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New Oxford Dictionary for Writers and Editors

Hardback, 28/08/2014, £14.99
£13.49
Drawing on the expertise of the Oxford Dictionaries department, this revised edition of the New Oxford Dictionary for Writers and Editors provides authoritative advice on the spelling of difficult and unusual words, variant forms, confusable words, hyphenation, capitalization, foreign and specialist terms, proper names, and abbreviations.

New Hart's Rules: The Oxford Style Guide

Hardback, 28/08/2014, £14.99
£13.49
New Hart's Rules provides the information and guidance you need to prepare written copy to a high standard. Compiled by experts and using the resources of Oxford dictionaries it is the authoritative guide to style for writers, editors, and anyone who works with words.

Guide to Writing Fantasy and Science Fiction: 6 Steps to Writing and Publishing Your Bestseller

Paperback, 18/07/2010, £9.99
£8.99
Helps writers learn how to crafting their own breakout fantasy or sci-fi novel. This guide also helps in: developing the best plot structure; creating believable, exciting characters; writing compelling combat scenes; presenting technology that sounds as if it ought to work; and, also writing a strong proposal and finding the right publisher.

Playwriting: A Writers' and Artists' Companion

Paperback, 19/11/2015, £18.99
£17.09

Writing Monsters: How to Craft Believably Terrifying Creatures to Enhance Your Horror, Fantasy, and Science Fiction

Paperback, 18/09/2014, £12.99
£11.69
Whether you write fantasy, science fiction, or horror, your vampires, ghouls, aliens, and trolls need to be both compelling and meaningful. With Writing Monsters, you can craft creatures that will wreak havoc in your stories and haunt your readers' imaginations--and nightmares.

Adventures in Form: A Compendium of Poetic Forms, Rules & Constraints

Paperback, 12/03/2012, £9.99
£8.99
Poetry Book Society Special Commendation The Independent 50 Best Summer Reads Welcome to a strange new world in which a poem can be written using only one vowel, processed through computer code, collaged from film trailers, compiled from Facebook status updates, hidden inside a Sudoku puzzle, and even painted on sheep to demonstrate Quantum T

Write Poetry and Get it Published: Find your subject, master your style and jump-start your poetic writing

Paperback, 30/04/2010, £12.99
£11.69
YOUR COMPLETE GUIDE TO UNDERSTANDING AND WRITING POETRY.Write Poetry - and Get it Published is a new edition of a long-standing and popular guide which offers you plenty of advice and ideas for inspiration as well as practical support for all aspects of the poetry writing and publication process.

Writing Poems

Paperback, 01/12/1993, £9.95
£8.96
Drawing on his extensive experience of poetry workshops and courses, Peter Sansom shows would-be poets how to write better, how to write authentically, and how to say genuinely what is to be said. He illustrates his book with many useful examples, covering the areas of writing techniques and procedures and drafting.

Secrets of Screenplay Structure

Paperback, 01/02/1999, £14.99
£13.49
Well-structured form and function can combine to bring a story alive and turn it into a great film. Award-winning screenwriter Cowgill articulates the concepts of successful screenplay structure in clear language and offers a study of memorable films from the thirties to present day.

Pocket Playhouse: Thirty-six short entertainments

Hardback, 07/09/2017, £12.99
£11.69
Each sketch reveals the author's infectious delight in writing between the lines of theatre, fiction and comedy.Charmingly packaged and published with flair, Pocket Playhouse is the perfect gift for all theatre and comedy writers.

Attack of the Flickering Skeletons: More Terrible Old Games You've Probably Never Heard Of

Hardback, 02/11/2017, £12.99
£11.69
Welcome to a world of games you never knew existed.

Writing And Selling: Thriller Screenplays

Paperback, 26/09/2013, £16.99
£15.29

Writing And Selling Drama Screenplays

Paperback, 23/10/2014, £16.99
£15.29

Scriptwriting

Paperback, 15/10/2007, £17.95
£16.16
Offers a comprehensive account of definitions and approaches to script. This book seeks to promote the distinctiveness of animation as a form of expression, and provides an account of the choices and approaches available to the scriptwriter/animator/director, and the particularities of each model.

Adventures in the Screen Trade

Paperback, 07/03/1996, £12.99
£11.69
From the writer of "Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid", "All the President's Men" and "Marathon Man", Oscar-winning screen writer William Goldman presents his memories and views of movie-making, and of acting greats such as Redford, Olivier, Newman and Hoffman.

Paperbacks From Hell: The Twisted History of '70s and '80s Horror Fiction

Paperback, 19/09/2017, £19.99
£17.99
Celebrating the weird, gory, freaky, amazing horror fiction of the 70s and 80s. With vintage art, hilarious commentary, recommended reading, and poignant creator biographies.

Which Lie Did I Tell?

Paperback, 21/05/2001, £12.99
£11.69
A sequel to "Adventures in the Screen Trade", this work has more secrets to tell. It shares behind-the-scenes anecdotes from the sets of such movies as "The Princess Bride", "Misery and Maverick", and fills us in on what it's like to work with Mel Gibson, Michael Douglas, Clint Eastwood, amongst many other Hollywood players.

Story Box: Create Your Own Fairy Tales

Paperback, 01/01/2016, £10.99
£9.89
Can you save the missing elf before he is eaten by the big, bad wolf? Is the witch offering you a poisoned apple, or will she help you - by magically shrinking the giant pink rabbit that is terrorizing your castle? This book enables your family to create your own fairy tales.

How to write a Screenplay

Paperback, 28/04/2005, £7.99
£7.19
There are hundreds of books on the market, all trying to teach you how to write a screenplay. Several of them are excellent and useful books. But never - until now - has there been a screenwriting manual written in the form of a screenplay.

Understanding Screenwriting

Paperback, 08/05/2008, £12.99
£11.69
Dissecting 21 screenplays, this book analyzes why certain aspects of a screenplay work and others do not. It looks at how the script of "Lawrence of Arabia" varies from the source, "Rear Window", and discusses screenplay adaptations in "Fargo", andasks why a screenwriter would introduce a hero so far into a script.

Persuasive Writing: How to Harness the Power of Words

Paperback, 01/03/2011, £12.99
£11.69
A combination of effective writing, decision-making and persuasion. Designed for everyday use, this book offers practical advice to help readers write concise, convincing and effective documents.

Story Sense

7, 01/01/1996, £30.99
£27.89
Suitable for a course in screenwriting. This book provides specific strategies for writing story, character, and script. It is useful as a working manual for screenwriters and offers hands-on advice for solving the many problems that crop up as the work progresses. It also includes examples of script format, a glossary of film terms, and more.

Tell it slant

Paperback, 01/11/2004, £8.99
£8.09
Reveals the art of creative nonfiction. This book shows you how to: gain access to your own memories; look for material outside of yourself; address ethical issues when writing about other people; tackle (and enjoy) background research; avoid cliches and discover fresh language; and keep the passion of writing alive.

Creative Novel Writing

Paperback, 31/01/2002, £9.99
£8.99
Angwin believes the secret of good creative writing is a combination of creative imagination, the form or vehicle it takes and 'factor x'. This book addresses not only style and structure, but also the core, the imagination and the creation of conditions in which factor x may occur.

Writing True Stories: The complete guide to writing autobiography, memoir, personal essay, biography, travel and creative nonfiction

Paperback, 28/06/2017, £16.99
£15.29
Clear, engaging and practical advice from Australia's foremost teacher and practitioner of memoir and life writing.

Lives in Writing

Hardback, 06/02/2014, £18.99
£17.09
Writing about real lives takes various forms, which overlap and may be combined with each other: biography, autobiography, biographical criticism, biographical fiction, memoir, confession, diary. In these essays, the author considers some particularly interesting examples of life-writing, and contributes several of his own.

Emotional Craft of Fiction: How to Write the Story Beneath the Surface

Paperback, 30/12/2016, £12.99
£11.69
While writers might disagree over showing versus telling or plotting versus pantsing, none would argue this: If you want to write strong fiction, you must make your readers feel.

Poem: Lyric, Sign, Metre

Hardback, 17/05/2018, £25.00
£22.50
Don Paterson is not only one of our great poets, but also an esteemed authority on the art of poetry. The Poem is a treatise on the art of poetry in three sections - one on lyric, the music of poetic speech; one on sign, and how poetry makes its unique kind of sense; and one on metre, the rhythm of the poetic line.

Portable Poetry Workshop

Paperback, 28/10/2016, £19.99
£17.99
This book explores the art of poetry writing from a practice-based perspective, showing how form, trope and theory inform the practical craft of writing poems. Written by published poets, many of whom teach writing or literature, The Portable Poetry Workshop will push you to explore beyond your creative writing boundaries.

Twisty Little Passages: An Approach to Interactive Fiction

Paperback, 15/03/2005, £17.95
£16.16
An introduction to interactive fiction, exploring the form from gaming and literary perspectives.

Rhyme's Reason: A Guide to English Verse

Paperback, 06/02/2015, £8.99
£8.09
Surveys the schemes, patterns and forms of English verse, and illustrates each variation with an original and witty self-descriptive example. In this fourth edition, the authors offer a personal take on why the book has played such an important role in the education of young poets and student scholars.

Aspects of the Novel

Paperback, 01/09/2005, £9.99
£8.99
An analysis, in which, the author rejects the 'pseudoscholarship' of historical criticism - 'that great demon of chronology' - that considers writers in terms of the period in which they wrote and instead asks us to imagine the great novelists working together in a single room.

Becoming a Writer

Paperback, 01/01/1981, £12.99
£11.69

Raindance Writer's Lab: Write + Sell the Hot Screenplay

Paperback, 29/09/2008, £19.99
£17.99
A guide to scriptwriting. It uses step-by-step processes illustrated with diagrams and charts to lend a visual structure to the teaching. It contains interviews with British writers and directors as well as a handy series of legal contracts, video clips and writing exercises.

Masterclasses in Creative Writing: Inspirational Instruction and Exercises for Writers of Fiction

Paperback, 03/04/2014, £9.99
£8.99
Exercises and masterclasses - plus excerpts and quotations from well known authors - that will improve your confidence and writing abilities.

Short Circuit: A Guide to the Art of the Short Story 2ed

Paperback, 15/08/2013, £16.99
£15.29
A unique and indispensable guide to writing the short story. A collection of 26 specially commissioned essays from well-published short story writers who are also prize winners in the toughest short story competitions in the English language.

Thirty-Six Dramatic Situations

Paperback, 01/06/2017, £14.99
£13.49
All drama takes the form of one of 36 situations. That was Georges Polti's theory about theatre, which he put forward in his book 36 Dramatic Situations, published in French in the mid-19th century. Combining re-imagined situations with cinematic examples, and chart-based analysis of 150 great films, this book is a stimulating tool for any writer.

Bleaker House: Chasing My Novel to the End of the World

Hardback, 01/06/2017, £12.99
£11.69
Funny, warm and wise, Bleaker House is a book about trying, and failing, to write a novel.

Storytelling: Bewitching the Modern Mind

Paperback, 03/01/2017, £9.99
£8.99
The narrative spell cast over politics and society

Professional Techniques for Video Game Writing

Paperback, 24/04/2008, £32.99
£29.69
Focuses on various aspects of working as a professional game writer, including how to break in to game writing, writing manuals, narrative design, writing in a team, working as a freelancer, and working with intellectual property. This book includes exercises and writing samples.

101 Ways to Make Poems Sell: The Salt Guide to Getting and Staying Published

Paperback, 01/04/2006, £10.99
£9.89
101 Ways to Make Poems Sell is an insider's guide to the poetry business, focusing on the issues that matter: building profile, finding readers and selling books. Hamilton-Emery offers practical and hard-earned advice about marketing poetry and driving sales.

Basics Film-making: Screenwriting

Paperback, 18/05/2009, £17.95
£16.16
Suitable for students on film production courses and those wishing to write a short film, this book helps readers learn the key elements of screenwriting through examining areas such as dialogue, sound, setting, shots and structure. It provides advice to new film-makers on how to market their productions.

Women Writers' Handbook

Paperback, 02/07/1993, £4.95
£4.46
An essential handbook for new and experienced women writers, including practical help, teaching resources for running a series of writing workshops, grants, awards and bursaries.

Poetry Notebook: 2006-2014

Paperback, 22/09/2016, £9.99
£6.99
Renowned critic and bestselling writer Clive James sets down his thoughts on the art form which matters to him most: poetry

 

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