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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

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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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: Creating Meaningful Dialogue

Suzanne Ruthven

The essential guide to sharpening dialogue.
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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

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

Travel Writing Step by Step

Solange Hando

Break into Travel Writing, Make it Pay the Easy Way.
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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

Sally Spedding

This book will help you create chiller thrillers with memorable characters and truly chilling plots.
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Unlock Your Creativity

a 21-day sensory workout for writers

Sue Johnson
Val Andrews

21 days to creative freedom.
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The Scholarship Game - A no-fluff guide to making college affordable by Luke Arnce

1. Getting Started When you mix hormone-addled teenage minds and major life decisions, the result is usually less than satisfactory. Unfortunately, these are the conditions present when you are for...

Brain Workout – The Fifteen Minute Game

Sit in a café or shopping centre and focus on a pair of shoes. They may be in a shop window or on somebody’s feet. For five minutes write about those shoes. Don’t censor what you write or cross a...

The Big World of Travel Features by Solange Hando

Guess how many English magazines are published around the world? Millions every year, with an average of 2600 copies sold every minute in the UK, according to industry data, spread across a huge range...

At the Edges of Historical Fiction by Autumn Barlow

It’s easy to define “historical fiction” – it has a setting in the past. That might be eighty years ago, or eight hundred, or more. Within that, there are subdivisions. Stirring military fi...

The Lifestyle Writer – How to write for the Home and Family Market by Sarah Beth Watkins

Look around you. What does your life contain? Home, family, children, grandchildren, eating out, good health, holidays abroad? Or maybe it’s not so sunny and your life includes relationship issues, ...

Creating Characters by Jane Bailey Bain

Archetypal features make your characters more convincing So you’ve got an idea for a story. The plot is watertight, the dialogue flows well. Now you just need to work on the characters. Are they ...

Writing for Country, Regional & Rural Publications by Suzanne Ruthven

Most people enjoy reading about countryside, regional or rural affairs, and whereas women are acknowledged to be the readers of the majority of mainstream weekly and monthly publications, country maga...

Food For Thought by Simon Whaley

If we are what we eat, could our choice of food make us more positively productive writers? Simon Whaley digests the evidence. Need to add 3000 words to your novel today? Think sausage, bacon and ...

There's Still Gold in Them There Hills by Nik Morton

Writing as Ross Morton, Nik Morton has five western novels published: Death at Bethesda Falls, Last Chance Saloon, The $300 Man, Blind Justice at Wedlock and Old Guns. He’s the editor of A Fistful o...

Backbone of Your Children’s Novel by Maria Moloney

The Plot When reading my own first fantasy novel for children, I doubt anyone would realize just how much time I put into the research and plot before I even began to write. A good six months initi...

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