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

Life Works

You are the author of your story, and you play the principal part. Once you understand this, you can begin to ...

09/01/2013

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How to Write A Romance Novel

Susan Palmquist is a very successful romantic novelist who also writes under the pen name Vanessa Devereaux.  ...

12/12/2012

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The Oxford History of English

This revised Oxford History of English traces the history of English right back to its Indo-European origins and ...

12/12/2012

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Writing For Children The Essential Guide

Writing for children is a big subject: it encompasses a range of genres and audience age-groups. This book covers ...

12/12/2012

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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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