Gary's Books For Writers
BOGART: IN SEARCH OF MY FATHER, by Stephen Bogart with Gary Provost
Now available in e-book format!
LEARN FROM GARY'S VIDEO COURSE
23 step-by-step units, for writers of novels and narrative nonfiction...available in DVD and MP3 formats.
100 Ways To Improve Your Writing: Proven Professional Techniques for Writing With Style and Power
100 WAYS TO IMPROVE YOUR WRITING is a complete course in the art of writing--simplified, of course, because Gary wrote the book.
Since its publication in 1985 by Penguin Books (A Mentor Book), 100 WAYS continues to be a treasured tool for today's writers. . .
You'll find detailed explanations and expert advice about every aspect of writing...from inspiration to punctuation in Gary's gem of a handbook.
Designed for both instant reference and cover-to-cover reading
MAKE YOUR WORDS WORK: Proven Techniques for Effective Writing--For Fiction and Nonfiction
Here, with warmth and humor, Gary helps you understand at last everything you need to know to feel as though you've got a firm grip on all the basics of technique and style.
That accomplished, Gary helps you move on to absorb the next level of excellent writing. Together you will tackle the more intangible concepts and complex elements involved. Best of all (and, almost magically), you'll find the learning has been fun and, well . . . rather easy.
NOTE: In his novel-writing courses Gary often referred to examples from Make Your Words Work, and, while it was a work-in-progress, his novel, Baffled in Boston, listed below.
(MAKE YOUR WORDS WORK was originally published in 1990 by Writer’s Digest Books; available as a 'Back In Print" book through The Author's Guild).
Baffled In Boston
In Gary's comic mystery novel, burned-out true crime writer, Jeff “Scotty” Scotland, spends his days winning imaginary arguments, defacing reviews of his books, and counting flowers on the wallpaper. But when his best friend, Molly, a nationally syndicated advice columnist, is murdered, he must get out of his pajamas and find the killer.
The novel was inspired by Gary's own experience as one of 7 finalists (out of a field of 12,000) in the national search to find a replacement for advice columnist Ann Landers by the Chicago-Sun Times.
(Baffled in Boston was originally published by Berkley Prime Crime; now available through The Author's Guild 'Back In Print,' published by iUniverse.)