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  • Finding Love at Mermaid Terrace

    an utterly heartwarming, feel good spring romance

    by Kate Forster ...
    Love comes when you least expect it...Tressa Buckland likes her quiet life in Port Lowdy, with its cobbled streets and colourful terraced houses overlooking the sea. Her job at the local paper allows her to pursue her art in her free time, with no one but her tabby cat Ginger Pickles to mind her in Mermaid Terrace. But then the owner of the paper is called away on an emergency, and it's up to ... Read more

    $1.99 AUD

  • With the Falling of the Dusk

    by Stan Grant ...
    A deeply powerful, poetic and compelling book on the challenges facing our world, from one of Australia's most experienced journalists and international commentators, Stan Grant.History is turning.In only a few short decades, we have come a long way from Francis Fukuyama's declaration of the 'end of history' and the triumph of liberal democracy in 1989. Now, with the inexorable rise of China, the ... Read more

    $12.99 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

    $17.15 AUD

  • Into The Woods

    How Stories Work and Why We Tell Them

    by John Yorke ...
    'The best book on the subject I've read. Quite brilliant' Tony Jordan, creator/writer, Life on Mars, HustleWe all love stories. But why do we tell them? And why do all stories function in an eerily similar way? John Yorke, creator of the BBC Writers' Academy, has brought a vast array of drama to British screens. Here he takes us on a journey to the heart of storytelling, revealing that there truly ... Read more

    $14.99 AUD

  • The Occupation Thesaurus: A Writer's Guide to Jobs, Vocations, and Careers

    series Writers Helping Writers #7
    What if there was a shortcut for helping readers get to know your characters? Would you take it?Characters are as complex as people and revealing their inner layers without chunky blocks of pace-stopping description is a challenge. The Occupation Thesaurus can help you unlock one of the best tools in your show-don’t-tell writing kit: a character’s job.Occupations are part of our everyday world, ... Read more

    $8.54 AUD

  • Dramatic Techniques for Creative Writers: Turbo-Charge Your Writing

    Method Writing, #2

    by Jules Horne ...
    series Method Writing #2
    ★★★ARE YOU READY TO RAISE YOUR WRITING GAME? Discover ADVANCED CREATIVE WRITING TECHNIQUES to take your fiction, drama and poetry to a new level! ★★★Dramatic techniques are all about bold, clear, high-impact writing. Once you discover the craft concepts used by screen and stage writers to bring stories to life, you'll never look back.Dramatic techniques work. They've survived the bearpit of live ... Read more

    $13.99 AUD

  • Creating Character Arcs: The Masterful Author's Guide to Uniting Story Structure, Plot, and Character Development

    by K.M. Weiland ...
    series Helping Writers Become Authors #7
    Powerful Character Arcs Create Powerful StoriesHave you written a story with an exciting concept and interesting characters—but it just isn’t grabbing the attention of readers or agents? It’s time to look deeper into the story beats that create realistic and compelling character arcs. Internationally published, award-winning novelist K.M. Weiland shares her acclaimed method for achieving memorable ... Read more

    $7.11 AUD

  • Making It in Historical Fiction

    by Libbie Hawker ...
    The bestselling author of Take Off Your Pants!, the popular outlining guide for writers, is back with another how-to manual for those seeking to start a career in historical fiction.There’s no doubt that historical fiction is popular with readers. In fact, the genre is expanding all the time, gaining market share and influencing other media at a rapid pace. But the HF market has some peculiar ... Read more

    $3.99 AUD

  • Gaudy Night

    When Harriet Vane attends her Oxford reunion, known as the Gaudy, the prim academic setting is haunted by a rash of bizarre pranks: scrawled obscenities, burnt effigies, and poison-pen letters, including one that says, "Ask your boyfriend with the title if he likes arsenic in his soup." Some of the notes threaten murder; all are perfectly ghastly; yet in spite of their scurrilous nature, all are ... Read more

    $0.99 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

    $14.24 AUD

  • Alice in Wonderland: The Complete Collection

    by Lewis Carroll ...
    Here you will find the 'Alice in Wonderland' complete collection: - Alice's Adventures Under Ground - Alice's Adventures in Wonderland - Through the Looking Glass - The Hunting of the Snark - The Nursery 'Alice' As a bonus, you will also find a chapter from Through the Looking Glass that was lost for more than 100 years. ... Read more

    $0.99 AUD

  • Men of Letters: The Playboy Interview

    50 Years of the Playboy Interview

    The writers who crafted the innovative ideas, characters and worlds that changed our perception of reality and shaped our future are revealed in probing, wide-ranging and provocative interviews that first appeared in Playboy magazine. From the masters of the stage like Henry Miller and Tennessee Williams to the controversial revolutionaries of the word Vladimir Nabokov and Allen Ginsberg to the ... Read more

    $7.11 AUD

  • Beyond Style

    by Gary Provost ...
    To write well, you must reach beyond the classroom basics of composition, get a grip on the more complex concepts, and learn how to create books, articles, and stories that move—not only from the editor’s desk to the bookstore, but also in the minds of your readers. In this book, accomplished writer Gary Provost helps you tackle that tough task. Here you’ll touch the soul of fine fiction and ... Read more

    $5.69 AUD

  • 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

    $10.00 AUD

  • Make Every Word Count

    by Gary Provost ...
    From the author of Beyond Style: Mastering the Finer Points of Writing, Gary Provost's Make Every Word Count is a guide to assist writers of both fiction and nonfiction. Topics include: style, use of jargon, avoiding cliches, tone, intention, characterization, credibility, description, dialogue, viewpoints, and many more. ... Read more

    $5.69 AUD

  • Make Your Words Work

    by Gary Provost ...
    Gary Provost practices what he preaches in Make Your Words Work. He helps you learn to write well by, among other things, writing well himself. His warm, witty, entertaining instruction teams with solid examples as well as exercises. Get the good word now. This is the writing course to help you make your work more powerful, more readable, more salable. ... Read more

    $5.69 AUD

  • Don't Believe A Word

    The Surprising Truth About Language

    ***'Wonderful. You finish the book more alive than ever to the enduring mystery and miracle of that thing that makes us most human' STEPHEN FRY'Most popular books on language dumb down; Shariatmadari's smartens things up, and is all the more entertaining for it' THE SUNDAY TIMES, a Book of the Year'A meaty, rewarding and necessary read' GUARDIAN'Fascinating and thought-provoking . . . cramme... ... Read more

    $12.99 AUD

  • Chernobyl Prayer

    Voices from Chernobyl

    Translated by Anna Gunin, Arch Tait ...
    series Penguin Modern Classics
    A startling history of the Chernobyl disaster by Svetlana Alexievich, the winner of the Nobel prize in literature 2015On 26 April 1986, at 1.23am, a series of explosions shook the Chernobyl nuclear reactor. Flames lit up the sky and radiation escaped to contaminate the land and poison the people for years to come. While officials tried to hush up the accident, Svetlana Alexievich spent years ... Read more

    $14.99 AUD

  • How to Tell a Story

    Drawing on Provost's proven philosophies, Rubie examines every facet of storytelling, from narrative hooks to fulfilling climaxes. Through advice, exercises, and an outstanding array of examples, you'll learn to create gripping narratives powered by strong characters. You'll discover the secrets of sequencing, of weaving subplots into rich stories, of manipulating story pace to increase conflict, ... Read more

    $5.69 AUD

  • Don't Sleep, There are Snakes

    Life and Language in the Amazonian Jungle

    Although Daniel Everett was a missionary, far from converting the Pirahãs, they converted him. He shows the slow, meticulous steps by which he gradually mastered their language and his gradual realisation that its unusual nature closely reflected its speakers' startlingly original perceptions of the world.Everett describes how he began to realise that his discoveries about the Pirahã language ... Read more

    $12.31 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

  • Paperweight

    by Stephen Fry ...
    A hilarious collection of the many articles written by Stephen Fry for magazines, newspapers and radio. It includes selected wireless essays of Donald Trefusis, the ageing professor of philology brought to life in Fry's novel The Liar, and the best of Fry's weekly column for the Daily Telegraph.Perfect to dip into but just as enjoyable to read cover to cover, this book, perhaps more than any other ... Read more

    $14.99 AUD

  • How to Write Faster

    A Busy Writer's Guide

    by Marcy Kennedy ...
    series Busy Writer's Guides
    In How to Write Faster: A Busy Writer’s Guide you’ll learn eight techniques that can help you double your word count in a way that’s sustainable and doesn’t sacrifice the quality of your writing in favor of quantity.In our new digital era, writers are expected to produce multiple books and short stories a year, and to somehow still find time to build a platform through blogging and social media. ... Read more

    $2.31 AUD

  • BLANK PAGE TO FINAL DRAFT

    How to Plot, Write, and Edit a Novel, Step by Step

    by Bryn Donovan ...
    Finally finish a novel…or write your best novel yet…while living your busy life.From executive editor and writing coach Bryn Donovan comes the step-by-step guide to plan, write, and edit your novel. Even if you’re a full-time employee, a student, or a parent, you can complete a novel that’s polished and ready to submit to agents and editors or to self-publish. Do one step a week to finish in one ... Read more

    $8.54 AUD