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Scholarship Game, The by Luke Arnce

Scholarship Game, The

A no-fluff guide to making college affordable

Luke Arnce

A lean guide to getting in and making attending affordable.
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Compass Points - Edit is a Four-Letter Word by Glynis Scrivens

Compass Points - Edit is a Four-Letter Word

How to create the best first impression

Glynis Scrivens

All you need to know about polishing your fiction for today's competitive market
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Compass Points: Creating Meaningful Dialogue by Suzanne Ruthven

Compass Points: Creating Meaningful Dialogue

Suzanne Ruthven

The essential guide to sharpening dialogue.
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Fiction - The Art and the Craft by Colin  Bulman

Fiction - The Art and the Craft

How Fiction is Written and How to Write it

Colin Bulman

A highly practical exposition of all the major elements of fiction - such as plot, conflict, suspense, the hook, inference, character and dialogue.
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Compass Points: Building Your Story by Kelly  Palmer

Compass Points: Building Your Story

A guide to structure and plot

Kelly Palmer

Struggling with structure? Grappling with your plot points? This brief but in-depth guide is a useful aid for both emerging and established writers.
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Creating Convincing Characters by Nicholas Corder

Creating Convincing Characters

Nicholas Corder

This book answers the question, "How do we go about inventing great characters that our readers will care about, root for, love, hate or fear?"
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Be a Travel Writer, Live your Dreams, Sell your Features by Solange Hando

Be a Travel Writer, Live your Dreams, Sell your Features

Travel Writing Step by Step

Solange Hando

Break into Travel Writing, Make it Pay the Easy Way.
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Desiring Dragons by Kevan Manwaring

Desiring Dragons

Creativity, imagination and the Writer's Quest

Kevan Manwaring

Why is the Fantasy genre more popular than ever? Can it offer us something beyond mere make-believe? Imagination: a gateway...?
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How To Write a Chiller Thriller by Sally Spedding

How To Write a Chiller Thriller

Sally Spedding

This book will help you create chiller thrillers with memorable characters and truly chilling plots.
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Compass Points - A Practical Guide to Poetry Forms by Alison Chisholm

Compass Points - A Practical Guide to Poetry Forms

How to find the perfect form for your poem

Alison Chisholm

This book shows through a simple, practical approach, how to enrich your poems through fine structuring of form.
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Writing Groups – Stronger Together by William Mitchell

 My career as a writer actually began thanks to a writing group. In 2004, the company I worked for added a set of general interest newsgroups to its intranet, a bit like internet forums for discussin...

Course You Can - Simon Whaley

Finding time to develop your writing skills isn’t always easy, but one great way to achieve this is to go on a residential writing course. It’s a great way to escape from the distractions of life ...

Writing on the Wild Side by James Burkard

Writing is like jumping off a cliff blindfolded and trusting that you will land safely. At least that’s the way it is for me. When I started to write Eternal Life Inc., I had no idea where it was go...

Killing Your Darlings - Elen Sentier

This is something every writer has to learn to do and it’s the hardest thing. When you first write your story or book or whatever it all feels wonderful and you’re likely sure it actually is wonde...

Sense of Place by Judy Hall

“Glastonbury is a gateway to the Unseen. It has been a holy place and pilgrim-way from time immemorial, and to this day it sends its ancient call into the heart of the race it guards, and still we a...

How to Improve Your Chances of Winning a Short Story Competition by Susan Johnson

Pick up any writing magazine and you will find dozens of short story competitions. If you are keen to hone your craft and learn more, the ones that offer critiques by established authors are definitel...

Creative Pathways for Writers – the 10 Secret Steps by Suzanne Ruthven

  There are more ideas locked away in your unconscious mind than you could ever write about in a whole lifetime – but how can they influence your creative writing. The secret is finding th...

First Appearances by Nicolas Corder

One of the hardest decisions a writer has to make is how much physical description to give about a character before the reader sees them in action. Does the reader need to know about height, hair or e...

How to Write a Synopsis by Suzanne Ruthven

It’s often said by writers that it’s harder to write a synopsis than it is to write a complete book. This is because the synopsis must encapsulate an entire story in order for a publisher or age...

Grammar Tips

Copyeditors often come across commonly confused words. These can be because the author is genuinely confused or sometimes because of typing errors and they have been missed in the final edit. So be aw...

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