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Desire to Write: The Five Keys to Creative Writing

Paperback, 03/01/2019, £14.99
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.

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.

Contemporary British Fiction

Paperback, 19/12/2017, £21.99

Narrative and History 2ed

Paperback, 20/09/2018, £21.99
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.

Writers' & Artists' Yearbook 2020

Paperback, 25/07/2019, £25.00

Sociology of Education

Paperback, 20/02/2020, £24.99
This book gives a broad, easy-to-read overview of the cultural, social and political ideas that have shaped our education system and how we think about the concept of Education. This new edition has been updated with new chapters, a new case study feature and coverage of hot topics trending today.

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

Paperback, 06/02/2020, £9.99
An exploration of the psychological effects - the pleasures, benefits and disbenefits - of computer games.

Granta 140: State of Mind

Paperback, 13/07/2017, £12.99

Playing With Words: A Introduction to Creative Craft

Paperback, 23/09/2016, £19.99
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.

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.

Things I Don't Want to Know

Paperback, 05/04/2018, £7.99

Magic of Writing

Paperback, 13/02/2018, £21.99
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.

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

Paperback, 01/07/2018, £18.99
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, £18.99
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.

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.

Virtuous Circle: Why Creativity and Cultural Education Count

Paperback, 06/11/2014, £12.99
An excellent cultural education is the right of everyone, bringing personal, social and commercial advantages that can only benefit the lives of all individuals in our society.

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

Paperback, 22/08/2019, £18.99
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

Bestseller Code

Paperback, 06/07/2017, £9.99

Creative Writing and Stylistics: Creative and Critical Approaches

Paperback, 20/12/2013, £24.99
Exploring the practice of writing through stylistics, Jeremy Scott draws on the work of writers and theorists to show how stylistic techniques can help writers enhance their own fiction. Negotiating the creative-critical crossover, this book helps students develop practical writing skills and a critical awareness of creative possibilities.


Hardback, 27/09/2012, £12.99
Writing a novel can be a slow, painful and lonely process. Many writers never manage to achieve their goal. This book helps you to rediscover the joy of your craft and rekindle your creative fire. It offers you support, guidance and encouragement as well as insight into the craft of writing.

Art of Fiction

Paperback, 07/04/2011, £10.99
A collection that considers the art of fiction under a wide range of headings, drawing on writers as diverse as Henry James, Martin Amis, Jane Austen and James Joyce. It looks at ideas such as the Intrusive Author, Suspense, the Epistolary Novel, Magic Realism and Symbolism, illustrating topics with passages taken from classics or modern novels.

Into the Woods: How Stories Work and Why We Tell Them

Paperback, 03/04/2014, £9.99
Takes us on a journey to the heart of storytelling, revealing that there truly is a unifying shape to narrative forms - one that echoes the fairytale journey into the woods and, like any great art, comes from deep within.

Taking reality by surprise

Paperback, 01/06/1994, £8.99
Advice, guidance, practical exercises and encouragement to help you through each stage of producing and publishing a piece of writing of any genre.

Doing Creative Writing

Paperback, 04/10/2007, £17.99
Are you beginning a creative writing course? Or thinking about taking one? This guide outlines: the contexts for creative writing courses, explaining where the subject has come from and why that matters the "content, structure and delivery" of the courses, helping you to understand how your course will be shaped and what you will be asked to do.

Art of Creative Thinking

Paperback, 31/12/2015, £9.99
The secrets of creative thinking, by a lecturer at the world famous St Martin's College of Art who has spent a lifetime researching innovative thinkers.

Rooms of One's Own: 50 Places That Made Literary History

Hardback, 01/06/2017, £12.99
Visit the historic places where great works of literature were written

Writer's Toolbox: Creative Games and Exercises for Inspiring the 'Write' Side of Your Brain

Paperback, 27/04/2007, £21.99
Features a 64 page booklet with exercises and instructions that focus on a 'right brain' approach to writing. This kit includes sixty exercise sticks that get stories off the ground, as well as 60 cards fueling creative descriptions, and four spinner palettes, which can ignite unexpected plot twists. It is suitable for the aspiring writer.

How Writing Works: A Field Guide to Effective Writing

Paperback, 26/10/2016, £16.99
Are you worried about your grip on grammar? Know you need to write better to get through uni or progress in your career? Or do you want to write professionally? We can all improve our writing: grammar guru Roslyn Petelin shows us how in How Writing Works.

Any Ideas?: Tips and Techniques to Help You Think Creatively

Paperback, 16/03/2017, £8.99
Whatever your goals, the ideas and techniques in this book can help you to unleash your imagination, overcome challenges and realize your most ambitions dreams - in short it will help you think outside the box!

Five-minute Writer

Paperback, 13/01/2009, £9.99
Suitable for writers, this title includes chapters that offers a writing-related discussion, followed by a five-minute exercise. Five minutes a day spent on an exercise is one of the most effective methods there is to expand your potential and develop self-discipline.

Teaching Creative Writing: Ideas, Exercises, Resources and Lesson Plans for Teachers of Creative-writing Classes

Hardback, 03/04/2014, £12.99
An indispensable resource for anyone teaching creative writing.

Adweek Copywriting Handbook: The Ultimate Guide to Writing Powerful Advertising and Marketing Copy from One of America's Top Copywriters

Paperback, 02/01/2007, £18.99
The Adweek Copywriting Handbook covers every aspect of the copywriting process in simple and easy-to-understand steps for young advertising professionals and old pros alike. Starting at the very beginning of the process, the book shows copywriters how to get prepared to write on a product before moving on to the act of writing itself.

Cambridge Companion to Crime Fiction

Paperback, 06/11/2003, £24.99
This Companion covers British and American crime fiction from the eighteenth century to the end of the twentieth.

Road to Somewhere: A Creative Writing Companion 2ed

Paperback, 13/12/2013, £22.99
An inspiring, stimulating new edition of this writer's companion and practical guide to the craft of fiction, scriptwriting, poetry and more experimental forms of writing. Updated and revised throughout, the text now contains new chapters on writing for digital media, flash fiction, memoir, and taking your writing out into the world.

Creative Writing : A Workbook with Readings

Paperback, 26/01/2005, £34.99
Intended for aspiring writers, this coursebook covers creative process and 'going public', as well as the popular genres of fiction, poetry, and life writing. It includes sections, which offer advice and exercises, as well as extracts for study, taken from works by a range of writers, from Virginia Woolf to Patricia Highsmith.

Penguin Guide to Punctuation

Paperback, 07/08/1997, £7.99
Effective and easy to follow, this step-by-step guide aims to dispel the mysteries of punctuation and prove a useful aid to writing clear English.

Teach Yourself Get Started in Creative Writing

Paperback, 28/03/2014, £10.99
A new edition to one of our most popular Creative Writing titles, written to help new writers find confidence, inspiration and creativity.

Idea Writers: Copywriting in a New Media and Marketing Era

Paperback, 14/12/2010, £22.99
The Idea Writersguides both new and experienced copywriters through the process of creating compelling messages that sell. It shows readers what it's like to work in the fast-paced world of an agency while providing practical adviceplusdetails oncreatingaward-winning multimedia ad campaigns.

Sense of Style: The Thinking Person's Guide to Writing in the 21st Century

Paperback, 03/09/2015, £9.99
What is the secret of good prose? Does writing well even matter in an age of instant communication? Should we care? This book tells about the modern art of writing, and shows us why we all need a sense of style.
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