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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, £6.99
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.

Idea Writers: Copywriting in a New Media and Marketing Era

Paperback, 14/12/2010, £24.99
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, £32.99

Writing The Short Film

Paperback, 13/11/2004, £34.99
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.

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.

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.

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.

Release the Bats: Writing Your Way Out of it

Hardback, 07/07/2016, £12.99
When the author burst onto the scene in 2003, he arrived with no particular literary education. Part biography, part reflection and part practical guide, this book explores the mysteries of why and how we tell stories, and the craft of writing fiction. It also reveals everything that the author learned the hard way.

Believer Book of Writers Talking to Writers

Paperback, 28/02/2008, £13.99
Features interviews with Jennifer Egan, Amy Hempel, Orhan Pamuk, Richard Powers, and Marjane Satrapi. This book presents a collection of conversations between writers and their mentors, taken from the pages of "The Believer".

Creative Writing

Paperback, 01/09/2002, £3.99

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.

Writing Your Self

Paperback, 05/11/2009, £19.99
Suitable for those interested in exploring personal material in their writing, this book examines how a range of successful writers approach personal material and the different modes and techniques they use. It focuses on a range of universal experiences including childhood, identity, adult relationships and loss.

Book of Legendary Lands

Hardback, 12/11/2013, £25.00
"A fascinating illustrated tour of the fabled places in literature and folklore that have awed, troubled, and eluded us through the ages"--Provided by publisher.

Book of Legendary Lands

Hardback, 24/10/2013, £35.00
Umberto Eco explores the most distant realms of our imagination.

Observation Deck: Tool Kit for Writers

01/10/1998, £14.98
A collection of tips, insights and exercises for writers, including fifty flash cards designed to help authors overcome writers' block.

UEA Creative Writing Anthology 2012

Paperback, 24/10/2012, £9.99

20 Master Plots: And How to Build Them

Paperback, 27/01/2012, £12.99
Looking at 20 plot patterns, this title helps readers apply these plots to their own work. It also helps readers learn how to choose and develop plots, regardless of subject matter.

Freeman's: The Best New Writing on Arrival

Paperback, 15/10/2015, £10.99
A new anthology from renowned literary critic John Freeman, Freeman's: The Best New Writing on Arrival features never-before-published stories by Haruki Murakami, Louise Erdrich, Dave Eggers, Etgar Keret, Lydia Davis, David Mitchell, and others.

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.

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.

Imaginative Writing: Elements of Craft 2ed

Paperback, 09/06/2006, £20.99
Provides an introduction to creative writing, covering the four genres: creative nonfiction, fiction, poetry, and drama. This book investigates a specific element of craft - Image, Voice, Character, Setting, and Story from a perspective that crosses various genres.

Creative Writing Workbook

Paperback, 22/03/2001, £27.99
This is a companion to "The Creative Writing Handbook" now in its second edition. It is very much aimed at the individual writer, based on the idea that real writing comes from within and that writing is a craft, skill with determination, art with attitude.

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.

Story Cubes


Uncreative Writing

Paperback, 12/08/2011, £20.00

Writing Life

Paperback, 30/09/1990, £0.00

Shop Talk

Paperback, 01/10/2002, £9.99
In a sequence of intimate conversations with some of the most influential and insightful writers of the twentieth century, the author explores the importance of region, politics and history in their work and that of their predecessors.
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