A compelling, ground-breaking guide to creative writing that reveals how the brain responds to storytelling. Storytelling is an essential part of what makes us human and The Science of Storytelling applies psychological research and cutting-edge neuroscience to our myths and archetypes to show how we can write better stories and be more attuned to moments of unexpected change, which helps create new worlds. Examples range from Harry Potter to Jane Austen to Alice Walker, Greek drama to Russian novels to Native American folk tales, King Lear to Breaking Bad to children's stories and provides practical advice, revealing just what makes stories work. An invaluable resource for writers of all stripes, whether novelist, screenwriter, playwright, or writer of creative or traditional nonfiction.
Celebrate your passion for precision with this librarian style enamel pin. Part of our Badges of Honour range. Enamelled black and silver metal badge. Measures approx 3 cm long. Made in the UK.
An original design by The Literary Gift Company, this series is inspired by the 2013 publication A Mug's Guide to Grammar. Dishwasher and microwave safe. Fine bone china mugs.Height of each mug 8cm.Available as a set, or individually.
Relive memories of your favourite childhood books with one of Britain's most celebrated children's illustrators. This jigsaw features an ensemble cast of Quentin Blake's best loved characters including images from Mrs Armitage, Snuff, The Green Ship, Zagazoo, Mister Magnolia, Patrick, Cockatoos, Angelo, Story of the Dancing...
There's nothing better than sharing your favourite book with a friend. And nothing worse than never getting it back again! Keep track of all your lendings (and make sure that the person who's borrowed it knows who to give it back to) with this handy...