Library

The following books and tapes are available in the MoRWA library for MoRWA members.  Members wishing to borrow items may contact the chapter librarian, Debbie Hull, to arrange for transfer of the items.

As of:   09/05

Books 

·        How to Write a Romance and Get It Published (updated 1990) – Kathryn Falk, ed.

·        They Saw the Elephant: Women in the California Gold Rush (1992) – Jo Ann Levy

·        Becoming A Writer (1981) – Dorothea Brande

·        Be Your Own Literary Agent: The Ulitmate Insider’s Guide to Getting Published (1995) – Martin P. Levin

·        Non-fiction for Children: How to Write It – How to Sell It (1986) – Ellen E.M. Roberts

·        Writers on Writing (1986) – Jon Winokur, ed.

·        2003 Writer’s Market

·        1999 Novel and Short Story Writer’s Market

·        1999 Children’s Writer’s & Illustrators Market

·        The Writer’s Market Companion

·        1998 The Writer’s Handbook

·        The Writing Business (1978) – Donald MacCampbell

·        The Writer’s Legal Guide (1977) – Tad Crawford

·        How to Write and Sell Romance Novels; A Step-by-Step Guide (1988) – Linda Lee

·        Guide to Fiction Writing (1988) – Phyllis Whitney

·        On Becoming A Novelist (1983) – John Gardner

·        How to Get Happily Published: A Complete and Candid Guide (1978) – Judith Appelbaum and Nancy Evans

·        The Romance Writer’s Pink Pages (1996-1997) – Eve Paludan

·        Writing in a Convertible With the Top Down: A Unique Guide for Writers (1997) – Christi Killien and Sheila Bender

·        How To Write a Novel for Young Readers and Get It Published (1990) – Kathryn Falk and Cindy Savage

·        Writing With Precision: How to Write So That You Cannot Possible Be Misunderstood  (1979) – Jefferson Bates

·        Fiction Writer’s Workshop (1995) – Josip Novakovich

·        Reading the Romance: Women Patriarchy and Popular Literature (1984) – Janice Radway

·        The Writer’s Digest: Handbook of Short Story Writing (reprint, 1985) – Frank Dickson, et al, ed.

·        Writing With a Word Processor (1983) – William Zinser

·        1994-1995 Christian Writer’s Market Guide (1994) – Sally Stuart

·        Robert’s Rules of Order

·        RWA’s 1999 National Conference notebook

·        RWA’s Keys to Success: A Professional Writer’s Career Handbook (1997)

·        900 Years of English Costume: From 11th to 20th Century (reprinted 1987) – Nancy Bradfield

·        Word Processing Secrets for Writers (1989) – Michael Banks

·        The Artist’s Way: A Spiritual Path to Higher Creativity (1992) – Julia Cameron

·        On Writing Well (3rd ed 1985) - William Zinsser

·        Writer’s Digest’s: How to Bullet Proof Your Manuscript (1986) – Bruce Henderson

·        1982-1983 The United States Government Manual

·        Europe in the Middle Ages (1937) – Warren O. Ault

·        Writer’s Digest’s: How to Write Romances (1988) – Phyllis Taylor Pianka

·        Writer’s Digest’s: Revision (1989) – Kit Reed

·        Writer’s Digest’s: The Writer’s Complete Crime Reference Book (1990) – Martin Roth

·        Writer’s On Writing (1988) – Walter Allen, ed.

·        Talking Mysteries (1989) – Tony Hillerman and Ernie Bulow

·        How to Be a Sucessful Housewife/Writer: Bylines and Babies Do Mix (1979) – Elaine Fantle Shimberg

·        Writer’s Digest’s: How to Write a Book Proposal (1985) – Michael Larsen

·        Writer’s Digest’s: Writing Young Adult Novels: How to Write the Stories Today’s Teens Want to Read (1988) – Hadley Irwin and Jeannette Eyerly

·        Writer’s Digest’s: How You Can Make $20,000 a Year Writing: No Matter Where You Live (1980) – nancy Edmonds Hanson

·        Americans In the Making: The Natural History of the Assimilation of Immigrants (1939) –William Carlson Smith

 Misc:

·        software and manuals: Dramatica Writer’s DreamKit

·        floppy disc: PgTurn Bkp

·        video: MoRWA writers tale firearms course (7/26/97)

·        AAA roadmaps: Iowa/Neb, Ohio, Colorado/Wyo, SE states, Arizona/NM, N & S Dakota, Kentucky/TN, Arkansas/Okla, NW states and provinces, SW states

·        AAA tourbooks: Colorado/UT, North Central, Kentucky/TN, Arizona/NM, Arkansas, Kansas, MO & Okla

·        5/12/99 “Pioneer” newspaper w/ MoRWA story

·        1997 RWA participant notebook

·        1991 MoRWA conference co-chair notebook

·        1990 MoRWA conference notebook

·        file folders: pubbed articles, synopsis samples, blank release forms, cover & query letter samples, 1998 Pub Guidelines, 1992 transcripts, various reference materials, library rule sheets

·        1988 Shirl Henke press kit

·        collection of newsletters from other RWA chapters

·        “How to Write a Synopsis” reference notebook

·        transcript: MoRWA 9/19/87 chapter meeting with Bobbi Smith and Sylvie Sommerfield on “Outlining with Emotion”

·        transcript: MoRWA 10/21/89 chapter meeting with Sandra Brown

·        1988 Connecticut RWA chapter’s “Manuscript Survival Kit”

·        transcript: MoRWA one-day conference/workshop “Get Real About Romance” with Milella, Hawkes, Bramsch, Smith, Dryer, Wheeler, Shallenberger

More Books

·        A General History of the Robberies and Murders of the Most Notorious Pirates” (1998) Cpt Charles Johnson                 SPECIAL INTEREST

·        “A Historical Dictionary of American Slang: Volume I” J.E . Lightner RESEARCH

·        “A History of Man’s Progress” (1998)   RESEARCH

·        “A Life Wild and Perilous: Mountain Men and the Paths to the Pacific” (1997) Robert Utley              SPECIAL INTEREST

·        “A Shovel of Stars; The Making of the American West 1800 to the Present ” (1995)  Ted Morgan                 RESEARCH

·        “All I Need to Know in Life I Learned from Romance Novels” Victoria Johnson   (Missing from Library)

·        “Better Grammar in 30 Minutes a Day” (1994) Constance Immel and Florence Sacks                                           CRAFT

·        “Building Better Plots” (1999)  Robert Kernen       CRAFT

·        “Careers for Your Characters, A Writer’s Guide” (2002) Raymond Obstfeld & Franz Neumann                   CRAFT

·        “Chicken Soup for the Writer’s Soul-Stories to Open the Heart and Rekindle the Spirit of Writers”  (1998)                  RESEARCH

·        “Comedy Writing Secrets; How to Think Funny, Write Funny, Act Funny and Get Paid for It” (1987) Melvin Helitzer                 CRAFT

·        “Creating Characters-How to Build Story People” (1990) Dwight Swain  CRAFT

·        “Creating Character Emotions” (1998)  Ann Hood    CRAFT

·        “Crime and Punishment in American History” (1993) Lawrence Friedman RESEARCH

·        “Dare to be a Great Writer; 329 Keys to Powerful Fiction” (1988) Leonard Bishop  CRAFT

·        “Dr. Johnson’s London; Coffee-Houses and Climbing Boys, Medicine, Toothpaste and Gin” (2000) Liza Picard     SPECIAL INTEREST

·        “Down the Santa FeTrail and Into Mexico—The Diary of Susan Shelby Magoffin 1846-1847”  (1962)   SPECIAL INTEREST

·        “English Through the Ages; From Old English to Modern-day Slang, a Word-by-Word Birth of Words” (1998) William Brohaugh  RESEARCH

·        “Everyday Dress of Rural America, 1783-1800- With Instructions and Patterns” (1990) Merideth Wright                            LIFE

·        “Everyday Life Among The American Indians 1800-1900”(2001) Candy Moulton                            RESEARCH/SPECIAL INTEREST

·        “Everyday Life During the Civil War” (1999) Michael Varhola  LIFE

·        “Fabric of Society- A Century of People and Their Clothes 1770-1870” (1983) Jane Tozer & Sarah Levitt                        LIFE

·        “Fiction Writers Brainstormer” (2000)James Smith, Jr.    CRAFT

·        “Formating & Submitting Your Manuscript; A Visual Guide to Preparing and Presentation” (2000) Jack & Glenda Neff         CRAFT

·        “Get Organized, Get Published” (2001) Don Aslett and Carol Cartaino CRAFT

·        “Get That Novel Written; From Initial Idea to Final Edit” (1996)  Donna Levin  CRAFT

·        “How to Write Attention-Grabbing Query & Cover Letters” (1996)  John Wood           CRAFT

·        “How to Write and Sell Historical Fiction” (1997) Persia Woolley CRAFT

·        “How to Write Western Novels”(1988) Matt Braun    CRAFT

·        “Ideas & Research; Elements of Article Writing Series”(1996) Marshall Krantz  CRAFT

·        “Indians of the Pacific Northwest; From the Coming of the White Man to the Present Day”(1977) Vine Deloria, Jr.     RESEARCH/LIFE

·        “Is There a Book Inside You? A Step-by-Step Plan for Writing Your Book” (1985) Dan Paoynter & Mindy Bingham       CAREER

·        “Just the Facts, Ma’am-A Writer’s Guide to Investigators and Investigation Techniques” (1998) Greg Gallis         RESEARCH

·        “More Civil Ware Curiosities: Fascinating Tales, Infamous Characters and Strange Coincidences” (1995)  Webb Garrison  RESEARCH/LIFE

·        “Nature’s Remedies: Early History of Botanic Drugs” (1934) RESEARCH

·        “Negotiating A Book Contract—A Guide for Authors, Agents and Lawyers” (1988) Mark L. Levine  CAREER

·        “No Life for A Lady” (1941) Agnes Morley Cleaveland   LIFE

·        “Novelist’s Essential Guide to Crafting Scenes” (2000)Raymond Obstfeld CRAFT

·        “Novelist’s Essential Guide to Creating Plot” (2000)  J. Madison Davis CRAFT

·        “Oregon Trail, Voyage of Discovery – The Story Behind the Scenery” (1997) Dan Murphy             RESEARCH

·        “Pioneer Women; Voices From the Kansas Frontier” (1981) Joanna Stratton LIFE

·        “Random House Historical Dictionary of American Slang Vol.-A-G” (1994) RESEARCH

·        “Reader’s Digest American Folklore and Legend” (1978) CRAFT

·        “Revision Fiction-An Handbook for Writers” (1988) David Madden  CRAFT

·        “Roget’s Thesaurus of Phrases” (2001)Barbara Ann Kipfer  CRAFT

·        “Seals UDT, Frogmen: Men Under Pressure” (1994) Darryl Young  LIFE

·        “Show, Don’t Tell: A Writer’s Guide” (1991)William Noble CRAFT

·        “Starting From Scratch- A Different Kind of Writers’ Manual” (1988) Rita Mae Brown              CRAFT

·        “Story Sparkers: A creativity Guide for Children’s Writers” (2000) Debbie Dadey & Marcia Jones           CRAFT

·        “Taking Reality by Surprise-Writing for Pleasure and Publication” Susan Sellers   (no longer in library)

·        “The American West; A New Interpretive History” (2000) Robert Hine & John Faragher        RESEARCH

·        “The Art & Craft of Novel Writing” (1989) Oakley Hall  CRAFT

·        “The Birth Order Book; Why You Are the Way You Are” (1985) Dr. Kevin Leman            RESEARCH/LIFE

·        “The Complete Idiot’s Guide to Getting Your Romance Published” (2000) Julie Beard     CRAFT

·        “The Complete Writer’s Guide to Heroes and Heroines: Sixteen Master Archetypes” (2000)Tami Cowden, Caro LaFever & Sue Vida RESEARCH

·        “The Creative Writer’s Style Guide; Rules and Advise for Writing Fiction and Non-Fiction”(2002) Christopher Leland            CRAFT

·        “The Dictionary of Concise Writing –10,000 Alternative of Wordy Phrases” Robert Fiske   (currently  not in library)

·        “The Elements of Fiction Writing; Beginning, Middles & Ends” (1993) Nancy Kress                CRAFT

·        “The Elements of Fiction Writing; Characters & Viewpoint” (1988)Orson Card        CRAFT

·        “The Elements of Fiction Writing; Conflict, Action and Suspense” (1994) William Noble  CRAFT

·        “The Elements of Fiction Writing; Description” (1995) Monica Wood CRAFT

·        “The Elements of Fiction  Writing; Dialogue, How to Get Your Characters Talking to Each Other” (1989)  Lewis Turco    CRAFT

·        “The Elements of Fiction Writing; Manuscript Submission” (1989) Scott Edelstein        CRAFT

·        “The Elements of Fiction Writing; Scene & Structure” (1993) Jack Bickham CRAFT

·        “The Elements of Fiction Writing; Voice & Style” (1995) Johnny Payne CRAFT

·        “The Elements of Storytelling How to Write Compelling Fiction” (1996) Peter Rubie  CRAFT

·        “The Handy History Answer Book”  (2000)           RESEARCH

·        “The Howdunit Series-Rip-Off, A Writer’sGuide to Crimes of Deception” (1998)Fay Faron                   RESEARCH

·        The Howdunit Series-Murder One, A Writer’s Guide to Homicide” Joseph Paglino  (currently checked out)

·        “The Marshall Plan for Novel Writing” (1998) Evan Marshall   CRAFT

·        “The Opening of the American West; In Early Photographs and Prints” (1997) Bill Yenne             LIFE/RESEARCH

·        “The Power of Point of View” (1999) Alicia Rasley     CRAFT

·        “The Reshaping of Everyday Life: 1790-1840”  (1988) Jack Larkin  LIFE

·        “The Story Within Guidebook (Program 2005) Alicia Rasley  CRAFT

·        “The Western Writer’s Handbook” (1987) James L. Collins   RESEARCH

·        “The Writer’s Digest Character Naming Sourcebook” (1994)  Sherrilyn Kenyon            CRAFT

·        “The Writer’s Digest Handbook of Novel Writing” (1992) various authors CRAFT  

·        “The Writer’s Digest Sourcebook for Building Believable Characters” (1996) Marc McCutcheon     CRAFT

·        “The Writer’s Guide to Character Traits-Includes Profiles of Human Behaviors and Personality Types” (1999) Linda Edelstein PhD RESEARCH

·        “The Writer’s Guide to Everyday Life from Prohibition Through World War II”  (1995) Marc McCutcheon   LIFE/RESEARCH

·        “The Writer’s Guide to Everyday Life in Colonial America; From 1607-1783” (1997) Dale Taylor       LIFE/RESEARCH

·        “The Writer’s Guide to Everyday Life in the 1800’s” (1993)  Marc McCutcheon                LIFE/RESEARCH

·        “The Writer’s Handbook, 110 Chapters How To Write, 3300 Markets for Manuscripts” (1999) Edited by Sylvia K. Burach        CAREER

·        “Time Life Series-Story of the Great American West” (1977)  RESEARCH

·        “Time Life Series-The Old West; The Chroniclers” (1976)   RESEARCH

·        “Time Life Series-The Old West; The Cowboys” (1973)    RESEARCH

·        “Time Life Series-The Old West; The Forty-Niners” (not in library)

·        “Time Life Series-The Old West; The Gamblers”(1978)  RESEARCH

·        “Time Life Series-The Old West; The Gunfighters” (1974)  RESEARCH

·        “Time Life Series-The Old West; The Ranchers” (1977)   RESEARCH

·        “Time Life Series-The Old West; The Townsmen” (1975) RESEARCH

·        “Time Life Series-The Old West; Trailblazers” (1973)  RESEARCH

·        “20 Master Plots (And How to Build Them)”  (1993) Ronald Tobias  CRAFT

·        “Uppity Women of the New World” (2001) Vicki Leon  RESEARCH

·        “Uppity Women of the Renaissance”(1999) Vicki Leon  RESEARCH

·        “US Army Survival Manual” (2001) Department of the Army  SPECIAL INTEREST

·        “Victorian Fashions & Costumes from Harper’s Bazar 1807-1898” (1974) Stella Blum        RESEARCH/LIFE

·        “Women in the Civil War” (1994) Mary Elizabeth Massey    LIFE

·        “Women of the West” (1976) Dorothy Gray        LIFE

·        “Writing Fiction Step by Step” (1998)  Josip Novakovich   CRAFT

·        “Writing the Natural Way” (1983)  Gabriele Rico        CRAFT

·        “Writing the Novel From Plot to Print” (1979) Lawrence Block  CRAFT

·        “Writing to Sell” (1995) Scott Meredith         CRAFT

RWA Conference Tapes:

2002 – RWA National: Denver, CO

·        The Lies That Keep Us From Becoming Published – Debbie Macomber

·        The Three Muses: SEP, JAK, Patricia Gaffney

·        BIAW & Life: Writing w/ Passion & Joy – April Kihlstrom

·        Writing More, Writing Better – Susan Mallery

·        Once More w/ Feeling: Adding Emotion, Making A Sale – Virginia Kantra

·        Dialogue – Julia Quinn

·        From Aspiring to Multi-published in 12 Steps: Rustand, DeNosky, Cohen

 2002 – Duel on the Delta

·        The Heroine’s Journey – Carolyn McSparren

·        A Fly-into-the-Mist Writer Talks Plotting – Wilson

·        Dr. Jekyll and Mrs. Hyde: Writing in Two Genres – Susan Wiggs

·        Turning Short Contemporary to Mainstream – Smith, Chastain

 2002- River City Romance Writers

·        Pillow Talk-Jeffries

·        Pulling It All Together-Potter             

2001 – RWA National: New Orleans, LA

·        Writing The Breakout Novel – Donald Maas (2 parts)

·        Anatomy of a Full-Bodied Scene – Tami Cowden (2 copies)

·        Channeling the Muse: Sparking That Creativity – Leslie Kelly

·        Mastering POV Once And For All – Tara Taylor Quinn

·        According to the Editors: The Perfect Author – Jennifer Enderlin

·        Fast, Easy, Painless: Writing the Short Synopsis – Kathy Carmichael 

2001 – Duel on the Delta

·        How to Write A Page Turner – Suzanne Brockmann 

2001 – MARA

·        Synopsis Workshop – Melissa Jeglinski 

1999 – Sounds True Recordings

·        The Writing Life – Julia Cameron, Natalie Goldberg 

1998 – RWA National: Anaheim, CA

·        Fearless Creating (2 parts) – Eric Maisel

·        A Star Is Born: Evaluating Potential – Ruth Kagel

·        The Basics of the World Wide Web – Jaclyn Reding 

1998 – MARA

·        The Promise: Touching the Reader – Susan Fox

·        Our Future’s So Bright, We’re Gonna Wear Shades –Betina Krahn 

1996 – MoRWA         

·        Wounded Heroes – Eileen Dryer/The 90’s Heroine – Tami Hoag 

1996 – MARA

·        Starting at Z – Donna Julian

·        The Process of Discovery in a Criminal Case – Gray Howell 

1996 - RWA National: Dallas, TX

·        Choosing the Right Structure for Your Novel – Penny Richards

·        Depression and the Writer – Katherine Greyle

·        One Page to Glory: Capture an Editor’s Attention w/ Your Query – Valik

·        Plotting – Jolie Kramer (2 parts)

·        Pushing the Envelope – Emilie Richards McGee, Alison Hart

·        …Myths and Archetypes: A Surefire Structure that Sells – Hilton-Jones

·        Texturing Your Novel – Kristin Hannah

·        Using Scriptwriting Techniques to Improve Your Pacing – Debbie Hancock

·        Voice (2 parts) – Megan Chance

·        Weaving Subplots and Secondary Characters: Make Them Integral – Morgan

·        Harlequin Corporate Hour – Candy Lee, Katherine Orr, Randall Toye

·        Midlist Crisis—Ellen Edwards, Steven Zacharius 

1996 – Duel on the Delta

·        Welcome: Editor/Agent Appointments – Angela Benson 

1995—RWA

            Multi-Genre Writing – Eileen Dreyer                       

1994 – RWA National: NYC

·        13 Clues to Writing Great Mysteries – Eileen Buckholtz, Ruth Glick

·        Red Herring and White Lies – Joanne Pence

·        The U.S. Embassy, Diplomats, and the CIA – Linda Deleon-Campbell

·        The Politics of Getting Ahead – Brenda Joyce, Maria Carvainis

·        Spotlight on Harper Paperbacks – Marino, Kaman, Bahn 

1993 – RWA

·        Category or Mainstream: What’s the Difference? – Roberts, LaFarge, Axelrod

·        Guns, Bikes, and the Male Mystique – George Spivey

·        Heroes You Hate to Love – Jimmie Morel, JoAnn Power

·        Plotting the Dynamite Ending – Meryl Sawyer

·        Pulling the Trigger – Linda Hilton

·        Crime Investigation Procedures (2 parts) – Case, Ernst, Long, Rakonick, et al

·        Dealing with the Media – Carol Buck

·        Developing Conflict Out of Character (2 parts) – Glenda Sanders 

1993 – Heartland Writers Conference

·        How Book Representatives Sell Your Books – Margie Roth 

1992 – RWA

·        Writing the Synopsis – Davis-Todd, Herrington, Seidick

·        Writing the Western Historical – Hanchar, Sinclair

·        Chills, Thrills, and Spills – Carter, Pininski, Wainger

·        Mainstream from Glitz to Intrigue – Feron, Heggan, Sawyer

·        How to Sell to Silhouette  

1991 – MoRWA

·        Love & Laughter: Humor in Romance – Cajio, Krahn

·        Focusing Your Novel –Kinsale, Largent

·        Breakfast speaker (“Networking”) - Linda Cajio

·        Manuscript Revision – Smith, Senate

·        Let Me Introduce Myself (“Characterization”) – Hoag, Kinsale

·        In the Trenches – Ayers, Ratcliff, Sense

·        Mainstream Fiction – Axelrod, Barlow

·        Dinner speaker - Linda Barlow

·        I Sold It! The First Book Experience – Cige, Donovan, McKight 

1991 – RWA

·        How to Sell to Bantam – Guzamn, Taublib, Alpert

·        Seven Steps to A Plot – Dwight Swain 

1990 – RWA

·        Blueprint for Your Book – Dwight Swain

·        Focus on Short Contemporary – Brett, Macro, Duffy, Feron et al

·        Western/Indian Romances – Francine Rivers, Kathleen Eagle 

1990 – MoRWA

·        Dinner speaker - Constance O’Day-Flannery

·        Romance of Paperback Illustration - Friedman

·        Harlequin/Siihouette speakers - Heyward, Marco

·        Historical Characterization (2 copies) – Landis, Garwood

·        Historicals 1 (2 copies) – Cross, Thum, Beach

·        Historicals 2 (2 copies) – Copeland, Witmer-Gow, Cook

·        Revisions: A Creative Collaboration – Stern, Madle

·        You’re Only As Good As Your Next Book (2 copies) – Smith, O’Day-Flannery, Dreyer

·        Alternate Reality: Fantasy/Horror in Today’s Market – Bailey, Davis

·        Your Book/Our Product – Pickel-Smith, Roth, Ayres, Sence 

1989 – RWA

·        Focus on Silhouette (2 copies)

·        Your First Sale: Now What? (“Self-Promotion”) – Sharon Bills, mod.

·        Suspense and Intrigue – Irene Currie, mod.

·        Editors and Agents: Your Adversaries or Allies? – Julie Kistler, mod.

·        Trends in Contemporaries – Nancy Martin, mod. 

1987 – RWA

·        Historical Characterization – Janelle Taylor, Sylvie Sommerfield 

1986 – MoRWA

·        ABCs of Good Research – Sally Hawks 

 Undated and/or Untitled

·        What Makes a Good Paranormal? - Maggie Shayne, Leslie Wainger

·        First Chapteritis (2 copies) – Jill Landis

·        E=mc2 (“Emotional Intensity”) – Naomi Horton

·        It All Begins on Page One (“Sexual Tension”) – Rita Rainville

·        Plotting A to Z – Jayne Ann Krentz

·        Great Beginnings, Great Endings (“Plotting”) – Bracale, Roszell Wilson

·        Pacing/ Plotting/ Point Of  View – Eberhart/ Julian/ Bartinoff

·        Marketing – Katherine Sutcliffe

·        Bobbi Smith and Joan Bramsch

·        Practical Approach to Romance – Millela / Spotlight Silhouette – Macro

·        Booksellers (2 parts)