COMP CLOSED | Book Giveaway | Creative Writer’s Sourcebook

We are very pleased to be giving away two copies of John Gillard’s book ‘Creative Writer’s Sourcebook’, to our GrownUps members.

All you need to do to enter the draw is be a GrownUps member, make sure you’re signed up to our newsletter and fill in your details near the bottom of the page!

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About Creative Writer’s Sourcebook

Explore the style and technique of the world’s greatest writers in this compendium to be treasured by literature lovers.

From Katherine Mansfield to Toni Morrison, discover 50 celebrated writers and the literary techniques that set them apart. Each author profile includes details of the writer’s career and key works, followed by an in-depth exploration of their unique style, and several writing exercises based on this. Spanning over 100 years of literature, and several genres, featured writers include:

  • Harper Lee – acclaimed American author of southern gothic fiction including To Kill a Mockingbird.
  • Lynley Dodd – much-loved New Zealand author of the Hairy Maclary and Friends series for children.
  • Gabriel García Márquez – Colombian author of works including One Hundred Years of Solitude, known for his exceptional, genre-defining use of magical realism.

The collection contains 175 writing exercises and prompts based on the techniques and works of the featured writers. They provide instruction on different aspects of writing, from perfecting dialogue and characterisation to experimenting with structure and language. Learn from the greats and expand your writing repertoire as you play with perspective à la Virginia Woolf and craft an opening line worthy of Franz Kafka.

The perfect reference for aspiring fiction writers and literature buffs alike!

About the Author

John Gillard is a writer and illustrator has written widely on the subject of creative writing, and has helped many people ignite and enhance their writing skills. Some of his titles include Flash Fiction: The Very Short Story Starter, Just Write One Thing Today, and Fiction Writer’s Notebook.



Terms and conditions

    1. You must be a GrownUps member and receive our newsletter to be eligible to win.
    2. Competition closes on the 5th June 2024, winners will be notified via email by 6th June 2024.
    3. It is your responsibility to ensure you correctly enter a New Zealand postal address where the prize can be sent. GrownUps will not take responsibility for prizes sent to incorrect addresses.
    4. Winners are drawn at random by the GrownUps administration team.
    5. GrownUps employees and family are not eligible to enter.
    6. By entering the giveaway, you approve for GrownUps to use your name on social media as winner of the competition.
    7. One entry per household.
    8. Prize in non transferrable.
    9. You must reside in New Zealand – the prize can only be redeemed within New Zealand.
    10. You must be over 50 years of age to enter, please check your details are correct in your membership dashboard.