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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

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

Apartment and Other Stories

Paperback, 10/07/2015, £6.49

Stories are Forever

Paperback, 15/03/2016, £6.49

Bleaker House: Chasing My Novel to the End of the World

Hardback, 01/06/2017, £12.99
Funny, warm and wise, Bleaker House is a book about trying, and failing, to write a novel.

Elements of Style 4ed

Paperback, 05/08/2013, £12.99

Bookshop Strikes Back

Paperback, 20/06/2013, £1.99

On Writing: Memoir of the Craft

Paperback, 11/10/2012, £10.99
'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, £24.50
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
Exercises and masterclasses - plus excerpts and quotations from well known authors - that will improve your confidence and writing abilities.

Becoming a Writer

Paperback, 01/01/1981, £12.99

Creative Writing and Stylistics: Creative and Critical Approaches

Paperback, 20/12/2013, £23.99
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.

Writing and responsibility

Paperback, 09/12/2004, £29.99
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.

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.

13 Ways of Looking at the Novel

Paperback, 04/05/2006, £16.99
Discusses the pleasure of reading, and why a novel succeeds or doesn't. The author delves into the character of the novelist, and reveals how novels have affected her own life. She describes the process of novel-writing, sharing the secrets of her own habits and theories of creativity. She also offers practical advice to aspiring writers.

Unexpected Professor

Paperback, 05/03/2015, £9.99
A funny memoir of John Carey, best known for his provocative stance on the arts and the academic establishment. It shows his journey from an ordinary background to Oxford's oldest literary professorship.

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.

Bibliotech: Why Libraries Matter More Than Ever in the Age of Google

Hardback, 10/10/2013, £17.99
Founding chairman of the Digital Public Library of America John Palfrey explains how libraries can survive and flourish in a digital world.

On Writing

Paperback, 06/03/2014, £9.99
Useful for readers and aspiring writers, this book contains what they need to know about the complexities of researching, writing and publishing fiction. It features essays on character, voice, writers' workshops and writers' health.

Imaginative Writing: Elements of Craft 4ed

Paperback, 23/10/2014, £39.99

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.

How Novels Work

Paperback, 15/12/2007, £7.99
This book draws on the author's column in The Guardian, 'Elements of Fiction'. Using examples from well-known recent novels, it examines the techniques by which fiction works. It will widen the vocabulary of anyone interested in contemporary fiction, not least by showing where it has elements in common with classic novels of the past.

Writing Tools: 50 Essential Strategies for Every Writer

Hardback, 07/02/2008, £12.99
Tools Not Rules': here are 50 essential ones that writers of all kinds can use every day.

Art of Creative Thinking

Paperback, 31/12/2015, £8.99
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.

Writing the Breakout Novel: Winning Advice from a Top Agent and His Best-selling Client

Paperback, 24/10/2002, £13.99
A breakout novel is one that rises out of its category - such as romance, mystery or thriller - and hits the bestseller lists. This title explains the elements that all breakout novels share and provides tips on how to write a breakout novel.

Writing the Breakout Novel Workbook: Hands-on Help for Making Your Novel Stand Out and Succeed

Paperback, 30/07/2004, £14.99
This powerful book builds on the success of its predecessor - Writing the Breakout Novel - and takes readers to the next level: improving their work with practical, hands-on lessons and exercises.

Book of Dialogue: How to Write Effective Conversation in Fiction, Screenplays, Drama, and Poetry

Paperback, 01/01/2004, £17.00
This is a book about dialogue for writers: how to get characters talking in a way that vividly reveals who they are, what they are doing, and what's coming next in your story. Originally published in 1989, this edition focuses on the art and craft of writing effective dialogue in fiction, cinema, television, drama, radio, and poetry.

Stranger at the Door

7, 02/12/2004, £13.99

Ethics of Life Writing

Paperback, 31/03/2004, £12.50
Our lives are increasingly on display in public, but the ethical issues involved in presenting such revelations remain largely unexamined. How can life writing do good, and how can it cause harm? The eleven essays here explore such questions.

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

Paperback, 27/04/2007, £16.99
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.

Art of the Novel

Paperback, 15/10/2015, £8.99
The Art of the Novel is the first textbook written by writers who are also teachers for today's Creative Writing students as well as more experienced practitioners of the novel. The guide brings together specially-commissioned essays from well-published novelists many of whom are also prize winners.

Experience and Experimental Writing: Literary Pragmatism from Emerson to the Jameses

Paperback, 12/05/2016, £26.99
Experience and Experimental Writing traces connections between the literary experiments of Emerson, Poe, Melville, and Henry James, and the emergence of classical American pragmatism.


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.

On Writing

Paperback, 04/08/2016, £9.99
The never-before-published letters of Charles Bukowski on the art of writing

Art of Fiction

Paperback, 07/04/2011, £9.99
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.

How to Write Great Screenplays: And Get Them into Production

Paperback, 13/01/2009, £9.99
Reveals the three useful stages which make the difference in getting your idea from writing the script to being accepted for production - information you need to know before you write your script; techniques you need to learn when you're writing your script; and, how to market your script after it's written.


Paperback, 30/11/1995, £21.99
Writing in Action provides a step by step practical guide to the process of writing. Crammed with practical suggestions, exercises and tips, it is an ideal course text for students and an invaluable guide for self study.

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



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