I just noticed this cool deal on Amazon, and thought I should pass it along. I get a lot of emails from people who are interested in writing, or are writers themselves, and these books—Bird by Bird and What If—-are two of the best I’ve seen on the subject. In fact, I steal most of my assignments for my classes from What If (probably shouldn’t admit that, actually). If ever you are stuck getting started—and it happens to the best of us—it’s the best thing to have on hand. Period.