Most popular Creative writing & creative writing guides books
The most popular Creative writing & creative writing guides books currently available. Updated weekly.
From celebrated mixed-media artist and author of Create Your Life Book, Tamara Laporte's Ever After is a rich collection of fairy tale-inspired step-by-step mixed-media art projects designed to help artists at all skill levels explore storytelling in their work and focus on developing their own artistic style.
Takes us on a journey to the heart of storytelling, revealing that there truly is a unifying shape to narrative forms - one that echoes the fairytale journey into the woods and, like any great art, comes from deep within.
Writing Better Lyrics has been a staple for songwriters for nearly two decades. Now this revised and updated 2nd Edition provides effective tools for everything from generating ideas, to understanding the form and function of a song, to fine-tuning lyrics.
The Travel Writer's Way: Turn Your Travels into Stories - Inspirational and expert advice and tuition on turning your travel experiences into beautifully crafted stories, including interactive exercises, a writing road map and writing skills; how to publish your work as blogs, books or articles; and interviews with today's finest travel writers.
Save the Cat!
A fully updated comprehensive guide for improving your creative writing, including contributions from Ali Smith, Amy Liptrot, David Almond and Kit de Waal
The pages of The Confession Album contain 100 questions. Your part is collecting the answers - whether from a loved one, or yourself - in the course of an evening, or over a lifetime.
The Writer's Creative Workbook is a practical and insightful guide into the joyful craft of mindful writing.
I Should Be Writing is a writer's workshop in a journal, full of sage advice, helpful strategies for overcoming writer's block, writing exercises, and more!
A previously unpublished collection of work on the art of writing - by one of the twentieth century's greatest writers
The Accidental Memoir truly is for all: writers and non-writers, teachers and students, the perfect book for anyone seeking inspiration or imaginative ways to explore their own life story.
David Galef provides a guide to writing flash fiction, from tips on technique to samples by canonical and contemporary authors to provocative prompts that inspire powerful stories in a little space. Brevity is an indispensable resource for anyone working in this increasingly popular form.
Don't wait for inspiration to strike! Whether you're an aspiring or published poet, this book will help you get in a frame of mind to make creative writing a consistent part of your life.
An expanded edition of the highly successful and beautifully illustrated writing companion
Using clear, readable prose, conceptual artist and poet Kenneth Goldsmith's manifesto shows how our time on the internet is not really wasted but is quite productive and creative as he puts the experience in its proper theoretical and philosophical context. Kenneth Goldsmith wants you to rethink the internet.
DIALOGUE is the follow-up title to Robert McKee's hugely successful STORY.
Patricia Highsmith reveals her secrets for producing world-class crime and thrillers
This boxed set of 100 cards provides simple effective questions to help you capture the life story of elderly relatives as a legacy for their family.
Finding True Connections provides a simple and effective method to help you capture the life story of elderly relatives as a legacy for their family.
Writing great song lyrics requires practice and discipline. This title helps songwriters commit to routine practice through fun writing exercises. Divided into four sections, it features four different 14-day challenges including timed writing exercises, along with examples from other songwriters, poets, and prose writers.
YOUR COMPLETE GUIDE TO CRAFTING A STORY WITH PERFECT STRUCTURE. A comprehensive and smart guide to the art of plotting and planning, enabling you to create a watertight novel or story, using practical tips, exercises and expert advice to improve your writing skills.
In Fight Write you'll learn practical tips, terminology, and the science behind crafting realistic fight scenes for your fiction. Broken up into "Rounds," trained fighter and writer Carla Hoch guides you through the many factors you'll need to consider when developing fights in your fiction.
For anybody who has ever given up journaling after being intimidated when facing a blank page, this book makes it easy to take a snapshot of your inner life in just a few minutes each day. The beauty of this journal is that it enables readers to track their emotional growth as well as keep track of memories.
This title, written by Paul Gulino, provides a practical and fascinating guide for aspiring screenwriters.
A comprehensive guide for improving your creative writing, including contributions from David Lodge, Nell Dunn, Malcolm Bradbury, Maureen Freely and Patricia Duncker.
In her entertaining and edifying New York Times bestseller, acclaimed author Francine Prose invites you to sit by her side and take a guided tour of the tools and tricks of the masters to discover why their work has endured.
"A practical guide to the art and craft of writing poetry including an anthology of contemporary poetry" --
This hands-on book will take you, step by step, through the stages by which most successful comedy writers develop their craft and careers.
Anxious to write that Great American Novel but don't know where to begin? Help is on the way with our Writer's Block ! This guide to beating writer's block comes packaged in the shape of an actual blo
In this engaging and accessible guide, Eugen Bacon explores writing speculative fiction as a creative practice, drawing from her own work, and the work of other writers and theorists, to interrogate its various subgenres.
In the classic The Artist's Way, Julia Cameron outlined the practice of Morning Pages as one of the key practices for unlocking and developing creativity. This daily writing, coupled with the twelve-week programme outlined in The Artist's Way, will help you discover and recover your personal creativity, artistic confidence and productivity.