Articles tagged "writing"

Grammar Girl is now on Stitcher Premium

Grammar Girl provides short, friendly tips to improve your writing, covering the grammar rules, word choices, and questions that can confound even the best writers. And now, Grammar Girl is in even more places—she’s joined the Stitcher Premium family!

When you sign up for the podcast using code GRAMMAR on Stitcher Premium, here’s what you’ll get:

— 600+ binge-worthy ad-free podcast episodes
— A monthly Grammar Girl bonus episode available exclusively on Stitcher Premium
— Access to all the other Stitcher Premium shows (including Marvel’s “Wolverine: The Long Night” and other education shows like “A Way with Words”)
— A free month-long trial of Stitcher Premium. You must use the promo code GRAMMAR (enter the code after you choose your plan) readmoreremove

Thriller Thursday (10/20/16 Edition)

Today’s #ThrillerThursday picks include a Christmas mystery (with dogs!), essays on writing thrillers, and a chilling true crime story:

THE TWELVE DOGS OF CHRISTMAS by David Rosenfelt
This Christmas mystery, featuring reluctant criminal defense lawyer Andy Carpenter and his faithful golden retriever, Tara, showcases Rosenfelt’s trademark humor and larger-than-life characters. “…heartwarming and ingeniously plotted. Carpenter’s endearing first-person narrative moves the story along with just the right mixture of humor and suspense.” — Associated Press

THRILL ME: Essays on Fiction by Benjamin Percy
In fifteen essays on the craft of fiction, Percy looks to disparate sources such as Jaws, Blood Meridian, and The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo to discover how contemporary writers engage issues of plot, suspense, momentum, and the speculative, as well as character, setting, and dialogue to craft thrilling reads in any genre. “Percy’s essays skillfully dissect the structure, mechanics, and concrete details of what makes good writing sparkle.” — Publishers Weekly readmoreremove

Friday Reads: Language Arts

Giveaway: WRITING WELL FOR BUSINESS SUCCESS

Just because the kids are back in school doesn’t mean we grown-ups can’t get back to basics, too.
Enter WRITING WELL FOR BUSINESS SUCCESS by Sandra E. Lamb.

This slim paperback is full of tips to help you refine your message, communicate your ideas clearly, quickly and effectively, and ace the all-important elements of style (and we’re not talking wardrobe here).

From résumés to reports, proposals to presentations, WRITING WELL FOR BUSINESS SUCCESS is the lighthearted and essential desk reference guide you need.

We’ve got three copies we’re giving away to the first three librarians who email library@macmillanusa.com (subject: Writing Well for Business Success) — don’t forget to include your mailing address!

Friday Reads: BY THE BOOK giveaway

Every Sunday, readers of The New York Times Book Review turn with anticipation to the last page to see who will be the subject of the popular By the Book feature.

Edited by Pamela Paul, BY THE BOOK: Writers on Literature and the Literary Life from The New York Times Book Review contains full uncut interviews with 65 of the world’s leading writers, including David Sedaris, Hilary Mantel, Michael Chabon, Khaled Hosseini, Anne Lamott, and James Patterson, on their work habits, reading preferences, inspirations, pet peeves, and recommendations.

It’s a Library Journal Fall Editors’ pick, a November Indie Next selection, and now one of 10 copies of BY THE BOOK can be yours! UPDATE 11/17: THIS CONTEST IS NOW CLOSED!

Our friends at Henry Holt created this nifty BY THE BOOK quiz. Simply fill out your answers and email them to Library@MacmillanUSA.com from your professional/library-issued e-mail address (subject: BY THE BOOK) by Friday, Nov. 14. Make sure to include your library’s mailing address to be placed in the random drawing. Check out the fine print* after the break. UPDATE 11/17: THIS CONTEST IS NOW CLOSED!

Praise for BY THE BOOK:

“At times delightful and always entertaining, this book can be taken in large gulps, or small sips. Reading it will surely result in a monstrous and fascinating reading list.” — Library Journal, starred review

“The popular ‘By the Book’ column in the New York Times Book Review was Paul’s idea before she took the NYTBR editorial helm, and now that she’s gathered 65 of these irresistible interviews together in a book, they’ve gained magnetism and synergy. This is a book lover’s guilty pleasure, in which bookish fun is matched by substantial discussion, including those with E. L. Doctorow and Chang-rae Lee.” — Booklist

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