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#Nail Your Next Essay: Plan, Research and Write Your Essay

Inspired by the bestselling The Night Before Essay Planner, #Nail Your Next Essay is full of every tip and trick you need to get your thoughts organised. Reworked especially for high school students w..

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100 Questions (and Answers) About Research Ethics

100 Questions (and Answers) About Research Ethics by Emily E Anderson and Amy Corneli is an essential guide for graduate students and researchers in the social and behavioral sciences. It identifies e..

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642 Things to Write About


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Accidental Apostrophe: ... And Other Misadventures in Punctuation

Sunday Times bestselling author Caroline Taggart takes her usual gentle and gently humorous approach to punctuation, pointing out what really matters and what doesn't.In Roman times, blocks of text we..

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Accidental Memoir

The Accidental Memoir truly is for all: writers and non-writers, teachers and students, the perfect book for anyone seeking inspiration or imaginative ways to explore their own life story. The ..

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Air & Light & Time & Space: How Successful Academics Write

From the author of Stylish Academic Writing comes an essential new guide for writers aspiring to become more productive and take greater pleasure in their craft. Helen Sword interviewed one hundred ac..

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Art of Fiction, The: Notes on Craft for Young Writers

This classic guide, from the renowned novelist and professor, has helped transform generations of aspiring writers into masterful writers and will continue to do so for many years to come. John Gardne..

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Art of X-Ray Reading: How the Secrets of 25 Great Works of Literature Will Improve Your Writing

Where do writers learn their best moves? They use a technique that Roy Peter Clark calls X-ray reading, a form of reading that lets you penetrate beyond the surface of a text to see how meaning is act..

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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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Bird By Bird: Some Instructions on Writing and Life

'Thirty years ago my older brother, who was ten years old at the time, was trying to get a report on birds written that he'd had three months to write. It was due the next day. We were out at our fami..

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Bloomsbury Introduction to Creative Writing

Covering all of the major genres, The Bloomsbury Introduction to Creative Writing is a complete introductory manual for students of creative writing. Now in its second edition, the book features an up..

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Briefest English Grammar and Punctuation Guide Ever!

Covering the basics of English grammar and punctuation, this friendly guide is perfect for students at all levels. It clearly and simply explains how language works and functions and strips out all th..

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Bring Your Fiction to Life: Crafting Three-Dimensional Stories with Depth and Complexity

Craft a Story That Towers Above the Rest You know it when you read it: In page after page and scene after scene, a truly engrossing novel has qualities that set it apart. Authentic characters, a well-..

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Chicago Manual of Style: 16th Edition 2010

While digital technologies have revolutionized the publishing world in the twenty-first century, one thing still remains true: "The Chicago Manual of Style" is the authoritative, trusted source that w..

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Children's Picturebooks Second Edition: The Art of Visual Storytelling

Children's picturebooks are the very first books we encounter and play a major role in introducing us to both art and language. But what does it take to create a successful picturebook for children? T..

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Children'S Writer's Notebook: 20 Great Authors and 70 Writing Exercises

The Children's Writer's Notebook is a perfect journal for writers of fiction for young people. It features profiles of 20 important writers from the past 150 yearsm plus numerous activities and exerci..

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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 Handbook Of Novel Writing


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Complete Handbook of Novel Writing: Everything You Need to Know to Create & Sell Your Work

Get advice from the best in the business on every stage of the novel-writing and publishing process! In The Complete Handbook of Novel Writing, 3rd Edition, you'll learn from established writers about..

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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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Complete Writing for Children Course: Teach Yourself

Designed to take you from the moment you first put pen to paper to the point at which you are ready to start contacting publishers (or uploading an ebook file), this is the most important book on writ..

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Copyeditor's Handbook and Workbook, The: The Complete Set

This set includes two essential resources for writers and editors: The Copyeditor's Handbook, now in its fourth edition, and The Copyeditor's Workbook, the new companion to the bestselling Handbook. ..

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Craft of Research (4th Edition, 2016)

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 Writing Journal, The

It is said that everyone has a book inside them, but setting pen to paper (or fingers to a computer keyboard!) can seem quite daunting. The Creative Writing Journal contains everything you need to get..

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Crime Writer's Guide to Police Practice and Procedure

This new, fully updated edition of The Crime Writer's Guide to Police Practice and Procedure is the essential detective in your pocket - something to reach for when your writing needs that short, shar..

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Daemon Voices: Essays on Storytelling

In over 30 essays written over 20 years, one of the worlds great storytellers meditates on story-telling. Warm, funny, generous, entertaining and, above all, deeply considered, they offer thoughts on ..

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Detox Your Writing: Strategies for Doctoral Researchers

There are a number of books which aim to help doctoral researchers write the PhD. This book offers something different - the scholarly detox. This is not a faddish alternative, it's not extreme. It's ..

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Do I Make Myself Clear?

Harold Evans has edited everything from the urgent files of battlefield reporters to the complex thought processes of Henry Kissinger, and he has been knighted for his services to journalism. In Do I ..

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Do I Make Myself Clear?: Why Writing Well Matters

Harry Evans has edited everything from the urgent files of battlefield reporters to the complex thought processes of Henry Kissinger, and he has been knighted for his services to journalism. In Do I M..

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Doing a Systematic Review: A Student's Guide

Written in a friendly, accessible style by an expert team of authors with years of experience in both conducting and supervising systematic reviews, this is the perfect guide to using systematic revie..

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Doing Essays and Assignments: Essential Tips for Students

Have you ever been stunned by a low grade, when you were expecting an A or B? Are you struggling to make the jump from a second to a first? Doing Essays and Assignments gives you an insider's view on ..

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Doing Your Literature Review: Traditional and Systematic Techniques

Electronic Inspection Copy available for instructors here The literature review is a compulsory part of research and, increasingly, may form the whole of a student research project. This highly a..

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Dreyer's English: An Utterly Correct Guide to Clarity and Style

A witty, informative guide to writing from Random House's longtime copy chief and one of Twitter's leading language gurus--in the tradition of The Elements of Style "Utterly delightful . . . will stan..

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Easyguide to APA Style, An

Undergraduate and postgraduate students of psychology...

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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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Emotional Craft of Fiction: How to Write the Story Beneath the Surface

Engage Your Readers with Emotion While writers might disagree over showing versus telling or plotting versus pantsing, none would argue this: If you want to write strong fiction, you must make your re..

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Essential Guide to Doing Your Research Project

Lecturers, request your electronic inspection copy here. The ultimate companion to successfully completing your research project, the author guides you through a step-by-step approach to re..

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Essential Guide to Freelance Writing: The Inside Scoop from Writer's Digest, The

Prime Your Freelance Writing Career for Success! So you want to be a freelance writer. Great! But now you're faced with a laundry list of questions: Should I freelance full time or part time? Should ..

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Everything I Know About Writing


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Exercise Book : Creative Writing Exercises from Victoria University's Institute of Modern Letters

Exercise Book collects over fifty creative writing exercises used by Bill Manhire and his colleagues, not only at Victoria but throughout New Zealand and around the world. The celebrated writer/teache..

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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.

The sentence is the common ground where every writer walks. A poet writes in sentences, but so does the unsung author who came up with Items trapped in doors cause delays. A good sentence can be writt..

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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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Fowler's Modern English Usage

Fowler's Modern English Usage is the world-famous guide to English usage, loved and used by writers of all kinds. In keeping with its long tradition, Fowler's gives comprehensive and practical advice..

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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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Get Started in Writing Historical Fiction

Do you have a compelling vision for a story set in the past? Are you inspired by novelists such as Hilary Mantel and Philippa Gregory? Get Started in Writing Historical Fiction is designed for anyone..

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Greeks Had a Word for it: Words You Never Knew You Can't Do Without

Do you ever search in vain for exactly the right word? Perhaps you want to articulate the vague desire to be far away. Or you can't quite convey that odd urge to go outside and check to see if anyone ..

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Hero, The

WHAT MAKES A HERO? WHO BETTER TO ANSWER THAT QUESTION THAN LEE CHILD... `It's Lee Child. Why would you not read it?' Karin Slaughter `I don't know another author so skilled at making me turn..

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