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Paperback, 06/07/2017, £10.99

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

Research Methods in Creative Writing

Paperback, 07/12/2012, £29.99
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, £21.99
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.

Hollow Woods: Storytelling Card Game

01/08/2017, £14.99
Reviving the Victorian craze for `myrioramas', the 20 picture cards in Hollow Woods can be placed in any order to create seamless scenes using over two quintillion possible combinations.

Complete writer's guide to heroes & heroines

Paperback, 01/07/2000, £11.99
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.

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

Paperback, 07/09/2017, £10.99
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

Detox Your Writing: Strategies for doctoral researchers

Paperback, 23/02/2016, £34.99
Detox Your Writing is intended to be a companionable work book - something doctoral researchers can use throughout their doctorate to ask questions about taken-for-granted ways of writing and reading, and to develop new and effective approaches.

Making Sense: The Glamorous Story of English Grammar

Paperback, 28/09/2017, £9.99
The world's best-known authority on the English language reveals the secrets and subtleties of its grammar.

Writing Diverse Characters For Fiction, Tv Or Film

Paperback, 24/08/2017, £18.99
We're living in a time of unprecedented diversity in produced media content, with more characters appearing who are Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic (BAME), Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender (LGBT), disabled, or from other religions or classes. What's more, these characters are appearing more and more in genre pieces, accessible to...

Build Your Author Platform

Paperback, 22/05/2014, £12.99

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.


Paperback, 27/03/2007, £14.99

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.

Write for Life

Paperback, 15/12/2005, £11.99
'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

Magic of Writing

Paperback, 13/02/2018, £23.99
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.

Brevity: A Flash Fiction Handbook

Paperback, 08/11/2016, £20.00
David Galef provides a guide to writing flash fiction, from tips on technique to samples by canonical and contemporary authors to provocative prompts that inspire powerful stories in a little space. Brevity is an indispensable resource for anyone working in this increasingly popular form.

Rules for Mavericks: A Manifesto for Dissident Creatives

Paperback, 27/04/2017, £9.99
Rules for Mavericks is a guidebook to leading a creative life, to being a renaissance dilettante, to infesting your art form with other art forms, to taking a stand against mediocrity, to rejecting bloodless orthodoxies, to embracing your own pretension and, most of all, to dealing with your failure(s).

Literary Gaming

Hardback, 14/03/2014, £33.00
A new analytical framework for understanding literary videogames, the literary-ludic spectrum, illustrated by close readings of selected works.

Wonderbook (Revised and Expanded): The Illustrated Guide to Creating Imaginative Fiction

Paperback, 01/07/2018, £17.99
A revised edition of the very successful fully illustrated guide to writing fantastical fiction, which provides instruction and motivation for aspiring authors from some of today's bestselling fantasy authors

Writer's Craft: Multi-Genre Creative Writing

Paperback, 10/07/2017, £21.99
This introductory creative writing text uses a unique, multi-genre approach to provide students with a broad-based knowledge of their craft, treating them as professional writers.

How to Write an Autobiographical Novel

Paperback, 15/11/2018, £12.99

Mathematics of the Breath and the Way: The Writing Life

Paperback, 06/09/2018, £9.99
A previously unpublished collection of work on the art of writing - by one of the twentieth century's greatest writers

Faber & Faber: The Untold History of a Great Publishing House

Hardback, 02/05/2019, £20.00
And how did a tiny firm set up by two men in 1925 - weathering obstacles from wartime paper shortages to dramatic financial crashes - survive to this very day? Toby Faber has grown up with these stories, and uses a range of humorous and surprising sources to tell the history of the publisher in its own words.

Writing Fiction A Guide to Narrative Craft 10ed

Paperback, 25/03/2019, £17.00
Classic creative writing text now in its tenth edition.

Desire to Write: The Five Keys to Creative Writing

Paperback, 03/01/2019, £15.99
In this dynamic exploration of the discipline of creative writing, Graeme Harper departs from the established `how-to' model in a personal manifesto which analyses why human beings are, and have long been, passionate about writing.

Multimodal Writer: Creative Writing Across Genres and Media

Paperback, 10/06/2019, £21.99
With its focus on writing across genres, modes and media, this book is ideal for students of Creative Writing, Professional Writing, Media Writing and Journalism.

Slay Those Dragons: A Journal for Writing Your Own Story

Hardback, 04/04/2019, £9.99
from amanda lovelace, celebrated poet and author of the women are some kind of magic series, comes slay those dragons - a powerful self-care journal, a place to begin writing your own story.

Biography and History 2ed

Paperback, 24/09/2018, £23.99
Looking at the complex relationship between the discipline of history and the writing of lives, this key textbook provides an original and insightful introduction to a growing and increasingly important area of historical scholarship and research.

Narrative and History 2ed

Paperback, 20/09/2018, £23.99
Based on the assumption that reality, reference and representation work together, this introductory textbook explains and illustrates the various ways in which historians write the past as history.

Contemporary British Fiction

Paperback, 19/12/2017, £23.99

New and Experimental Approaches to Writing Lives

Paperback, 22/08/2019, £24.99
This edited collection is a timely study of new approaches to writing lives, including literary docu-memoir, autobiographical cartography, social media life writing and autobiographical writing for children.

Creative Writing Coursebook: Forty-Four Authors Share Advice and Exercises for Fiction and Poetry

Paperback, 22/08/2019, £20.00
A fully updated comprehensive guide for improving your creative writing, including contributions from Ali Smith, Amy Liptrot, David Almond and Kit de Waal

Diary of a Bookseller

Paperback, 25/07/2018, £8.99
Love, Nina meets Black Books: a wry and hilarious account of life in Scotland's biggest second-hand bookshop and the band of eccentrics and book-obsessives who work there.
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