Creative Writing

Helping aspiring authors to get inspiration and tell their story.

Covering a range of genres – from science fiction and romantic novels, to illustrated children’s books and comedy – Teach Yourself’s Creative Writing series is packed with insider advice, exercises and tips for unlocking creativity and improving your writing, guiding you from your first draft through to final publication.

And because we know how daunting the blank page can be, we set up an online community,, for budding authors and successful writers to share experiences, tips and progress, and draw on the expertise of the Teach Yourself Creative Writing team.

Get Started in Writing Young Adult Fiction

This is an authoritative and engaging introduction to writing young adult fiction for the complete beginner. It will help you understand how the genre works, the big do’s and don’t’s – as well as giving you the inspiration and motivation you actually need to write. Written by a leading literary agent who knows what it takes to make it in this market, this book will give you the advice and tips you need to stand out. An essential book for anyone hoping to emulate the success and addictive qualities that characterize books like The Hunger Games, Twilight, Divergent and The Fault in Our Stars.

Just Write

Whether you are just beginning to think about becoming a writer, or you want to specialise and further develop your writing skill, whether you are writing for fun or have more serious aspirations, we hope that you will find something to support you here. We publish a diverse range of creative writing books that cover everything from novels, short stories and poems, through to screen plays, erotic fiction and children’s books. Whatever your story, we can help you to tell it. Join our creative writing community 'Just Write' to find out more.

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Complete Screenwriting Course

Designed to take you from the moment you first put your pen to paper to pitching and selling your completed screenplay, this is one of the most inspiring books on screenwriting you’ll ever read.

Practical exercises will teach you the craft of writing for film and television, both mainstream and independent, the art of building your own plots, characters, dialogue and scenes. It gives you the skills you need to succeed and helps you critique your own work, meaning that at every step of the writing process you’ll be producing the best scripts you can.

This book is filled with essential writing tools, including techniques for overcoming writer’s block and how to find your unique voice. You will learn how to pitch and get your work optioned, how to work as part of a team and how to make the best use of social media – in all a comprehensive companion that you will keep coming back to as your career develops.

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9781444171228Break Into Travel Writing: Teach Yourself30/11/12Book
9781444145717Coach Yourself to Writing Success: Teach Yourself24/06/11Book
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9781473600485Complete Write a Novel Course: Teach Yourself05/12/14Book
9781471804403Complete Writing For Children Course: Teach Yourself28/11/14Book
9781471801785Get Started in Creative Writing: Teach Yourself28/03/14Book
9781473600362Get Started in Food Writing: Teach Yourself18/06/15Book
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9781444198034Get Started In Self-Publishing: Teach Yourself27/12/13Book
9781473611696Get Started in Writing a Novel18/06/15Book
9781473611849Get Started in Writing and Illustrating a Children's Book03/11/16Book
9781444197914Get Started In Writing Erotic Fiction: Teach Yourself27/12/13Book
9781471804557Get Started in Writing for Children: Teach Yourself27/06/14Book
9781473607071Get Started in Writing Young Adult Fiction18/06/15Book
9781444795653Get Started in: Writing Science Fiction and Fantasy28/11/14Book
9781444110548Get Your Book Published: Teach Yourself30/07/10Book
9781444167566How to Craft a Great Story: Teach Yourself Creating Perfect Plot and Structure31/05/13Book
9781471804465Masterclass: Developing Characters: Teach Yourself26/09/14Book
9781473600188Masterclass: Get Your Book Published: Teach Yourself27/06/14Book
9781473600034Masterclass: Write a Bestseller: Teach Yourself31/10/14Book
9781473602182Masterclass: Writing Comedy: Teach Yourself26/03/15Book
9781473601369Masterclass: Writing Crime Fiction: Teach Yourself28/11/14Book
9781473602212Masterclass: Writing Plays: Teach Yourself28/11/14Book
9781473600423Masterclass: Writing Romantic Fiction Teach Yourself28/11/14Book
9781444178258NLP For Writers: Teach Yourself30/08/13Book
9781444128925The Secrets to Writing Great Comedy: Teach Yourself29/04/11Book
9781444139662The Writer s Guide to Good Style: Teach Yourself25/11/11Book
9781444135916The Writer s Source Book: Teach Yourself30/09/11Book
9781444144338Unlock Your Creativity: Teach Yourself25/11/11Book
9781444168686Write a Bestselling Thriller: Teach Yourself26/10/12Book
9781444103199Write A Blockbuster And Get It Published: Teach Yourself30/04/10Book
9781444171198Write a Novel and Get it Published: Teach Yourself30/11/12Book
9781473600515Write a novel in 10 minutes a day26/03/15Book
9781444103229Write A Play And Get It Performed: Teach Yourself30/04/10Book
9781444124026Write Fantastic Non fiction and Get It Published: Teach Yoursel29/04/11Book
9781444171167Write Great Dialogue: Teach Yourself31/08/12Book
9781444103243Write Poetry And Get It Published: Teach Yourself30/04/10Book
9781444103212Write Your Life Story And Get It Published: Teach Yourself30/04/10Book
9781444181296Writing for the Web: Teach Yourself29/03/13Book
9781444167597Writing Television Drama: Teach Yourself27/07/12Book


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