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Art of Fiction

In this entertaining and enlightening collection, David Lodge considers the art of fiction under a wide range of headings, drawing on writers as diverse as Henry James, Martin Amis, Jane Austen and Ja..

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Artist's Way Workbook, The

For the millions of people who have uncovered their creative selves through The Artist's Way: a workbook and companion to the international bestseller. In this elegantly redesigned and user-frien..

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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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Bird by Bird: Instructions on Writing and Life

Bird by Bird is the bible of writing guides - a wry, honest, down-to-earth book that has never stopped selling since it was first published in the United States in the 1990s. Bestselling novelist and ..

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Children's Writers' & Artists' Yearbook 2021

Foreword by Patrice Lawrence Packed full of inspirational articles from successful writers, illustrators and publishing experts, the Children's Writers' & Artists' Yearbook once again serves up t..

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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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Complete Creative Writing Course: Your complete companion for writing creative fiction

LEARN HOW TO WRITE CREATIVELY WITH THIS COMPREHENSIVE AND PRACTICAL COURSE. The only comprehensive Creative Writing title on the market that goes beyond introducing the basic genres to offe..

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Complete Rhyming Dictionary

This authoritative, comprehensive handbook contains virtually all the rhyming words possible in the English language and is a must for anyoe who works with words. Updated to meet the needs of today's..

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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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Creativity: Short and Cheerful Guide

Creativity is usually regarded as a mysterious, rare gift that only a few possess. John Cleese begs to differ, and in this short, immensely practical and often very amusing guide he shows it's a skill..

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Daemon Voices: On Stories and Storytelling

Inspired meditations on storytelling from one of the world's finest, most accomplished and adored writers. Pullman is a master of fiction and shares his thoughts on the origin of his own stories, the ..

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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 4e

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Elements of Style, The

You know the authors' names. You recognize the title. You've probably used this book yourself. This is The Elements of Style, the classic style manual, now in a fourth edition. The revisions to the ne..

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Everyday Grammar Made Easy: A Quick Review of What You Forgot You Knew

For both adults and students who want to brush up on basic grammar skills, this easy-to-understand and fully illustrated handbook teaches the important and commonly encountered grammar concepts and ba..

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Evocative Autoethnography: Writing Lives and Telling Stories

This comprehensive text is the first to introduce evocative autoethnography as a methodology and a way of life in the human sciences. Using numerous examples from their work and others, world-renowned..

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Finding True Connections: How to Learn and Write About a Family Member's History

Our individual memories define us. Our tribal memories unite us. If these are missing, parts of us are missing too. The Emotional Inheritance division of Exisle Publishing works with a global team of ..

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First You Write a Sentence.: The Elements of Reading, Writing ... and Life.

Advanced maths has no practical use, and is understood by few. A symphony can be widely appreciated, but created only by a genius. Good writing, however, can be written (and read) by anyone if we give..

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Fucking Apostrophes

'At last, a book that tells you exactly where to stick your apostrophe ...funny and useful, the perfect stocking filler.' David Marsh, Guardian Apostrophes are a pain. The rules about how to use them ..

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How To Rock Self-Publishing

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How to Write Art History

This book enables students to get the most from their art history course. In a clear and engaging style, Anne DAlleva empowers readers to approach their coursework with confidence and energy. The book..

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How to Write Like Tolstoy: A Journey into the Minds of Our Greatest Writers

A Spectator Best Book of the Year `There are three rules for writing a novel,' Somerset Maugham once said. `Unfortunately, no one knows what they are.' So how to bring characters to life, fi..

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Howdunit!: A Masterclass in the Craft of Crime Writing

Ninety crime writers from the world's oldest and most famous crime writing network give tips and insights into successful crime and thriller fiction. Howdunit offers a fresh perspective on the ..

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Little Book of Lost Words: Collywobbles, Ultracrepidarian and Other Surprisingly Useful Terms Worth Resurrecting

An A-Z collection of some of the most unique words in history, this delightful book deals with surprisingly modern issues - such as sleeping in and procrastination - proving that while our language ma..

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Mastering the Process: From Idea to Novel

'After a number of years teaching writing courses and appearing at writers' conferences, I began to see that creating a process book utilising one of my novels as an example of each step of my process..

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Murder Your Darlings: And Other Gentle Writing Advice from Aristotle to Zinsser

From one of America's most influential writing teachers, a collection of 50 of the best writing strategies distilled from 50 writing and language books -- from Aristotle to Strunk and White. ..

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Murder Your Darlings: And Other Gentle Writing Advice from Aristotle to Zinsser

From one of America's most influential writing teachers, a collection of 50 of the best writing strategies distilled from 50 writing and language books -- from Aristotle to Strunk and White. ..

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Novelista

NOVELISTA is a friendly, straight-talking writing guide for people who want to write a novel but don't know how to begin. It asks all the important questions and gives a host of reassuring answers tha..

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On Writing

Part memoir, part master class by one of the bestselling authors of all time, this superb volume is a revealing and practical view of the writer's craft, comprising the basic tools of the trade every ..

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Oxford Dictionary of Literary Terms 4E ENGL131

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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Pity The Reader

Kurt Vonnegut used to like to say, "Practicing an art form is a way to grow your soul." He would screw up his lips into a prune face after he said this because of how important he believed this idea t..

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Place For Everything: The Curious History of Alphabetical Order

Few of us think much of the alphabet and its familiar sing-song order once we've learned it as children. And yet the order of the alphabet, that simple knowledge that we take for granted, plays far mo..

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Right Word:  Writer's Toolkit of Grammar, Vocabulary and Literary Terms

This three-in-one guide is the perfect addition to any professional or amateur writer's bookshelf. Aimed at those who use language in their day-to-day lives, it is divided into three parts. The Gramma..

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Save the Cat! Writes a Novel: The Last Book On Novel Writing That You'll Ever Need

Novelist Jessica Brody presents a comprehensive story-structure guide for novelists that applies the famed Save the Cat! screenwriting methodology to the world of novel writing. Revealing the 15 "beat..

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Science of Storytelling, The

SUNDAY TIMES BESTSELLER 'If you want to write a novel or a script, read this book' Sunday Times 'The best book on the craft of storytelling I've ever read' Matt Haig 'Rarely has a book ..

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Self-Publishing in New Zealand: Independent Author's Guide
Semicolon: How a misunderstood punctuation mark can improve your writing, enrich your reading and even change your life

'Fascinating... I loved this book; I really did' David Crystal, Spectator A biography of a much misunderstood punctuation mark and a call to arms in favour of clear expression and against stiflin..

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Story Grid, The: What Good Editors Know

WHAT IS THE STORY GRID? The Story Grid is a tool developed by editor Shawn Coyne to analyze stories and provide helpful editorial comments. It's like a CT Scan that takes a photo of the global story a..

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Swim in a Pond in the Rain, A

THE NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER A GUARDIAN, INDEPENDENT, IRISH TIMES AND EVENING STANDARD BOOK OF 2021 'This book is a delight, and it's about delight too. How necessary, at our particular mom..

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Swim in a Pond in the Rain, A: In Which Four Russians Give a Master Class on Writing, Reading, and Life

From the New York Times bestselling, Booker Prize-winning author of Lincoln in the Bardo and Tenth of December comes a literary master class on what makes great stories work and what they can tell us ..

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Troublesome Words

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Wonderbook (Revised and Expanded)

Wonderbook has become the definitive guide to writing science fiction and fantasy by offering an accessible, example-rich approach that emphasizes the importance of playfulness as well as pragmatism. ..

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Write Yourself Happy: The Art of Positive Journalling

Psychologists tell us that writing helps us cope with and recover from depression, anxiety, job loss and even heartbreak. Exciting new research shows that we can flourish further by actively choosing ..

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Writer's Diet, The

This bestselling handbook will highlight your bad writing habits and sharpen your style - for clearer, crisper sentences and punchier prose. Is your writing flabby or fit? If your sentences are weighe..

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Writing Life: Twelve New Zealand Authors

A unique and intimate survey of the lives and work of 12 of our most acclaimed writers: Patricia Grace, Tessa Duder, Owen Marshall, Philip Temple, David Hill, Joy Cowley, Vincent O'Sullivan, Albert We..

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Writing True Stories

Writing True Stories is the essential book for anyone who has ever wanted to write a memoir or explore the wider territory of creative nonfiction. It provides practical guidance and inspiration on a v..

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