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.
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.
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!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
"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"
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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...
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.
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.
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.