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Paperback, 06/07/2017, £9.99
£8.99

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

Paperback, 04/08/2016, £12.99
£11.69
How to write fiction and unlock the secret power of stories

Granta 140: State of Mind

Paperback, 13/07/2017, £12.99
£11.69

Research Methods in Creative Writing

Paperback, 07/12/2012, £22.99
£20.69
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
£15.29
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
£13.49
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.

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

Paperback, 07/09/2017, £8.99
£8.09
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
£13.49

Build Your Author Platform

Paperback, 22/05/2014, £11.99
£10.79

Penguin Book of Twentieth-century Speeches

Paperback, 26/08/1993, £9.99
£8.99
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
£13.49

Good Fiction Guide

7, 07/07/2005, £9.99
£8.99
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.

HOW TO BECOME A FAMOUS WRITER BEFORE YOU'RE DEAD

Paperback, 27/03/2007, £11.99
£10.79

On Creativity: Interviews Exploring the process

Hardback, 01/05/2003, £14.99
£13.49
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, £9.99
£8.99
'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
£8.99
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
£17.99
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
£7.19

Magic of Writing

Paperback, 13/02/2018, £18.99
£17.09
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, £19.95
£17.96
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
£8.99
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, £27.00
£24.30

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

Paperback, 04/09/2014, £1.99
£1.79
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
£1.79
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.

Apartment and Other Stories

Paperback, 10/07/2015, £6.50
£5.85

Elements of Style 4ed

Paperback, 05/08/2013, £9.99
£8.99

Bookshop Strikes Back

Paperback, 20/06/2013, £1.99
£1.79

On Writing: Memoir of the Craft

Paperback, 11/10/2012, £10.99
£9.89
'Part biography, part collection of tips for the aspiring writer' Guardian. ON WRITING: A MEMOIR OF THE CRAFT is a brilliant book on writing from the number one bestselling writer.

Manner of Being: Writers on Their Mentors

Paperback, 30/12/2015, £26.95
£24.26
The nearly seventy short essays in A Manner of Being, by some of the best contemporary writers from around the world, pay homage to mentors who enlighten, push, encourage, and sometimes hurt, fail, and limit their proteges. This collection is rich with anecdotes from the heartfelt to the salacious, gems of writing advice, and guidance for how to live the writing life.

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.

Writing and responsibility

Paperback, 09/12/2004, £16.99
£15.29
A fascinating look at the public consequences of the private act of writing, Carl Tighe's book is a must-read for everyone who writes or studies writing.

Becoming a Writer

Paperback, 01/01/1981, £12.99
£11.69

Creative Writing and Stylistics: Creative and Critical Approaches

Paperback, 20/12/2013, £22.99
£20.69
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.

Wonderbook: The Illustrated Guide to Creating Imaginative Fiction

Paperback, 01/10/2013, £14.99
£13.49
Wonderbook is an innovative, completely novel approach on a writing guide. Through an accessible, example rich approach that emphasises the importance of playfulness and pragmatism, Wonderbook will motivate while also providing practical, nuts and bolts information needed to improve as a writer. This book is geared toward both teens and adults.

Stories are Forever

Paperback, 15/03/2016, £6.50
£5.85

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.

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

Hardback, 01/06/2017, £12.99
£11.69
Visit the historic places where great works of literature were written

 

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