Creative Writing Exercises For Dummies

Author: Maggie Hamand
Editor: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 1118921070
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Turn your inspiration into a story with clear, expertguidance Creative Writing Exercises For Dummies is a step-by-stepcreative writing course designed to hone your craft, regardless ofability. Written by the founder of the Complete Creative WritingCourse at London's Groucho Club, this activity-based guide walksyou through the process of developing and writing in a wide rangeof genres including novels, short stories and creative nonfiction.The book includes writing prompts, exercises, mind maps, flowcharts and diagrams designed to get your ideas flowing. You'll getexpert guidance into character development, plot structure andprose, plus extensive insight into self-editing and polishing yourwork. Whether you're a new writer with a seed of an idea you wouldlike to develop, or are looking to strengthen your creative writingskills, this book has you covered. Covering every aspect ofnarrative, from setting initial goals to formatting a manuscript,Creative Writing Exercises For Dummies provides the toolsand instruction you need to make your story the best it can be. Learn to spark your imagination and sketch out ideas Create compelling characters and paint a picture withdescription Develop your plot and structure and maintain continuity Step back from your work and become your own ruthlesseditor The rise of e-books has opened up the publishing world, even tonon-established writers. If you have a story you're dying to tellbut aren't sure how, Creative Writing Exercises For Dummiesis the clear, concise solution you need.

Creative Writing For Dummies

Author: Maggie Hamand
Editor: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 1119992443
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Do you have an idea that you’re burning to get down on paper? Do you want to document your travels to far-flung places, or write a few stanzas of poetry? Whether you dream of being a novelist, a travel writer, a poet, a playwright or a columnist, Creative Writing For Dummies shows you how to unlock your creativity and choose the genre of writing that suits you best. Walking you through characterisation, setting, dialogue and plot, as well as giving expert insights into both fiction and non-fiction, it’s the ideal launching pad to the world of creative writing. Creative Writing For Dummies covers: Part I: Getting started Chapter 1: Can Everyone Write? Chapter 2: Getting into the Write Mind Chapter 3: Finding the Material to work with Part II: The Elements of Creative Writing Chapter 4: Creating Characters Chapter 5: Discovering Dialogue Chapter 6: Who is telling the story? Chapter 7: Creating your own world Chapter 8: Plotting your way Chapter 9: Creating a Structure Chapter 10: Rewriting and editing Part III: Different Kinds of Fiction Writing Chapter 11: Short stories Chapter 12: Novels Chapter 13: Writing for children Chapter 14: Plays Chapter 15: Screenplays Chapter 16: Poetry Part IV: Different kinds of Non-fiction writing Chapter 17: Breaking into journalism - Writing articles/ magazine writing Chapter 18: Writing from life and autobiography Chapter 19: Embroidering the facts: Narrative non-fiction Chapter 20: Exploring the world from your armchair - Travel writing Chapter 21: Blogging – the new big thing Part V: Finding an audience Chapter 22: Finding editors/ publishers/ agents Chapter 23: Becoming a professional Part VI: Part of Tens Chapter 24: Ten top tips for writers Chapter 25: Ten ways to get noticed

Memoir Writing For Dummies

Author: Ryan Van Cleave
Editor: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 1118414675
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The fast and easy way to write your memoir Memoir writing is a growing phenomenon, and not just bycelebrities and politicians. Everyone has a story to tell, andMemoir Writing For Dummies provides hopeful writers with thetools they need to share their life stories with the world andbecome published authors. With easy-to-follow, step-by-step instructions—along withhelpful tips and advice on how to get published—MemoirWriting For Dummies shows you how to put pen to paper and honethe craft of writing a truly compelling memoir. You'll get adviceon how to explore your memories, map out your story, perfect yourplot, setting, character, and dialogue, and so much more. Includes tips on getting over writer's block Guides you through every step of the writing and editingprocesses Covers the best ways to market a finished memoir Packed with proven tips and writing tricks of the trade,Memoir Writing For Dummies gives you everything you need toensure your life story is never forgotten.

Add Ten Words

Author: M. M. Graham
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ISBN: 9781975751845
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Add Ten Words is a fun creative writing exercises journal. Inside you will find themed lists of ten words that you can add in to a passage or story of any length. You don't have to use the themes if you don't want to as perhaps the words in any particular list will suggest a different path for you.Each list page has space beneath for you to write notes or to complete a short version of your project.Full table of contents and numbered pages. Easily find the list that interest you.

Poetry For Dummies

Author: The Poetry Center
Editor: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 9781118053645
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Sometimes it seems like there are as many definitions of poetry as there are poems. Coleridge defined poetry as “the best words in the best order.” St. Augustine called it “the Devil’s wine.” For Shelley, poetry was “the record of the best and happiest moments of the happiest and best minds.” But no matter how you define it, poetry has exercised a hold upon the hearts and minds of people for more than five millennia. That’s because for the attentive reader, poetry has the power to send chills shooting down the spine and lightning bolts flashing in the brain — to throw open the doors of perception and hone our sensibilities to a scalpel’s edge. Poetry For Dummies is a great guide to reading and writing poems, not only for beginners, but for anyone interested in verse. From Homer to Basho, Chaucer to Rumi, Shelley to Ginsberg, it introduces you to poetry’s greatest practitioners. It arms you with the tools you need to understand and appreciate poetry in all its forms, and to explore your own talent as a poet. Discover how to: Understand poetic language and forms Interpret poems Get a handle on poetry through the ages Find poetry readings near you Write your own poems Shop your work around to publishers Don’t know the difference between an iamb and a trochee? Worry not, this friendly guide demystifies the jargon, and it covers a lot more ground besides, including: Understanding subject, tone, narrative; and poetic language Mastering the three steps to interpretation Facing the challenges of older poetry Exploring 5,000 years of verse, from Mesopotamia to the global village Writing open-form poetry Working with traditional forms of verse Writing exercises for aspiring poets Getting published From Sappho to Clark Coolidge, and just about everyone in between, Poetry For Dummies puts you in touch with the greats of modern and ancient poetry. Need guidance on composing a ghazal, a tanka, a sestina, or a psalm? This is the book for you.

Creative Writing For Beginners

Author: Colin Batrouney
Editor: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 1922213101
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Joel is a charming drifter who finds his moorings in the world of books. He strikes up an unlikely friendship while attending a creative writing class, but as he opens up painful memories come flooding back. Meanwhile his flatmate, a budding actress named Nomee, battles her own demons after being cast in a dream role. Will her fears, like those of her character, doom her to failure and regret? Creative Writing for Beginners is an absorbing novel exploring love, creativity and ego. Crafted with intelligence and poise, it also celebrates the redemptive power of fiction.

Writing Young Adult Fiction For Dummies

Author: Deborah Halverson
Editor: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 1118092902
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Your hands-on, friendly guide to writing young adult fiction With young adult book sales rising, and bestselling authors like J.K. Rowling and Stephenie Meyer exploding onto the scene, aspiring YA writers are more numerous than ever. Are you interested in writing a young adult novel, but aren't sure how to fit the style that appeals to young readers? Writing Young Adult Fiction For Dummies gives you tricks of the trade and proven tips on all the steps to write a YA book, from developing an idea to publication. Unique writing exercises to help you find your own authentic teen voice Tips to avoid when submitting manuscripts How to break into the flourishing young adult market With the help of this step-by-step guide, you'll have all the skills to write an inspiring and marketable young adult novel.

The Exercise Book

Author: Bill Manhire
Editor:
ISBN: 9780864736857
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Contains writing prompts to help beginning writers and to help tackle writer's block. In between are exercises from a host of New Zealand and international writers that explore the nuts and bolts of craft - in poetry, fiction and scriptwriting - along with others that tap into sources of inspiration or show the value of revision and editing.

101 Creative Writing Activities Enhanced Ebook

Author: Tracey Ann Schofield
Editor: Lorenz Educational Press
ISBN: 1429111739
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"I don't know what to write about!" is the common response when kids are asked to indulge in creative writing. This lively collection of unique writing activities will quiet that complaint forever! The 101 fun and functional creative writing activities in this book were designed to stimulate the interest and creativity of children. The author's philosophy, "if it's fun, kids will do it," is obvious in such whimsical ideas as having students write 10 ways to complete the sentence: "If I were a ___, I would ___" or challenging them to write home remedies for the common cold, a headache, sibling rivalry, homework overload, etc. These writing activities encourage kids to write about what they know best - themselves - and turn writing practice into a time of self-expression. Students will find pleasure in the writing process using these ideas.

What If

Author: Anne Bernays
Editor: Harper Collins
ISBN: 0062720066
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What If? is the first handbook for writers based on the idea that specific exercises are one of the most useful and provocative methods for mastering the art of writing fiction. With more than twenty-five years of experience teaching creative writing between them, Anne Bernays and Pamela Painter offer more than seventy-five exercises for both beginners and more experienced writers. These exercises are designed to develop and refine two basic skills: writing like a writer and, just as important, thinking like a writer. They deal with such topics as discovering where to start and end a story; learning when to use dialogue and when to use indirect discourse; transforming real events into fiction; and finding language that both sings and communicates precisely. What If? will be an essential addition to every writer's library, a welcome and much-used companion, a book that gracefully borrows a whisper from the muse.

Writing Fiction For Dummies

Author: Randy Ingermanson
Editor: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 0470585234
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A complete guide to writing and selling your novel So you want to write a novel? Great! That’s a worthy goal, no matter what your reason. But don’t settle for just writing a novel. Aim high. Write a novel that you intend to sell to a publisher. Writing Fiction for Dummies is a complete guide designed to coach you every step along the path from beginning writer to royalty-earning author. Here are some things you’ll learn in Writing Fiction for Dummies: Strategic Planning: Pinpoint where you are on the roadmap to publication; discover what every reader desperately wants from a story; home in on a marketable category; choose from among the four most common creative styles; and learn the self-management methods of professional writers. Writing Powerful Fiction: Construct a story world that rings true; create believable, unpredictable characters; build a strong plot with all six layers of complexity of a modern novel; and infuse it all with a strong theme. Self-Editing Your Novel: Psychoanalyze your characters to bring them fully to life; edit your story structure from the top down; fix broken scenes; and polish your action and dialogue. Finding An Agent and Getting Published: Write a query letter, a synopsis, and a proposal; pitch your work to agents and editors without fear. Writing Fiction For Dummies takes you from being a writer to being an author. It can happen—if you have the talent and persistence to do what you need to do.

Creative Writer S Notebook

Author: John Gillard
Editor:
ISBN: 9780857625816
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Creative Writer's Notebook is a guided journal for aspiring authors in need of a creative workout. It contains 70 writing exercises for inspiration and stimulation, tackling different aspects of action writing, from perfecting dialogue and characterisation to experimenting with structure and language. Includes profiles of 20 great modern writers, with analysis of what makes their style unique and what lessons you can take from their work.

Practical Creative Writing Exercises

Author: Grace Jolliffe
Editor: Independently Published
ISBN: 9781093468120
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Be inspired. Be creative. Be a writer. Practical Creative Writing Exercises will guide you through the exciting world of creative writing. Experiment with genre and theme using a wide variety of exercises, prompts and tools. Whether you are new to writing or more experienced, this book will awaken your imagination and renew your inspiration. Practical Creative Writing Exercises to suit everyone. Choose from: Dramatic Situations Abstract Exercises Idea-generating Prompts Visual Exercises Story Starters and Story endings. Whether you want to write fiction, prose or poetry, this book will help you to discover your creativity and lose yourself in the adventure of writing. Banish procrastination and start writing now. About The Author Grace Jolliffe's first novel, Piggy Monk Square, was shortlisted for the Commonwealth New Writers Prize and broadcast on RTE's Book on One. Her writing is published in literary magazines as well as broadcast on TV and radio. Grace used to teach scriptwriting and creative writing to keep her in teabags and electricity. Following a serious accident, she gave up teaching and now shares her knowledge on her writer's website: www.practicalcreativewriting.com Now very much recovered, Grace lives on Galway's Wild Atlantic Way surrounded by rocks, stones and roads to nowhere.

Key Issues In Creative Writing

Author: Dianne Donnelly
Editor: Multilingual Matters
ISBN: 1847698492
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Key Issues in Creative Writing explores a range of important issues that inform the practice and understanding of creative writing. The collection considers creative writing learning and teaching as well as creative writing research. Contributors target debates that arise because of the nature of creative writing. These experts – from the UK, USA and Australia – specifically examine creative writing as a subject in universities and colleges and discuss both the creative knowledge and the critical understanding informing the subject and its future. Finally, this volume suggests ways in which addressing current issues will produce significant disciplinary knowledge that will contribute to the success of creative writing in current and future academic environments.

Key Concepts In Creative Writing

Author: Matt Morrison
Editor: Macmillan International Higher Education
ISBN: 1137118962
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A comprehensive writers' guide to the terminology used across the creative writing industries and in the major literary movements. Packed with practical tips for honing writing skills and identifying opportunities for publication and production, it also explains the workings of publishing houses, literary agencies and producing theatres.

Creative Writing

Author: Linda Anderson
Editor: Routledge
ISBN: 1317797027
File Size: 34,59 MB
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Creative Writing is a complete writing course that will jump-start your writing and guide you through your first steps towards publication. Suitable for use by students, tutors, writers’ groups or writers working alone, this book offers: a practical and inspiring section on the creative process, showing you how to stimulate your creativity and use your memory and experience in inventive ways in-depth coverage of the most popular forms of writing, in extended sections on fiction, poetry and life writing, including biography and autobiography, giving you practice in all three forms so that you might discover and develop your particular strengths a sensible, up-to-date guide to going public, to help you to edit your work to a professional standard and to identify and approach suitable publishers a distinctive collection of exciting exercises, spread throughout the workbook to spark your imagination and increase your technical flexibility and control a substantial array of illuminating readings, bringing together extracts from contemporary and classic writings in order to demonstrate a range of techniques that you can use or adapt in your own work. Creative Writing: A Workbook with Readings presents a unique opportunity to benefit from the advice and experience of a team of published authors who have also taught successful writing courses at a wide range of institutions, helping large numbers of new writers to develop their talents as well as their abilities to evaluate and polish their work to professional standards. These institutions include Lancaster University and the University of East Anglia, renowned as consistent producers of published writers.

Doing Creative Writing

Author: Steve May
Editor: Routledge
ISBN: 1134143125
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Are you beginning a creative writing course? Or thinking about taking one? Doing Creative Writing is the ideal guide to what you should expect, what will be expected of you and how you can get the most from your course. It clearly and concisely outlines: the contexts for creative writing courses, explaining where the subject has come from and why that matters the content, structure and delivery of the courses, helping you to understand how your course will be shaped, what you will be asked to do and why the skills you will develop, from self-discipline and time management through to the organization of ideas, 'reading as a writer' and editing possibilities beyond the course, showing how you continue to benefit from what you've learned. Drawing on years of teaching and writing experience, as well as interviews with a wide range of students, Steve May provides all the background, advice and encouragement you need to embark on a creative writing course with complete confidence and to get maximum benefit from every writing session.

Crossroads

Author: Diane Thiel
Editor: Longman Publishing Group
ISBN:
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In Crossroads, a wealth of exercises and rich diversity of models address the elements of writing fiction, poetry, creative nonfiction, and drama while developing an individual's writing skills. Clear, concise discussions of particular techniques of creative writing are followed by practice of these individual techniques. Potent, vital models are offered in an extensive anthology of classic and contemporary readings.

Writing Well Creative Writing And Mental Health

Author: Debra Penman
Editor: Jessica Kingsley Publishers
ISBN: 0857001035
File Size: 15,10 MB
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Writing Well is a practical handbook of creative writing exercises which forms the basis of an indirect, nonconfrontational approach specifically intended for therapeutic use within the mental health field. Although people with emotional or psychological problems can find creative writing particularly difficult and unsettling, when writing courses are sensitively designed they are known to be of therapeutic benefit to people with mental health problems. The exercises are taken from the authors' successful practice with groups of people from a range of backgrounds in a variety of settings. The book is structured to be accessible and easy to use. The warm-ups and main exercises are organised by themes, such as positive memories, imagined worlds, changes and painful feelings. Guidelines are given for developing and adapting the exercises and practical suggestions for materials are included in the appendix. This volume will be an invaluable practical resource and imaginative inspiration for creative writing tutors and mental health professionals.

Creative Writing The Kelly Manual Of Style

Author: kelly chance beckman
Editor: Lulu.com
ISBN: 1312351993
File Size: 72,75 MB
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THIS IS NOT THE USUAL HOW TO WRITE CREATIVELY BOOK.IT IS A TEXTBOOK WITH ACTUAL PUBLISHED WORKS AND A STEP-BY STEP PROCESS DEFINED. WE TAKE THE WRITER FROM YAWN TO GREATNESS WITH 20 NEW WRITING TOOLS. 60 CHAPTERS AND 8 INDICES PROVIDE THE NECESSARY INFORMATION TO KNOW THE BOOK BUSINESS, HOW TO WRITE WITH ILLUMINATION, CREATIVITY AND MAGIC. AND EVEN CREATE A SCRIPT. EXPLAINED ARE GETTING BOOK IDEAS, THEMES, STORYTELLING, THREE SYNOPSIS, AND HOW TO WRITE WITH PASSION AND CLARITY. THE NEW WRITER MUST LEARN NEW WRITING TOOLS TO SURVIVE THE ELECTRONIC AGE, PRINT ON DEMAND PUBLISHING, LARGE BOOKSELLERS, AND GLOBAL MARKETS. THIS IS THE KEY TO HIS SUCCESS.