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Composition & Creative Writing

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  • The Maeve Binchy Writers' Club

    by Maeve Binchy ...
    Fascinating and informative - advice to inspire budding writers as well as entertaining Maeve Binchy fans the world over.'A motivating, and pleasingly undaunting volume for the would be writer in your life' DAILY MAIL'The most important thing to realise is that everyone is capable of telling a story. It doesn't matter where we were born or how we grew up' Maeve BinchyTHE MAEVE BINCHY WRITERS' CLUB ... Read more

    $12.99 AUD

  • The Elements of Eloquence

    How To Turn the Perfect English Phrase

    by Mark Forsyth ...
    FROM THE AUTHOR OF THE SUNDAY TIMES NUMBER ONE BESTSELLER THE ETYMOLOGICON.'An informative but highly entertaining journey through the figures of rhetoric ... Mark Forsyth wears his considerable knowledge lightly. He also writes beautifully.' David Marsh, Guardian.Mark Forsyth presents the secret of writing unforgettable phrases, uncovering the techniques that have made immortal such lines as 'To ... Read more

    $11.10 AUD $3.59 AUD

  • Creating Short Fiction

    by Damon Knight ...
    The classic guide to writing short fiction -- Revised & Expanded 3rd ed."What Knight doesn't know about writing the short story cannot be put into expository prose anyway."--Algis Budrys"Damon Knight is one of the preeminent teachers of writing in this country. Creating Short Fiction should be considered essential for all beginning writers... not to mention a few others, who've forgotten the ... Read more

    $8.19 AUD

  • On Writing

    A Memoir of the Craft

    by Stephen King ...
    There is a reason why Stephen King is one of the bestselling writers in the world, ever. Described in the Guardian as 'the most remarkable storyteller in modern American literature', Stephen King writes books that draw you in and are impossible to put down.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 ... Read more

    $12.99 AUD

  • Talk Bookish to Me

    The perfect laugh-out-loud summer romcom

    by Kate Bromley ...
    A hilarious romcom for fans of Beach Read and Much Ado About YouInspiration can be found in the most unlikely - and inconvenient - placesKara Sullivan is definitely not avoiding her deadline. After all, it's the week of her best friend's wedding and she's the maid of honour, so she's got lots of responsibilities. She's a bestselling romance novelist with seven novels under her belt, so she's a pro ... Read more

    $11.54 AUD

  • One Continuous Mistake

    Four Noble Truths for Writers

    by Gail Sher ...
    series Compass
    Based on the Zen philosophy that we learn more from our failures than from our successes, One Continuous Mistake teaches a refreshing new method for writing as spiritual practice.In this unique guide for writers of all levels, Gail Sher—a poet who is also a widely respected teacher of creative writing—combines the inspirational value of Julia Cameron's The Artist's Way with the spiritual focus of ... Read more

    $19.24 AUD

  • The Hero

    by Lee Child ...
    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 the page’ The TimesIn his first work of nonfiction, the creator of the multimillion-selling Jack Reacher series explores the endurance of heroes from Achilles to Bond, showing us how this age-old myth is a ... Read more

    $4.99 AUD

  • The War of Art

    Break Through the Blocks and Win Your Inner Creative Battles

    "A vital gem...a kick in the ass." -- Esquire"Amazingly cogent and smart on the psychology of creation." -- Jay McInerney"As I closed THE WAR OF ART, I felt a surge of positive calm. I now know I can win this war. And if I can, so can you." -- Robert McKee, bestselling author of STORYDO YOU:- Dream about writing a great novel?- Regret not finishing your paintings, poems, or screenplays?- Want to ... Read more

    $14.96 AUD

  • Nail Your Novel Instant Fix: 100 tips for fascinating characters

    by Roz Morris ...
    series Nail Your Novel
    Troubleshooting your fictional characters? Inventing a new person for your novel? This on-the-go checklist will help you hit the ground running. More than 100 tips from an expert editor, fiction ghostwriter and writing coach whose sales exceed 4 million copies.'Nail Your Novel is like a personal session with a writing mentor.'What makes a reader fall in love with your book? Whether you write a ... Read more

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  • Bird by Bird

    Some Instructions on Writing and Life

    by Anne Lamott ...
    An essential volume for generations of writers young and old, Bird by Bird is a modern classic. This twenty-fifth anniversary edition will continue to spark creative minds for years to come.For a quarter century, more than a million readers—scribes and scribblers of all ages and abilities—have been inspired by Anne Lamott’s hilarious, big-hearted, homespun advice. Advice that begins with the ... Read more

    $18.14 AUD

  • I Give You My Body

    Bestselling author Diana Gabaldon divulges the writing secrets behind the sex scenes in her wildly popular Outlander novels.“Ask me to your bed,” he said. “I shall come to ye.”In this revealing compendium, acclaimed writer Diana Gabaldon shares her invaluable lessons for creating an immersive reading experience, from evoking a mood to using the power of emotions to communicate physical intimacy. ... Read more

    $4.99 AUD

  • Wicked Pleasure: A Bound Hearts Novel

    by Lora Leigh ...
    #1 New York Times bestselling author Lora Leigh has captivated millions with her sizzling tales.Expect nothing less than complete surrender . . .Jaci Wright has been running from the Falladay twins, Chase and Cam, for seven years now. Fears of the desires they arouse in her, and the knowledge of the relationship they wanted with her, spurred her to run and seek a life travelling the globe.But now ... Read more

    $9.99 AUD

  • The Ode Less Travelled

    Unlocking the Poet Within

    by Stephen Fry ...
    Stephen Fry believes that if you can speak and read English you can write poetry. But it is no fun if you don't know where to start or have been led to believe that Anything Goes.Stephen, who has long written poems, and indeed has written long poems, for his own private pleasure, invites you to discover the incomparable delights of metre, rhyme and verse forms.Whether you want to write a ... Read more

    $14.99 AUD

  • In a Manner of Speaking

    Phrases, Expressions, and Proverbs and How We Use and Misuse Them

    by Colin McNairn ...
    What do the whole kit and caboodle,” the whole shebang,” the whole megillah,” the whole enchilada,” the whole nine yards,” the whole box and dice,” and the full Monty” have in common? They’re all expressions that mean the entire quantity,” and they’re all examples of the breadth and depth of the English-speaking world’s vocabulary.From the multitude of words and phrases in daily use, the author of ... Read more

    $15.99 AUD

  • The Negative Trait Thesaurus: A Writer's Guide to Character Flaws

    series Writers Helping Writers Series #2
    Crafting likable, interesting characters is a balancing act, and finding that perfect mix of strengths and weaknesses can be difficult. Not only does a well-drawn protagonist need positive attributes to help him succeed, he must also have flaws that humanize him and give him something to overcome. The same is true of villains and the rest of the story’s supporting cast. So how can writers figure ... Read more

    $8.97 AUD or Free with Kobo Plus

  • 1,000 Creative Writing Prompts, Volume 2

    More Ideas for Blogs, Scripts, Stories and More

    by Bryan Cohen ...
    Have You Ever Experienced Writer's Block? This Collection Of 1,000 Writing Prompts Is Just What You Need!  "This is a superb, very imaginative book that helps people, writers and non-writers, think of ideas," Israel, 5-star review. "A genuine treasure trove. I will never again complain of not knowing what to write!" Joel, 5-star review. "If you're stuck on just about any subject that might be ... Read more

    $2.99 AUD

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

    The UK Edition

    'An utterly delightful book to read, Dreyer's English will stand among the classics on how to use the English language properly.' ELIZABETH STROUT'A complete joy. For those who care about words - and for those who don't - Dreyer's English is the book we have all been waiting for. Wise, funny, no-nonsense, stylish and brilliantly practical.' RACHEL JOYCE_____________An indispensable, New York ... ... Read more

    $14.99 AUD

  • The Emotional Wound Thesaurus: A Writer's Guide to Psychological Trauma

    series Writers Helping Writers Series #6
    Readers connect to characters with depth, ones who have experienced life’s ups and downs. To deliver key players that are both realistic and compelling, writers must know them intimately—not only who they are in the present story, but also what made them that way. Of all the formative experiences in a character’s past, none are more destructive than emotional wounds. The aftershocks of trauma can ... Read more

    $8.97 AUD

  • If I Tell You I'll Have to Kill You

    Australia's top crime writers reveal their secrets

    Crime fiction is the single most popular genre in international publishing and Australia has some of the finest practitioners when it comes to walking the mean streets and nailing the bad guys.Whether you're a fan of crime fiction, true crime or a would-be crime writer, this collection of essays will provide laughter, understanding, insight, ideas, advice and hopefully some inspiration. Learn ... Read more

    $14.51 AUD

  • Take Off Your Pants!

    Outline Your Books for Faster, Better Writing (Revised Edition)

    by Libbie Hawker ...
    When it comes to writing books, are you a “plotter” or a “pantser?” Is one method really better than the other?In this instructional ebook, author Libbie Hawker explains the benefits and technique of planning a story before you begin to write. She’ll show you how to develop a foolproof character arc and plot, how to pace any book for a can’t-put-down reading experience, and how to ensure that your ... Read more

    $7.47 AUD

  • The Emotion Thesaurus: A Writer's Guide to Character Expression

    Second Edition

    series Writers Helping Writers Series #1
    The bestselling Emotion Thesaurus, often hailed as “the gold standard for writers” and credited with transforming how writers craft emotion, has now been expanded to include 55 new entries!One of the biggest struggles for writers is how to convey emotion to readers in a unique and compelling way. When showing our characters’ feelings, we often use the first idea that comes to mind, and they end up ... Read more

    $8.97 AUD

  • A Swim in a Pond in the Rain

    From the Man Booker Prize-winning, New York Times-bestselling author of Lincoln in the Bardo

    THE NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLERA 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 moment' Tessa Hadley, GuardianFrom the *New York Times-*bestselling, Booker Prize-winning author of Lincoln in the Bardo... ... Read more

    $20.89 AUD

  • Structuring Your Novel

    Essential Keys for Writing an Outstanding Story

    by K.M. Weiland ...
    Is Structure the Hidden Foundation of All Successful Stories?Why do some stories work and others don’t? The answer is structure. In this new guide from the author of the acclaimed Outlining Your Novel, you will discover the universal underpinnings that guarantee powerful plot and character arcs. An understanding of proper story and scene structure will help you to not only perfectly time your ... Read more

    $0.99 AUD

  • The Positive Trait Thesaurus: A Writer's Guide to Character Attributes

    series Writers Helping Writers Series #3
    It’s a writer’s job to create compelling characters who can withstand life’s fallout without giving up. But building authentic, memorable heroes is no easy task. To forge realistic characters, we must hobble them with flaws that set them back while giving them positive attributes to help them achieve their goals. So how do writers choose the right blend of strengths for their characters—attributes ... Read more

    $8.97 AUD or Free with Kobo Plus