These illuminating lectures explore many genres of essays, challenge you with stimulating writing prompts, and provide insights into how to write compelling essays. In mastering this versatile form, you gain skills to apply to any other form of writing.
  12. The Art of Storytelling: From Parents to Professionals Sale

    The Art of Storytelling: From Parents to Professionals

    Hannah B. Harvey
    3.9 out of 5
    65% of reviewers would recommend this product
    (130)
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    The gift of storytelling may be one of life's most powerful—and envied—skills. A well-crafted narrative can keep the people, values, and life lessons you hold dear alive and give you the power to influence others. Now, The Art of Storytelling: From Parents to Professionals reveals the tried-and-true methods experienced storytellers use to develop and tell entertaining and memorable stories. In 24 enthralling...
  13. Art of Public Speaking: Lessons from the Greatest Speeches in History

    Art of Public Speaking: Lessons from the Greatest Speeches in History

    John R. Hale
    4.1 out of 5
    74% of reviewers would recommend this product
    (126)
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    Improve and enhance your public-speaking skills with time-tested techniques and strategies used by Abraham Lincoln, Martin Luther King Jr., and other great orators in The Art of Public Speaking: Lessons from the Greatest Speeches in History. Delivered by frequent lecturer and distinguished historian Professor John R. Hale, these 12 engaging and accessible lectures offer you helpful insights into preparing for public...
  14. Heroes and Legends: The Most Influential Characters of Literature Sale

    Heroes and Legends: The Most Influential Characters of Literature

    Thomas A. Shippey
    4.4 out of 5
    78% of reviewers would recommend this product
    (71)
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    Heroes hold a special place in our imagination. Names such as Odysseus, Beowulf, and Queen Guinevere summon up mythic legends, while Sherlock Holmes, Dracula, and Huckleberry Finn are some of the most recognizable figures in all of world literature. What do these memorable characters have in common? And what impact have they made on world history? Heroes and Legends: The Most Influential Characters of...
  15. Art of Teaching: Best Practices from a Master Educator

    Art of Teaching: Best Practices from a Master Educator

    Patrick N. Allitt
    4.3 out of 5
    83% of reviewers would recommend this product
    (81)
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    Learn how to reach astounding new levels of success as a teacher with The Art of Teaching: Best Practices from a Master Educator. These 24 lectures, delivered by award-winning Professor Patrick N. Allitt, will help you develop and enhance your teaching style; provide you with invaluable methods, tools, and advice for handling all manner of teaching scenarios; and open your eyes to how other teachers—and their...
  16. Art of Reading

    Art of Reading

    Timothy Spurgin
    4.4 out of 5
    85% of reviewers would recommend this product
    (99)
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    Learn how to make your future reading experiences more enriching and enjoyable with these 24 insightful lectures. Designed to maximize your effectiveness as an artful reader, The Art of Reading brings together concepts, tools, and techniques rarely found together in a single package. Teaching with an engaging and conversational style, award-winning Professor Timothy Spurgin shows you how to approach even the most...
  17. Great American Short Stories: A Guide for Readers and Writers

    Great American Short Stories: A Guide for Readers and Writers

    Jennifer Cognard-Black
    4.9 out of 5
    93% of reviewers would recommend this product
    (15)
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    Whether you want to write short stories, simply want better insight as a reader, or even if you are looking for a new lens through which to view American history, the 24 rich and informative lectures of Great American Short Stories: A Guide for Writers and Readers will show you the ins and outs of this infinitely adaptable—and intrinsically American—literary form.
  18. Origin of Civilization Sale

    Origin of Civilization

    Scott MacEachern
    3.5 out of 5
    58% of reviewers would recommend this product
    (56)
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    Discover how human beings from around the world created the impressive cultural and political systems that would forever alter the course of history. In this grand 48-lecture course, travel to places such as ancient Mesopotamia, sub-Saharan Africa, and Mesoamerica to view their formative states and civilizations from gripping archaeological and historical perspectives. Delivered by award-winning Professor Scott...
  19. The Secret Life of Words: English Words and Their Origins Sale

    The Secret Life of Words: English Words and Their Origins

    Anne Curzan
    4.5 out of 5
    86% of reviewers would recommend this product
    (126)
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    It’s a human impulse to play with language and to create new words and meanings—but also to worry about the decay of language. But by studying how and why language changes and the story behind the everyday words in our lexicon, we can learn a lot about ourselves—how our minds work and how our culture has changed over the centuries. In The Secret Life of Words: English Words and Their Origins, you’ll get a...
  20. Writing and Civilization: From Ancient Worlds to Modernity Sale

    Writing and Civilization: From Ancient Worlds to Modernity

    Marc Zender
    4.5 out of 5
    86% of reviewers would recommend this product
    (73)
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    The written word is so central to the way we communicate and live that it can seem as if it has always existed. Yet writing is clearly a human invention—and a relatively recent one at that. Now, in the 24 lectures of Writing and Civilization: From Ancient Worlds to Modernity, you can trace the remarkable saga of “visible speech” from its earliest origins to its future in the digital age. In this...