The late David Foster Wallace will be remembered as a master of many literary forms: novel, short story, essay. Here's some of his best work.
Girl With Curious Hair
Consider the Lobster
Want to get your poetry published, but you don't know where to start? Take some advice from these books.
Ordering the Storm
How to Publish Your Poetry
2009 Poet's Market
Long before Twitter, writers have been trying to write fiction as tersely as possible.
The World's Shortest Stories
While the presidential nominating conventions are in full swing, here are some readings on the fine art of political spin and doubletalk.
What Orwell Didn't Know
It's Bulwer-Lytton Contest time! Catch up on "the funniest opening sentences from the worst novels never written."
It Was a Dark and Stormy Night
Son of It Was a Dark and Stormy Night
Bride of Dark and Stormy
Dark and Stormy Rides Again
Continuing the cross-cultural Olympic spirit, here are a few books about Chinese language and writing that help separate myth from reality.
Chinese Language: Fact and Fantasy
Speaking of Chinese
Doing research, scholarly or otherwise, increasingly requires acumen with online resources. Here are some books to help sharpen your Internet search skills.
Librarian's Guide to Online Searching
The Extreme Searcher's Internet Handbook
Mastering Online Research
Internet Research Skills