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  • Story Genius

    How to Use Brain Science to Go Beyond Outlining and Write a Riveting Novel (Before You Waste Three Years Writing 327 Pages That Go Nowhere)

    by Lisa Cron ...
    Following on the heels of Lisa Cron's breakout first book, Wired for Story, this writing guide reveals how to use cognitive storytelling strategies to build a scene-by-scene blueprint for a riveting story.It’s every novelist’s greatest fear: pouring their blood, sweat, and tears into writing hundreds of pages only to realize that their story has no sense of urgency, no internal logic, and so is a ... Read more


  • The Rumi Collection

    An Anthology of Translations of Mevlana Jalaluddin Rumi

    A rich introduction to the work of Rumi by the foremost scholar on the great mystical poet, featuring leading literary translations of his verse by Coleman Barks, Robert Bly, Andrew Harvey, Kabir Helminski, Camille Helminski, Daniel Liebert, and Peter Lamborn Wilson.Rumi's poems are beloved for their touching perceptions of humanity and the Divine. To display the major themes of Rumi's work, each ... Read more


  • A Chance in a Million

    A delightful, heartfelt love story to escape with

    by T.A. Williams ...
    Series Book 3 - Love from Italy
    Fate brought them together, now it’s up to them to make it work…Having left the army to recover from a traumatic experience, Captain Jane Reed is on her way to Venice to assist Lady Veronica Cooper, a world-famous writer who has lost her mojo. Plagued by grief and sleepless nights, Jane soon finds a kindred spirit in Veronica, coping with her own loss after the death of her husband.When the two ... Read more

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  • Portable Magic

    A History of Books and their Readers

    by Emma Smith ...
    'A fascinating journey into our relationship with the physical book...I lost count of the times I exclaimed with delight when I read a nugget of information I hadn't encountered before' Val McDermid, The TimesMost of what we say about books is really about the words inside them: the rosy nostalgic glow for childhood reading, the lifetime companionship of a much-loved novel. But books are things as ... Read more

    £7.99 £5.99

  • 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


  • Structuring Your Novel Box Set

    by K.M. Weiland ...
    2 Bestselling Guides Packed With Tips to Help You Brainstorm and Plan Your Best StoryFrom Award-Winning and Internationally Published Writing Mentor K.M. WeilandWith almost 500 pages of step-by-step guidance, these two individual books have 340+ five star reviews on Amazon and have helped thousands of authors write better books.Is Structure the Hidden Foundation of All Successful Stories?These ... Read more

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  • Down and Out in Paris and London

    by George Orwell ...
    'You have talked so often of going to the dogs - and well, here are the dogs, and you have reached them.' George Orwell's vivid memoir of his time among the desperately poor and destitute in London and Paris is a moving tour of the underworld of society. Here he painstakingly documents a world of unrelenting drudgery and squalor - sleeping in bug-infested hostels and doss houses, working as a ... Read more

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  • On Editing

    How to edit your novel the professional way

    "Highly recommended: On Editing is indispensable reading for anyone who is or wants to be a writer. Every desk should have a copy!"- Dr Samantha J. Rayner, Director of the Centre for Publishing, UCL"On Editing is a feast with many courses. When you have finished this book, you will feel encouraged, empowered, and indomitable. If you are writing-or editing-a novel, you could do no better than to ... Read more


  • Collins Letter Writing

    by Collins ...
    The only guide you’ll ever need to help you write better letters, whether for business or pleasure.The world gets smaller and contacts get faster but whether it’s by computer or with pen-and-ink, the need to be able to communicate effectively in writing remains as important as ever. So whether you want to get in touch with a pen-pal, an e-pal, your bank manager, the editor of a newspaper, to make ... Read more


  • The Complete Art of World Building

    The Art of World Building

    Series series The Art of World Building
    Creating a unique, immersive setting one world at a timeA guide for authors, gamers, and hobbyistsThe Complete Art of World Building brings together volumes 1-3 in The Art of World Building series. This how-to guide will make readers a master of inventing imaginary worlds and help a setting stand out from the multitude of fantasy and SF worlds audiences see.Creating Life (#1) teaches readers how ... Read more

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  • Novelist as a Vocation

    An exploration of a writer’s life from the Sunday Times bestselling author

    Translated by Philip Gabriel, Ted Goossen ...
    Words have power. Yet that power must be rooted in truth and justice. Words must never stand apart from those principles.'You end this **collection…vowing to never let life, or writing, get so complicated again'**GuardianReaders who have long wondered where the mysterious novelist gets his ideas and what inspires his beautifully surreal worlds will be fascinated by this highly personal look at the ... Read more

    £7.99 £1.99

  • Writing to Be Understood

    by Anne Janzer ...
    Have you ever wondered what makes your favorite nonfiction books so compelling, understandable, or enjoyable to read? Those works connect with you, as a reader.When you recognize what's happening, you can apply those same methods to your own writing.Writing To Be Understood is the thinking writer's guide to effective nonfiction writing techniques, such as:Using analogies to illustrate unseen ... Read more

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  • Mastering the Process

    From Idea to Novel

    'After a number of years teaching writing courses and appearing at writers' conferences, I began to see that creating a process book utilising one of my novels as an example of each step of my process might prove useful to people who are interested in novel writing or in how this individual writer approaches the complicated task of putting together a British crime novel.'As the author of twenty ... Read more


  • 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


  • Bleaker House

    Chasing My Novel to the End of the World

    by Nell Stevens ...
    'Perfect' Lena Dunham 'This year's literary sensation' Evening StandardHow far would you travel to become a writer?8000 miles from home1085 calories a day3 months to write the novel that would make her nameAt least that was the plan. But when Nell Stevens travelled to Bleaker Island in the Falklands (official population: two) she didn’t count on the isolation getting to her . . .<... ... Read more


  • Wordslut

    A Feminist Guide to Taking Back the English Language

    “As funny as it is informative, this book will have you laughing out loud while you contemplate the revolutionary power of words.” —Camille Perri, author of The Assistants and When Katie Met CassidyA brash, enlightening, and wildly entertaining feminist look at gendered language and the way it shapes us.The word bitch conjures many images, but it is most often meant to describe an unpleasant woman ... Read more


  • A writer's guide to Ancient Rome

    ‘A really fun idea for a book - and full of great stuff.’ Greg Jenner, Public Historian This is the perfect guide for any writer who wants to recreate the Roman world accurately in their fiction. It will aid any novelist, screenwriter, games designer or re-enactor in populating their story with authentic characters and scenes, costumes and locations. Written from a historian’s perspective, this ... Read more


  • One Day in the Life of the English Language

    A Microcosmic Usage Handbook

    A one-of-a-kind handbook that uses a day in the life of written English to illustrate the benefits of effective grammarGenerations of student writers have been subjected to usage handbooks that proclaim, "This is the correct form. Learn it"—books that lay out a grammar, but don't inspire students to use it. By contrast, this antihandbook handbook, presenting some three hundred sentences drawn from ... Read more


  • Writing Tools

    55 Essential Strategies for Every Writer

    A special 10th anniversary edition of Roy Peter Clark's bestselling guide to writing, featuring five bonus tools.Ten years ago, Roy Peter Clark, America's most influential writing teacher, whittled down almost thirty years of experience in journalism, writing, and teaching into a series of fifty short essays on different aspects of writing. In the past decade, Writing Tools has become a classic ... Read more

    £8.49 £3.99

  • Digital Zettelkasten

    Principles, Methods, & Examples

    by David Kadavy ...
    Are you an academic, author, or blogger or anyone else who wants to make writing a breeze?The Zettelkasten method is the perfect way to harness the power of technology to remember what you read and boost creativity. Invented in the 16th century, and practiced to its fullest extent by a German sociologist who wrote more than seventy books and hundreds of articles, the Zettelkasten method is ... Read more

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  • 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


  • The Elements of Style

    The Elements of Style is an American English writing style guide. It is one of the most influential and best-known prescriptive treatments of English grammar and usage in the United States. It originally detailed eight elementary rules of usage, ten elementary principles of composition, and "a few matters of form" as well as a list of commonly misused words and expressions. Updated editions of the ... Read more

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  • Bird by Bird

    Instructions on Writing and Life

    by Anne Lamott ...
    Series series Canons
    Bird by Bird is the bible of writing guides - a wry, honest, down-to-earth book that has never stopped selling since it was first published in the United States in the 1990s. Bestselling novelist and memoirist Anne Lamott distils what she's learned over years of trial and error. Beautifully written, wise and immensely helpful, this is the book for all serious writers and writers-to-be. ... Read more


  • World-Building Space Opera

    by Blaze Ward ...
    Series Book 15 - Business for Breakfast
    It takes more than just moxie to write good space opera these days. Readers have grown sophisticated (read: jaded) and will pick things apart for the slightest things.Further, as my mentors remind me, your science fiction requires setting more than any other genre.Depth, richness, consistency.To get there, I routinely walk through a complicated process that touches on all the ways I want THIS ... Read more

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