Creative Writing Resources

Reference & ‘how to do it’ books:
  • Anderson, Linda (2006) Creative Writing, Abingdon, Oxfordshire: Routledge
    Amazon link: Creative Writing: A Workbook with Readings
  • Bingham, Harry (2010) Writers’ & Artists’ Yearbook Guide to Getting Published, London: Bloomsbury Publishing plc
  • Browne, Renni & King, Dave (2004) Self-editing for Fiction Writers, New York: Harper Collins Publishers Inc.
  • Dyer, Geoff (?) How to Write Fiction: a Guardian masterclass, The Guardian (Kindle edition)
  • Fry, Stephen ((2007)[2005]) The Ode Less Travelled, London: Arrow Books
  • George, Don ((2009)[2005]) Lonely Planet’s Guide to Travel Writing, London: Lonely Planet Publications
    Amazon link: (Lonely Planet Guide to Travel Writing) By George, Don (Author) Paperback on 01-Aug-2009
  • Green, Jonathon ((1999)[1986]) The Penguin Slang Thesauras, London: Penguin Books
  • Morris, Roz (2014) Nail Your Novel – Why Writers Abandon Books and How You Can Draft, Fix and Finish With Confidence, Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Neale, Derek (2009) A Creative Writing Handbook, Milton Keynes: The Open University
  • Novakovich, Josip (1998) Writing Fiction Step by Step, Cincinnati: Story Press
    Amazon link: Writing Fiction Step by Step
  • Novakovich, Josip ((2008)[1956]) Fiction Writer’s Workshop, Cincinnati: Writer’s Digest Books
  • Oltermann, Philip (2009) How to Write, London: Guardian Books
  • Padel, Ruth ((2004)[2002]) 52 Ways of Looking at a Poem, London: Vintage Books
  • Salisbury, Martin (2004) Illustrating Children’s Books, London: Quarto Publishing plc
  • Sommer, Robin Langley (1996) Nota Bene, USA: Dove Tail books
  • Wallin, Luke & Sage Gordon, Eva (2003) The Everything Guide to Writing Children’s Books, Avon MA: Adams Media
  • Weatherly, Lee & Corner, Helen ((2010)[2006]) Write a Blockbuster and get it Published, London: Hachette UK
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