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Books For The Writer’s Library
|Writers' and Artists' Yearbook 2013|
Comprehensive and authoritative, annual and essential.
|The Writer's abc Checklist
An easy-to-use comprehensive guide for writers on preparing and presenting their work to agents, publishers and print media.
| Write to be Published by Nicola Morgan|
You want to make a publisher say yes? First, understand why they say no; then apply that knowledge to your book.
|How to Write and Sell Short Stories
by Della Galton
Have you ever wondered why your short stories are rejected? What is the secret of selling your work? How do you make sure your characters are memorable, your plots realistic and your twists both satisfying and unpredictable?
|Writing From Life by Lynne Hackles|
How to Turn Your Personal Experience into Profitable Prose.
|Short Circuit by Vanessa Gebbie
A Guide to the Art of the Short Story (Salt Guides for Readers and Writers), edited by Vanessa Gebbie.
|The Macmillan Good English Handbook|
At-a-glance guide to the English language containing rules, recommendations, cautions and options.
|Writing Poetry and getting published
Guide to writing poetry with a view to publication with hints on style and content.
|The Internet Writers Handbook|
This authoritative, regularly updated guide presents all the information that writers need to know about the internet in an easy-to-follow format.
|Writing for a Living
If, as an author, you succeed in getting your work published or performed, what financial rewards can you expect.
|The Positively Productive Writer by Simon Whaley|
The Positively Productive Writer offers practical techniques to help writers reject rejection and fulfil their writing dreams.
|Research for Writers
Guide for writers and journalists offering practical advice on organisation and methods.
|The Seven Key Elements of Fiction by L. Perry Wilbur|
Reveals the mysteries of writing successful fiction.
|An Author's Guide to Publishing by Michael Legat
Recommended by the Society of Authors.
|Teach Yourself Writing A Novel by Nigel Watts|
Drawing on his own experiences and on those of successful writers, Nigel Watts takes aspiring novelists through the process.
|Wannabe a Writer? by Katie Fforde
A must-have handbook for anyone who's ever wanted to write or just wants to hear how others to do it... Where do you start? How do you finish? And will anyone ever publish it when you have? Drawing on her own experiences as a novelist and journalist Jane Wenham-Jones takes you through the minefield of the writing process.
|How to Write Great Screenplays and get them into production|
Based on her own experience of working in a highly competitive industry, Linda M. James not only explores - step by step - the process of writing a truly compelling script, but also tells you how to get your script into the right hands for production after it is written.
|Writing Poetry by John Whitworth Second Edition
" ... delightfully accessible, covering all the usual stuff about imagery, different forms, but also looking at the art of poetry reading, submission do's and don'ts, poetry and the internet. It succeeds in being playful and passionate, authoritative and tongue in cheek, delighting in language without talking down to its readers." Catherine Smith, TNW Poetry Editor
|Successful Non-Fiction Writing by Nicholas Corder|
Topics covered include: Thinking like a professional writer; Developing and honing ideas; Find out outlets for your work; Research for books and articles; Selling your work; Approaching publishers and editors; Writing a book proposal; Additional income for non-fiction writers; and, presenting your work professionally.
|The Routledge Creative Writing Coursebook by Paul Mills
Step-by-step, practical guide to the process of creative writing provides readers with a comprehensive course in its art and skill.
|What do I have to do to get a book published! by Jo Anthony|
The essential guide to self-publishing for the UK Market.
Essential Reference Books For The Writer’s Library
Concise Oxford English Dictionary
Revised twelfth edition updated by the addition of hundreds of new words and meanings.
Collins Paperback Thesaurus
The perfect reference for everyday use with all the words and alternatives you need, as well as a huge choice of opposites.
Chambers Biographical Dictionary
Revised and updated, ninth edition includes more than 18,000 biographies.
Philip’s Great World Atlas
Large-format atlas suitable for home reference.
New Penguin Dictionary of Modern Quotations
Contains over 8,000 quotations from 1914 to 2001.
Concise Oxford Dictionary of Quotations
Updated edition maintains an extensive coverage of literary and historical quotations.
Cassell Dictionary of Slang
A-Z guide from Elizabethan times to the end of the 20th century in the English-speaking world.
Brewer’s Dictionary of Phrase & Fable
Latest edition of this classic reference offers information about thousands of phrases and expressions which are not dealt with in conventional dictionaries.
Penguin Dictionary of Religions
Revised and expanded, second edition provides a guide to religions past and present.
Oxford Companion to Classical Literature
Second edition, essential facts about authors, tales, and characters from ancient myth and literature.
Reader’s Companion to 20th Century Writers
Biographical summaries of the life and work of the most prominent writers.
Oxford Companion to English Literature
This edition has been completely reworked and expanded, 600 entirely new entries to reflect the figures and issues of English literature in the 21st century.
And if there’s still room on the shelves
Writer’s Guide to Copyright and Law
This guide covers all aspects of copyright and law which affects writers and writing.
Writer’s Guide to Police Organization, Crime Investigation and Detection
The title says it all!
Writing Feature Articles
How to writer feature articles for a wide variety of newspapers and magazines.
Creative Novel Writing
Everything you need to know. A comprehensive handbook with exercises. (see also www.roselleangwin.internet-today.co.uk)
A self-study guide to the process involved in all the main forms of writing.
More than one hundred exercises on the craft of fiction from some notable writers in this Writer’s Digest title.
Writing Creative Nonfiction
Over thirty essays examining every key element of writing non-fiction by American authors.
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