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1 (Allingham, Margery). Pike, B.A. CAMPION'S CAREER: A Study of the Novels of Margery Allingham
Bowling Green, OH: Bowling Green State University Popular Press, (1987). 0879723807 / 9780879723804 First edition, first printing: Simultaneous trade paperback: Review copy, with publisher's review bookmark laid in. Trade Paperback. Fine, tight and clean in illustrated wraps. Octavo. 253 pages; bibliography and story checklist. 
A biography of Allingham's career and an analytical study of the mystery novels with commentary on plot and character details. Pike explains the author's influences, and how and why her characters continue to thrive from book to book. 
Price: 25.00 USD
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2 (Collins, Wilkie). Andrew, R.V. WILKIE COLLINS: A Critical Survey of His Prose Fiction With A Bibliography
New York & London: Garland Publishing, Inc., 1979. 0824096673 / 9780824096670 First edition, first printing. Hardcover. Lower corner of pages damp-stained leaving mild page-waves, lower corners of rear cover soil-stained, else good and tight in red linen with black titles and rules to the spine; no dust jacket. Quarto. 358 pages; detailed bibliography; references. 
One of 24 volumes in Garland's Fiction Of Popular Culture series selected by E.F. Bleiler. This fascimile of a quality thesis offers an well-researched, in-depth, analytical study of Collins prose writings and with influences (Dickens) and techniques. 
Price: 100.00 USD
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3 Bickham Jack M. SCENE & STRUCTURE
Cincinnati, Ohio: Writer's Digest Books, (1993). 0898795516 / 9780898795516 First edition, first printing. The Elements of Fiction Writing. Hardcover. Fine, in laminated boards; no dust jacket as issued. 168 pages, including index. 
"How to construct fiction with scene-by-scene flow, logic and readability." 
Price: 10.00 USD
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4 Block, Lawrence SPIDER, SPINE ME A WEB: Lawrence Block on Writing Fiction
Cincinnati, Ohio: Writer's Digest Books, (1988). 0898793262 / 9780898793260 First edition, first printing. Hardcover. Pages uniformly tanned, else fine, in gilt-lettered red cloth shelfback over red boards; in an age-toned, else fine dust jacket. 
"A feast of fiction writing advice, culled from Lawrence Block's long experience both as a writer and as WRITER'S DIGEST magazine's monthly fiction columnist." 243 pages, plus ads. 
Price: 25.00 USD
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5 Chessman, Harriet Scott OHIO ANGELS
New York/Toronto: Seven Stories Press, (2002). 1583225196 / 9781583225196 First edition thus: Advance reading copy. Proof. Fine in color illustrated wraps. 
In this debut novel, the biographer of artist Mary Cassatt features a painter at a crossroads in life and career. The painter returns to her Ohio hometown and links up with a childhood girlfriend who has abandoned natural literary talents. 
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6 Copeland, Ann THE ABC'S OF WRITING FICTION
Cincinnati, Ohio: Story Press, (1996). 1884910122 / 9781884910128 First edition, first printing: Review copy, with publisher's materials laid in. Hardcover. Fine in a fine dust jacket. 246 pages; and index. 
A writer's guide with more than 300 "mini-lessons" in alphabetical order including exercises to put ideas in action, how to craft dynamic beginnings and endings, writing effective dialogue, unexpected words and phrases, personal insights, etc. 
Price: 10.00 USD
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7 Delbanco, Nicholas THE WRITERS' TRADE And Other Stories
New York: William Morrow and Company, Inc., (1990). 0688047327 / 9780688047320 First edition. Hardcover. Fine in a fine dust jacket. 
Second gathering of stories from the highly regarded author of ABOUT MY TABLE and THE LOST SUITCASE. Here, in nine tales, Delbanco tell the stories of nine different male characters--all of whom are writers. 
Price: 20.00 USD
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8 Dodds, Robert H. WRITING FOR TECHNICAL AND BUSINESS MAGAZINES
New York: John Wiley & Sons, Inc., (1969). Reprint. Hardcover. Fine in a very slightly shelfworn dust jacket. 
A guide to technical writing with the aim of covering all aspects of magazine article preparation. Discussions include selection of suitable subject matter, writing, editing procedure, text preparation, publication, and more. Out-of-print. 
Price: 15.00 USD
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9 French, Sean, editor THE FABER BOOK OF WRITERS ON WRITERS
London: Faber and Faber, (1999). 0571201296 / 9780571201297 First U.S. edition: Uncorrected Proof. Proof. Fine in green printed wraps. 
An anthology of writers' essays about other writers from Ben Jonson's thoughts on William Shakespeare to Ernest Hemingway on F. Scott Fitzgerald. This collection reveals moments of rivalry, jealousy, and hatred, as well as admiration and affection. 
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10 Goldberg, Natalie LIVING COLOR
New York: Bantam Books, (1997). 0553354892 / 9780553354898 First edition, first printing: Trade paperback original. Trade Paperback. Fine in illustrated wraps. 
SIGNED by the author, writing teacher, and painter to the title-page. Goldberg recounts her insightful journey as a writer who begins to express herself through painting. Generously illustrated with her brightly colored paintings. 154 pages. 
Price: 25.00 USD
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11 Hatcher, Jeffrey THE ART & CRAFT OF PLAYWRITING
Cincinnati, Ohio: Story Press, (1996). 1884910068 / 9781884910067 First edition, first printing. Hardcover. Fine, as-new, in a fine, as-new dust jacket. 
"Required reading for all beginning playwrights. It's full of insight, it's practical, and it's fun to read."--Kate Loewald. Includes interviews with playwrights Lee Blessing, Jose Rivera, Marsha Norman. 216 pages, including index. 
Price: 15.00 USD
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12 Hubbard, L. Ron THE WRITER: The Shaping of Popular Fiction
[No place]. L. Ron Hubbard Library, 1997. 1571380602 First edition: Trade Paperback Original. Quarto. Trade Paperback. Fine in color photo-pictorial wraps. Splashy magazine style presentation, profusely illustrated on coated stock and perfect-bound. Still in publisher's shrinkwrap. 
Collection of essays, articles and notes on the craft and art of writing fiction culled from Hubbard's 50-year career. Included are pieces on research, the pulp factory, suspense, and on Hubbard's works, FEAR, BATTEFIELD EARTH and MISSION EARTH. 
Price: 15.00 USD
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13 Jones, W. Paul WRITING SCIENTIFIC PAPERS AND REPORTS
Dubuque, Iowa: Wm. C. Brown Publishers, (1975). Sixth edition. Trade Paperback. Covers slightly rubbed, otherwise near fine in stiff wraps. 
Trade paperback. Contains methods, problems, misused words, and exercises. 361 pages including an index. 
Price: 15.00 USD
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14 Kenyon, Sherrilyn THE WRITER'S DIGEST CHARACTER NAMING SOURCEBOOK
Cincinnati, Ohio: Writer's Digest Books, (1994). 0898796326 / 9780898796322 First edition, first printing. Hardcover. Fine, in laminated boards; no dust jacket, as issued. 359 pages, including index. 
More than 20,000 first and last names and their meanings from around the world--including special advice for choosing historical, science fiction, fantasy, mystery and action names, and valuable instruction for naming your setting. 
Price: 20.00 USD
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15 Kernen, Robert BUILDING BETTER PLOTS
Cincinnati, Ohio: Writer's Digest Books, (1999). 0898799031 / 9780898799033 First edition, first printing. Hardcover. Fine in a fine dust jacket. 247 pages, including index. 
"An enormously helpful book. The strength of Kernen's work lies in his ability to organize the elements of a story and to convey them in language that both the novice and the veteran will find stimulating."--Millard Kaufman. 
Price: 15.00 USD
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16 Klein, Kathleen Gregory THE WOMAN DETECTIVE: Gender & Genre
Urbana and Chicago: University of Illinois Press, (1988). 0252015223 / 9780252015229 First edition, first printing. Hardcover. Fine in cranberry linen with gilt titles to the spine; in a fine dust jacket. Octavo. 260 pages; bibliography; index of women dectectives with author credits; and subject index. 
Klein traces female paid private eyes in British, Canadian, and American novels, comparing them to their male counterparts (ie. Sam Spade) , revealing that the detective novel is both a reflection of and potential barrier to social change for women. 
Price: 20.00 USD
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17 Koontz, Dean R. HOW TO WRITE BEST-SELLING FICTION
Cincinnati, Ohio: Writer's Digest Books, (1984). 089879045X / 9780898790450 First edition, THIRD printing. Hardcover. Near fine; in a very nearly fine, bright and unfaded dust jacket with the original price of $13.95 intact. Octavo. 309 pages; indexed. 
Bestselling author Dean Koontz takes a practical, detailed approach to the art, craft, and business of novel writing in this lively and informative view of publishing that offers timeless suggestions for today's fiction market. 
Price: 100.00 USD
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18 Koontz, Dean R. WRITING POPULAR FICTION
Cincinnati: Writer's Digest, (1974). 0911654216 / 9780911654219 First edition, second printing. Hardcover. Fine in yellow cloth with titles and illustrations in black; in a very good plus, lightly shelfworn illustrated dust jacket with some fading to and along the spine. Octavo. 232 pages; indexed. 
A practical writing book by the popular and successful novelist, that reviews the basics of fiction writing in the genres: science fiction and fantasy, suspense, mystery, gothic-romance, westerns, and erotica. 
Price: 75.00 USD
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19 Kress, Nancy BEGINNINGS, MIDDLES & ENDS
Cincinnati, Ohio: Writer's Digest Books, (1993). 0898795508 / 9780898795509 First edition, first printing. Hardcover. Fine, in laminated boards; no dust jacket, as issued. 149 pages, including index. 
The noted sf and fantasy writer here helps the aspiring author "Hook the editor in your first three paragraphs. Make -- and keep -- your story's 'implicit promise.' Build drama and credibility by controlling your prose." Dozens of exercises. 
Price: 10.00 USD
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20 Leasor, James AUTHOR BY PROFESSION
London: Cleaver-Hume Press, Ltd., (1952). First edition. Hardcover. Offsetting to the endpapers, foxing to the upper page edges, copyright notice struck out in blue, else a very good plus copy; in an illustrated price-clipped dust jacket, with light shelfwear, mild age-toning and soiling. 207 pages. 
Leasor, an author and journalist, tells how eleven authors became writers, from their early disappointments and setbacks to their later successes. Includes Noel Streatfeild, Christopher Fry, Elizabeth Goudge, H.E. Bates, Monica Dickens, more. 
Price: 25.00 USD
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