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Featured book: Steal Like An Artist

If you need a prompt to get creative read Steal Like An Artist by Austin Kleon. Here are his own words, which can’t be bettered (but the emphasis is mine): ‘Draw the art you want to see, start the business you want to run, play the music you want to hear, write the books you want to read, build the products you want to use—do the work you want to see done.’ Steal Like An Artist on Amazon

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Featured book: Bird by Bird

If you haven’t already, read Bird by Bird by Anne Lamott. It’s on most writers’ bookshelves because it’s packed with practical advice as well as motivational kicks. Bird by Bird on Amazon

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Featured Book: The Art of War for Writers

Check out The Art of War for Writers by James Scott Bell (who also appears in this edition of 5 Things). This was one of the first books on writing I ever got, over a decade ago, and it’s given me help on everything from inspiration and motivation to – you guessed – story structure. The Art of War for Writers on Amazon

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Featured Book: The Book

If you were intrigued by the potted history of the pilcrow in the post on creating my logo, or if you’re interested in book history, you have to check out The Book by Keith Houston. The Book on Amazon

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Glossary of publishing terms

This is a new resource that will keep being extended, so do drop back and see what’s new. Alternatively, feel free to leave a suggest for the glossary (if there’s a term you’ve never quite understood or something you’ve recently learned and want to share) using the form below or on the contact page. Barcode: You don’t need this inside your book, but may wish to include it on your cover. It encodes your ISBN in

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