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

The Writers Little Helper

The Writer's Little Helper is a small book jam-packed with big ideas, time-saving tips, and revision-make-easy ...

10/07/2012

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The Life of Slang

This book traces the development of English slang from the earliest records to the latest tweet. It explores why ...

10/07/2012

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The Cambridge Companion to Fantasy Literature

Fantasy fiction is created by imagining impossible things, a technique at the heart of all the genres that can be ...

18/06/2012

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The Writer's Treasury of Ideas

Linda Lewis' The Writer's Treasury of Ideas shows you how to go about mining your own experience and coming up ...

18/06/2012

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45 Master Characters

Characterisation can be the most important skill for fiction writers, if only because it is character that drives ...

18/06/2012

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Writing the Paranormal Novel

Vampires, ghosts and werewolves are supernatural characters most often found in paranormal novels. Integrating the ...

04/05/2012

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Plot Versus Character

Plot versus Character demonstrates how you can develop multi-layered characters from personality traits, ...

04/05/2012

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Movies that Move Us

From a screenwriting perspective, Craig Batty explores the idea that the protagonist's journey is comprised of two ...

04/05/2012

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Writing a User Manual

Writing a User's Manual offers practical insight into the processes that go into writing a novel, from planning to ...

04/05/2012

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The Cambridge Companion to Creative Writing

The Cambridge Creative Writing is aimed at two groups: students and teachers of creative writing, and anyone who ...

04/05/2012

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Vernacular Eloquence

When you have finished a writing session, you should read it aloud. The idea is that anything you find difficult ...

04/05/2012

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The Writers Idea Book

This popular writing book, now in its 10th edition, is about finding ideas for creative writing – particularly for ...

04/05/2012

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