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? "

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.

Writing the Breakout Novel Workbook

A practical guide to mastering the art of the novel from the founder of the Donald Maass Literary Agency shows readers how to build plot layers, strengthen point of view, create inner conflict, and develop a "psychology of place," among ...

Author: Donald Maass

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 9781582972633

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 230

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A practical guide to mastering the art of the novel from the founder of the Donald Maass Literary Agency shows readers how to build plot layers, strengthen point of view, create inner conflict, and develop a "psychology of place," among other important novelistic techniques. Original.

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.

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.

Common Core Writing Narrative Writing Grade 3 Workbook

This workbook will develop the narrative writing skills described in the Common Core State Standards.

Author: Common Core Division Test Master Press, Common Core Division

Publisher: CreateSpace

ISBN: 1494309580

Category:

Page: 146

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This workbook will develop the narrative writing skills described in the Common Core State Standards. It provides the ongoing practice that students need, while being specifically focused on developing the skills listed in the standards. Students will learn how to respond effectively to all types of writing tasks, while developing an understanding of the key features of narrative writing and gaining experience creating stories in many common genres. Section 1: Developing Writing Skills - 12 complete sets of exercises and writing prompts - each set focuses on one key element of narrative writing - each set introduces the skill, guides students through the task, and then builds the skills by allowing independent practice - warm-up exercises are included before many sets to prepare students and introduce key skills - skills covered include sequence, plot, setting, characterization, theme, point of view, dialogue, and using descriptions Section 2: Applying Writing Skills - 10 complete sets of writing prompts - each set focuses on one style or one genre of narrative writing - genres and styles covered include personal narratives, diary entries, letters, science fiction, adventure stories, mystery stories, and more - hints and tips are included to guide students through the tasks - writing prompts include guided planning activities, so students create focused, well-developed, and well-organized stories - prepares students for the types of writing tasks found on assessment tasks and tests About the Common Core Standards The Common Core Standards are a set of standards adopted by most American states. The standards describe what students are expected to be able to do. Student learning is based on these standards throughout the year, and students in many states are tested based on these standards at the end of the school year. This book has been specifically created to develop the skills listed in the Common Core State Standards. It provides full coverage of the narrative writing skills that Grade 3 students are expected to have. The exercises and writing tasks, guidance given, and review and scoring guide have been specifically developed based on the skills listed in the Common Core State Standards.

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

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.

Prompt Me

This workbook is great for: writers who need to banish writer's block teachers who need bell activities someone who wants daily writing prompts homeschool parents who want fun curriculum screenwriters who want inspiration for scripts people ...

Author: Robin Woods

Publisher:

ISBN: 1941077099

Category: Authorship

Page: 178

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A large variety of creative writing prompts for maximum inspiration. Photo Prompts Story Starters Fill-In the Blank Dialogue Prompts Self-Discovery Topics Use This Phrase Chart It And more! Plus valuable reference resources and master lists.

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.

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 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.

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!

The Novel Notebook

As writers, we often find ourselves with either too many ideas or too few. The Novel Notebook hopes to provide a solution to both of these problems.

Author: Just Plan Books

Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform

ISBN: 1546896457

Category:

Page: 128

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As writers, we often find ourselves with either too many ideas or too few. The Novel Notebook hopes to provide a solution to both of these problems. Storing ideas within its pages will allow you to work through them logically while also providing a record for later inspiration. The Novel Notebook contains a front section with pages to list ideas as inspiration strikes, along with plenty of space to make notes. Following this are 100 pages of our One-Page Outline worksheets, designed to help you brainstorm and explore each of your ideas in more detail. The One-Page Outline sheets have been developed to be structured enough to guide you in the right direction, but simple enough to let your ideas roam and really take shape. The notebook features a duck egg blue cover with matte finish and measures 8" x 10" in size.

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 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.

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.

Spectrum Writing Grade 7

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: 9781483812021

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 136

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Spectrum(R) Writing for grade 7 guides students through each step of the writing process as they write paragraphs, personal narratives, fiction stories, descriptive comparisons, outlines, research reports, persuasive arguments, 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.