Books about the craft of writing

Copywrong to Copywriter

Copywrong to Copywriter

Tait Ischia

Copywriter Tait Ischia is brief and to the point in an interesting and engaging way. Which is exactly what you want the words on your website/marketing stuff/professional bio to be too, right? Feel confident in what you say and...

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On Writing: A Memoir of the Craft

On Writing: A Memoir of the Craft

Stephen King

As close to an autobiography as Stephen King has yet written and a brilliant guide for the aspiring writer, selected by both Val McDermid and Jeremy Vine as one of their top books.

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Bird By Bird: Some Instructions on Writing and Life

Bird By Bird: Some Instructions on Writing and Life

Anne Lamott

Here, for the first time, is a local edition of the bible of writing guides - a wry, honest, down-to-earth book that has never stopped selling since it was published in the United States in the 1990s. Beautifully written, wise and...

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Big Magic: Creative Living Beyond Fear

Big Magic: Creative Living Beyond Fear

Elizabeth Gilbert

Traditional Chinese edition of the instant #1 NEW YORK TIMES Bestseller Big Magic: Creative Living Beyond Fear by Elizabeth Gilbert, her first self-help book. In Traditional Chinese. Annotation copyright Tsai Fong Books, Inc....

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On Writers and Writing

On Writers and Writing

Margaret Atwood

A fascinating collection of six essays, written for the William Empson Lectures in Oxford, each exploring an aspect of writerly contemplation.    

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The Writing Book: A Practical Guide for Fiction Writers

The Writing Book: A Practical Guide for Fiction Writers

Kate Grenville

The Writing Book doesn't just talk about how to write fiction; it takes you, step by step, through the process of doing it. By working your way through this book, you'll gradually craft a piece of fiction, and develop confidence...

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No Plot? No Problem!

No Plot? No Problem!

Chris Baty

For the hundreds of thousands of people who aspire to write a 50,000-word novel in a month, this updated and revised edition of the classic writing guide will inspire, motivate and propel writers of all stripes to accomplish their...

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The Writer's Room: Conversations About Writing

The Writer’s Room: Conversations About Writing

Charlotte Wood

A brilliant resource for established and beginning writers and for passionate readers everywhere from a range of acclaimed and much-loved writers, lovingly compiled by the brilliant and insightful Charlotte Wood.

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Steering the Craft: A Twenty-First-Century Guide to Sailing the Sea of Story

Steering the Craft: A Twenty-First-Century Guide to Sailing the Sea of Story

Ursula K Le Guin

A revised and updated guide to the essentials of a writer s craft, presented by a brilliant practitioner of the art

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Improv for Writers

Improv for Writers

Jorjeana Marie

An improv instructor and writer presents the first book to harness the creative power of improvisation exercises to help both aspiring and seasoned authors defeat writer's block and generate new ideas.

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The Art of Memoir

The Art of Memoir

Mary Karr

Karr breaks down the key elements of great literary memoir, opening our concepts of memory and identity, and illuminating the cathartic power of reflecting on the past; anybody with an inner life or complicated history, whether...

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The Elements of Style Illustrated

The Elements of Style Illustrated

William I. Strunk, Maira Kalman

Kalmans exquisite illustrations give the revered style manual, now in its fourth edition, a jolt of new energy, making the learning experience more colorful and clear.

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The Writer's Practice

The Writer’s Practice

John Warner

For anyone aiming to improve their skill as a writer, a new approach to establishing robust writing practices inside and outside the classroom --

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Release the Bats: A Pocket Guide to Writing Your Way Out Of It

Release the Bats: A Pocket Guide to Writing Your Way Out Of It

DBC Pierre

A guide to writing fiction by the Booker Prize-winning author of Vernon God Little. Part biography, part reflection and part practical guide, Release the Bats explores the mysteries of why and how we tell stories, and the craft...

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Dear Writer Revisited: The Classic Guide to Writing Fiction

Dear Writer Revisited: The Classic Guide to Writing Fiction

Carmel Bird

This book about writing and the imagination is essential reading for any writer, emerging or experienced. Re-released with new material and updated advice for the 21st century writer.

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Writing True Stories

Writing True Stories

Patti Miller

Clear, engaging and practical advice from Australia's foremost teacher and practitioner of memoir and life writing.

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The Artist's Way: A Course in Discovering and Recovering Your Creative Self

The Artist’s Way: A Course in Discovering and Recovering Your Creative Self

Julia Cameron

The international bestseller which has helped millions recover their creativity reissued in a beautiful new edition.

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First You Write a Sentence

First You Write a Sentence

Joe Moran

The sentence is the common ground where every writer walks. A poet writes in sentences, but so does the unsung author who came up with Items trapped in doors cause delays. A good sentence can be written (and read) by anyone if we...

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