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New Oxford Dictionary for Writers and Editors

Hardback, 28/08/2014, £14.99
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
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
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, £23.99

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

Paperback, 18/09/2014, £15.99
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.

How to be a Travel Writer

Paperback, 14/07/2017, £12.99
Bursting with invaluable advice, this fully updated guide is a must for anyone who has ever yearned to turn their travels into saleable tales. Travel writer Don George and editor Janine Eberle offer tips on everything from research, interviewing and blogging to pitching to publications and getting your name in print.

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

Paperback, 12/03/2012, £9.99
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
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
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, £11.99
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
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
Welcome to a world of games you never knew existed.

Writing And Selling: Thriller Screenplays

Paperback, 26/09/2013, £19.99
Writing and Selling Thriller Screenplays has the lowdown not only on getting your thriller feature script on the page, but getting it in front of producers and investors. From premise to resolution, Lucy V. Hay guides you through the craft of thriller writing, citing classic thrillers such as Psycho, The Shining, The...

Writing And Selling Drama Screenplays

Paperback, 23/10/2014, £19.99
It may be drama features that win the most awards and kudos from critics, but in the current marketplace you're unlikely to sell a drama screenplay in the way you would a genre script....

Adventures in the Screen Trade

Paperback, 07/03/1996, £12.99
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, £25.00
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, £16.99
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, £12.99
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, £10.99
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, £15.99
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
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, £38.99
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
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
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, £22.99
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
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, £14.99
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.

Frighteners: Why We Love Monsters, Ghosts, Death & Gore

Hardback, 22/03/2018, £12.99
A celebratory exploration of what our morbid tendencies can teach us about humanity, society and spirituality from the `Sinister Minister'.

Portable Poetry Workshop

Paperback, 28/10/2016, £23.99
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.

Introduction to English Poetry

Paperback, 29/05/2003, £9.99
Covers different varieties of poetic practice in English. This book discusses the work of poets as wide ranging as W H Auden, Dylan Thomas, Tennyson, Kipling, Milton and Blake.

Writing a Novel: Bring Your Ideas To Life The Faber Academy Way

Paperback, 02/08/2018, £9.99
Pulling together his years of experience as a novelist and a teacher, Richard Skinner covers the basics of writing great fiction - narrators, characters, settings - with charm and rigour.

Writing for Theatre: Creative and Critical Approaches

Paperback, 02/12/2015, £25.99
Writing for theatre is a unique art form, different even from other kinds of scriptwriting. It includes a series of interviews with writers, directors and dramaturgs, all of whom are making theatre now, providing an unrivalled glimpse into the world of contemporary theatre making.

Instinctive Screenplay: Watching and Writing Screen Drama

Paperback, 23/06/2017, £21.99
Including a variety of both well-known and less famous examples, from The Shawshank Redemption to Samira Makhmalbaf's The Apple, this book offers a fresh new approach to thinking about, discussing and writing screenplays.

Zen in the Art of Writing

Paperback, 21/05/2015, £10.99
In this exuberant book, the incomparable Ray Bradbury shares the wisdom, experience, and excitement of a lifetime of writing.

Sleeping With the Lights On: The Unsettling Story of Horror

Hardback, 28/08/2018, £10.99
Fear is one of the most primal emotions, and one of the hardest to reason with and dispel. So why do we scare ourselves? Delving into the darkest corners of horror literature, films, and plays, Darryl Jones explores its monsters and its psychological chills, discussing why horror stories disturb us, and how they reflect society's taboos.

Magic Words: Writing Great Books for Children and Young Adults

Paperback, 06/09/2016, £12.99
This master class in writing children's and young adult novels will teach you everything you need to know to write and publish a great book.

How to Write a Children's Picture Book and Get it Published, 2nd Edition

Paperback, 18/02/2016, £9.99
Inside knowledge from an established author of the picture book market will help you realise the dream of seeing your own book accepted for publication.

Writing Speculative Fiction: Creative and Critical Approaches

Paperback, 19/05/2019, £21.99
In this engaging and accessible guide, Eugen Bacon explores writing speculative fiction as a creative practice, drawing from her own work, and the work of other writers and theorists, to interrogate its various subgenres.

Writing Song Lyrics: A Creative and Critical Approach

Paperback, 20/12/2018, £22.99
This book is unique in offering practical advice on writing song lyrics within a critically informed framework. Part I provides the theoretical underpinning, while Part II covers the creative process, pulling together all the best songwriting advice and offering practical exercises.

Writing for the Screen: Creative and Critical Approaches

Paperback, 18/05/2019, £22.99
This revised and refreshed edition guides the contemporary screenwriter through a variety of creative and critical approaches to a deeper understanding of how to tell stories for the screen.

Lost in a Good Game: Why we play video games and what they can do for us

Paperback, 04/04/2019, £14.99
An exploration of the psychological effects - the pleasures, benefits and disbenefits - of computer games.

Crime Writing: How to Write the science

Paperback, 30/09/2019, £14.99
How many times have you read a crime novel and realised it's wrong? Mistakes can undermine a brilliant plot. This guide will help you to ensure that your writing is credible. Crime writers must be accurate and this book will be a valuable asset for both novices and experienced writers.
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