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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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Compass Points: Creating Meaningful Dialogue

Suzanne Ruthven

The essential guide to sharpening dialogue.
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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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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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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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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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Compass Points - Passionate Plots

A Brief Guide to Writing Erotic Stories and Scenes

Kelly Palmer

A lively and informative 'how to' on writing erotica by a published author.
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Desiring Dragons – Defining Fantasy by Kevan Manwaring

‘This is a regrettably true tale such as no correct thinking person ought to regard seriously.’ James Branch Cabell   To define something as nebulous as Fantasy is to perhaps attempt an ...

An Introduction to Poetry by Jay Ramsay

Poetry is an impulse as old as the human spirit: as old as language itself. We find it deep in time; in Isiah, Homer, St John, Corinthians (in the Bible), Dante, Shakespeare, Goethe – in writing and...

TEN TIPS TO BEING DISCOVERED AS AN AUTHOR by Julie Day

I have been an indie author of adult and children's ebooks since November 2011, have published eleven short ebooks/stories, and in that time I have realised that the best way to be found as an author ...

Reviewing the Situation by Suzanne Ruthven

Suzanne Ruthven, author, commissioning editor, tutor, publisher, ghostwriter ... but not a literary critic. “Reviewing has one advantage over suicide: in suicide you take it out on yourself; in r...

Online Marketing for Authors by Susie Kearley

Every serious writer needs a website to showcase their work. If you don’t already have one, there are many free sites offering you the tools to build your own, and get your own URL, often free of ch...

Gossip and Fiction by Colin Bullman

There are many good reasons for reading D H Lawrence’s Lady Chatterley’s Lover and one of the less recognised reasons is for the comments Lawrence makes about the writing of fiction and characteri...

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...

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