A diverse collection of handy desk references designed to help students, business professionals, and all readers become more productive in school, the workplace, and everyday life. Each of the 9 volumes is clearly written and presents easy-to-follow guidelines for a variety of pieces of writing that many of us approach with fear and lack of confidence. Readers will learn to produce their finest work.The perfect desk reference for ambitious self-starters. The author introduces poetic theory and discusses the fundamentals of meter, rhyme, and other topics with a mix of no-nonsense instruction and lighthearted humor. Includes exercises to help improve mechanics and style.