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Composition & Creative Writing

  • Writing Diverse Characters For Fiction, TV or Filmby Lucy V. Hay

    Oldcastle Books 2017; US$ 15.99

    We're living in a time of unprecedented diversity in produced media content, with more characters appearing who are Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic (BAME), Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender (LGBT), disabled, or from other religions or classes. What's more, these characters are increasingly appearing in genre pieces, accessible to the mainstream,... more...

  • Writing the Short Filmby Patricia Cooper; Ken Dancyger

    Taylor and Francis 2017; US$ 39.95

    The short film is a unique narrative art form that, while lending itself to experimentation, requires tremendous discipline in following traditional filmic considerations. This book takes the student and novice screenwriter through the storytelling process- from conception, to visualization, to dramatization, to characterization and dialogue- and teaches... more...

  • How to Write Like a Bestselling Authorby Tony Rossiter

    Summersdale Publishers Ltd 2017; US$ 7.99

    Illuminating the best-known works of 50 celebrated authors, writing coach Tony Rossiter shows you how they achieved their phenomenal success. He explains how each author began writing, and examines their style, techniques and routine for creative insights. If you want to write a bestseller, this guide will set you on the path to success. more...

  • The Secret Letters Projectby Juliet Madison

    Sourcebooks 2017; US$ 15.99

    We write letters to express what we struggle to say aloud. We put pen to paper to voice the secret sides of ourselves, and often, the letters don't need to be sent to set us free. Through guided prompts and interactive questions, The Secret Letters Project offers a safe space for writers to explore relationships, deal with difficult situations,... more...

  • How to Write A Short Story (And Think About It)by Robert Graham

    Macmillan Education UK 2017; US$ 23.63

    Packed with wisdom about the art of fiction, filled with writing exercises, and stressing the importance of reading and reflecting on your own work, this book will equip you with a portfolio of key fiction-writing skills - whether you are a student, a would-be professional author, or a general reader who simply likes to write for pleasure. more...

  • Writers' & Artists' Yearbook 2018by Bloomsbury Publishing

    Bloomsbury Publishing 2017; US$ 23.99

    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... more...

  • A Writer's Craftby Kendall Dunkelberg

    Macmillan Education UK 2017; US$ 16.88

    This introductory creative writing text uses a unique, multi-genre approach to provide students with a broad-based knowledge of their craft, treating them as professional writers. Beginning by discussing elements common to all genres, this book underscores the importance of learning good writing habits before committing to a genre, encouraging writers... more...

  • Your Storyby Joanne Fedler

    Hay House 2017; US$ 15.00 US$ 13.20

    We either think our lives are so special that everyone should be interested in what’s happened to us, or so ordinary that we can’t imagine anyone would care. The truth lies somewhere in between: yes, we are all special, and no, people will not care—unless we write with them in mind. Joanne Fedler, a beloved writing teacher and mentor,... more...

  • How to Play a Poemby Don Bialostosky

    University of Pittsburgh Press 2017; US$ 26.95

    Approaching poems as utterances designed and packaged for pleasurable reanimation, How to Play a Poem leads readers through a course that uses our common experience of language to bring poems to life. It mobilizes the speech genres we acquire in our everyday exchanges to identify “signs of life” in poetic texts that can guide our co-creation of... more...

  • The Instinctive Screenplayby Sam North

    Macmillan Education UK 2017; US$ 16.88

    What is it that makes humans engage with a dramatic narrative? Is it linked to our primitive selves, contained within our instinctive experience? This innovative text argues that understanding how and why our human instincts are brought into play as we watch screen drama is the key to writing it. Analysing four powerful instincts – willpower,... more...