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The Get Writing Team have put together a list of available books that may help you with your writing.

We have also included a list of the books from writers featured in our Established Local Writers section.



Writing Aids

Writing Short Stories

By Ailsa Cox

Paperback: 208

Publisher: Routledge


Becoming a Writer

By Dorothea Brande

Paperback: 173 pages

Publisher: Pan Books; New Ed edition (8 Mar 1996)

Language English

ISBN-10: 0333653777

ISBN-13: 978-0333653777


How to Write a Novel

By John Braine

Paperback: 176 pages

Publisher: Methuen Publishing Ltd

Language English

ISBN-10: 0413315401

ISBN-13: 978-0413315403


Writing the Short Short Story:

By Stella Whitelaw

Paperback: 144 pages

Publisher: Allison & Busby (30 Sep 1996)

Language English

ISBN-10: 0749002093

ISBN-13: 978-0749002091



By John Frow

Paperback: 184 pages

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 978-0-415-28063-1

Featured Writers

Ian McDonald

Desolation Road (1988)

River of Gods (2004)

The Djinn's Wife (2006)

Brasyl (2007)


Ian Sansom

The Truth About Babies: From A-Z (2002)

Mr Dixon Disappears (2006)

The Case of the Missing Books (2006)

The Delegates Choice (2008)


Deirdre Cartmill

Midnight Solo (2004)


Colin Bateman

Divorcing Jack (1995)

Wild about Harry (2001)

Murphy's Law (2002)

Orpheus Rising (2008)

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Writers' ShowcasePencils

Have a read of some of the submissions by local NI writers and find out how to submit your work.

Local Writing Legends books

Find out the history behind some of Northern Ireland's most famous writers in the Local Writing Legends section.

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