The Insiders Guide to Publishing
This Teach Yourself boxed set for aspiring authors includes a substantial creative-writing course with its accompanying audio CD, a comprehensive guide to how the publishing industry works, a hardback notebook and a six-month subscription to Writing Magazine. There is advice for novelists as well as writers for stage and screen, with information, tips and tools covering each step of the creative journey from developing characters and designing plots to making e-books, self-publishing and submitting to agents.
Freud: The Key Ideas
From Psychoanalysis and Sex to Dreams, the Unconscious and More
The influence of Freud’s revolutionary ideas extends to art, literature and the language of everyday life. With clear and concise explanations of Freud’s technical terminology, this guide to his theories begins with a short biography, then explains how he developed each of the central concepts of psychoanalysis.
Understand Greek Civilization
This introduction to ancient Greece focuses on key people, places and events in its cultural development from the Bronze Age world of the Mycenaeans, through the classical age of fifth-century Athens and Alexander the Great's conquests, to the Byzantine era which lasted until 1453. Purkis discusses excerpts from a range of ancient texts and identifies notable features of sites that can be visited today, such as the theatre at Epidaurus and the Athenian Acropolis.
How to Stop Smoking
30 Solutions to Suit You
Aimed at anyone who has made the decision to stop smoking, this practical guide offers advice on overcoming those obstacles that make the habit so notoriously difficult to break. Hypnotherapist and life coach Matthew Aldrich provides realistic solutions tailored to different personalities and types of smoker. There is motivational support for the tough days, and inspiration for staying focused on becoming – and remaining – a non-smoker.
How to Reach Enlightenment
This inspirational guide contains practical advice to help you unlock your spirituality. Its chapters offer strategies for learning how to live a conscious life enriched by enlightenment; find quiet and balance; serve others with compassion; and step into your authenticity. Off-mint and felt-tip mark on lower trimmed edge.
Understand Chinese Mythology
This Teach Yourself guide is the ideal introduction to Chinese myth, covering little-known symbolic stories as well as the familiar dragons and astrology that are well embedded in popular culture. The author begins by explaining the background to Chinese culture and mythology, then goes on to explore the myths, retelling them in modern English and teasing out their meanings and cultural significance.