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Clison & Busby have relaunched their Writer's Guides series of over 35 titles, with one book from a bestselling author and four other reissues.

The series spans three books on writing fiction, one focusing on crime-writing and one on writing about yourself.  All are practically-focused and will help writers improve their work.

 

How to Write a Blockbuster by Sarah Harrison

The bestselling author of The Flowers of the Field, her first big book, and The Dreaming Stones shows you how to make a million by hitting the bestseller lists.  You need to think big, in terms creating of a great scheme to unfold before the reader, extending the size of your canvas and handling emotion.  You should plan character development and write sex scenes you feel confident about.

Packed with the author's own anecdotes, How to Write a Blockbuster is lively, entertaining and essential reading for any writer who aspires to reach the bestseller lists.

How to Plot Your Novel by Jean Saunders

Jean Saunders also draws on her experience as the author of over 80 novels and 600 short stories to show you how it's done.  Her tips include encouraging novelists to write visually and think logically, not giving your whole plot away all at once and making sure you have good characters.

The Craft of Novel Writing by Dianne Doubtfire

Inspiring the novice to write, this is a practical guide to the craft of writing which shows you how to transform your passion into a publishable novel.

'An excellent and commonsensical book'  Cosmopolitan

The Crime Writer's Handbook by Douglas Wynn

Subtitled '65 Ways to Kill Your Victim in Print', this essential reference explains what the victim and murder scene will look like and what clues give the game away.  A grisly subject, but a must-read for any writer planning a murder!

How to Write about Yourself by Alison Chisholm and Brenda Courtie

An easy-to-follow guide to how to tackle your autobiography, an account of your travels or even just a small anecdote, which will also help with getting it published. The authors are both published writers who have published their own autobiographical material.  They think that if you enjoy your writing, the reader will do so too.

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How to write a blockbuster

How to write about yourself

How to plot your novel

The craft of novel writing

The Crime Writer's Handbook

 

The Craft of Novel Writing

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