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Reading Like a Writer: A Guide for People Who Love Books and for Those Who Want to Write Them

Paperback, 31/05/2012, £12.99
In her entertaining and edifying New York Times bestseller, acclaimed author Francine Prose invites you to sit by her side and take a guided tour of the tools and tricks of the masters to discover why their work has endured.

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.

Janus: A Collection of Stories

Hardback, 01/12/2015, £6.49

Criticism: Ideas in Profile

Paperback, 08/09/2016, £8.99
The next introduction in the IDEAS IN PROFILE series: a snappy but serious introduction to criticism

Storytelling: Bewitching the Modern Mind

Paperback, 03/01/2017, £9.99
The narrative spell cast over politics and society

Ideas are Your Only Currency

Hardback, 26/01/2017, £9.99
Acclaimed artist and business consultant Rod Judkins reveals how to inspire great ideas, and how to future-proof yourself in the knowledge economy.

Studying the Novel 7ed

Paperback, 03/11/2016, £19.99
"Updated throughout to explore the impact of digital resources, e-reading and growing interest in world literature, this is a comprehensive introduction to the study of the novel in all its forms"--

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!

Creative Writing Book

01/10/2016, £9.99
This inspiring book will unlock children's ideas for writing stories, poems, comics, movie scripts and more. As well as activities for writing compelling story outlines, dialogue and lively characters, there are tips for writing horror stories, romance and thrillers, and even journalism. With lots of space to write in - but no scary blank pages.

Historical Novel

Paperback, 23/09/2009, £17.99
The historical novel is not only an immensely popular genre, but also one that raises fascinating questions about the nature of key foundational concepts such as fact and fiction, history, reading and writing. This guide offers an introduction to both the genre and the critical debates around it.

Inside Book Publishing 4ed

Paperback, 26/06/2014, £39.99

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.


Paperback, 21/07/1997, £1.99

Butcher's Copy-editing: The Cambridge Handbook for Editors, Copy-editors and Proofreaders

Hardback, 12/10/2006, £72.99
This classic reference guide has been comprehensively revised to reflect the latest developments in publishing.

Writing In Pictures

Hardback, 15/03/2012, £20.00
Offering a guide to the screen writing profession, as well as practical guidance in the steps professional writers take to write a screenplay that comes from the heart, this title takes the reader through the nitty-gritty process of conceiving, outlining, constructing, and writing a screenplay in the professional format.

Comedy Rules

Paperback, 05/04/2012, £10.99
Features coverage that ranges from inspiration, collaboration and the Seven Deadly Sins to the perils of unmotivated comic business, pitching screenplays in LA, sexist jokes and lunch with the Inland Revenue. This title offers journey into the world of comedy.

Six Walks in the Fictional Woods

Paperback, 05/09/1995, £19.95
Umberto Eco explores the intricacies of fictional form and method. With a series of examples, ranging from fairy tales to Mickey Spillane, Eco draws his readers in by making them collaborators in the creation of text, and in the investigation of some of fiction's most basic mechanisms.

How to Get a Job in Publishing: A Really Practical Guide to Careers in Books and Magazines

Paperback, 01/04/2008, £10.99
Careers in the media have always been popular, but publishing is often particularly competitive, with thousands of graduates trying to get a foot in the door. This targeted, practical guide is ideal for anyone who wants to work in the industry, whether on traditional books and magazines or online publications.

Lost Classics

Paperback, 02/06/2003, £12.99
Contains essays that cover such classics as "Dr Glas", first published in Sweden in 1905; "The Journey of the Stamp Animals"; "Life of Rossini"; "The Pilgrim Hawk" by Glenway Westcott; "The Headmaster's Papers" by Richard A Hawley; and, "The Story of Harold" by Terry Andrews.

Writer's Voice

Paperback, 17/04/2006, £10.99
Talks about the art of writing from one of the most popular critics of our time.

Poet's Notebook

Paperback, 19/10/2000, £5.99
"Following the tremendous success of our Musician's Notebook, this parchment notebook is a worthy companion for poets and wordsmiths of all ages. Part blank journal, part helpful workbook and reference"

Guardian Style 3ed

Hardback, 04/11/2010, £20.00
Help you distinguish between so-called rules of grammar that are an aid to good writing and those that you can cheerfully ignore.

Writing Routes: A Resource Handbook of Therapeutic Writing

Paperback, 15/11/2010, £18.99
Writing Routes is an essential roadmap for anybody setting out on the journey of self-discovery through words. Seventy contributors from a variety of different backgrounds and circumstances explain how they came to write a particular piece and why, how they found ways of transforming their experience into writing, and how it was beneficial to them.

About Writing and How to Publish

Paperback, 06/12/2013, £8.99
Drawing on years of experience, and thousands of readers comments and reviews of her writing, Cathy Glass provides a clear and concise, practical guide on writing and the best ways to get published.

Reading Myself and Others

Paperback, 04/10/2007, £10.99
The author's writing career spans five decades, a period that has seen him rise to become one of the greatest chroniclers of post-war American life. In this book, he collects some of the finest interviews, essays and articles discussing his own fiction and the range of controversies that it sparked, including his interview with the Paris Review.

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.

Writing Fiction 8ed

Paperback, 04/01/2010, £66.99

Writing Works: A Resource Handbook for Therapeutic Writing Workshops and Activities

Paperback, 07/08/2006, £16.99
Writing Works is a guide for writers or therapists working with groups or individuals and is full of practical advice on everything from the equipment needed to run a session to ideas for themes, all backed up by the theory that underpins the methods explained. Practitioners contribute detailed accounts of organizing writing workshops for clients.

Inside the Writers' Room: Conversations with American TV Writers

Paperback, 13/12/2013, £20.99
US television drama has gained recognition for its sophisticated narrative form, and the role of the writer has been central to this. Here television writers share their experiences and practices of writing for highly successful shows such as The Sopranos, Seinfeld, Cheers, Sex and the City, The Wire, Mad Men, The Big C and Boardwalk Empire.

Arvon Book of Literary Non-fiction Writing

Paperback, 30/08/2012, £16.99
Written by tutors from the Arvon Foundation, the presitigious professional writing course, and with contributions from over 20 leading writers, The Arvon Book of Literary Non-Fiction offers new insight into the critical impact and nature of, this evolving genre, adding to the ongoing debate and offering valuable instruction to authors.

Writing Screenplays That Sell

Paperback, 08/06/2011, £16.99
A bestseller for 20 years, Hauge's unique 'six step' approach to screenwriting strikes the perfect balance between commercial advice, artistic encouragement and lucid examples from hundreds of great films. Hauge's engaging and inspiring book takes you on a journey through story concept, character development, theme, structure and scenes.

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.

Alternative Scriptwriting

Paperback, 13/03/2013, £30.99

Writing The Short Film

Paperback, 13/11/2004, £32.99
The short film is a unique narrative art form that, while lending itself to experimentation, requires tremendous discipline in following traditional filmic considerations. This book takes the student and novice screenwriter through the storytelling process and teaches them how to create a dramatic narrative that is at once short and complete.

Subversive Copy Editor: Advice from Chicago

Paperback, 22/08/2011, £16.99
Each year writers and editors submit over three thousand grammar and style questions to the Q&A page at The Chicago Manual of Style Online. Some are arcane, some simply hilarious - and one editor, Carol Fisher Saller, reads every single one of them. All too often she notes a classic author - editor standoff, wherein both parties refuse to co...

Hero with a Thousand Faces

7, 30/04/2012, £18.99


Paperback, 27/09/2005, £13.99

Writing Book

Paperback, 01/09/2011, £9.99
From the Orange Prize-winning, Booker Prize-shortlisted author of The Secret River comes this completely practical workbook that offers down-to-earth ideas and suggestions for writers or aspiring writers to get you started and to keep you going.

Writing Talk: Conversations with Top Writers of the Last Fifty Years

Paperback, 01/12/2012, £9.95
This selection from a life's work gives us a stimulating and rare insight into the minds and lives of some of the most fascinating creators of our modern culture.

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.

Your Creative Writing Masterclass

Paperback, 12/01/2012, £14.99
In Your Creative Writing Masterclass you'll find ideas, techniques and encouragement from the most admired and respected contemporary and classic authors.

Successful Novel Plotting

Paperback, 02/03/2009, £9.99
What is it about a good book that hooks the reader and makes them want more? A good plot. How do you turn that seed of an idea into a great epic? This guide helps steer new writers through the minefield of the writing process. It explains how to create memorable characters, generate cliffhangers and keep up a pace that hooks readers.

Best British Short Stories 2013

Paperback, 15/04/2013, £9.99
The third in a landmark series of annual anthologies, The Best British Short Stories 2013 brings you the best of short fiction, by British writers, first published in 2012.

Author-Illustrator Starter Kit

Hardback, 28/07/2011, £10.99
Three premium-quality hardcover blank books in a slipcase. Each book is 32 pages, 7" square, and ready to be turned into a picture book. Just add crayons, markers, and ideas.



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