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  • Wifedom

    Mrs Orwell's Invisible Life

    by Anna Funder ...
    'Simply, a masterpiece. Here, Anna Funder not only re-makes the art of biography, she resurrects a woman in full. And this in a narrative that grips the reader and unfolds through some of the most consequential moments - historical and cultural - of the twentieth century.' - Geraldine Brooks‘There’s exhilaration in reading every brilliant word.’ – Chloe HooperLooking for wonder and some reprieve ... Read more

    $16.99 AUD

  • Time to Write

    by Emily Winslow ...
    Have you always wanted to write a novel?Emily Winslow will help you develop the mindset and skills to get you started, keep you going, and see you through. Time to Write is a creative writing guide aimed at anyone who wants to write a novel and could use some support.It contains 49 lessons, each easy to read and packed with insights based on experience. Emily has taken her own work to high levels ... Read more

    $12.99 AUD $0.99 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

    $16.99 AUD

  • Writing Fiction

    A Guide to Narrative Craft

    series Chicago Guides to Writing, Editing, and Publishing
    This updated edition of the classic, comprehensive guide to creative writing features new topics and writing prompts, contemporary examples, and more.A creative writer’s shelf should hold at least three essential books: a dictionary, a style guide, and Janet Burroway’s Writing Fiction. This best-selling classic is the most widely used creative writing text in America, and for decades it has helped ... Read more

    $25.99 AUD or Free with Kobo Plus

  • Novelist as a Vocation

    ‘Every creative person should read this short book’ Literary Review

    Translated by Philip Gabriel, Ted Goossen ...
    A unique look at the craft of writing from a bestselling master of storytelling. The perfect gift for all book lovers.In this engaging book, the internationally best-selling author shares with readers what he thinks about being a novelist; his thoughts on the role of the novel in our society; his own origins as a writer; and his musings on the sparks of creativity that inspire other writers, ... Read more

    $16.99 AUD

  • Talk Bookish to Me

    The perfect laugh-out-loud romcom to curl up with this Christmas

    by Kate Bromley ...
    A hilarious romcom for fans of The Hating Game and Beach ReadInspiration 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

    $9.99 AUD

  • Making Shapely Fiction

    by Jerome Stern ...
    A deft analysis and appreciation of fiction—what makes it work and what can make it fail.Here is a book about the craft of writing fiction that is thoroughly useful from the first to the last page—whether the reader is a beginner, a seasoned writer, or a teacher of writing. You will see how a work takes form and shape once you grasp the principles of momentum, tension, and immediacy. "Tension," ... Read more

    $17.99 AUD

  • How to Write About Contemporary Art

    This is the definitive guide to writing engagingly about the art of our time. Invaluable for students, arts professionals and other writers, it brims with practical tips that range across the full spectrum of art-writing including academic essays; press releases and news articles; texts for auction and exhibition catalogues, gallery guides and wall labels; op-ed journalism and exhibition reviews ... Read more

    $23.99 AUD

  • Write Away: One Novelist's Approach To Fiction and the Writing Life

    Elizabeth George is one of the most successful writers of crime fiction in the world. All her novels have appeared on bestseller lists in the UK, USA and Australia and several of them have been adapted for television by the BBC as the Inspector Lynley Mysteries. She has also written a collection of short stories and edited two crime anthologies. Now she shares this wealth of experience with would ... Read more

    $12.99 AUD

  • The Writing Life

    by Annie Dillard ...
    "For nonwriters, it is a glimpse into the trials and satisfactions of a life spent with words. For writers, it is a warm, rambling, conversation with a stimulating and extraordinarily talented colleague." — Chicago TribuneFrom Pulitzer Prize-winning Annie Dillard, a collection that illuminates the dedication and daring that characterizes a writer's life.In these short essays, Annie Dillard—the ... Read more

    $11.99 AUD

  • The Elements of Style, Fourth Edition

    The Elements of Style is a prescriptive American English writing style guide in numerous editions. The original was composed by William Strunk Jr., in 1918, and published by Harcourt, in 1920, comprising eight "elementary rules of usage", ten "elementary principles of composition", "a few matters of form", a list of 49 "words and expressions commonly misused", and a list of 57 "words often ... Read more

    $0.99 AUD or Free with Kobo Plus

  • Creativity

    A Short and Cheerful Guide

    by John Cleese ...
    ____________________________We can all be more creative. John Cleese shows us how.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 that anyone can acquire. Drawing on his lifelong experience as a writer, he shares his insights into the nature of ... Read more

    $14.99 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

    $10.99 AUD

  • Hell of a Book

    WINNER of the National Book Award for Fiction

    by Jason Mott ...
    WINNER - NATIONAL BOOK AWARD FOR FICTION 2021AN ENTERTAINMENT WEEKLY 'MUST READ'A TODAY SHOW BOOK CLUB PICK* * * * *Discover this astonishing work of fiction from award-winning, NEW YORK TIMES bestselling author Jason Mott.'Powerful, timely and provocative' ABI DARÉ**, author of GIRL WITH A LOUDING VOICE**'Jason Mott truly has ... ... Read more

    $12.99 AUD

  • Get a Grip on Your Grammar

    250 Writing and Editing Reminders for the Curious or Confused

    by Kris Spisak ...
    “A useful reference [and] a fun read, chock-full of telling examples and pop-culture references.” —Charles Euchner, author of Keep It ShortMost of us are not poets or novelists, but we are all writers. We email, text, and post; we craft memos and reports, menus and outdoor signage, birthday cards and sticky notes on the fridge. And just as we should think before we speak, we need to think before ... Read more

    $21.99 AUD or Free with Kobo Plus

  • 100 Ways to Improve Your Writing (Updated)

    Proven Professional Techniques for Writing with Style and Power

    by Gary Provost ...
    The classic text on writing well, now refreshed and updated—an essential text for writers of all ages.This is the one guide that anyone who writes—whether student, businessperson, or professional writer—should keep on his or her desk. Filled with professional tips and a wealth of instructive examples, 100 Ways to Improve Your Writing can help solve any writing problem.In this compact, easy-to-use ... Read more

    $11.99 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

    $6.99 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

  • 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

    $14.66 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


  • Bird by Bird

    Some Instructions on Writing and Life

    by Anne Lamott ...
    NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • An essential volume for generations of writers young and old. The twenty-fifth anniversary edition of this modern classic will continue to spark creative minds for years to come. Anne Lamott is "a warm, generous, and hilarious guide through the writer’s world and its treacherous swamps" (Los Angeles Times).**“Superb writing advice…. Hilarious, helpful, and provocative.” ... Read more

    $17.99 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 BESTSELLERPICKED BY THE SUNDAY TIMES, GUARDIAN, INDEPENDENT, IRISH TIMES, SPECTATOR, TLS, NEW STATESMAN, MAIL ON SUNDAY, I PAPER, PROSPECT, REVEW31 AND EVENING STANDARD AS A BOOK OF 2021'A masterclass from a warm and engagingly enthusiastic companion' Guardian Summer Reading Picks 2021</str... ... Read more

    $15.99 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

    $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

    $16.99 AUD