A mixture of autobiographical detail and writing tips, this book of creative guidance and encouragement comes from the pen of writer and lecturer Paul Magrs. After all, there's a novel inside all of us. Paperback, 320 pages.Measures 19.8 x 12.9 x 2.4cm.
Developed from a Guardian Masterclass, this is an invaluable handbook for writers working towards publication. With strategies for editing and re-writing, tips on who would be best to approach for your work, and a guide to creating the perfect submission, this book could be the...
A pocket-sized guide to the techniques that writers use to engage their readers, this little book written by a creative writing tutor will give you an introduction into the secret tricks of the trade, and inspire you to new heights of literary greatness. (Or at...
Mouse hunters, treasured pets, characters of fable and associates of the devil: this book features illustrations from the British Library's rich medieval collection as well as anecdotes about cats (both real and imaginary) to provide an unique insight into medieval life and our ancestors relationships...
Both amusing and poignant, this book investigates the relationships between writers and artists - both artists who have been inspired by literature and those who have worked directly with writers. Looking at Paradise Lost and Pilgrim's Progress, Hogarth and Fielding, Wordsworth and Bewick, there is...
Endless quirky inspiration from the team at San Francisco Writer's Grotto - this series of 642 fiction-writing prompts will make anyone want to grab a pen and decide what happens next. These prompts are designed to inspire entire stories, rather than writing exercises - who...
Part manual, part journal, this beautifully illustrated guide takes you on an exploration of the value of writing for writing's sake. Embracing affirmations and mindfulness alongside practical exercises, this book is designed to encourage your writing to flourish. Paperback, 176 pages.Measures 21 x 14 cm....
Looking to generate new ideas, but struggling with traditional creative prompts? This unique writing journal will challenge you to focus on the gaps and the spaces between things. Because sometimes the best plans really do come from nothing. Measures 23.5 x 16 x 1.5 cm.Softback...
A beautiful range of vases designed by Jane Mount, author of Bibliophile and co-creator of My Ideal Bookshelf, suitable for holding kitchen utensils, flowers, pens and more. 'A Compendium of Flowers' features a quotation from Oscar Wilde on the back: 'With freedom, books, flowers, and...
A brilliant guide to writing featuring expert techniques demonstrated in a clear and jargon-free way, with examples from twenty-five masters of prose. For aspiring writers of all ages and abilities, Read This is certain to motivate and strengthen your writing talent. Paperback 136 pages. 25...
The six pencils in this set all feature really un-motivational messages such as 'False hope is better than no hope'. All rather entertaining if not not very productive... 6 HB pencils in a themed box.Pack measures 19 x 6 x 1.5 cm.
Celebrate your strong commitment to... dabbling, with this librarian style enamel pin. Part of our Badges of Honour range. Enameled purple metal badge. Measures approx 3 cm long. Made in the UK.
This clothbound lined notebook contains a wealth of inspirational material for followers of hip-hop and rap and is created by brothers Eric and Jeff Rosenthal aka ItsTheReal. Described as 'the premier storytellers in hip-hop in 2018', ItsTheReal appear on stages worldwide and produce a huge...
Make good use of your time by reading the messages on this set of six printed pencils. "You can't possibly work in an untidy room" "You probably need another coffee" "A to-do list, you need a to-do list" and other gems of creative advice. Six...
An original design by The Literary Gift Company, this series is inspired by the 2013 publication A Mug's Guide to Grammar. Fine bone china mugs.Height of each mug 8cm.Available as a set, or individually.
For fans of properly fronted adverbials and appropriately subordinating conjunctions, this pin is must for anyone passionate about grammatically correct English usage. Enameled green metal badge. Measures approx 3 cm long.
This pack illustrates just how versatile the humble pencil can be. Each pencil in this set features an alternative function for itself, including 'Pixie Javelin' and 'Itch Scratcher'. Of course, you're going to start writing any minute now, but in the meantime.... A great gift...
Very morale-boosting for any writer, but it should not be taken literally. Black ink in a green ballpoint pen. Measures 13 cm.
A one-of-a-kind journal that holds a treasure load of inspiration for writers. Illustrations, writing prompts, and space for writing are used in order to help writers with their work. Paperback 176 pages.Measurements: 24 cm x 19 cm.Full colour illustration.
A unique little bookish lapel pin, perfect for the booklover in your life. Metal badge with butterfly pin.Measures approx 2.5 x 1cm long.Gift boxed.
A generously sized eraser for inevitable errors. A smooth and satisfyingly pebble-shaped manual delete button. Measures 7 x 4 cm x 1.5 cm.
A wonderful notebook for novelists; this is the perfect place to store all your writerly observations. The notebook features an elasticated pen holder at the side, a blue ribbon pager marker, and a handy elastic closure/page holder. 160 blank pages. Measures 21 x 14cm with...
This odd pair of socks combining the classic yellow pencil and lined file paper - in sock form! A fantastic gift for writers, students, or stationery obsessives everywhere. Choice of 2 adult sizes: Small/Medium 4 - 7 UK (8-11 US) and Medium/Large: 7 - 11...
A remarkably simple and effective means for inspiring creative thinking and problem solving in all of us. Simply toss all the dice, examine each of the nine face-up images and let them guide your imagination through a story that begins with “Once upon a time…”....
Let these pens inspire your writing. There are five designs carrying the messages 'Mightier than sword', 'Show, don't tell', 'Win Booker prize with', 'Write 1000 words a day with' and 'Write bestseller with'. Ballpoint pens with black ink in a variety of colours. Pens measure...
"The brain is a wonderful organ. It starts working the moment you get up in the morning, and does not stop until you get into the office" - Robert Frost. Not exactly polite, but to the point! There are times when we just don't want...
Bestselling and aptly-named author Francine Prose takes her readers on a guided tour of the tools and tricks of the masters to discover why their work has endured. Written with passion and humour, this book will inspire readers to return to literature with a fresh...
The classic yellow pencil with a pink eraser - as a pair of socks! The HB pencil as you have never seen it before. A fantastic gift for writers, artists students, or stationery obsessives everywhere. Sizes: 4 - 7 UK (8-11 US) and 7 -...
Not exactly polite, but to the point! There are times when we just don't want to be interrupted. this mug works across many media and is just the help you need to get to the end of the next chapter! Bone china mug. Measures 8cm...
A gorgeous little pin, perfect for writerly types. Metal badge with butterfly pin. Measures approx 2.5 x 1 cm long. Gift boxed.
A beautiful pin in the design of an HB pencil. A perfect gift for any writer or writing enthusiast. Enameled metal badge. Measures approx 4 cm long.
Not exactly polite, but to the point! There are times when we just don't want to be interrupted (except for a refill). This mug works across all genres, including non-fiction, and is virtually guaranteed to improve productivity. Bone china. Measures 8cm high.
Do you have moments of 'oops'? Well stress no more - this eraser will help. Measures 7 cm x 4 cm x 1.5cm.
How to make all your friends paranoid! Comes in a choice of 4 sizes. 100% cotton.Care: Machine wash cool. Tumble dry low. Do not iron text/images.White ink on a coloured t-shirt.
This gorgeous colour illustration is adapted from A.W. Faber’s 1897 stationery catalogue. Printed on acid free paper.Measurements: 17 cm x 12 cm.Comes with 120gsm recycled envelope.Blank inside.
A intriguing little lapel pin featuring a quill pen. A great way to celebrate the writer in you. Metal badge with butterfly pin.Measures approx 2.5 x 1 cm long.Gift boxed.
This fantastic Story Box enables you to create your own fairy tales and stories. Use the 20 Puzzle pieces to create your story from elves to the big bad wolf. A great gift for any budding writer. Measurements: 16.5 x 13 cm. 20 double sided...
A set of two plates; one with a lined paper pattern, the other featuring a graph paper design. Let these plates inspire your creative and academic brain. Whether you're writing an academic paper, article, or your first novel, these plates will help fill you with ideas and plot your...
The classic blue lines, red margin and punched holes are knitted into our Lined Paper Socks. A fantastic gift for writers, students, or stationery obsessives everywhere. Choice of 2 adult sizes: Small/Medium 4 - 7 UK (8-11 US) and Medium/Large: 7 - 11 UK (10-12...
This pen carries the inspiring message 'Win Booker prize with' on its side. An encouragement to complete a goal! Black ink in a red ballpoint pen. Measures 13 cm.
A unique reminder to keep you on track. This pen carries the message 'Show, don't tell' on its side. Black ink in a yellow ballpoint pen. Measures 13 cm.
Not exactly polite, but to the point! There are times when we just don't want to be interrupted. This mug work across a variety of genres, including non-fiction and is designed for faultless cuppa. Bone china mug. Measures 8cm high.
A new baby? A new house? A new relationship? Life features many new chapters. A card of promise featuring an original design by Andy Poplar. Comes with white laid envelope.Measures 15 cm x 15 cm.
The perfect notebook for all the random notes that pop into your brain on the move! Attached is a coloured elastic band which functions as a place-marker. 160 pagesMeasures approximately 10 x 15cm.
An inspiring pen that carries the message 'Write bestseller with' on its side. Black ink in a purple ballpoint pen. Measures 13 cm.
An original hand-lettered design of the opening lines from Dodie Smith's inspirational classic I Capture the Castle. The line reads: "I write this sitting in the kitchen sink. That is, my feet are in it, the rest of me is on the draining board". Large canvas shopping...
This scrumptious bar of Belgian milk chocolate has been wrapped in beautiful packaging featuring a not so polite warning to anyone who might be tempted to interrupt you! On the reverse of the pack is a quotation about writing from Iris Murdoch. Weight: 100g; dimensions:...
A unique pair of cufflinks for the reader in your life. These mini book piles will add a subtle hint of bookishness to any formal outfit. Novelty metal cufflinks. Come boxed. Measurements: 15 cm x 14 cm x 30 cm.