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

Failure a Writers Life

Failure, A Writers Life is a catalogue of literary monstrosities. Its loosely organized vignettes and convolutes ...

15/01/2013

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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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