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.
WHAT MAKES A HERO? WHO BETTER TO ANSWER THAT QUESTION THAN LEE CHILD... 'It's Lee Child. Why would you not read it?' Karin Slaughter 'I don't know another author so skilled at making me turn the page' The Times
Save the Cat!
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.
The definitive, indispensable guide to writing quality short stories and getting them published.
DIALOGUE is the follow-up title to Robert McKee's hugely successful STORY.
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.
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.
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.
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.
A fully updated comprehensive guide for improving your creative writing, including contributions from Ali Smith, Amy Liptrot, David Almond and Kit de Waal
A previously unpublished collection of work on the art of writing - by one of the twentieth century's greatest writers
Explains how to write jokes for fun & profit. This title is suitable for beginners and experienced joke writers alike.
The Writer's Creative Workbook is a practical and insightful guide into the joyful craft of mindful writing.
This title, written by Paul Gulino, provides a practical and fascinating guide for aspiring screenwriters.
In this exuberant book, the incomparable Ray Bradbury shares the wisdom, experience, and excitement of a lifetime of writing.
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.
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.
Early Screenwriting Teachers 1910-1922: Origins, Contribution and Legacy is an historical study that reveals the previously unacknowledged contribution that early screenwriting teachers have made to the development of the Hollywood film industry.
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.
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.
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.
Problem plot lines? Character chaos? Ask Ally! The definitive guide to writing from one of teen fiction's best-loved authors.
A comprehensive guide for improving your creative writing, including contributions from David Lodge, Nell Dunn, Malcolm Bradbury, Maureen Freely and Patricia Duncker.
"A practical guide to the art and craft of writing poetry including an anthology of contemporary poetry" --
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.
A guide to playwriting from the author of The Libertine.
There are many ways prospective authors routinely sabotage their own work. But why leave it to guesswork? This title shows how you can ensure that your manuscript never rises above the level of unpublishable drivel; that your characters are unpleasant, dimensionless versions of yourself; and that your plot is digressive, tedious and unconvincing.
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.
This bestselling guide to all areas of publishing and the media is completely revised and updated every year. The Yearbook is packed with advice, inspiration and practical guidance on who to contact and how to get published. Foreword to the 2018 edition by David Lodge New articles in the 2018 edition on:- Writing popular history by Tom Holland- Editing and writing by Diana Athill- Ghostwriting by Gillian Stern- Writing Thrillers by Kimberley Chambers- The health and wellness market by Anita Bean- Self-publishing online by Harry Bingham- How to choose your agent by Jo Unwin- First Chapters by Emma Flint- Pitching your ideas by Mike Unwin- How to make a living by Alison Branagan All articles are reviewed and updated every year., Key articles on Copyright Law, Tax, Publishing Agreements, E-publishing, Publishing news and trends are fully updated every year. Plus over 4,000 listings entries on who to contact and how across the media and publishing worlds In short it is 'Full of useful stuff' - J.K. Rowling