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  • Awaken the Writer Withinby Cathy Birch

    How To Books 2005; US$ 17.00

    Helps you with your desire to write and shows how to fulfil this desire. This book includes: visualisation techniques, flow charts, and word webs. Each of these is designed to help you to explore both your conscious and your subconscious mind and to harness your creativity with a view to developing your characters, settings, plot and dialogue. more...

  • The Tale of Terrorby Edith Birkhead

    The Floating Press 2012; US$ 5.99

    If you're a true fan of horror fiction, don't miss scholar Edith Birkhead's classic survey of the origins of the genre, The Tale of Terror. Focusing on the early roots of horror in the Romantic and Victorian eras, this comprehensive study offers compelling insight and analysis of well-known tales and obscure gems alike. more...

  • 102 Ways to Write a Novelby Alex Quick; James Nunn

    Old Street Publishing 2014; US$ 7.28

    For God's sake, keep your eyes open. Notice what's going on around you.' William S. Burroughs This step-by-step guide to the art and the craft of writing fiction is a refreshing blend of the practical (how to find an agent), with the more cerebral (how to handle point of view; the importance of rhythm). Throughout, Quick uses the hard-won experiences... more...

  • The Technique of Fiction Writingby Robert Saunders Dowst

    The Floating Press 2014; US$ 4.99

    Whether you're a new writer struggling to find your way into the story you want to tell or an experienced scribe looking to shake things up with a few novel tips and techniques, Robert Saunders Dowst's The Technique of Fiction Writing can help. Packed with practical guidelines and instructions that are sure to break you out of your rut and... more...

  • The Poetics of Science Fictionby Peter Stockwell

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 73.95

    The Poetics of Science Fiction uniquely uses the science of linguistics to explore the literary universe of science fiction. Developing arguments about specific texts and movements throughout the twentieth-century, the book is a readable discussion of this most popular of genres. It also uses the extreme conditions offered by science fiction to develop... more...

  • The Anatomy of Prose (Routledge Revivals)by Marjorie Boulton

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 120.00

    First published in 1954, this title is a companion to The Anatomy of Poetry as a literary guide for the student reader. Writing that students generally find it more challenging to analyse a passage of prose than a piece of poetry, Marjorie Boulton takes a systematic approach to the technical elements of prose, considering form, vocabulary, rhythm... more...

  • Ethos and Narrative Interpretationby Liesbeth Korthals Altes

    UNP - Nebraska 2014; US$ 60.00

    Ethos and Narrative Interpretation examines the fruitfulness of the concept of ethos for the theory and analysis of literary narrative. The notion of ethos refers to the broadly persuasive effects of the image one may have of a speaker?s psychology, world view, and emotional or ethical stance. How and why do readers attribute an ethos (of, for example,... more...

  • Masterclass: Get Your Book Publishedby Katherine Lapworth

    Hodder & Stoughton 2014; US$ 22.00

    Do you have a completed manuscript ready for submission?. Are you looking to successfully publish or self-publish your work?. Do you have the level of understanding of the publishing industry?. Whether you want to take a traditional route into print or want to digitally self-publish, this book will give you the advice you need on everything from submitting... more...

  • Reading Frames in Modern Fictionby Mary Anne Caws

    Princeton University Press 2014; US$ 41.00

    Mary Ann Caws presents in detail an important feature of modern literary narrative--the setting apart of passages that stand out from the flow of the prose, larger-than-life scenes that seem to hold the essence of the work. Originally published in 1985. The Princeton Legacy Library uses the latest print-on-demand technology to again make available... more...

  • Resisting Novels (Routledge Revivals)by Lennard J. Davis

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 44.95

    "By making friends with signs", Lennard Davis argues, "we are weakening the bond that anchors us to the social world, the world of action, and binding ourselves to the ideological." For the reader, this power of the novel needs to be resisted. But there is a double resistance at work: the novel is also a defensive structure positioning us against... more...