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Eats, Shoots and Leaves: The Zero Tolerance Approach to Punctuation
Truss, Lynne,
ISBN: 9781861976123
Profile Books Ltd, London, 2003. First Edition
 Hardcover Hardcover. Near Fine Condition/Near Fine. First Edition. Second impression . Size: 12mo small. 209 pages. Text body is clean, and free from previous owner annotation, underlining and highlighting. Binding is tight, covers and spine fully intact. Pages are very lightly tanned throughout. Dust Jacket is not price clipped and in excellent condition. Edges browned slightly. This book is available and will be shipped within two business days. All items are tracked and details are available on request. . This is a witty, entertaining, impassioned guide to perfect punctuation, for everyone who cares about precise writing. Not a primer but a 'zero tolerance' manual for direct action. Now, many punctuation guides already exist explaining the principles of the apostrophe; the comma; the semi-colon. These books do their job but somehow punctuation abuse does not diminish. Why? Because people who can't punctuate don't read those books! Of course they don't! They laugh at books like those! "Eats, Shoots and Leaves" adopts a more militant approach and attempts to recruit an army of punctuation vigilantes: send letters back with the punctuation corrected. Do not accept sloppy emails. Climb ladders at dead of night with a pot of paint to remove the redundant apostrophe in 'Video's sold here'. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: Under 500 grams. Category: Books for Writers; Britain/UK; Language & Linguistics. ISBN: 1861976127. ISBN/EAN: 9781861976123. Pictures of this item not already displayed here available upon request. Inventory No: 5359. Near Fine Condition
Price: $14.95 (AUD)
Book Number: 5359  Bookseller: Colin Hopkins
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Freelance Writing
Moore, Chris,
ISBN: 9780709058694
Robert Hale, London, 1996. First Edition
 Softcover (Stiff Boards) Softcover (Stiff Boards). Very Good Condition/. First Edition. First impression. Size: Octavo (standard book size). 156 pages. Text body is clean, and free from previous owner annotation, underlining and highlighting. Binding is tight, covers and spine fully intact. No foxing in this copy. All edges clean, neat and free of foxing. This book is available and ready to be shipped.. This is a guide for existing and aspiring freelance journalists and writers who want to improve their output and maximize their earnings. It covers the steps that can be taken to improve the chances of success, by approaching and organizing a freelance career in the same way as any other business. The book first shows how a basic work plan must be devised and how to plan future projects. It then focuses on the potential of interests and hobbies which can produce a small but regular source of income. Other less obvious source which are suggested include specialist magazines, trade papers, and local weeklies. The book also points out various \"hidden sources\", such as advertising and public relations agencies, and companies producing house journals and newsletters. There is advice on making contact with commissioning editors, the need for research, how to settle for the right rates and choosing the most suitable equipment. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: Under 1 kilogram. Category: Books for Writers; Britain/UK; ISBN: 0709058691. ISBN/EAN: 9780709058694. Pictures of this item not already displayed here available upon request. Inventory No: 6564. Very Good Condition
Price: $8.95 (AUD)
Book Number: 6564  Bookseller: Colin Hopkins
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How to Write Romances
Pianka, Phyllis Taylor,
ISBN: 9780898793246
Writers Digest Books, USA, 1995. First Edition
 Hardcover Hardcover. Fine Condition/No Dust Jacket. First Edition. Fifth or later impression. Size: Octavo 8vo (standard book size). 164 pages. Text body is clean, and free from previous owner annotation, underlining and highlighting. Binding is tight, covers and spine fully intact. No foxing in this copy. All edges clean, neat and free of foxing. All my books are available and are shipped from our Australian address.. In bookselling today, romance is the bestselling genre in the market. This book offers writers expert guidance for creating stories that will captivate readers and get the attention of publishers.' Quantity Available: 1. Category: Books for Writers; ISBN: 0898793246. ISBN/EAN: 9780898793246. Pictures of this item not already displayed here available upon request. Inventory No: 3308. Fine Condition
Price: $9.95 (AUD)
Book Number: 3308  Bookseller: Colin Hopkins
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Mastering Point of View: How to Control Point of View to Create Conflict, Depth and Suspense
Szeman, Sherri,
ISBN: 9781884910524
Story Press Books,  2001. First Edition
 Softcover Softcover. Fine Condition/. First Edition. Size: 8vo Octavo (standard book size). 218 pages. Text body is clean, and free from previous owner annotation, underlining and highlighting. Binding is tight, covers and spine fully intact. No foxing detected in this copy. All edges clean, neat and free of foxing. This book is available and will be shipped within two business days. All items are tracked and details are available on request. . Point of view is one of the most important elements in a novel, yet most writing books address the subject briefly, in a single chapter or less. Only this book focuses on point of view with the depth and insight the subject demands. Mastering Point of View walks writers through the difficult but essential process of understanding, choosing and using point of view in a novel. With examples from james joyce, Virginia Woolf, Jorge Luis Borges and many others, author Sherri Szeman illuminates the challenges writers face in deciding point of view and provides clear, straightforward instructions for overcoming them. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: Under 1 kilogram. Category: Books for Writers; ISBN: 1884910521. ISBN/EAN: 9781884910524. Pictures of this item not already displayed here available upon request. Inventory No: 5519. Fine Condition
Price: $13.95 (AUD)
Book Number: 5519  Bookseller: Colin Hopkins
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Non-Fiction Books: A Writer's Guide
Legat, Michael,
ISBN: 9780709049456
Robert Hale Ltd, London, 1994. Reprint
 Softcover Softcover. Very Good Condition/. Reprint. Size: 8vo Octavo (standard book size). 144 pages. Text body is clean, and free from previous owner annotation, underlining and highlighting. Binding is tight, covers and spine fully intact. No foxing in this copy. All edges clean, neat and free of foxing. This book is available and ready to be shipped from our local warehouse with two working days. FREE POSTAGE when you buy three books in your transaction (Australian customers only).. This manual for would-be authors includes advice on what to write about, how to choose subjects which are likely to interest publishers, how to organize your material, how to undertake any necessary research, and what to do about such matters as illustrations, permissions and an index. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: Under 1 kilogram. Category: Books for Writers; Britain/UK; ISBN: 0709049455. ISBN/EAN: 9780709049456. Pictures of this item not already displayed here available upon request. Inventory No: 6034. Very Good Condition
Price: $9.95 (AUD)
Book Number: 6034  Bookseller: Colin Hopkins
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The Enterprising Writer: How to Make a Successful Living as a Freelance Writer
Meanwell, Michael,
ISBN: 9781740660938
Hardie Grant Books, Melbourne, 2003. First Edition
 Softcover Softcover. Very Good Condition (ex-library)/. First Edition. First Impression. Size: 8vo Octavo (standard book size). 233 pages. Text body is clean, and free from previous owner annotation, underlining and highlighting. Binding is tight, covers and spine fully intact. No foxing in this copy. All edges clean, neat and free of foxing. The front endpaper has a closed tear.. Text and spine marked with Library stamps, but very discreetly, in all other respects in very good condition throughout. This book is available and will be shipped within two business days. All items are tracked and details are available on request. . The Enterprising Writer is a comprehensive, how-to guide to making a living from writing: from advice for novices just starting out, to tips for the more experienced on the business and technical sides of writing as a career. Experienced writer Michael Meanwell takes you step-by-step through developing an idea, problem solving, right up to polishing finished work. This is a must for anyone wanting to earn a living from writing, or to better understand the writing business for effective communication. Meanwell's conversational style is friendly, helpful and includes many real examples. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: Under 1 kilogram. Category: Books for Writers; Australia; ISBN: 1740660935. ISBN/EAN: 9781740660938. Pictures of this item not already displayed here available upon request. Inventory No: 5934. Very Good Condition (ex-library)
Price: $11.95 (AUD)
Book Number: 5934  Bookseller: Colin Hopkins
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The Journalist's Craft
Revill, Lindsay; Roderick, Colin (editors),
Angus & Robertson, Sydney, 1965. First Edition
 Hardcover Hardcover. Very Good Condition (ex-library)/Very Good. First Edition. First Impression . Size: 8vo Octavo (standard book size). 327 pages. Text body is clean, and free from previous owner annotation, underlining and highlighting. Binding is tight, covers and spine fully intact. No foxing in this copy. Dust jacket has it's plastic cover intact which has left this library book in very good condition.. All edges clean, neat and free of foxing. Text marked with Library stamps, but very discreetly, spine unmarked, in all other respects in very good condition throughout. There is a plastic sleeve protecting the cover.. This book is available and ready to be shipped from our local warehouse. Postage quoted is for a standard format octavo book. Final charges may vary depending on size and weight.. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: Under 1 kilogram. Category: Books for Writers; Australia; Pictures of this item not already displayed here available upon request. Inventory No: 6293. Very Good Condition (ex-library)
Price: $16.95 (AUD)
Book Number: 6293  Bookseller: Colin Hopkins
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The Right Words for Any Occasion
Geiss, Erika Swanson,
ISBN: 9781412715867
West Side Publishing, USA, 2008. First Edition
 Hardcover Hardcover. Fine Condition/. First Edition. First impression. Size: Octavo 8vo (standard book size). 320 pages. Text body is clean, and free from previous owner annotation, underlining and highlighting. Binding is tight, covers and spine fully intact. No foxing in this copy. All edges clean, neat and free of foxing. The book has it's own bookmark ribbon. This BOOK IS IN STOCK and READY TO MAIL NOW. Your book when ordered will be securely packed and promptly dispatched by Great Southern Books. The Right Words for Any Occasion is an indispensable guide to composing virtually any kind of message, including thank-you notes, apologies, inspirational toasts, cover letters, invitations, love letters, hate mail, Dear John letters, résumés, letters of recommendation, forum posts, and much more. With this book, you ll never again be at a loss when you put a pen to paper or open your laptop. From snail mail to e-mail, faxes, and memos, The Right Words for Any Occasion is a trusty and entertaining writing companion. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: Under 1 kilogram. Category: Books for Writers; Language & Linguistics. ISBN: 1412715865. ISBN/EAN: 9781412715867. Pictures of this item not already displayed here available upon request. Inventory No: 4117. Fine Condition
Price: $14.95 (AUD)
Book Number: 4117  Bookseller: Colin Hopkins
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Writing Fantasy & Science Fiction: How to Create out-of-this-world Novels and Short Stories
Card, Orson Scott; Athans, Philip; Lake, Jay,
ISBN: 9781599631400
Writers Digest, UnUnited States, 2013. First Edition
 Trade Paperback Trade Paperback. As New/. First Edition. Third impression . Size: 8vo Octavo (standard book size). 402 pages. Text body is clean, and free from previous owner annotation, underlining and highlighting. Binding is tight, covers and spine fully intact. This book is available and ready to be shipped from our local warehouse. Postage quoted is for a standard format octavo book. Final charges may vary depending on size and weight.. Do you envision celestial cities in distant, fantastic worlds? Do you dream of mythical beasts and gallant quests in exotic kingdoms? If you have ever wanted to write the next great fantasy or science fiction story, this all-in-one comprehensive book will show you how. Writing Fantasy & Science Fiction is full of advice from master authors offering definitive instructions on world building, character creation, and storytelling in the many styles and possibilities available to writers of speculative fiction. Combining two Writer's Digest classics, Orson Scott Card's How to Write Science Fiction & Fantasy and The Writer's Complete Fantasy Reference , along with two new selections from award-winning science fiction and fantasy authors Philip Athans and Jay Lake, this new book provides the best of all worlds. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: Under 1 kilogram. Category: Books for Writers; United States; ISBN: 1599631407. ISBN/EAN: 9781599631400. Pictures of this item not already displayed here available upon request. Inventory No: 6412. As New
Price: $14.95 (AUD)
Book Number: 6412  Bookseller: Colin Hopkins
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Writing Feature Stories: How to Research and Write Newspaper and Magazine Articles
Ricketson, Matthew,
ISBN: 9781865087320
Allen & Unwin,  2004. First Edition
 Softcover Softcover. Fine Condition/. First Edition. Fourth impression of the First Edition. Size: Octavo 8vo (standard book size). 284 pages. Text body is clean, and free from previous owner annotation, underlining and highlighting. Binding is tight, covers and spine fully intact. No foxing in this copy. All edges clean, neat and free of foxing. This book is currently IN STOCK and would be shipped directly from our Australian address.. A systematic and user-friendly approach to journalistic feature story writing for journalism students, professionals, freelancers, and beginners is provided in this guide. Writers will learn to move beyond conventional news stories and embrace their creativity to create compelling features. Generating fresh ideas, gathering factual information, sifting through raw material, choosing the best angle, and working with editors are all explored. Discussion questions and exercises reinforce the ideas presented in each chapter. Pop culture examples and recently published articles are used to make concepts memorable and easily accessible. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: Under 1 kilogram. Category: Books for Writers; ISBN: 1865087327. ISBN/EAN: 9781865087320. Pictures of this item not already displayed here available upon request. Inventory No: 3681. Fine Condition
Price: $22.95 (AUD)
Book Number: 3681  Bookseller: Colin Hopkins
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Writing Under Pressure: The Quick Writing Process
Kaye, Sanford,
ISBN: 9780195052237
Oxford University Press, New York, 1989. First Edition
 Hardcover Hardcover. Very Good Condition/Very Good. First Edition. First Impression . Size: 8vo Octavo (standard book size). 190 pages. Text body is clean, and free from previous owner annotation, underlining and highlighting. Binding is tight, covers and spine fully intact. No foxing in this copy. Dust Jacket is not price clipped and in excellent condition. Edges very slightly spotted or marked. This book is available and ready to be shipped from our local warehouse. Postage quoted is for a standard format octavo book. Final charges may vary depending on size and weight.. Most writing is done under pressure. An executive has to produce a three-page position paper by tomorrow at nine. A department head suddenly has to write a one-page action memo by noon. A graduate student has a twenty-page research paper due in a week. Or a sophomore has to answer four essay questions for a three-hour exam. Indeed, most students and professionals write under pressure--limited time, limited space, a supervisor or instructor to please--yet few approach the task systematically. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: Under 1 kilogram. Category: Books for Writers; United States; ISBN: 0195052234. ISBN/EAN: 9780195052237. Pictures of this item not already displayed here available upon request. Inventory No: 6081. Very Good Condition
Price: $12.95 (AUD)
Book Number: 6081  Bookseller: Colin Hopkins
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