Wordsmiths

There is nothing to writing. All you do is sit down at a typewriter and bleed. - Ernest Hemingway

Easy reading is damn hard writing. - Nathaniel Hawthorne

We love to read - fiction, essays, poetry, the back of cereal boxes. And many of us also love to write. Here you will find a growing assortment of resources for the writer, poet, and scribe. Books that inspire, books that instruct, books that are as useful in creating the words that go into books.
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First GonzoThe First Gonzo Journalist
by Shirrel Rhoades, $3.99 eboook paperback, $14.95
Dr. Hunter S. Thompson is considered to be the first gonzo journalist. Butthere were writers doing first person stories long before 1970. Shirrel Rhoades, for instance. Here is a collection of some of the features stories that earned him that little-known place in literary history. Buy and/or Read More >>>


Crazy About WordsCrazy About Words
by Joe Mc Kay, $3.99
Insightful and humorous, these short essays cover the waterfront of topics for readers who find the English language fascinating: Words lost and gained, the "Dictionary Wars," Redundancy, Greek debt, Ink Horn terms, Mondegreens, and 4-letter words, are but a few examples. Buy and/or Read More >>>


The Devil's Dictionary
(Illustrated), The Devil's Dictionary (Illustrated),
by Ambrose Bierce, $1.99
You’ve heard about it; now the opportunity to have your own copy. Bierce penned this tongue-in-cheek lexicon a half-dozen years before he famously disappeared while riding with Pancho Villa in Mexico. Illustrated with 30 new pictures
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Writing Tips Writing Tips. From the Pens of Famous Writers,
edited by Hollis George, $.99
Here are three classic authors sharing their tips and how-to’s about writing. Helpful hints for any and all writers from the pros.
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The Poet’s Compendium The Poet’s Compendium: Every Man His Own Poet,
edited by Hollis George,
$2.99
Here is a collection of instructions and essays directed at the budding poet. These are classic works that every poet should ponder before touching pen to paper or tapping at a computer keyboard. Buy and/or Read More >>>