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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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First Appearances by Nicolas Corder

One of the hardest decisions a writer has to make is how much physical description to give about a character before the reader sees them in action. Does the reader need to know about height, hair or e...

How to Write a Synopsis by Suzanne Ruthven

It’s often said by writers that it’s harder to write a synopsis than it is to write a complete book. This is because the synopsis must encapsulate an entire story in order for a publisher or age...

Grammar Tips

Copyeditors often come across commonly confused words. These can be because the author is genuinely confused or sometimes because of typing errors and they have been missed in the final edit. So be aw...

Writing in the Flow by Melissa Unger

Writing in the Flow by Melissa Unger In September of 2004, while on a walk around Paris, a single sentence popped into my head: Peter never ate. Insistent, it kept coming back again and again, in a...

Voice and Point of View by Carolyn Mathews

So you're sitting at your desk planning your novel. You know roughly what happens at the beginning and end and you'll cross the bridge spanning the middle when the time comes. You know the sex, age an...

Choose your definition by Marie Yates

Working with young, and not-so-young people who have experienced the worst that life has to throw at them continues to take me on a fascinating journey. Learning from people who have quite literally t...

Who is Tripping you up? Meeting your inner Figures by Judy Hall

Your creativity may well be affected by a figure that lives inside you and of whom you are probably not even aware – except when you hear its nagging voice and feel its fearful vibes. An inner sabot...

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...

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