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Paperback, 06/07/2017, £9.99

Monkeys with Typewriters: How to Write Fiction and Unlock the Secret Power of Stories

Paperback, 04/08/2016, £12.99
How to write fiction and unlock the secret power of stories

Granta 140: State of Mind

Paperback, 13/07/2017, £12.99

Writers' & Artists' Yearbook 2014

Paperback, 04/07/2013, £19.99

Writer's Handbook : guide to Writing for Children

7, 06/08/2004, £9.99
The latest in-depth, specialist guide from the bestselling Writer's Handbook team.

Research Methods in Creative Writing

Paperback, 07/12/2012, £22.99
A guide to the modes and methods of Creative Writing research, designed to be invaluable to university staff and students in formulating research ideas, and in selecting appropriate strategies. Creative writing researchers from around the globe offer a selection of models that readers can explore and on which they can build.

Playing With Words: A Introduction to Creative Craft

Paperback, 23/09/2016, £16.99
Drawing on years of experience of writing, teaching and publishing, this book offers essential tools for anyone interested in honing their craft. With a variety of exercises and freewriting prompts to help you try new styles and approaches, it is suitable for aspiring poets, non-fiction writers, novelists and all lovers of words.

Writers' & Artists' Yearbook 2013

Paperback, 05/07/2012, £18.99
This bestselling guide to all areas of the media, now in its 106th edition, has been completely revised and updated. With 100 articles written by successful authors and publishing insiders, it advises, guides and inspires writers and artists on how to get published.

Writers' and Artists' Yearbook 2015

Paperback, 03/07/2014, £19.99

Complete writer's guide to heroes & heroines

Paperback, 01/07/2000, £15.50
Heroic characters can be broken down into 16 archetypes. By following the guidelines detailing the archetypes in this reference work, writers can create memorable characters in order to elevate their writing to a higher level. The authors give examples from literature and classic films.

Pocket Muse

Paperback, 24/09/2004, £9.99
Is your key to finding inspiration when and where you want it. With hundreds of thought provoking prompts, exercises, and illustrations, you'll immediately: get started; overcome writer's block; develop a writing habit; think more creatively; and master style, revision and other elements of the craft.

Release the Bats: Pocket Guide to Writing Your Way Out Of It

Paperback, 07/09/2017, £8.99
A guide to writing fiction by the Booker Prize-winning author of Vernon God Little.Part biography, part reflection and part practical guide, Release the Bats explores the mysteries of why and how we tell stories, and the craft of writing fiction.

This Is Me, Full Stop.

Hardback, 02/11/2017, £14.99

Curious Pursuits

Hardback, 05/05/2005, £17.99
Collected essays and journalism from the bestselling author of The Blind Assassin and Oryx and Crake. First publication.

Short circuit;Guide to the art of the short story

Paperback, 15/11/2009, £14.99
A guide to writing a short story. It features a collection of 24 essays from the short story writers, many of them prize winners in the toughest short story competitions in the English language. It includes writing exercises, and lists of published stories.

Daily Telegraph Style Guide

Hardback, 21/10/2010, £14.99
This style guide is a uniquely enjoyable and frequently very funny read in itself.

Trip to Echo Spring: Why writers drink

Hardback, 01/08/2013, £20.00
Why is it that some of the greatest works of literature have been produced by writers in the grip of alcoholism, an addiction that cost them personal happiness and caused harm to those who loved them? This book examines the link between creativity and alcohol through the work and lives of six men.

Build Your Author Platform

Paperback, 22/05/2014, £11.99

Penguin Book of Twentieth-century Speeches

Paperback, 26/08/1993, £9.99
A general anthology of speeches which includes examples from the pulpit, from the Commons and from the scaffold. They range from the Sermon on the Mount to Kennedy's "Ask not what" speech, from the Gettysburg Address to Winston Churchill's war speeches, and from Adolf Hitler to Martin Luther.

Diary of a Bookseller

Hardback, 28/09/2017, £14.99

Good Fiction Guide

7, 07/07/2005, £9.99
A guide to fiction with introductions to over 1,100 authors. This book covers twentieth-century fiction, popular classics, autobiographical fiction and foreign language translations, and includes 34 overviews by best-selling authors introducing different genres.

Fowler's Modern English Usage

Hardback, 23/09/2004, £20.00
The third edition of 'Fowler's Modern English Usage' 1996 provided a complete revision and an expansion of the original text, bringing the book fully up to date on all matters of grammar, usage, syntax and style. This is a reissue of the revised third edition of 1998, which includes a new Supplement and revised entries.


Paperback, 27/03/2007, £11.99

Daily Rituals: How Great Minds Make Time, Find Inspiration, and Get to Work

Hardback, 24/10/2013, £12.99
How is a novel written? A masterpiece painted? A symphony composed? A philosophy conceived?

Writer's Workbook

Paperback, 26/04/2003, £12.99
This book provides a practical introduction to creative writing from an authorial team comprising novelists, poets and dramatists who are also experienced teachers of creative writing. It offers explains good practice, warnings about the most frequent pitfalls and exercises to hone readers' skills in writing and how to get published.

Teach Yourself Writing Poetry

Paperback, 26/12/2003, £8.99
Offers advice, such as when and where to write, how to criticise your own material, and how to present your work for publication. This book features exercises which help the reader improve technique. It also includes suggestions for further reading which allows the reader to continue their interest and build on the skills developed.

Internet for writers

Paperback, 26/12/2003, £8.99

Teach Yourself Writing pack

Paperback, 27/08/2004, £16.99

How to Write a Blockbuster

Paperback, 25/08/2006, £9.99
Provides introduction to writing bestselling fiction.

Writing for Children

Paperback, 25/08/2006, £9.99
A guide to writing various forms of children's literature.

On Creativity: Interviews Exploring the process

Hardback, 01/05/2003, £14.99
In this series of interviews drawn from his BBC Radio 3 series, John Tusa talks to some of the leading creative minds of our times - including Howard Hodgkin, Edward Bond, Eve Arnold, Frank Auerbach and Muriel Spark. Two essays by John Tusa on creativity and on interviewing are also included.

Writing Blockbuster Novel B

7, 29/08/1996, £7.99

How To Write Poetry and Get It Published

Paperback, 03/10/2002, £9.99
Many people want to write poetry, yet while it is not difficult to write poetry badly, it is harder to write it well. With examples from successful poets, this guide explains how the creative process works, from the initial impulse to write through to crafted and expressive poetry at the end.

Write for Life

Paperback, 15/12/2005, £9.99
'Both a writer's notebook and a manual. To explain what techniques? Something like those involved in the in the miracle at Whitsum. When tongues of fire filled the house and the apostles received the gifts of words. A preparatory manual. Practical. Straightforward. Containing hope.'

Reading Allowed: True Stories and Curious Incidents from a Provincial Library

Paperback, 30/01/2018, £9.99
Chris Paling's Reading Allowed is a wonderful, warm-hearted and eccentric look at the life of a librarian in a provincial library, and the extraordinary cast of characters he encounters every day.

Sing me the Creation: Creative Writing Sourcebook

Paperback, 02/09/2015, £19.99
A practical sourcebook for educators, creative writers and all who seek to nurture the imagination

Things I Don't Want to Know

Paperback, 05/04/2018, £7.99

Magic of Writing

Paperback, 13/02/2018, £18.99
In this engaging guide, teacher, poet and lyricist Adrian May shows how magic is a tool used by writers to generate creativity, where concepts of magic are seen as portals of creative power.

Unknown Unknown: Bookshops and the Delight of Not getting What You Wanted

Paperback, 04/09/2014, £1.99
A brilliantly funny and clever exploration of why it's only in a bookshop that you'll find something you never knew you wanted to read, from the author of The Etymologicon, The Horologicon and The Elements of Eloquence

How to Become a Writer

Paperback, 02/04/2015, £1.99
Taken from award-winning writer Lorrie Moore's debut short story collection Self-Help (1985), this is a wryly witty deconstruction of tips for aspiring writers, told in vignettes by a self-absorbed narrator who fails to observe the world around her.
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