The Century Handbook of Writing
by Garland Greever, Easley S. Jones
Publisher: The Century Company 1927
This handbook treats essential matters of grammar, diction, spelling, mechanics; and develops with thoroughness the principles of sentence structure. Larger units of composition it leaves to the texts in formal rhetoric. 
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by Arthur Sullivant Hoffman - The Bobbs-Merrill company
As valuable a resource today as when it first appeared, this book offers instructions and advice on improving your fiction. Hoffman brings his gifted insight and experience to help you avoid the pitfalls and mistakes most commonly found in fiction.
by Nathaniel C. Fowler - Sulley and Kleinteich
The writing of stories of every class and of any length, and of every kind of literature, is a distinct art or profession, may be considered as a trade, and cannot be accurately weighed unless subject to both ethical and commercial consideration.
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