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Composition & Creative Writing eBooks

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  • The Art of Memoir

    by Mary Karr ...
    Credited with sparking the current memoir explosion, Mary Karr’s The Liars’ Club spent more than a year at the top of the New York Times list. She followed with two other smash bestsellers: Cherry and Lit, which were critical hits as well.For thirty years Karr has also taught the form, winning teaching prizes at Syracuse. (The writing program there produced such acclaimed authors as Cheryl Strayed ... Read more

    $9.99 AUD

  • The Breakout Novelist

    How to Craft Novels That Stand Out and Sell

    by Donald Maass ...
    The all-inclusive guide for novel writersIf you're serious about making your fiction vibrant, engaging, and marketable, you've found the right book. The Breakout Novelist gives you the craft and business know-how you need to make your book stand out.Inside, veteran agent Donald Maass brings together the most innovative and practical information from his workshops and previous books to lead you ... Read more

    $19.99 AUD

  • Wired for Story

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

    by Lisa Cron ...
    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 brain craves from every tale it encounters, what fuels the success of any great story, and what keeps readers transfixed. Wired for Story reveals these cognitive secrets—and it’s a game-changer for anyone who ... Read more

    $16.99 AUD

  • Novelist as a Vocation

    The master storyteller on writing and creativity

    Translated by Philip Gabriel, Ted Goossen ...
    Discover the secrets of one of the world's most successful writers. This is the ultimate Christmas gift for aspiring writers and Murakami fans alike.In this engaging book, the internationally best-selling author and famously reclusive writer 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 ... Read more

    $14.99 AUD

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

    Second Edition

    Book 1 - Writers Helping Writers Series
    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

    $8.79 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

    $16.99 AUD

  • Guilty Pleasure: A Bound Hearts Novel

    by Lora Leigh ...
    #1 New York Times bestselling author Lora Leigh has captivated millions with her sizzling tales.When FBI agent Marty Matthews is assigned to shadow Khalid, a dangerous, forbidden man who has haunted her dreams for years, she struggles against her desires for him. That is, until Khalid is cleared and Marty freed from her assignment. Now all bets are off . . .The beautiful, fierce Marty Matthews is ... Read more

    $10.99 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

    $4.99 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

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  • 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

    $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

    $4.99 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

  • 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

  • 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

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

    Book 2 - Writers Helping Writers Series
    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

    $8.79 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

  • 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

  • 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

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

    Book 6 - Writers Helping Writers Series
    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

    $8.79 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

    $14.99 AUD

  • Save the Cat! Writes a Novel

    The Last Book On Novel Writing You'll Ever Need

    by Jessica Brody ...
    series Save the Cat!
    The first novel-writing guide from the best-selling Save the Cat! story-structure series, which reveals the 15 essential plot points needed to make any novel a success.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 "beats" (plot points) that comprise a ... Read more

    $7.99 AUD

  • 5 Secrets of Story Structure: How to Write a Novel That Stands Out

    by K.M. Weiland ...
    Book 6 - Helping Writers Become Authors
    Want to take your writing to the next level? Discover the “secrets” of story structure other authors are overlooking!If you’ve read all the books on story structure and concluded there has to be more to it than just three acts and a couple of plot points, then you’re absolutely right! It’s time to notch up your writing education from “basic” to “black belt.” Internationally published author K.M. ... Read more

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