- Series: Wiley Books For Writers (Book 1)
- Paperback: 224 pages
- Publisher: Wiley; 1 edition (June 24, 2003)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0471431680
- ISBN-13: 978-0471431688
- Product Dimensions: 6.1 x 0.6 x 9.1 inches
- Shipping Weight: 8 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
- Average Customer Review: 26 customer reviews
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #719,612 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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