Writer to writer: a list of tips, inspiration and encouragement

By Sevenoaks Bookshop

By Sevenoaks Bookshop

We're really proud to run writers' groups in the Sevenoaks Bookshop. It's an important part of helping to nurture, gather together, and be a focal point for the local community of writers and readers. Whether you're writing just for yourself, working towards publication or on a commissioned project, here is a list of books to aid, inspire and help your writing soar!

Monkeys with Typewriters: How to Write Fiction and Unlock the Secret Power of Stories

Scarlett Thomas

£12.99 £12.34

A really popular book among the writers in our groups.

On Writing: A Memoir of the Craft: Twentieth Anniversary Edition with Contributions from Joe Hill and Owen King

Stephen King

£10.99 £10.44

Seminal book for writers of every genre - recently recommended by Victoria Hislop at a Sevenoaks Bookshop author event.

Bird by Bird: Instructions on Writing and Life

Anne Lamott

£10.99 £10.44

A Practical Handbook for the Actor

Nathaniel Pollack, Robert Previto, et al.

£13.99 £13.29

Not an obvious choice for this list, but superb guidance on how to think about and structure scenes.


Robert McKee

£25.00 £23.75

How To Write It: Work With Words

Anthony Anaxagorou

£6.99 £6.64

Writing Down the Bones: Freeing the Writer Within

Natalie Goldberg

£15.99 £15.19

How Fiction Works

James Wood

£9.99 £9.49

Suppose a Sentence

Brian Dillon

£10.99 £10.44

On Writers and Writing

Margaret Atwood

£10.99 £10.44

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