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    Do the Work (English, Paperback) Steven Pressfield

    "There is an enemy. There is an intelligent, active, malign force working against us. Step one is to recognize this. This recognition alone is enormously powerful. It saved my life, and it will save yours." ...

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    The Elements of Eloquence (English, Paperback) Mark Forsyth

    Mark Forsyth's 'sparkling' (Charles Moore, Daily Telegraph) and idiosyncratically brilliant third book.

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    Save the Cat! (English, Paperback) Blake Snyder

    This ultimate insider's guide reveals the secrets that none dare admit, told by a show biz veteran who's proven that you can sell your script if you can save the cat!

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    The Elements of Eloquence (Paperback) Mark Forsyth

    Mark Forsyth's 'sparkling' (Charles Moore, Daily Telegraph) and idiosyncratically brilliant third book.

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    642 Tiny Things to Write About (English, Record book) Po Bronson

    642 Tiny Things to Write About presents oodles of delightful and thought-provoking writing prompts, packaged in an uber-cute, irresistible and tiny new format.

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    The Emotion Thesaurus (English, Paperback) Angela Ackerman, Becca Puglisi

    One of the biggest problem areas for writers is conveying a character's emotions to the reader in a unique, compelling way. This book comes to the rescue by highlighting 75 emotions and listing the possible body language cues, thoughts, and visceral responses for each. Written in an easy-to-navigate list format, readers can draw inspiration from character cues that range in intensity to match any...

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    How to Write Dazzling Dialogue (English, Paperback) James Scott Bell $16.04
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    On Writing Well (English, Paperback) William Zinsser

    On Writing Well has been praised for its sound advice, its clarity and the warmth of its style. It is a book for everybody who wants to learn how to write or who needs to do some writing to get through the day, as almost everybody does in the age of e-mail and the Internet. Whether you want to write about people or places, science and technology, business, sports, the arts or about yourself in the...

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    Quack This Way (English, Paperback) Founder Bryan Garner, David Foster Wallace

    David Foster Wallace was at the center of late-20th-century American literature, Bryan A. Garner at that of legal scholarship and lexicography. It was language that drew them together. The wide-ranging interview reproduced here memorializes 67 minutes of their second and final evening together, in February 2006. It was DFW's last long interview, and the only one devoted exclusively to language and...

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    What Playwrights Talk About When They Talk About Writing (English, Hardback) Jeffrey Sweet

    The art and craft of playwriting as explored in candid conversations with some of the most important contemporary dramatists

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    The Writer's Journey (English, Paperback) Christopher Vogler

    This updated and revised third edition provides new insights and observations from Vogler's ongoing work on mythology's influence on stories, movies, and man himself. The previous two editons of this book have sold over 180,000 units, making this book a 'classic' for screenwriters, writers, and novelists

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    Writing Analytical Assessments in Social Work (English, Paperback) Chris Dyke

    You write something in order that it can be read, not in order that it can be written - write reports that achieve and illuminate.

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    Screenwriter's Bible (English, Paperback) David Trottier

    The 20th anniversary edition of one of the most popular, authoritative, and useful books on screenwriting. A standard by which other screenwriting books are measured, it has sold over 200,000 copies in its twenty-year life. Always up-to-date and reliable, it contains everything that both the budding and working screenwriter need under one cover five books in one! A Screenwriting Primer that...

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    Screenplay (English, Paperback) Syd Field

    Providing examples from well-known movies, a revised handbook explains the structural and stylistic elements as well as writing techniques basic to the creation of a successful film script and furnishes practical tips on script writing for original productions, sequels, novel adaptations, and adaptations by original authors. Original. 17,500 first printing.

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    Writing Better Lyrics (English, Paperback) Pat Pattison

    With song evaluations and exercises to help songwriters hone their lyric-writing skills, this book features chapters covering such topics as: when the use of repetition can be an asset; how to successfully manipulate meter; how to work with a co-writer; how to build on ideas and generate effective titles; and, more.

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    Do Story (English, Paperback) Bobette Buster

    Today's world wants the story behind the story. Whether you have a company mission to share, an audience to entertain or a product to sell, we're more likely to engage and connect if you deliver a well-crafted story with an emotional core.Bobette Buster is a story consultant who works with and teaches at major studios including Pixar, Disney and Sony Animation and in top film programs all over the world. In this, her first book, she shares her 10 key principles of storytelling - as used by some of the worldÂ’s best storytellers - and helps you to apply them to your own. Find out: How to source, structure and shape your storyWays to discover its essenceWhy forming an emotional bond with your audience can take a story from good to great.So, whats your story?

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    Finishing School (English, Paperback) Cary Tennis, Danelle Morton

    All too many people start a writing project with grand ambitions but reach a crisis of completion. In Finishing School, Cary Tennis and Danelle Morton help writers reignite the passion that started them on the project in the first place and work steadily to get it done.Untold millions of writing projects--begun with hope and a little bit of hubris--lay abandoned in desk drawers, dated files on...

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    Writers' & Artists' Yearbook 2017 2017 (English, Paperback)

    This bestselling guide to all areas of publishing and the media is completely revised and updated every year. TheYearbook is packed with advice, inspiration and practical guidance on who to contact and how to get published.New articles in the 2017 edition on:The writer's toolkit by Maggie GeeMemoir and biography by Duncan Barrett (co-author of the Sunday Times bestseller GI Brides)How-to books by...

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    So You Want To Write Radio Drama? (English, Paperback) Claire Grove, Stephen Wyatt

    A practical guide to writing radio drama and getting it produced, by a leading radio dramatist and a hugely experienced radio drama producer who have both created award-winning dramas for the BBC.

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