Complete Creative Writing Course

Covering a range of genres from science fiction and romantic novels, to illustrated children's books and comedy, this series is packed with advice, exercises and tips for unlocking creativity and improving your writing.

Author: Chris Sykes

Publisher: Teach Yourself

ISBN: 1529352460

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 256

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Learn how to write creatively with this comprehensive and practical course. The only comprehensive Creative Writing title on the market that goes beyond introducing the basic genres to offering a complete journey along the writing path, including material on editing, redrafting and polishing a piece of work. Featuring the unique Workshop exercises to encourage readers to hone their work rather than just progressing through a number of exercises. It takes the reader from complete beginner or committed amateur to the point where you've completed, edited and redrafted your work and are ready for publication. The Teach Yourself Creative Writing series helps aspiring authors tell their story. Covering a range of genres from science fiction and romantic novels, to illustrated children's books and comedy, this series is packed with advice, exercises and tips for unlocking creativity and improving your writing. And because we know how daunting the blank page can be, we set up the Just Write online community at tyjustwrite, for budding authors and successful writers to connect and share.

Complete Creative Writing Course

Covering a range of genres from science fiction and romantic novels, to illustrated children's books and comedy, this series is packed with advice, exercises and tips for unlocking creativity and improving your writing.

Author: Chris Sykes

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 9781529352450

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 368

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LEARN HOW TO WRITE CREATIVELY WITH THIS COMPREHENSIVE AND PRACTICAL COURSE. The only comprehensive Creative Writing title on the market that goes beyond introducing the basic genres to offering a complete journey along the writing path, including material on editing, redrafting and polishing a piece of work. Featuring the unique Workshop exercises to encourage readers to hone their work rather than just progressing through a number of exercises. Takes the reader from complete beginner or committed amateur to the point you've completed, edited and redrafted your work and are ready for publication. ABOUT THE SERIES The Teach Yourself Creative Writing series helps aspiring authors tell their story. Covering a range of genres from science fiction and romantic novels, to illustrated children's books and comedy, this series is packed with advice, exercises and tips for unlocking creativity and improving your writing. And because we know how daunting the blank page can be, we set up the Just Write online community at tyjustwrite, for budding authors and successful writers to connect and share.

Creative Writing Exercises For Dummies

Never stay on a course or in a group that undermines your confidence in your writing – find one with a more positive approach. I founded The Complete Creative Writing Course at The Groucho Club in 1998 to provide a professional and ...

Author: Maggie Hamand

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9781118921050

Category: Education

Page: 384

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Written by the founder of the Complete Creative Writing Course at London's Groucho Club, this activity-based guide walks you through the process of developing and writing in a wide range of genres including novels, short stories and creative nonfiction. The book includes writing prompts, exercises, mind maps, flow charts and diagrams designed to get your ideas flowing. You'll get expert guidance into character development, plot structure and prose, plus extensive insight into self-editing and polishing your work whether you're a new writer with a seed of an idea you would like to develop, or are looking to strengthen your creative writing skills.

Creative Writing For Dummies

I would like to thank all those people who supported me while writing this book, most importantly my husband Jeremy. Special thanks should also go to Shaun Levin and all the other teachers on the Complete Creative Writing Course from ...

Author: Maggie Hamand

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9781119992448

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 386

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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

Creative Writing

The Workbook is in five parts and is intended to provide a complete creative writing course from ways to jump-start your writing, right through to ways to present your work to agents and publishers. Three main genres are explored in ...

Author: Linda Anderson

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781317797036

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 664

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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.

Creative Writing Analysis

Chapter 3, 'Completed work: textual analysis', is closest to the approaches seen in Literary Studies, though of course complete creative writing texts are incredibly varied and not all have regularly been of interest to literary ...

Author: Graeme Harper

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

ISBN: 9781000618617

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 130

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Creative Writing Analysis is a guide to solving creative writing problems; acting as a practical introduction to progressing a creative writing project as well as an exploration of the many ways in which creative writing can be understood. Through chapters on topics including writing methods, textual analysis, practice-led research, interdisciplinarity, and cultural contexts, this book explores the various forms of analysis that can be employed. Graeme Harper provides information to assist in creative decision making, and as a means for discussing approaches and outcomes in creative writing. The book also includes an Afterword by Dianne Donnelly, whose work in Creative Writing Studies has been widely recognized as a contribution to the critical examination of creative writing. Whether you are a creative writer seeking to improve your work or you are simply interested in analysing the practice and outcomes of others doing creative writing, Creative Writing Analysis offers strategies to assist students and practitioners of creative writing and literary studies.

Complete Write a Novel Course

Designed to take you from the moment you first put pen to paper right through to the process of contacting publishers (or uploading an ebook file) and promoting your book, this is the most important book on writing that you'll ever read.

Author: Will Buckingham

Publisher: Teach Yourself

ISBN: 9781473600508

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 302

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LEARN HOW TO WRITE A NOVEL WITH THIS COMPLETE, PRACTICAL COURSE. Designed to take you from the moment you first put pen to paper right through to the process of contacting publishers (or uploading an ebook file) and promoting your book, this is the most important book on writing that you'll ever read. It introduces you to the craft of fiction writing, the art of words and the way in which to use them. It gives you inspiration, ideas and practical advice. It gives you the background and the skills you'll need to succeed. Unlike other books on the market, however, it also helps you begin to critique your own work, meaning that at every step of the writing process you'll be producing the best art you can. There are plenty of other essential writing tools in this book, as well, including techniques for overcoming writer's block; with nearly a quarter of the book focussing on how to get published, how to publish yourself, which courses you do - and don't - need, the nuts and bolts of competitions and festivals and the importance of social media, this really is the most comprehensive companion to the subject available. ABOUT THE SERIES The Teach Yourself Creative Writing series helps aspiring authors tell their story. Covering a range of genres from science fiction and romantic novels, to illustrated children's books and comedy, this series is packed with advice, exercises and tips for unlocking creativity and improving your writing. And because we know how daunting the blank page can be, we set up the Just Write online community at tyjustwrite, for budding authors and successful writers to connect and share.