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.
The 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 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), 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 Buy and/or Read More >>>
From the Pens of
Famous Writers, edited by Hollis George,
Here are three classic authors sharing their tips and how-to’s about writing. Helpful hints for any and all writers from the pros. Buy and/or Read More >>>
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 >>>