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We highlight the best writing guides and other equipment for the writing life

Writing 21st Century Fiction

Donald Maass, a New York literary agent, made an important discovery: nearly all the books that stayed on the New ...

12/12/2012

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How to Write Dialogue in Fiction

What are the four characteristics of good dialogue? According to novelist Irving Weinman, good dialogue: 1 Keeps ...

25/11/2012

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A Writers Guide to Characterization

The character arc is an interesting concept. It is the process whereby characters in fiction undergo change and ...

25/11/2012

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Little Oxford Dictionary of Quotations

The famous Oxford Dictionary of Quotations has 20,000 entries. Now the latest edition of the Little Oxford ...

25/11/2012

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Self Publishing The Essential Guide

If you are thinking of self-publishing then you are faced by a host of questions. Samantha Pearce’s book ...

25/11/2012

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Brewers Dictionary of Phrase and Fable

Everything your dictionary doesn't tell you in an exploration of language, culture, myth and legend. It's all in ...

13/11/2012

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OK

OK – the book that charts the rise of the word OK from its inception to its current standing as perhaps the most ...

13/11/2012

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Choose The Right Word

This new book on English usage is complete with its seventy test-yourself questions. It examines most of the ...

13/11/2012

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The Arvon Book of Crime and Thriller Writing

The Arvon Book of Crime and Thriller writing features how-to advice from the two successful and widely-published ...

13/11/2012

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Oxford Dictionary of Political Quotations

The dictionary is strong on quotes from current or recent politicians, but opinion formers of previous ages also ...

05/09/2012

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Oxford Concise Companion to English Literature

Writers, published works, genres, movements in the literary world all featured in this companion. For important ...

05/09/2012

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102 Ways to Write a Novel

Once you have decided what your novel is about you still need to decide your theme. Considerations you should ...

05/09/2012

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