Personal recommendations by Clare Jay
Writing & Publishing
Writers Dreaming, Naomi Epel
Writing Down the Bones, Natalie Goldberg
The Art of Fiction, John Gardner
Becoming a Writer, Dorothea Brande
Creative Writing, Linda Anderson (ed)
From Pitch to Publication, Carole Blake
An Author’s Guide to Publishing, Michael Legat
Travel Writing, Don George & Charlotte Hindle
Negotiating With The Dead, Margaret Atwood
The Right to Write, Julia Cameron
The Writer’s Journey, Christopher Vogler
The Writer’s Workbook, Jenny Newman, Edmund Cusick, Aileen LaTourette
Writing For Self-Discovery, Myra Schneider & John Killick
The Writers’ & Artists’ Yearbook, A&C Black
The Synonym Finder, J.I. Rodale
Lucid Dreaming: Gateway to the Inner Self, Robert Waggoner
Dreams Beyond Dreaming, Jean Campbell
Creative Dreaming, Patricia Garfield
The Lucid Dreamer, Malcolm Godwin
Dream Time With Children, Brenda Mallon
Lucid Dreams, Celia Green
The Natural Artistry of Dreams, Jill Mellick
Lucid Dreaming, Stephen LaBerge
The Dreams of Women, Lucy Goodison
The Tibetan Yogas of Dream and Sleep, Tenzin Wangyal Rinpoche
The Mistress of Spices, Chitra Banerjee Divakaruni
The Time Traveler’s Wife, Audrey Niffenegger
East of the Sun, Julia Gregson
Brick Lane, Monica Ali
The Little Friend, Donna Tartt
On Becoming a Fairy Godmother, Sara Maitland
Tears of the Giraffe, Alexander McCall Smith
Falling Angels, Tracy Chevalier
The Inner Courtyard: Stories by Indian Women, Lakshmi Holmstrom (ed)
How to Breathe Underwater, Julie Orringer
On Beauty, Zadie Smith
The Icarus Girl, Helen Oyeyemi
Music & Silence, Rose Tremain
After You’d Gone, Maggie O’Farrell
26a, Diana Evans
The Kitchen God’s Wife, Amy Tan
The Russian Concubine, Kate Furnivall
The Famished Road, Ben Okri
Fruit of the Lemon, Andrea Levy
Gypsy Masala, Preethi Nair
Star Gazing, Linda Gillard
Salt-Sweat & Tears, Louisa Adjoa Parker
How to Disappear, Amanda Dalton
The World’s Wife, Carol Ann Duffy
Ariel, Sylvia Plath
Portrait of my Lover as a Strange Horse, Selima Hill
The Forward Book of Poetry, with foreword by Michael Symmons Roberts
Poetry Writers’ Yearbook, Gordon Kerr & Hilary Lissenden (eds)
The Complete Idiot’s Guide to Writing Poetry, Nikki Moustaki
Collins Rhyming Dictionary, with foreword by Andrew Motion
A Season in Heaven: True Tales on the Road to Kathmandu, David Tomory
The Age of Kali, William Dalrymple
Blue Cats & Chartreuse Kittens, Patricia Lynne Duffy
The Sense of Being Stared at, Rupert Sheldrake
The Artist’s Way, Julia Cameron
The Man Who Tasted Shapes, Richard E Cytowic
The Act of Creation, Arthur Koestler
States of Consciousness, Charles Tart
Creativity & Madness, Albert Rothenberg
Karma Cola, Gita Mehta
Organisation dedicated to the investigation of dreams and dreaming, with wonderful international and regional dream conferences.
Creative writing competitions, fiction titles, poetry and anthologies.
For insights into the book trade, check out the blog and articles of this freelance arts journalist.
Specialising in fiction and non-fiction, Piatkus of the Little, Brown Book Group published Breathing in Colour in 2009 and will publish Dreamrunner in 2010.
Writing courses for beginners through to published writers. Individual and group tuition with professional novelists, short story writers and poets.
Writing magazine with short stories, articles, prose and poetry prizes, an online writer’s library, and a reader’s room.
Magazine for women who write. Competitions, articles, interviews.
In-depth exploration of lucid dreaming, with discussions, articles, book reviews, interviews.
Friendly, efficient web design.
Writers’ network with annual short story competition.
Help, advice and information for professional authors.
British arts magazine that covers literature, music, theatre and the visual arts.
Lists of competitions, poems of the month, and details about events and publications in the poetry world.
Author interviews, publishing advice, festivals calendar.
Literature festivals and writing holidays.
Information on the fascinating sensory condition of synaesthesia. Links to web-based discussion forums and research papers.