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  1. Writers’ Reference
  2. General Guides
  3. Writing Guides
  4. Fiction Writing
  5. Genre Fiction Writing
  6. Non-Fiction Writing
  7. Plays and Script-writing
  8. Other Types of Writing
  9. Educational and Academic Writing
  10. ‘Creative’ Writing
  11. Personal Accounts
  12. Selling your work
  13. The Business of Publishing
  14. Internet and the Writer
  15. Software
  16. Writers Software
  17. WritersPrintshop
  18. WritersServices Self-publishing

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Writers' Reference

Poetry Writers' Yearbook 2007 (Writers' and Artists') Gordon Kerr A & C Black Publishers Ltd £13.03 Read Review

General Guides

An Author's Guide to Publishing Michael Legat Robert Hale Ltd £9.99 Read Review
Writing for Pleasure and Profit Michael Legat Robert Hale Ltd £8.61 Read Review
Revision: An Author's Guide Michael Legat Robert Hale Ltd £12.31 Read Review
Research for Writers (Writing Handbooks) Ann Hoffmann A & C Black Publishers Ltd £11.99 Read Review
Writers' Questions and Answers (Writers' Guides) Gordon Wells Allison & Busby £8.99
Merriam-Webster's Concise Handbook for Writers Merriam-Webster Crombie Jardine Publishing £6.99
Becoming A Writer Dorothea Brande Macmillan £9.99
Creative Writing: A Practical Guide Julia Casterton Palgrave Macmillan £13.99
Copyediting: A Practical Guide Karen Judd Robert Hale Ltd £17.99
One Step Ahead: Editing and Revising Text Jo Billingham, John Seely OUP Oxford £7.36
Editing Fact and Fiction: A Concise Guide to Book Editing Leslie T. Sharpe, Irene Gunther, Richard Marek Cambridge University Press £31.99
The Writer's Idea Book Jack Heffron Writer's Digest Books £19.99
New Author's Handbook David Bolt Peter Owen £7.05
Mortification: Writers' Stories of their Public Shame Robin Robertson Harper Perennial £7.99 Read Review

Writing Guides

The Nuts and Bolts of Writing Michael Legat Robert Hale Ltd £6.99 Read Review
The New Oxford Guide to Writing Thomas S. Kane OUP USA £11.99
Troublesome Words Bill Bryson Viking £16.99 Read Review
The Oxford Guide to Style (Language Reference) Robert Ritter Oxford University Press £17.99 Read Review
Put It in Writing John Whale Orion £6.99
The Penguin Writer's Manual Martin Manser, Stephen Curtis Penguin Books Ltd £7.99
The Elements of Style William Strunk Jr., E. B. White Longman £9.99
Copy-Editing: The Cambridge Handbook for Editors, Authors and Publishers Judith Butcher Cambridge University Press £40.00
Proofreading Plain and Simple (In Plain English Series) Debra Hart May Career Press £22.99
Line by Line: How to Edit Your Own Writing Claire Kehrwald Cook Elsevier Science £8.59
Freelance Proofreading and Copy-editing: A Guide Trevor Horwood ActionPrint Press £7.50
Put It In Writing: Learn How to Write Clearly, Quickly and Persuasively Albert M. Joseph McGraw-Hill Professional £8.99
Read This!: Business Writing that Works Mr Robert Gentle Prentice Hall £22.47
The Art of Punctuation Noah Lukeman OUP Oxford £10.99 Read Review

Fiction Writing

Plotting the Novel Michael Legat Robert Hale Ltd £7.99 Read Review
How to Write a Blockbuster (Writers' guides) Sarah Harrison Allison & Busby £8.99 Read Review
How to Write a Million: The Complete Guide to Becoming a Succesful Author Orson Scott Card, Michael Ridpath, Ansen Dibell, Lewis Turco Robinson Publishing £9.99
How to Write a Novel John Braine Methuen Publishing Ltd £9.99 Read Review
Solutions for Novelists: Secrets of a Master Editor Sol Stein Souvenir Press Ltd £12.99
Creative writing (Teach Yourself: writer's library) Dianne Doubtfire Teach Yourself Books £7.99
Bestseller: Secrets of Successful Writing Celia Brayfield SAGE Publications Ltd £11.99
How to Plot Your Novel (Writers' guides) Jean Saunders Allison & Busby £10.08
Fiction Writer's Workshop Josip Novakovich Writer's Digest Books £8.01 Read Review
How to Write and Sell Your First Novel Oscar Collier, Frances Spatz Leighton Writer's Digest Books £10.46
The Complete Guide to Editing Your Fiction Michael Seidman Writer's Digest Books £12.99
Fiction First Aid Raymond Obstfeld Writer's Digest Books £12.99
Writing Popular Fiction (Writing Handbooks) Rona Randall Methuen Drama £9.55
45 Master Characters Victoria Lynn Schmidt Ph. D. Writer's Digest Books £9.12
Marshall Plan for Novel Writing E Marshall Walking Stick Press £10.99
What If?: Writing Exercises for Fiction Writers Anne Bernays, Pamela Painter HarperCollins Publishers £8.61
The 38 Most Common Fiction Writing Mistakes Jack M. Bickham Writer's Digest Books £9.99
Three Rules for Writing a Novel: A Guide to Story Development William Noble Paul S. Eriksson £11.99
Handbook of Short Story Writing: v.1: Vol 1 (Writer's Digest Handbook of Short Story Writing) Writer's Digest, Frank A. Dickson, Sandra Smythe Writer's Digest Books £10.99
Creative Writing 4e (How to) Adèle Ramet How To Books £8.99
Creating Suspense in Fiction John Paxton Sheriff Robert Hale Ltd £12.31
Rewriting: A Creative Approach to Writing Fiction (Books for Writers) David Michael Kaplan A & C Black Publishers Ltd £10.99
On Writing Stephen King Hodder Paperbacks £9.90
Your First Novel: 1 Ann Rittenberg, Laura Whitcomb, Dennis Lehane Writer's Digest Books £12.77 Read Review

Genre Fiction Writing

Writing Fantasy and Science Fiction (Writing Handbooks) Lisa Tuttle A & C Black Publishers Ltd £9.99
The Craft of Writing Romance (Writers' Bookshop) Jean Saunders, Spencer Hart Writers' Bookshop £7.99
Writing Crime Novels John Paxton Sheriff Robert Hale Ltd £11.99
Writing Crime Fiction (Writing Handbooks) H. R. F. Keating A & C Black Publishers Ltd £15.99
Writing Erotic Fiction (Books for Writers) Derek Parker A & C Black Publishers Ltd £8.99
Writing Horror Fiction (Writing Handbooks) G Smith Methuen Drama £9.82
The Crime Writer's Sourcebook (Writers' guides) Douglas Wynn Allison & Busby £8.99
Writing Romances Rita Gallagher, Rita Clay Estrada Writer's Digest Books £14.99
The Joy of Writing Sex Elizabeth Benedict Souvenir Press Ltd £9.99 Read Review
Worlds of Wonder: How to Write Science Fiction and Fantasy David Gerrold Titan Books Ltd £12.99
How to Write Science Fiction and Fantasy Orson Scott Card Writer's Digest Books £9.12

Non-Fiction Writing

Writing Your Life Story Michael Legat Robert Hale Ltd £14.99 Read Review
Non-fiction Books: A Writer's Guide Michael Legat Robert Hale Ltd £7.99 Read Review
How to Write About Yourself (Writers' Guides) Alison Chisholm, Brenda Courtie Allison & Busby £9.99
Read This!: Business Writing that Works Mr Robert Gentle Prentice Hall £22.47
Writing For Journalists Sally Adams, Wynford Hicks, Harriett Gilbert Routledge £16.99
Writing for Magazines (Writing Handbooks) Jill Dick A & C Black Publishers Ltd £14.99
A Short Guide to Writing About History (The Short Guide Series) Richard A. Marius (late), Melvin E. Page Longman £13.99
Writing About Travel (Books for Writers) Morag Campbell A & C Black Publishers Ltd £8.59
Freelance Copywriting (Writing Handbooks) Diana Wimbs Berg 3PL £14.99
The Magazine Writer's Handbook (Writers' guides) Gordon Wells Allison & Busby £8.99
On Writing Well: The Classic Guide to Writing Non-Fiction William Zinsser Quill Press £22.54
Travel Writing Janet Macdonald Robert Hale Ltd £16.99

Play and Script-Writing

The Complete Book of Scriptwriting J.Michael Straczynski Titan Books Ltd £14.99
Writing a Play (Writing Handbooks) Steve Gooch A & C Black Publishers Ltd £8.99
WRITING FOR SOAPS (Writing Handbooks) CHRIS CURRY A&C Black £14.99
Screenwriting (Teach Yourself: writer's library) Raymond Frensham Teach Yourself Books £7.99
Screenwriting Lew Hunter Robert Hale Ltd £12.99
The Complete Idiot's Guide to Screenwriting Skip Press Imprint Unknown £9.99
Writing Comedy (Writing Handbooks) John Byrne A & C Black Publishers Ltd £9.99
How to Write Movie in 21 Days: The Inner Movie Method Viki King William Morrow Paperbacks £10.88
Screenplay: The Foundations of Screenwriting Syd Field Bantam Doubleday Dell Publishing Group £11.00
Elements of Style for Screenwriters Paul Argentini Lone Eagle Publishing Co ,U.S. £7.97
Writing Dialogue for Scripts (Writing Handbooks) Rib Davis A & C Black Publishers Ltd £11.99

Other Types of Writing

The Craft of Writing Poetry (Writers' guides) Alison Chisholm Allison & Busby £9.99
Writing Poetry (Teach Yourself: writer's library) Matthew Sweeney, John Hartley Williams Teach Yourself Books £7.99
Writing for Children (Books for Writers) Margaret Clark A & C Black Publishers Ltd £9.20
Writing for the Teenage Market (Books for Writers) Ann De Gale A & C Black Publishers Ltd £8.99
The Young Writer's Guide to Getting Published Kathy Henderson Writer's Digest Books £11.69
Newsletter Sourcebook Mark Beach, Elaine Floyd, Elaine Floyd Writer's Digest Books £17.99
Writing for Children and Getting Published (Teach Yourself (McGraw-Hill)) Allen Frewin Jones, Lesley Pollinger McGraw-Hill Companies £7.97

Educational and Academic Writing

Writing Successful Textbooks (Writing Handbooks) Anthony Haynes A & C Black Publishers Ltd £7.97
Assignment and Thesis Writing Jonathan Anderson John Wiley & Sons £28.50
Handbook for Academic Authors Beth Luey Cambridge University Press £42.96
Writing Your Dissertation in Fifteen Minutes a Day Joan Bolker Owl Books,U.S. £15.95
The Student's Guide to Preparing Dissertations and Theses Allison Brian, Race Phil (Higher Education Consultant University of Leeds) Routledge £22.13
How to Write and Publish a Scientific Paper Robert A. Day Greenwood Press £19.06

'Creative' Writing

Thunder and Lightning: Cracking Open the Writer's Craft Natalie Goldberg Rider & Co £10.99
The Creative Writing Workbook John Singleton Palgrave Macmillan £33.86
Creativity Rules!: A Writer's Workbook John Vorhaus Silman-James Press,U.S. £9.82
Writing as a Way of Healing: How Telling Stories Transforms Our Lives Louise A. DeSalvo The Women's Press Ltd £9.08
One Continuous Mistake (Arkana) Gail Sher Arkana £9.85
Writing Your Way: Creating a Personal Journal Ellen Jaffe Sumach Press £11.50
Writing for Self Discovery: A Personal Approach to Creative Writing Myra Schneider, John Killick Vega Books £8.99
The Writer's Journey Christopher Vogler Pan Books £14.99
Writing Down the Bones: Freeing the Writer Within Natalie Goldberg Shambhala Publications Inc £10.99
Write from the Heart: Unleashing the Power of Creativity Hal Zina Bennett New World Library £10.44

Internet and the Writer

The Internet: A Writer's Guide Jane Dorner A & C Black Publishers Ltd £9.99
The Internet for Writers (Teach Yourself) John Ralph Teach Yourself Books £7.99
A Writer's Guide to the Internet (Writers' Guides) Trevor Ralph Lockwood, Karen Scott Allison & Busby £8.99
Writing for the Internet (One Step Ahead) Jane Dorner, John Seely OUP Oxford £7.99
Writing for the Web: Geeks' Edition (Self-Counsel writing series) Crawford Killian Roundhouse Publishing Ltd £13.51
Online Markets for Writers Anthony Tedesco, Paul Tedesco Henry Holt & Company Inc £9.24
Producing for Web 2.0: A student guide (Media Skills) Jason Whittaker Routledge £17.99
Journalism Online Mike Ward Focal Press £33.83
Creative Web Writing Jane Dorner A & C Black Publishers Ltd £11.99

Writers' Bookshop

The Oxford Dictionary for Writers and Editors Robert Ritter Oxford University Press £15.99 Read Review
Oxford Writers' Dictionary (Oxford Paperback Reference) R.E. Allen Oxford Paperbacks £8.62
Collins Word Power - Good Grammar Graham King Collins £5.99
Collins Word Power - Good Writing Graham King Collins £5.99
Collins Word Power - Punctuation Graham King Collins £5.99
Black's Writing Dictionary T.J. Hulme, T.F. Carmody, J.A. Hulme A & C Black (Childrens books) £4.89
The Poet's Manual and Rhyming Dictionary (Stillman) Frances Stillman Thames & Hudson £10.95
Dictionary of Printing and Publishing P.H. Collin Peter Collin Publishing Ltd £11.92
The Chambers Dictionary Catherine E Schwarz, Editors of Chambers, Editors Of Chambers Chambers £24.63
The Complete Plain Words Sir Ernest Gowers, Sidney Greenbaum, Janet Whitcut Penguin £9.99
Fowler's Modern English Usage (Re-Revised 3rd Edition) R. W. Burchfield OUP Oxford £23.37
Chambers English Thesaurus Chambers £20.00
Oxford Dictionary of English Catherine Soanes, Angus Stevenson OUP Oxford £35.00
Encyclopaedia Britannica Ultimate 2013 Britannica Focus £40.84

Personal Accounts

Bestsellers: Top Writers Tell How Richard Joseph Summersdale Publishers £9.99
Writers on Writing Alison Gibbs Robert Hale Ltd £7.99
Writer Tells All Robert Massello Henry Holt & Company Inc £8.62
Writing from Experience: From Louisa M.Alcott to Virginia Woolf Brian H. Taylor Robert Hale Ltd £11.99

Selling your work

An Author's Guide to Literary Agents Michael Legat Robert Hale Ltd £9.99 Read Review
The Writer's Guide to Queries, Pitches and Proposals Moira Anderson Allen Allworth Press,U.S. £10.44
Publicity Handbook David R. Yale McGraw-Hill Contemporary £12.28
One Step Ahead: Publicity, Newspapers and Press Releases Alison Baverstock Oxford University Press £7.99
Marketing Your Book: An Author's Guide (Writing Handbooks) Alison Baverstock A & C Black Publishers Ltd £9.99

The Business of Publishing

Understanding Publishers' Contracts Michael Legat Robert Hale Ltd £8.99 Read Review
Writing for a Living (Writing Handbooks) Michael Legat A & C Black Publishers Ltd £8.99 Read Review
The Business of Writing (Writers' guides) Gordon Wells Allison & Busby £7.97
The Writer's Legal Guide (2nd ed) Tad Crawford Allworth Press,U.S. £14.95

Software

StarOffice 6.0 Sun Microsystems £52.99


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