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The Concise Oxford Companion to English Literature edited by Dinah Birch and Katy Hooper (4th edn, Oxford University Press, 2012)

This edition includes expanded coverage of postcolonial, African, black British and children's literature, as well as improved representation in the areas of science fiction, biography, travel, women's writing, gay and lesbian writing and American literature.

Online access may also be available using your library card or ATHENS number.

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How NOT to Write a Novel: 200 Mistakes to Avoid at All Costs if You Ever Want to Get Published by Howard Mittelmark and Sandra Newman (paperback, Penguin, 2009)

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From Pitch to Publication: Everything You Need to Know to Get Your Novel Published by Carole Blake (paperback and ebook, Macmillan, 2012)

This Itch of Writing: The Blog by Emma Darwin (

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Editing Fiction at Sentence Level by Louise Harnby (ebook and paperback, self-published, 2019)

Written by SfEP Advanced Professional Member, Louise Harnby, to show you 'how to hone your line craft so that your narrative and dialogue compel readers to turn the page'. More information is available on Louise's website.