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The Writer's Guide to Good Style

By Katherine Lapworth
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Katherine Lapworth
LEARN HOW TO LIFT YOUR CREATIVE WRITING BY EMPLOYING A GOOD WRITING STYLE.Do you want to write more effectively, correctly and in a manner which is appropriate for this brave new world of text speak and blogging?Whether you are a professional writer, or writing for your profession, a journalist, non-fiction writer, or simply a would-be blogger, you will find essential guidance and the latest style rules in this book.It contains firstly a detailed breakdown of both the rules of grammar, punctuation and spelling and, secondly, a guide to making your work readable, structured and well-paced. Unlike any other style guide, it also sets out the new and evolving rules for 21st century writing such as blogging, chatrooms, and even PowerPoint presentations.ABOUT THE SERIESThe Teach Yourself Creative Writing series helps aspiring authors tell their story. Covering a range of genres from science fiction and romantic novels, to illustrated children's books and comedy, this series is packed with advice, exercises and tips for unlocking creativity and improving your writing. And because we know how daunting the blank page can be, we set up the Just Write online community at tyjustwrite, for budding authors and successful writers to connect and share.
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Write Great Dialogue

By Irving Weinman
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Irving Weinman
LEARN HOW TO WRITE CONVINCING AND COMPELLING DIALOGUE.Commissioning editors say good dialogue is one of the first things that make a book stand out from the crowd - and similarly, that clunky direct speech is one of the first things that will send a book straight from the slushpile to the rejections bin.But while many other aspects of writing are pored over in intense detail, there have been very few books on the art of writing successful dialogue. In this practical guide for aspiring writers of all levels, Irving Weinman, himself a published writer and well-known creative writing tutor, uses case studies to help you explore how to write good dialogue, and gives you a range of fun and challenging exercises that will help you to write great dialogue.ABOUT THE SERIESThe Teach Yourself Creative Writing series helps aspiring authors tell their story. Covering a range of genres from science fiction and romantic novels, to illustrated children's books and comedy, this series is packed with advice, exercises and tips for unlocking creativity and improving your writing. And because we know how daunting the blank page can be, we set up the Just Write online community at tyjustwrite, for budding authors and successful writers to connect and share.
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Write Short Stories and Get Them Published

By Zoe Fairbairns
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Zoe Fairbairns
LEARN HOW TO WRITE WONDERFUL AND VARIED SHORT STORIES AND SHARE THEM WITH THE WORLD.Written by one of the country's leading experts on the short story, this book is ideal if you want to write creatively in a genre that is increasingly attracting attention from publishers, and which offers plenty of competition and festival opportunities for you to showcase your work.This new edition includes uptodate material on web resources and outlets and provides new information on self-publishing. In addition it discusses genres such as micro-fiction, and throughout is fully updated with new resources, events, slams and competitions.It will help unlock your imagination and creativity, and to discover stories you didn't know you had. It will help you to observe the world around you more sharply, as well as to structure, shape and polish your story. It is full of practical exercises that will both inspire imagination and refine skills, and confidence-building suggestions and hints.
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Welsh Grammar You Really Need to Know: Teach Yourself

By Christine Jones
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Christine Jones
Comprehensive and clear explanations of key grammar patterns and structures are reinforced and contextualized through authentic materials. You will not only learn how to construct grammar correctly, but when and where to use it so you sound natural and appropriate. Welsh Grammar You Really Need to Know will help you gain the intuition you need to become a confident communicator in your new language.
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Writing for the Web: Teach Yourself

By Robert Ashton, Jessica Juby
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Robert Ashton, Jessica Juby
Like it or not, the internet has become integral to every aspect of our lives, with smart phones, tablet computers and wifi enabling us to communicate easily and instantly.Whether you're a rising star in the corporate world or a silver surfer, to make an impactonline you have to be able to write clearly, convincingly and in a way that emphasisesyour character too. Best-selling business author Robert Ashton and internet native JessJuby will help you communicate more objectively and effectively online, both at work andat home.
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Write a Bestselling Thriller

By Matthew Branton
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Matthew Branton
LEARN HOW TO WRITE A BESTSELLING BOOK THAT STANDS OUT - AND GET IT PUBLISHED.Write a Bestselling Thriller is a step by step guide to putting together an unputdownable narrative. It takes you on a journey through each component of the thriller, breaking the process down into key factors such as the Hero, the Trigger, the Story, Scenes and Style, showing you how to write a thriller from start to finish. The whole of the second part is devoted to the publishing process, while the book features hundreds of pratical exercises. There are diagnostic tests, case studies, practical exercises and Aide Memoire boxes. Each chapter concludes with a reminder of the key points of the chapter (Focus Points) and a round-up of what to expect in the next (Next Step) will whet your appetite for what's coming and how it relates to what you've just read.ABOUT THE SERIESThe Teach Yourself Creative Writing series helps aspiring authors tell their story. Covering a range of genres from science fiction and romantic novels, to illustrated children's books and comedy, this series is packed with advice, exercises and tips for unlocking creativity and improving your writing. And because we know how daunting the blank page can be, we set up the Just Write online community at tyjustwrite, for budding authors and successful writers to connect and share.
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Write Fantastic Non-fiction - and Get it Published

By Claire Gillman
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Claire Gillman
LEARN HOW TO WRITE NON-FICTION THAT STANDS OUT, WHATEVER THE SUBJECT.Write Fantastic Non-fiction and Get it Published is designed specifically for you, if you want to turn your idea into a book. If you're wondering where to start, this book clearly explains how to select a subject, hone your research skills, explore different genres and styles and edit your work. It does more than simply review the different genres, however - it will, crucially, help you to master the skill of assessing your own work objectively - essential for any would-be writer. With your confidence strengthened through practical tips, insights and exercises, it will also give you the crucial insider information on and how to approach a publisher or find an agent. Written by an author with a track record of helping new writers secure agents and publishing deals, it will take you from 'would-be writer' to 'writer' quickly and painlessly.ABOUT THE SERIESThe Teach Yourself Creative Writing series helps aspiring authors tell their story. Covering a range of genres from science fiction and romantic novels, to illustrated children's books and comedy, this series is packed with advice, exercises and tips for unlocking creativity and improving your writing. And because we know how daunting the blank page can be, we set up the Just Write online community at tyjustwrite, for budding authors and successful writers to connect and share.
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  • Write Poetry and Get it Published

    By Matthew Sweeney, John Hartley Williams
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    Matthew Sweeney, John Hartley Williams
    A comprehensive guide to writing poetryWrite Poetry - and Get it Published is a user-friendly and comprehensive guide written by two well-published poets that will prove indispensible if you're seeking creative guidance, inspiration and practical advice. Covering everything from mood, style and tone to poetry on the internet, this fully updated edition will help you find your voice. Containing straightforward advice and the very latest on prizes, festivals and performance poetry, this book will enable an aspiring or seasoned poet alike to gain the confidence and necessary knowledge to write and publish compelling poetry.Write Poetry and Get it Published includes:Chapter 1: What does it take to be a poet?Chapter 2: Bump-starting the poemChapter 3: A challenge to the reader: groundwork exercisesChapter 4: Getting started: working arrangementsChapter 5: I gotta use words when I talk to youChapter 6: Letters, alphabets and listsChapter 7: VisualizingChapter 8: Drafting and revisionChapter 9: Using modelsChapter 10: The co-operative approachChapter 11: Subject matterChapter 12: Context, mood and toneChapter 13: Writing in different modesChapter 14: StyleChapter 15: Getting the rhymes to chose youChapter 16: It don't mean a thing if it ain't got that swingChapter 17: TranslationChapter 18: Writing for childrenChapter 19: Getting publishedChapter 20: ipoems and cyber verseChapter 21: Reading aloudChapter 22: Poetry prizes and festivalsChapter 23: ars poeticaABOUT THE SERIESThe Teach Yourself Creative Writing series helps aspiring authors tell their story. Covering a range of genres from science fiction and romantic novels, to illustrated children's books and comedy, this series is packed with advice, exercises and tips for unlocking creativity and improving your writing. And because we know how daunting the blank page can be, we set up the Just Write online community at tyjustwrite, for budding authors and successful writers to connect and share.
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  • Work Smarter With Speed Reading: Teach Yourself

    By Tina Konstant
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    Tina Konstant
    Is this the right book for me?Speed reading is about reading (and being able to recall) more written information in less time. Work Smarter with Speed Reading is a practical guide to effective speed reading. It includes tools and information on a variety of reading and memory techniques, including a five-step strategy that will enable you to read any non-fiction material easily. It, allows you to start using and practising the techniques as you read, offers a selection of techniques so you can choose the ones that suit you best, teaches you how to read effectively under pressure, and helps you to concentrate in noisy and distracting environments.Work Smarter with Speed Reading: Teach Yourself includes:Chapter 1: The five-step reading systemChapter 2: Speed readingChapter 3: It's all in the words - developing your vocabularyChapter 4: ConcentrationChapter 5: MemoryChapter 6: A book is a book is a bookChapter 7: Your eyes and effective readingChapter 8: Distractions and solutionsChapter 9: Real-world readingChapter 10: Working and studying for a livingChapter 11: Useful information and speed practice testChapter 12: What next?Teach Yourself methods:Not got much time?One, five and ten-minute introductions to key principles to get you started.Author insightsLots of instant help with common problems and quick tips for success, based on the author's many years of experience.Test yourselfTests in the book and online to keep track of your progress.Extend your knowledgeExtra online articles to give you a richer understanding of speed reading and time-saving techniques.Try thisInnovative exercises illustrate what you've learnt and how to use it.
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