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Copyright 346.0482
Copyright -- Australia 346.940482
Writing Skills 428.24, 808.042

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Books in the Library

The Routledge Creative Writing Coursebook

With genre-based chapters, such as life writing, novels and short stories, poetry, fiction for children and screenwriting, it is an indispensable guide to writing successfully. 

The Editor's Companion

Explains the traditional skills of editing for publication and how to adapt them for digital production. It describes the editorial tasks for print and screen publications, from fantasy novels and academic texts to web pages and government documents

Dictionary of Subjects and Symbols in Art

Combined here in a single volume are religious, classical, and historical themes, figures of moral allegory, and characters from romantic poetry that appeared throughout paintings and sculpture in Western art and literature. 

Keep It Real

Writers of memoir and narrative nonfiction are experiencing difficult days with the discovery that some well-known works in the genre contain exaggerations--or are partially fabricated. But what are the parameters of creative nonfiction?

It was the best of sentences, it was the worst of sentences : a writer's guide to crafting killer sentences

In this wickedly humorous manual, language columnist June Casagrande uses grammar and syntax to show exactly what makes some sentences great--and other sentences suck.

Writing tools : 50 essential strategies for every writer

In the past decade, Writing Tools has become a classic guidebook for novices and experts alike and remains one of the best loved books on writing available.

The little red writing book

Provides readers with principles to ensure their writing is readable, concise, convincing, and grammatically correct. It has easy-to-read, concise explanations, and non-intimidating instruction, to develop the most important, related writing principles.

The Writing Experiment : strategies for innovative creative writing

This demystifying guide to creative writing shows that successful work arises not from talent or inspiration alone but from several stages of development within a systematic strategy.

What is The Conversation saying about writing?

The Conversation is an independent source of news and views, sourced from the academic and research community and delivered direct to the public.

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eBooks in the Library

Introducing Literary Criticism

From Plato to Virginia Woolf. Tackling disputes over the value and meaning of literature, and exploring theoretical and practical approaches, this unique illustrated guide will help readers of all levels to get more out of their reading.


Copyright is one of the central economic and creative issues of our time. Examines the effects of technology on copyright in Australia.

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