The Creative Writing Workbook

Whether you're a poet, storyteller or playwright, have journalistic ambitions or simply want to make the most of online opportunities, the creative activities in this workbook will have you putting pen to paper from the very first chapter ...

Author: Matthew Branton

Publisher: Teach Yourself

ISBN: 1444185764

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 240

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" ?Are you inspired to write a novel, short story or your life story, but don?t know where to start? Do you want to improve your writing skills when using social media and blogging, or do you have an aspiration to become a freelance writer? This new Teach Yourself Workbook, written by a successful published author, accompanies you every step of your way to becoming a writer, with insider tips and techniques, guided, accessible exercises to get you writing, case studies drawn from published works and many more features ideal for budding writers who want to develop their ability through a more active style of learning. Whether you?re a poet, storyteller or playwright, have journalistic ambitions or simply want to make the most of online opportunities, the creative activities in this workbook will have you putting pen to paper from the very first chapter and you will soon be ready to achieve your writing potential. -Understand the key techniques and essential qualities of good writing -Discover how worlds are created and craft your own compelling settings through guided exercises -Explore characterisation, drama and dialogue and structure your own scenarios -Learn the secrets of successful writing with in-depth case studies from fiction, non-fiction, life-writing and poetry -Create an impact with brilliant copywriting? "

Writing the Breakout Novel Workbook

This powerful book presents the patented techniques and writing exercises from Maass's popular writing workshops to offer novelists first-class instruction and practical guidance.

Author: Donald Maass

Publisher: Writer's Digest Books

ISBN: 158297263X

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 240

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Make Your Novel Stand Out from the Crowd! Noted literary agent and author Donald Maass has done it again! His previous book, Writing the Breakout Novel, offered novelists of all skill levels and genres insider advice on how to make their books rise above the competition and succeed in a crowded marketplace. Now, building on the success of its predecessor, Writing the Breakout Novel Workbook calls that advice into action! This powerful book presents the patented techniques and writing exercises from Maass's popular writing workshops to offer novelists first-class instruction and practical guidance. You'll learn to develop and strengthen aspects of your prose with sections on: Building plot layers Creating inner conflict Strengthening voice and point of view Discovering and heightening larger-than-life character qualities Strengthening theme And much more! Maass also carefully dissects examples from real-life breakout novels so you'll lean how to read and analyze fiction like a writer. With authoritative instruction and hands-on workbook exercises, Writing the Breakout Novel Workbook is one of the most accessible novel-writing guides available. Set your work-in progress apart from the competition and write your own breakout novel today!

Creative Writing

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 ...

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.

A Writer s Workbook

Provides a series of warm-ups and practical exercises for aspiring writers that address such issues as fear of failure, dyslexia, writer's block, rewriting, and related matters. Reprint. 15,000 first printing.

Author: Caroline Sharp

Publisher: Macmillan

ISBN: 9780312286217

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 176

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Provides a series of warm-ups and practical exercises for aspiring writers that address such issues as fear of failure, dyslexia, writer's block, rewriting, and related matters. Reprint. 15,000 first printing.

The Soul of Place

An essential resource book for the writer’s library, this book is ideal for creative writing courses, with stimulating exercises adaptable to all genres.

Author: Linda Lappin

Publisher: Travelers' Tales

ISBN: 9781609521042

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 256

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In this engaging creative writing workbook, novelist and poet Linda Lappin presents a series of insightful exercises to help writers of all genres—literary travel writing, memoir, poetry, fiction, creative nonfiction—discover imagery and inspiration in the places they love. Lappin departs from the classical concept of the Genius Loci, the indwelling spirit residing in every landscape, house, city, or forest—to argue that by entering into contact with the unique energy and identity of a place, writers can access an inexhaustible source of creative power. The Soul of Place provides instruction on how to evoke that power. The writing exercises are drawn from many fields—architecture, painting, cuisine, literature and literary criticism, geography and deep maps, Jungian psychology, fairy tales, mythology, theater and performance art, metaphysics—all of which offer surprising perspectives on our writing and may help us uncover raw materials for fiction, essays, and poetry hidden in our environment. An essential resource book for the writer’s library, this book is ideal for creative writing courses, with stimulating exercises adaptable to all genres. For writers or travelers about to set out on a trip abroad, The Soul of Place is the perfect road trip companion, attuning our senses to a deeper awareness of place.

Ultimate Novel Planning Workbook

This Ultimate Novel Planning Workbook helps aspiring and seasoned writers do exactly that - plan a novel.

Author: Pecherczyk Lana

Publisher:

ISBN: 099431390X

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 110

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This Ultimate Novel Planning Workbook helps aspiring and seasoned writers do exactly that - plan a novel. Great for all ages and with over 100 pages of worksheets including: brainstorming and writing exercises, plotting and characterization guides, editing tips and, a diary to track your word count goals. Also includes plenty of notepaper, map grid paper, setting and scene worksheets and more. Keep all of your notes in one place for easy reference. PDF available for home printing upon proof of purchase, details inside the book.

The Creative Writing Workbook

This is a companion to The Creative Writing Handbook - now in its second edition.

Author: John Singleton

Publisher: Macmillan International Higher Education

ISBN: 9780333985229

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 288

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This is a companion to The Creative Writing Handbook - now in its second edition. It is very much aimed at the individual writer, based on the idea that real writing comes from within and that writing is a craft, skill with determination, art with attitude. The book is filled with useful ideas and inspiring techniques for exploring and exploiting resources available, both within and without. It focuses on three major areas - the writer's roots (family, class and gender), the writer's resources (memory and language) and the writer's art (form and technique). Chapters focus on many topics, including how memory shapes a writer's material, the pro-creative force of words and the ambiguities of art and artfulness. Many examples of established writers' works are cited to give the fledgling writer much practical help.

The Creative Writing Coursebook

Fully updated and including a foreword by Marina Warner and contributions from forty-four authors such as Kit de Waal and Amy Liptrot, this is the perfect book for people who are just starting to write as well as for those who want some ...

Author: Julia Bell

Publisher: Pan MacMillan

ISBN: 1509868275

Category:

Page: 416

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A comprehensive guide for improving your creative writing, including contributions from David Lodge, Nell Dunn, Malcolm Bradbury, Maureen Freely, and Patricia Duncker.The success of the writing courses in universities around the world belies the myth that good writing can't be taught. In The Creative Writing Coursebook, authors Julia Bell and Paul Magrs, take aspiring writers through three stages of practice: Gathering (getting started, learning how to keep notes, making observations and using memory); Shaping (looking at structure, point of view, character and setting); and Finishing (being your own critic, joining workshops, finding publishers).The exercises and activities throughout encourage writers to develop their skills. Contributions from forty authors provide a unique and generous pool of information, experience, and advice. The Creative Writing Coursebook is the perfect book for people who are just starting to write, as well as for those who want some help honing work already completed. It will suit people writing for publication or for pleasure; those writing on their own or writing groups.

Spectrum Writing Grade 3

Spectrum, the best-selling workbook series, is proud to provide quality educational materials that support your studentsÕ learning achievement and success.

Author: Spectrum

Publisher: Carson-Dellosa Publishing

ISBN: 9781483811987

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 136

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Spectrum(R) Writing for grade 3 guides students through each step of the writing process as they write paragraphs, personal narratives, fiction stories, descriptive comparisons, news reports, how-to instructions, persuasive letters, and more. Spectrum(R) Writing workbooks guide students as they write for a variety of purposes, including writing to tell a story, writing to provide information, and writing to state an opinion. Lessons support current state standards. Step-by-step instructions help with planning, drafting, revising, proofreading, and sharing writing. A WriterÕs Handbook reinforces grammar and language skills, and a complete Answer Key is included. Engaging, open-ended writing projects combined with standards-based learning make these workbooks an essential resource for school success. Spectrum, the best-selling workbook series, is proud to provide quality educational materials that support your studentsÕ learning achievement and success.

Prompt Me Novel

Need help putting your thoughts together for your novel? Want a place to organize your notes? "This workbook provides a space for you to journal ideas and thoughts for your next-or first-best seller.

Author: Robin Woods

Publisher:

ISBN: 1941077161

Category:

Page: 164

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Need help putting your thoughts together for your novel? Want a place to organize your notes? "This workbook provides a space for you to journal ideas and thoughts for your next-or first-best seller. Robin not only shares her knowledge gained by years of experience, but thoughtfully gives space for writers to reflect and hand-write their ideas and moments of inspiration." -author and editor Tamar Hela Writing a first draft can be daunting. This workbook provides guidance for key elements of fiction writing that help create a cohesive novel. Additionally, it gives writers powerful reference resources to create an emotionally authentic work and the space to hash it all out in one, easy-to-carry book. Workbook sections include: Brainstorm and outlining Plotting and the "Tent Pole" Method Character Worksheets Conflict Setting Lined pages for easy journaling And more! Reference sections include: Common publishing terms and abbreviations Using numerals in text Clichés and newbie errors Symbols and symbolism SynonymsSelf-editing checklist and beta readers And more! Note: Formerly published as the Fiction Writing Workbook & Journal

Secrets of Storytelling

Quotes for creativity―Discover inspirational and motivational quotes from famous writers. Step up your storytelling skills with the short, creative fiction prompts and fun activities inside this book about writing for kids.

Author: Natalie Rompella

Publisher: Rockridge Press

ISBN: 1647391342

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 196

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Master the magic of storytelling--100 creative, short fiction prompts for young writers Whether you're just getting started or you've already written a ton of stories, practice makes perfect when it comes to writing for kids. Build your skills the fun way with Secrets of Storytelling; it's packed with dozens of short, creative fiction prompts and plenty of space so you can write to your heart's content. Don't be afraid to think outside the box, make mistakes, and get weird with words! Prompts and fun activities about writing for kids inspire you to get creative and help you build intriguing plots, strong characters, and vivid settings for your stories. It's time to unleash your inner author! All books about writing for kids should include: Fun activities--Explore engaging exercises that get your creativity flowing, including brainstorming, filling in the blanks, and beyond. Tips on writing for kids--Learn simple strategies for crafting strong storylines, and get pointers for overcoming writer's block, editing your work, and more. Quotes for creativity--Discover inspirational and motivational quotes from famous writers. Step up your storytelling skills with the short, creative fiction prompts and fun activities inside this book about writing for kids.

Fiction Writing Workbook

Write the story you've been longing to write! This workbook will be your own personal coach, guiding you along the way to a completed novel.

Author: K. L. Glanville

Publisher:

ISBN: 1612220088

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 72

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Write the story you've been longing to write! This workbook will be your own personal coach, guiding you along the way to a completed novel. You will find fun and stimulating exercises taking you through the entire process, featuring examples from The Realm: The Awakening Begins. Suitable for ages 11 to adult. Topics Include: Developing well thought out main characters, settings, conflicts and resolutions Themes Foreshadowing Point of view Full use of the senses in descriptions Proper tense forms Dialogue guidelines appropriate for fiction The importance of research Storing your ideas Guidance regarding editing The importanceof patience and persistence Checklists for first books and sequels Links to correlating resources for teachers and classroom use.

The Psychology Workbook for Writers

Each chapter outlines an aspect of psychological theory as it can be used for writing and provides two worksheets to translate it into action - one to develop characters, one to develop the story.

Author: Darian Smith

Publisher: Wooden Tiger Press

ISBN: 0473334461

Category:

Page: 92

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Writers know that their characters and stories should be multi-layered and believable. Now here's a simple workbook that uses the same knowledge that gives therapists insight into human behaviour to create fiction that hits the mark. Each chapter outlines an aspect of psychological theory as it can be used for writing and provides two worksheets to translate it into action - one to develop characters, one to develop the story. Darian Smith is a prize winning fiction writer with a degree in psychology, a Diploma of Counselling, and is a member of the New Zealand Association of Counsellors. He combines these two sides of his background to provide simple, easy to follow tools that make use of established psychological theory to help writers develop fully rounded, interesting, realistic characters and inject conflict into their stories. Give your writing the benefit of over a decade of training and experience and discover how to have readers wanting more.

Writing for Readership

This creative writing workbook follows the first workbook by Andrea Kwast.

Author: Andrea Kwast

Publisher:

ISBN: 1517050367

Category:

Page: 56

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This creative writing workbook follows the first workbook by Andrea Kwast. It helps writers know what they are writing, who they are writing for, and why they are writing it. It is fun and simple to follow, and includes some fun writing exercises to challenge new ideas. Like the first workbook, this workbook is great for home school and school students, and writers young and old.

The Writing Book

This book takes the reader through the process of writing fiction - Character - Voice - Dialogue - Description - Design - Revision - Submitting a manuscript.

Author: Kate Grenville

Publisher: Allen & Unwin

ISBN: 186448943X

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 192

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This book takes the reader through the process of writing fiction - Character - Voice - Dialogue - Description - Design - Revision - Submitting a manuscript.

Writing Fantasy and the Identity of the Writer

This book presents the innovative pedagogy of Writing Fantasy: a method for exploring and shifting one’s identity as a writer.

Author: Zoe Charalambous

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9783030202637

Category: Education

Page: 283

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This book presents the innovative pedagogy of Writing Fantasy: a method for exploring and shifting one’s identity as a writer. The book draws on qualitative research with undergraduate creative writing students and fills a gap in the literature exploring creative writing pedagogy and creative writing exercises. Based on the potential to shift writer identity through creative writing exercises and the common ground that these share with the stance of the Lacanian analyst, the author provides a set of guidelines, exercises and case studies to trace writing fantasy, evidenced in one’s creative writing texts and responses about creative writing. This innovative work offers fresh insights for scholars of creativity, Lacan and psychosocial studies, and a valuable new resource for students and teachers of creative writing.

Fiction Writing Journal and Workbook

This version has been discontinued. The revised version is titled, "Prompt Me Novel: Fiction Writing Workbook." "This workbook provides a space for you to journal ideas and thoughts for your next-or first-best seller.

Author: Robin Woods

Publisher:

ISBN: 1941077080

Category:

Page: 164

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This version has been discontinued. The revised version is titled, "Prompt Me Novel: Fiction Writing Workbook." "This workbook provides a space for you to journal ideas and thoughts for your next-or first-best seller. Robin not only shares her knowledge gained by years of experience, but thoughtfully gives space for writers to reflect and hand-write their ideas and moments of inspiration." -author and editor Tamar Hela Writing a first draft can be daunting. This workbook provides guidance for key elements of fiction writing that help create a cohesive novel. Additionally, it gives writers powerful reference resources to create an emotionally authentic work and the space to hash it all out in one, easy-to-carry book. Workbook sections include: Brainstorm and outlining Plotting and the "Tent Pole" Method Character Worksheets Conflict Setting Lined pages for easy journaling And more! Reference sections include: Common publishing terms and abbreviations Using numerals in text Clichés and newbie errors Symbols and symbolism Synonyms Self-editing checklist and beta readers And more!

Structuring Your Novel Workbook

Building upon the principles you've already learned, the Structuring Your Novel Workbook presents a guided approach to writing solid first drafts, identifying and fixing plot problems, and writing consistently good stories.

Author: K. M. Weiland

Publisher: Penforasword

ISBN: 0985780436

Category:

Page:

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Discover the Proven Blueprint for Creating Stories That Sell! Award-winning author K.M. Weiland's previous book, the award-winning Structuring Your Novel, showed writers how to create stories with strong and compelling plot structure. Now it's time to put those lessons to use! Building upon the principles you've already learned, the Structuring Your Novel Workbook presents a guided approach to writing solid first drafts, identifying and fixing plot problems, and writing consistently good stories. Containing hundreds of incisive questions and imagination-revving exercises, this valuable resource will show you how to: Implement a strong three-act structure Time your acts and your plot points Unleash your unique and personal vision for your story Identify common structural weaknesses and flip them around into stunning strengths Eliminate saggy middles by discovering your story's "centerpiece" And so much more! This accessible and streamlined workbook will empower you to create a powerful structure-and an outstanding novel. Start writing your best book today!

The Writing Book

A completely practical workbook that offers down-to-earth ideas and suggestions for writers or aspiring writers to get you started and to keep you going.

Author: Kate Grenville

Publisher: Allen & Unwin

ISBN: 9781742691268

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 240

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A completely practical workbook that offers down-to-earth ideas and suggestions for writers or aspiring writers to get you started and to keep you going.

Ready Set Novel

Full of helpful lists, plot maps, character Q&As, field trips, writing exercises, inspiring quotes, and plenty of space to write and outline, Ready, Set, Novel! provides ample inspiration and guidance to first-time novelists and more ...

Author: Chris Baty

Publisher: Chronicle Books (CA)

ISBN: 1452101728

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 159

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This writer's block-busting workbook guides authors through planning and plotting a novel before writing it from the initial idea generation and brainstorming through character, setting, and story development. Full of helpful lists, plot maps, character Q&As, field trips, writing exercises, inspiring quotes, and plenty of space to write and outline, Ready, Set, Novel! provides ample inspiration and guidance to first-time novelists and more seasoned scribes alike.