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1000 Words: A Writer's Guide to Staying Creative, Focused, and Productive All Year Round

Inspired by Jami Attenberg's wildly popular literary movement #1000WordsofSummer, this writer's guide features encouraging essays on creativity, productivity, and writing from acclaimed authors includ..

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A to Z of Creative Writing Methods

The A to Z of Creative Writing Methods is an alphabetical collection of essays to prompt consideration of method within creative writing research and practice. Almost sixty contributors from a range..

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Actions and Travels: How Poetry Works

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Always Take Notes: Advice from some of the world's greatest writers

Where do the best ideas come from? How do you stay motivated? What does it take to become a published author? And how do you actually make money from your writing? For over five years the hosts of Alw..

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Bateman New Zealand Writers Handbook: An Indispensable Guide to Writing and Getting Published

Have you got a sensational manuscript lurking in your bottom drawer, a specialist knowledge in a subject that deserves being committed to paper, or a brilliantly original idea for a children's book? I..

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Being a Writer: Advice, Musings, Essays and Experiences From the World's Greatest Authors

Being a Writer is an inspiring assemblage of wit, wisdom and hard-won practical advice from some of the world's greatest authors musing on the art of writing and how they came to define themselves as ..

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Blurb Your Enthusiasm: A Cracking Compendium of Book Blurbs, Writing Tips, Literary Folklore and Publishing Secrets

A TIMES BOOK OF THE YEAR 'A small masterpiece. There is something funny, notable or awe-inspiring on every single page' Jenny Colgan, Spectator A joyful celebration of books - the perfect gift..

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Collins Complete Writing Guide

The Collins Complete Writing Guide is the essential single-volume guide for all who aspire to improve their writing skills Whether you want to write a novel, draft a report for the School Board, creat..

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Copywriter's Handbook, The (4th Edition): A Step-By-Step Guide to Writing Copy that Sells

This is a book for everyone who writes or approves copy: copywriters, multichannel marketers, creative directors, freelance writers, marketing managers . . . even small business owners and information..

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Copywrong to Copywriter: A Practical Guide To Copywriters

If you feel like you've got the wrong tone of voice, don't understand the ins-and-outs of grammar, or just don't feel confident writing about yourself without sounding like an idiot, read this book. ..

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Craft of Research (4th Edition, 2016) - Chicago Guides to Writing, Editing and Publishing

With more than three-quarters of a million copies sold since its first publication, The Craft of Research has helped generations of researchers at every level from first-year undergraduates to advance..

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Creative Writer's Sourcebook: 50 Great Authors & 175 Writing Exercises

Explore the style and technique of the world's greatest writers in this compendium to be treasured by literature lovers. From Katherine Mansfield to Toni Morrison, discover 50 celebrated write..

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Elements of Academic Style, The: Writing for the Humanities

Eric Hayot teaches graduate students and faculty in literary and cultural studies how to think and write like a professional scholar. From granular concerns, such as sentence structure and grammar, to..

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Elements of Style Illustrated, The

The only style manual to ever appear on a bestseller list now refreshed by one of our most beloved illustrators "So friendly, so classic, so delightful . . . Kalman has taken 'the little book' an..

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Finish Your First Novel: A No-Bull Guide to Actually Completing Your First Draft

Jumpstart Your Creative FLOW, Banish Writer's Block and (Finally) Write Your Dream Novel Whether a story has just popped into your brain or you've been dreaming about it for years, it's easier t..

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Gentle Writing Advice: How to Be a Writer Without Destroying Yourself

Finally--a book of writing advice that accounts for all of the messy, perverse, practical, and inexplicable parts of being a human who writes The truth is that all of the "writing rules" you've l..

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How to Tell a Story: The Essential Guide to Memorable Storytelling from The Moth

NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER - The definitive guide to telling an unforgettable story in any setting, drawing on twenty-five years of experience from the storytelling experts at The Moth You a..

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How Words Get Good: The Story of Making a Book

'Any bibliophile will find many enjoyable nuggets in this compendium of book chat' Stephen Poole, Guardian 'An engaging little eye-opener about the publishing business, full of tasty nuggets abou..

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Howdunit: A Masterclass in Crime Writing by Members of the Detection Club

Winner of the H.R.F. Keating Award for best biographical/critical book related to crime fiction, and nominated for the Edgar Allen Poe and Macavity Awards for Best Critical/Biographical book. Ninet..

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Manual for Writers of Research Papers, Theses, and Dissertations, Ninth Edition: Chicago Style for Students and Researchers

When Kate L. Turabian first put her famous guidelines to paper, she could hardly have imagined the world in which today's students would be conducting research. Yet while the ways in which we research..

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On Writing and Failure

'Good writers offer advice. Great writers offer condolences' If you want to be a writer, then you'd better be ready to hurl yourself at the door. That's the message from Stephen Marche in this ir..

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Oxford Dictionary of Literary Terms 4E

The bestselling Oxford Dictionary of Literary Terms provides clear and concise definitions of the most troublesome literary terms, from abjection to zeugma. It is an essential reference tool for stude..

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Self-Publishing in New Zealand: Independent Author's Guide

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Storyteller's Workbook, The : An Inspirational, Interactive Guide to the Craft of Novel Writing

Your companion to writing a novel from start to finish, with thoughtful prompts, calendars, and checklists to guide you along the way. Wherever you are on your journey as a writer, The Storytelle..

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The Fiction Writer's Guide to Alternate History: A Handbook on Craft, Art, and History

A comprehensive guide to the speculative sub-genre of alternate history fiction, this book maps the unique terrain of this vibrant mode of storytelling and then explains how to write it. First giving ..

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The Magic Words

A DIY poetry book from the author behind the viral online sensation. For fans of Wreck this Journal, A Poem for Every Day of the Year and Burn After Writing. Discover the joy of expressing what's..

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The Writer's Oracle Deck & Guidebook: 50 Cards to Inspire Your Writing

Divine your way through writer's block while adding a little magic into your writing practice with this illustrated oracle deck and guidebook set! - Unique Oracle Format: The 50 cards in th..

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The Writing School: A memoir

'Both extremely funny and deeply sad, The Writing School examines how and why we tell our own stories. It's beautifully written and structured, compelling, wise and fabulously readable' Lissa Evans ..

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What Readers Do: Aesthetic and Moral Practices of a Post-Digital Age

Shining a spotlight on everyday readers of the 21st century, Beth Driscoll explores how contemporary readers of Anglophone fiction interact with the book industry, digital environments, and each other..

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Who Owns This Sentence?: A History of Copyrights and Wrongs

Copyright is everywhere. Your smartphone incorporates thousands of items of intellectual property. Someone owns the reproduction rights to photographs of your dining table. At this very moment, battle..

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Wired for Story: The Writer's Guide to Using Brain Science to Hook Readers from the Very First Sentence

This guide reveals how writers can utilize cognitive storytelling strategies to craft stories that ignite readers'brains and captivate them through each plot element. Imagine knowing what the bra..

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Write Away! Poetry: A Guided Poetry Journal with over 101 Writing Exercises

Begin your epic poetry adventure today with engaging writing prompts that will have you turning out verse in no time. No doubt you've fallen in love with a poem at some point in your life. Whethe..

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Write for Life: A Toolkit for Writers from the author of multimillion bestseller THE ARTIST'S WAY

Legendary author of The Artist's Way Julia Cameron has pioneered the field of creative recovery, inspiring millions of people around the world to discover their true creative selves. Now in Write for ..

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Writely or Wrongly: An unstuffy guide to language stuff

An essential guide for anyone with cause to communicate in written form (most of us), a passing interest in doing it better (some of us), and a disinterest in a book on said subject that is humourless..

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Writers' & Artists' Poetry Writers' Handbook: A Practical Guide to Getting Your Poetry Noticed, Published and Performed

Poetry is increasingly democratic in its use of different formats - anyone can post a video on YouTube or start a blog, podcast or zine. However, literary poetry publication is still structured ..

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Writing Coach in a Box

What should you look for when you're re-reading a draft? What are the most common mistakes first-time authors make? How can you inject excitement into flat prose? How do you make readers root for your..

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Writing for Busy Readers: communicate more effectively in the real world

We were all taught the fundamentals of writing well in school. But how do we write effectively in today's hyper-interactive world? When The Elements of Style and On Writing Well were published in..

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Writing Non-Fiction: with special emphasis on historical narratives: 2022

An up-to-date guide for people embarking on their first journey into recording Aotearoa New Zealand's past. In these pages, writers will find simple, practical advice on all aspects of researching, wr..

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Writing the Radical Memoir: A Theoretical and Craft-based Approach

For those that have mastered the basics of memoir and wish to probe this brand of creative nonfiction further, Writing the Radical Memoir uses salient theories about memory and the self to challenge a..

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Writing with Style: The Economist Guide

OVER A MILLION COPIES SOLD Why are the best words short and old? Why are full stops a writer's best friend? How can we simplify, then exaggerate? And what exactly are dangling modi..

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Yes! No! but Wait...!: The One Thing You Need to Know To Write a Novel

At the heart of writing - at the apex of storytelling - there is only one principle, and it winds like a golden thread across all the books and courses. But it gets lost in the ever-spreading pan..

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You: The Story: A Writer's Guide to Craft Through Memory

The nonfiction debut by #1 New York Times bestselling and Carnegie Medal-winning author Ruta Sepetys. Life is story in motion. Each day, you add to your story, revise it, and view it from a diffe..

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Your Story Matters: Sharpen Your Writing Skills, Find Your Voice, Tell Your Story

Like a best friend giving you essential advice. I can't wait to give this to every writer I know.' - Candice Carty-Williams Why do stories matter? I tell stories to make sense of the world as I s..

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