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  • Kiss My Asterisk

    A Feisty Guide to Punctuation and Grammar

    by Jenny Baranick

    Grammar has finally let its hair down! Unlike uptight grammar books that overwhelm us with every single grammar rule, Kiss My Asterisk is like a bikini: it’s fun, flirty, and covers only the most important bits. Its lessons, which are 100 percent free of complicated grammar jargon, have been carefully selected to include today’s most common, noticeable errors-the ones that confuse our readers or ... Read more

    $15.99 AUD

  • Outlining Your Novel: Map Your Way to Success

    by K.M. Weiland

    Can Outlining Help You Write a Better Story?Writers often look upon outlines with fear and trembling. But when properly understood and correctly wielded, the outline is one of the most powerful weapons in a writer’s arsenal.Outlining Your Novel: Map Your Way to Success will:Help you choose the right type of outline for youGuide you in brainstorming plot ideasAid you in discovering your ... Read more

    $7.66 AUD

  • 2k to 10k: Writing Faster, Writing Better, and Writing More of What You Love

    by Rachel Aaron

    "I loved this book! So helpful!" -- Courtney Milan, New York Times Best Selling author of The Governess Affair"Have you ever wanted to double your daily word counts? Do you feel like you're crawling through your story, struggling for each paragraph? Would you like to get more words every day without increasing the time you spend writing or sacrificing quality? It's not impossible, it's not even ... Read more

    $4.99 AUD

  • Between You & Me

    Confessions of a Comma Queen

    by Mary Norris

    The most irreverent and enjoyable book on language since Eats, Shoots & Leaves.Mary Norris has spent more than three decades guarding the New Yorker's grand traditions of grammar and usage. Now she brings her vast experience and sharpened pencil to help the rest of us, in a charming language book as full of life as it is of practical advice.Between You & Me features Norris's hilarious exhortations ... Read more

    $19.57 AUD

  • The Editor's Companion

    by Janet Mackenzie

    As the knowledge economy takes shape, editors face many challenges. Technology is transforming publishing, text is losing out to graphics, and writing is distorted by cliché, hype and spin. More than ever, editors are needed to add value to information and to rescue readers from boredom and confusion. The Editor's Companion explains the traditional skills of editing for publication and how to ... Read more

    $41.13 AUD

  • The Australian Editing Handbook

    by Elizabeth Flann and 2 more

    The ultimate editing handbook, updated for the digital ageThe Australian Editing Handbook has become an industry standard, recommended by the Society of Editors, and holds a prominent place on the shelves of writers, editors and students alike. Authors Elizabeth Flann, Beryl Hill and Lan Wang have assembled a comprehensive guide to every aspect of the editing process, from working with authors and ... Read more

    $39.99 AUD

  • Rock Your Revisions

    A Simple System for Revising Your Novel

    by Cathy Yardley

    series Rock Your Writing
    Do you feel overwhelmed trying to revise your novel? Faced with a hot mess of rough draft, maybe you feel confused, unsure of what to fix -- or rather, what to fix first! Editing fiction takes a slightly different mindset than writing the first rough pass of a novel. There are a lot of moving parts in a work of fiction. The trick is to not try and tackle everything at once. ROCK YOUR REVISIONS: A ... Read more

    $4.59 AUD

  • How To Write A Book ASAP

    by Garrett Pierson

    Have you ever wanted to write a book?Have you started to write your book, but weren't able to finish?Are you ready to learn how to get a book published?Discover inside secrets to:- Writing a book fast- Where and how to start writing your book- Finding the time in your busy life to write and finish a bookPublishing a book the easy wayAchieving real and practical writing resultsThis book is for ... Read more

    $7.66 AUD

  • Do I Make Myself Clear?

    Why Writing Well Matters

    by Harold Evans

    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 Make Myself Clear?, his definitive guide to writing well, Evans brings his indispensable insight to the art of clear communication.The right words are oxygen to our ideas, but the digital era, with ... Read more

    $12.99 AUD

  • Writing Young Adult Fiction For Dummies

    by Deborah Halverson and 1 more

    Your hands-on, friendly guide to writing young adult fictionWith young adult book sales rising, and bestselling authors like J.K. Rowling and Stephenie Meyer exploding onto the scene, aspiring YA writers are more numerous than ever. Are you interested in writing a young adult novel, but aren't sure how to fit the style that appeals to young readers?Writing Young Adult Fiction For Dummies gives you ... Read more

    $26.99 AUD

  • The Elements of Style, Fourth Edition

    by William Strunk and 2 more

    'The Elements of Style' (1918), by William Strunk, Jr., is an American English writing style guide. It is the best-known, most influential prescriptive treatment of English grammar and usage, and often is required reading and usage in U.S. high school and university composition classes. This edition of 'The Elements of Style' details eight elementary rules of usage, ten elementary principles of ... Read more

    $0.99 AUD

  • Writing Active Hooks Book 1: Action, Emotion, Surprise and More

    Writing Active Hooks, #1

    by Mary Buckham

    series Writing Active Hooks #1
    Many writers have heard of hooks, and have heard we should use them in our manuscripts as a tool to engage readers and keep them engaged, but what we’re not told is how to identify what a hook is or where to use them to maximize them other than in that key opening line.In this book we’ll look at five specific types of hooks. There are more, but these are the most common, and the most universal, ... Read more

    $2.99 AUD

  • Showing and Telling in Fiction

    by Marcy Kennedy

    series Busy Writer's Guides
    You’ve heard the advice “show, don’t tell” until you can’t stand to hear it anymore. Yet fiction writers of all levels still seem to struggle with it.There are three reasons for this. The first is that this isn’t an absolute rule. Telling isn’t always wrong. The second is that we lack a clear way of understanding the difference between showing and telling. The third is that we’re told "show, don’t ... Read more

    $5.75 AUD

  • 13 Steps To Evil

    How To Craft Superbad Villains

    by Sacha Black

    Your hero is not the most important character in your book. Your villain is.Are you fed up of drowning in one-dimensional villains? Frustrated with creating clichés? And failing to get your reader to root for your villain?In 13 Steps to Evil, you’ll discover:How to develop a villain’s mindsetA step-by-step guide to creating your villain from the ground upWhy getting to the core of a villain’s ... Read more

    $5.99 AUD

  • How to Edit a Novel

    by Charlotte Nash

    Knowing what's wrong with your book's first draft is one thing. Having a process to fix it is another. The PAPER method is a complete system for editing a novel that allows creativity to flourish while taking control of your project. Lose fear and panic, meet your deadlines, know what to do, where to do it, and when you'll be finished. ... Read more

    $3.99 AUD

  • First You Write a Sentence.

    The Elements of Reading, Writing … and Life.

    by Joe Moran

    A STYLE GUIDE BY STEALTH - HOW ANYONE CAN WRITE WELL (AND FULLY ENJOY GOOD WRITING)**'**Joe Moran is a wonderfully sharp writer, calm, precise and quietly comical' Craig BrownAdvanced maths has no practical use, and is understood by few. A symphony can be enjoyed, but created only by a genius. Good writing, however, can be written (and read) by anyone if we give it the gift of our time.Enter ... Read more

    $14.99 AUD

  • The Chicago Guide to Grammar, Usage, and Punctuation

    by Bryan A. Garner

    series Chicago Guides to Writing, Editing, and Publishing
    The authoritative guide to using the English language effectively, from “the greatest writer on grammar and usage that this country has ever produced” (David Yerkes, Columbia University).The author of The Chicago Manual of Style’s popular “Grammar and Usage” chapter, Bryan A. Garner is renowned for explaining the vagaries of English with absolute precision and utmost clarity. With The Chicago ... Read more

    $21.99 AUD

  • Understanding Show, Don't Tell (And Really Getting It)

    Skill Builders, #1

    by Janice Hardy

    series Skill Builders #1
    **Do you struggle with show, don't tell? You don't have to. **Award-winning author Janice Hardy (and founder of the popular writing site, Fiction University) takes you deep into one of the most frustrating aspects of writing--showing, and not telling. She'll help you understand what show, don't tell means, teach you how to spot told prose in your writing, and reveal why common advice on how to fix ... Read more

    $5.99 AUD

  • Writing A Page-Turner

    by Mark J Dawson and 1 more

    Elizabeth Bailey presents the five editing maxims you need to know to create a page-turner:•    Cut to the chase•    Stay in the character’s head•    Leave out the waffle•    Keep it simple•    Trust your readerIn this essential guide for new authors, Bailey and Dawson set out the hard truths that will make your book better and save you money and time on editing. ... Read more

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  • Deep Point of View

    by Marcy Kennedy

    series Busy Writer's Guide
    Do you want readers to be so caught up in your book that they forget they’re reading?Then you need deep POV.Deep POV takes the reader and places them inside of our characters—hearing their thoughts, feeling their emotions, and living the story through them. Compared to other writing styles, it builds a stronger emotional connection between the reader and our characters, creates the feeling of a ... Read more

    $6.91 AUD

  • Tips from a Publisher

    A Guide to Writing, Editing, Submitting and Publishing Your Book

    by Scott Pack

    From a handy introduction to how the publishing world works, and how authors fit into it, to practical tips on writing your book, strategies for editing and re-writing, Tips from a Publisher is an indispensable guide for authors.Helping you create the perfect submission and telling you the truth about what happens once you get published, it is crammed full of common-sense advice, and some trade ... Read more

    $12.64 AUD

  • Under Cover

    adventures in the art of editing

    by Craig Munro

    Craig Munro began his blue-pencil adventures at the University of Queensland Press in 1971. Over the next thirty years, he became friend, counsellor, and occasionally foil to some of the country’s leading authors.From a champagne-fuelled telegram to Patrick White to a run-in with Xavier Herbert, Craig’s editorial life was punctuated by encounters with remarkable writers. Championing the early ... Read more

    $25.51 AUD

  • 13 Steps To Evil: How To Craft A Superbad Villain

    Workbook

    by Sacha Black

    series Better Writers Series
    Sacha Black’s book 13 Steps To Evil – How To Craft A Superbad Villain showed writers how to create their ultimate villain in an easy and humorous, step-by-step guide.This workbook puts those lessons to use by building on each chapter in 13 Steps To Evil and guiding you through the development of your indisputable bad guy. It’s time to get to the core of your villain and supersize that evil.Inside ... Read more

    $4.99 AUD

  • Writing a Romance Novel For Dummies

    by Leslie Wainger

    In love with romance novels? You’re not alone!Romance is today’s most popular fiction genre, accounting for more than half of all mass market fiction sold. If you’re looking to make a serious effort at writing a romance and getting it published in today’s multifaceted markets, you need to learn as much as you can about this highly successful field—especially how to create the perfect heroes and ... Read more

    $26.99 AUD