How to Write

How to Write

Book rating: 05 Paperback

By (author) Philip Oltermann

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  • Publisher: Guardian Books
  • Format: Paperback | 352 pages
  • Dimensions: 128mm x 198mm x 26mm | 200g
  • Publication date: 14 September 2009
  • Publication City/Country: London
  • ISBN 10: 0852651384
  • ISBN 13: 9780852651384
  • Sales rank: 136,245

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"The Guardian's" 2008 "How to Write" supplements were a huge success with wordsmiths of all stripes. Covering fiction, poetry, comedy, screen writing, biography and journalism, they offered invaluable advice and bags of encouragement from a range of leading professionals, including Catherine Tate on writing memorable comedy characters, Robert Harris on penning best selling fiction and Michael Rosen on constructing stories that will appeal to young people. This book draws together the material from those supplements and includes a full directory of useful addresses, from publishers and agents to professional societies and providers of bursaries. Whether you're looking to polish up your writing skills or you want to ensure that your manuscript finds its way into the right hands, How to Write will prove essential reading.

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Philip Oltermann is an editor at the Guardian and a contributor to Granta and the London Review of Books.

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By Richard Brandt 14 Sep 2010 5

If you've ever fancied capturing your idea(s) in print, then this handy little release is sure to get you set on your way.

This collection of writing notes covers all the basics to get you started on creating your work, from basic writing techniques, text structures and refining your work for almost all text types (novels, plays, children's books) to informative pieces on the publishing business, marketing and genre, editing and selling your work to publishers.

This book is not the ultimate bible on writing, nor does it claim to be. Rather it is a useful, compact go-to source of useful insights into the craft of writing in various styles, while offering some useful insights into the business side of the publishing world.