Masterclasses in Creative Writing

In this dip-into book a professional, award-winning writer and lecturer on creative writing has developed a collection of revealing and highly accessible masterclasses that will inform and encourage creative writers.

Author: Barbara Dynes

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 9781472110039

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 240

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What often holds aspiring writers back is the lack of confidence to get started. How do I structure my story? How do I bring my characters to life and make them believable? How do I write convincing dialogue? In this dip-into book a professional, award-winning writer and lecturer on creative writing has developed a collection of revealing and highly accessible masterclasses that will inform and encourage creative writers. The book is arranged in easy-to-find subjects and includes mini tutorials, examples, top tips, and summaries of learning points in · Developing all your writing skills · Keeping the reader involved · Creating great characters · Writing natural dialogue · Using viewpoint effectively · Enjoying the process of writing The lessons are designed to increase your skills, add to your knowledge, and help you fulfil your creative potential.

Master Class in Fiction Writing Techniques from Austen Hemingway and Other Greats

These are the most important lessons any writer can learn--a truly "novel" approach to writing that will enrich, inform, and inspire.

Author: Adam Sexton

Publisher: Spanish Imports - BGR

ISBN: UOM:39015062883544

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 228

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Product Lifecycle Management (PLM) is the newest wave in productivity. This revolutionary approach is an outcome of lean thinking; however, PLM eliminates waste and efficiency across "all" aspects of a product's life--from design to deployment--not just in its manufacture. By using people, product information, processes, and technology to reduce wasted time, energy, and material across an organization and into the supply chain, PLM "drives the next generation of lean thinking."Now PLM pioneer Michael Grieves offers everyone from Six Sigma and lean practitioners to supply chain managers, product developers, and consultants a proven framework for adopting this information-driven approach. "Product Lifecycle Management" shows you how to greatly enhance your firm's productivity by integrating the efforts of your entire organization.Most companies are seeing the returns of their efforts in lean methods diminishing, as the most fruitful applications have already been addressed. Here, Grieves reveals how PLM gives you an opportunity to make improvements both within and across functional areas in order to increase agility, optimize efficiency, and reduce costs across the board. He gives you the most comprehensive view of PLM available, fully outlining its characteristics, method, and tools and helping you assess your organizational readiness.There's also proven examples from the field, where PLM is being widely adopted by leading companies, including General Motors, General Electric, and Dell, that are widely adopting the approach. You'll see how PLM has saved these companies "billions" in unnecessary costs and shaved as much as "60% off cycle times." With this book you'll learn howto: Develop and implement your PLM strategy to support your corporate objectives Engage all your employees in using information to eliminate waste Enable improved information flow Better organize and utilize your intellectual capital Foster an environment that drives PLM Lean manufacturing can only take your organization so far. To bring your productivity to the next level and save remarkable amounts of time, money, and resources, "Product Lifecycle Management" is your one-stop, hands-on guide to implementing this powerful methodology.

Crafting Your Plot

A basic plot is like a jack in the box – a simple mechanism with a predictable conclusion.

Author: Greg Mosse

Publisher: Guardian Books

ISBN: 9781783560868

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

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A basic plot is like a jack in the box – a simple mechanism with a predictable conclusion. A complex plot is like the mechanism of a watch – intricate, intriguing and satisfying to see in motion. ‘Crafting Your Plot’ is a masterclass in developing the plot for your novel. It provides expert advice on how to blend the ingredients of your story together to create a book that will hook the reader. Clear and practical with instruction, analysis, discussion points and exercises, it will show you the way to plot perfection. All in an hour. ‘Crafting Your Plot’ covers: + The balance between your main plot and subplots + Creating tight knots of incident and motivation + How new action begins to unravel those knots + Managing delay without losing focus + Revealing your main characters through action + Interconnections with your secondary characters + How minor characters enrich your imaginary world + Using character to intensify and complicate your plot + Understanding the final crescendo + Resolving all your plotlines in a unifying climax 60-Minute Masterclasses are expert ebooks that help you do more with your creative writing, journalism and entrepreneurship. Locking on to the stuff that you actually need to know, each title is a precise, practical pointer on the matters that matter most.

Teaching Creative Writing

Helen Stockton has been teaching creative writing to adult learning groups since 2004 as ... Other titles from How To Books MASTERCLASSES IN CREATIVE WRITING.

Author: Helen Stockton

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 9781472110121

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 224

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If you teach creative writing or facilitate a writing group, you will want to inspire, inform and encourage would-be writers. This book is a unique, practical resource offering guidance, ideas and exercises to help you do just that. It moves from planning and structuring courses to giving ideas and exercises on all the key aspects of creative writing, providing a wealth of really useful advice and tips. It will enable you to pass on your particular expertise and enthusiasm imaginatively and professionally to all your students. · Guidance on teaching all the skills of creative writing · Ideas on lesson content, example exercises and setting homework · Support on dealing with problems and adapting for different abilities · Tips on group management and feedback · A – Z of specific genres with examples of learning activities. This book will ensure that your teaching will be effective, fun and immensely rewarding.

Writing Your First Novel

Full of insight and wit, it combines expertise on how to successfully bring your story to the page with advice on the practicalities of how to get started in the first place… and how to keep on going until the end. ‘Writing Your First ...

Author: Shelley Weiner

Publisher: Guardian Books

ISBN: 9781783560424

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 50

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Setting about writing a novel is like starting to climb a mountain with its top lost in the clouds. You can imagine the view from the summit, but how do you identify the best ascent? Novel writing requires planning, commitment, perseverance and the belief that you can reach the peak… even if you don’t yet know all the steps along the way. ‘Writing Your First Novel’ is the companion that will tell you what you need to know in order to begin your journey. Full of insight and wit, it combines expertise on how to successfully bring your story to the page with advice on the practicalities of how to get started in the first place… and how to keep on going until the end. ‘Writing Your First Novel’ covers: + Creating Believable Characters + Making Your Characters Talk + The Importance of Setting + Finding the Plot + Who Tells the Story and How? + Settling Down and Making It Happen + Sustaining Your Momentum 60-Minute Masterclasses are expert ebooks that help you do more with your creative writing, journalism and entrepreneurship. Locking on to the stuff that you actually need to know, each title is a precise, practical pointer on the matters that matter most.

Writing Characters Who ll Keep Readers Captivated

Whether you write a straightforward story-based genre or literary fiction, this book will show you how to create people who enthrall readers — and make you want to tell stories.

Author: Roz Morris

Publisher: CreateSpace

ISBN: 1489567429

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 204

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How do you create characters who keep readers hooked? How do you write the opposite sex? Teenagers? Believable relationships? Historical characters? Enigmatic characters? Plausible antagonists and chilling villains? How do you understand a character whose life is totally unlike your own? How do you write characters for dystopias? How do you make dialogue sing? When can you let the reader intuit what the characters are feeling and when should you spell it out? Roz Morris is a bestselling ghostwriter and book doctor, and a literary author in her own right. She has mined 20 years' worth of writing, editing and critiquing experience to create this book. It contains all the pitfalls and sticky points for writers, laid out as a set of discussions that are easy to dip into. And it wouldn't be a Nail Your Novel book without a good dose of games, exercises and questionnaires to help you populate a novel from scratch. Whether you write a straightforward story-based genre or literary fiction, this book will show you how to create people who enthrall readers - and make you want to tell stories. Previously titled Nail Your Novel: Bring Characters to Life.

Creative Writing Scholars on the Publishing Trade

Workshops are focussed on the text and writing, whereas masterclasses add 'the professional business of publishing' (Roe 195). This allows teachers to think ...

Author: Sam Meekings

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781000423051

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 192

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In Creative Writing Scholars on the Publishing Trade: Practice, Praxis, Print, Sam Meekings and Marshall Moore, along with prominent scholar-practitioners, undertake a critical examination of the intersection of creative writing scholarship and the publishing industry. Recent years have seen dramatic shifts within the publishing industry as well as rapid evolution and development in academic creative writing programs. This book addresses all of these core areas and transformations, such as the pros and cons of self-publishing versus traditional publishing, issues of diversity and representation within the publishing industry, digital transformations, and possible career pathways for writing students. It is crucial for creative writing pedagogy to deal with the issues raised by the sudden changes within the industry and this book will be of interest to creative writing students and practitioners as well as publishing students and professionals.

How To Write Romantic Fiction

Sophie King (www.sophieking.info) is the author of five romantic fiction novels ... Also published by Constable & Robinson Masterclasses in Creative Writing.

Author: Sophie King

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 9781845285821

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 208

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Romantic fiction is one of the most competitive areas for a writer to crack. Whether you’re a beginner or an already-published writer, you’ll find something new here.This book will help you to write novels that both sizzle and sell. You'll learn how to dream up heroes and heroines who breathe (heavily) from the page, plan plots to keep the reader up all night, find a happy ending, which is both surprising and believable - and most importantly get published!

Writers Artists Yearbook 2017

Writers' retreats and creative writing courses 669 Writers' retreats and ... Andalusia including beginners' weekends, masterclasses and creative retreats.

Author: Bloomsbury Publishing

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 9781472928665

Category: Reference

Page: 816

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This bestselling guide to all areas of publishing and the media is completely revised and updated every year. The Yearbook is packed with advice, inspiration and practical guidance on who to contact and how to get published. New articles in the 2017 edition on: Stronger together: writers united by Maggie Gee Life writing: telling other people's stories by Duncan Barrett (co-author of the Sunday Times bestseller GI Brides) The how-to of writing 'how-to' books by Kate Harrison (author of the 5:2 Diet titles) Self-publishing Dos and Dont's by Alison Baverstock The Path to a bestseller by Clare Mackintosh (author of the 2015 Let Me Go) Getting your lucky break by Claire McGowan Getting your poetry out there by Neil Astley (MD and Editor at Bloodaxe Books) Selling yourself and your work online by Fig Taylor Then and now: becoming a science fiction and fantasy writer - Aliette de Bodard Writing (spy) fiction - Mick Herron Making waves online - Simon Appleby All articles are reviewed and updated every year. Key articles on Copyright Law, Tax, Publishing Agreements, E-publishing, Publishing news and trends are fully updated every year. Plus over 4,000 listings entries on who to contact and how across the media and publishing worlds In short it is 'Full of useful stuff' - J.K. Rowling Foreword to the 2017 edition by Deborah Levy.

How To Write Crime Fiction

Alsopublishedby Constable & Robinson Masterclasses in Creative Writing 365 Ways to GetYou Writing Get WritingChildren's Fiction The FiveMinute Writer How To ...

Author: Sarah Williams

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 9781845285906

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 176

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This book provides a comprehensive overview of all the different kinds of crime fiction, with examples from successful contemporary writers in each of the different genres, and clear explanations and exercises to help the beginning writer hone their craft, and discover the kind of crime fiction, the plots, the themes, the language, that work best for them.

Writing Sci fi and Fantasy

Science fiction and fantasy – or speculative fiction – is the literary success story of the 21st century.

Author: Liesel Schwarz

Publisher: Guardian Books

ISBN: 9781783560462

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 50

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Science fiction and fantasy – or speculative fiction – is the literary success story of the 21st century. The genre has never been so popular and the worlds of film and TV are dominated by adaptations of SF masterworks, from the epic fantasy ‘Game Of Thrones’ through to the dramatic dystopia of ‘The Hunger Games’. ‘Writing Sci-fi and Fantasy’ by award-winning steampunk novelist Liesel Schwarz, is a masterclass on the vital components of writing great speculative fiction. From building credible worlds and engaging characters to devising compelling plots, it will give you the confidence to unleash your stories. With additional, practical advice on how to pitch and present to agents, publishers and readers, it will lead you into the limitless world of SFF. All in an hour. ‘Writing Sci-fi and Fantasy’ covers: + Research: The devil lies in the details + World building + The ingredients of SFF: plot, character and narrative + Manuscript wrangling for beginners + Publication pitfalls + The writer’s life 60-Minute Masterclasses are expert ebooks that help you do more with your creative writing, journalism and entrepreneurship. Locking on to the stuff that you actually need to know, each title is a precise, practical pointer on the matters that matter most.

Writers Artists Yearbook 2018

The retreat is open to writers of fiction, memoir and general non-fiction. ... Andalusia including beginners' weekends, masterclasses and creative retreats.

Author: Bloomsbury Publishing

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 9781472935045

Category: Reference

Page: 816

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This bestselling guide to all areas of publishing and the media is completely revised and updated every year. The Yearbook is packed with advice, inspiration and practical guidance on who to contact and how to get published. Foreword to the 2018 edition by David Lodge New articles in the 2018 edition on: - Writing popular history by Tom Holland - Editing and writing by Diana Athill - Ghostwriting by Gillian Stern - Writing Thrillers by Kimberley Chambers - The health and wellness market by Anita Bean - Self-publishing online by Harry Bingham - How to choose your agent by Jo Unwin - First Chapters by Emma Flint - Pitching your ideas by Mike Unwin - How to make a living by Alison Branagan All articles are reviewed and updated every year. Key articles on Copyright Law, Tax, Publishing Agreements, E-publishing, Publishing news and trends are fully updated every year. Plus over 4,000 listings entries on who to contact and how across the media and publishing worlds In short it is 'Full of useful stuff' - J.K. Rowling

How To Write For Television 7th Edition

Masterclasses in Creative Writing 365 Ways to Get You Writing Get Writing Children's Fiction The FiveMinute Writer How To Write Your First Novel How To ...

Author: William Smethurst

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 9781472135742

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 288

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This book provides professional tips and techniques for those wishing to break into writing for TV whether it's a soap, series drama, or situation comedy. It covers all aspects of script writing such as structure, plotting, characterization and dialogue and is packed with advice on presenting and selling scripts. It also includes a chapter specifically on writing for radio.

Children s Writers Artists Yearbook 2020

Membership benefits include access to video courses, masterclasses with advice from industry ... See website for further courses on creative writing.

Author: Bloomsbury Publishing

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 9781472947628

Category: Reference

Page: 480

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Foreword by William Sutcliffe, author of Are you Experienced?, New Boy and We See Everything The indispensable guide to writing for children and young adults, this Yearbook provides inspirational articles from successful writers and illustrators, as well as practical advice on who to contact across the media and how to get published. New articles for the 2020 edition include: - Davinia Andrew-Lynch A message for under-represented writers: We Want You - Clémentine Beauvais Writing and translating children's fiction - Holly Bourne Dealing with tough issues in YA fiction - Natasha Farrant Writing about love and loss for children - Kiran Millwood Hargrave Writing magic into fiction - Salvatore Rubbino The craft of the illustrator - Deirdre Sullivan Reinventing old stories for new readers

Masterclass Developing Characters

... authentic and compelling characters in your creative writing Irving Weinman ... is an often expressed critique in fiction workshops and masterclasses.

Author: Irving Weinman

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 9781471804489

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 256

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LEARN HOW TO WRITE CHARACTERS THAT COME ALIVE ON THE PAGE. A guide to building characterization for writers who want - or need - to go further, this is an ideal course for the person who doesn't have the time or money to attend an advanced fiction writing workshop. It uses a unique interactive Workshop method to engage the writer with their material, editing and redrafting your characters and their contexts to take your work to the next level. With support, advice and inspiration from a leading and respected creative writing tutor, this is an essential book for you if you know you need to polish and hone your manuscript prior to attempting publication. With the help of this highly focused guide you'll create characters with depth and authenticity. 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.

Key Concepts in Creative Writing

As well as promoting books, conferences and writing masterclasses, it publishes Foundation: The International Review of Science Fiction, a thrice yearly ...

Author: Matt Morrison

Publisher: Macmillan International Higher Education

ISBN: 9781137118967

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 224

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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.

How To Write Comedy

Tony Kirwood is a writer, teacher and actor. His sketches have been broadcast on TV and ... Also available from How To Books Masterclasses in Creative Writing.

Author: Tony Kirwood

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 9781845285616

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 208

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First you have to come out with a flow of ideas and decide which ones will work. Then you must give them a tight structure, and then write crisp dialogue which builds in constant laughs. This practical but inspirational book guides new and more experienced writers step by step through the process of each comedy genre. It gives space for your creativity to shine as you gradually build your skills. Beginning with sketches, the basic building blocks of comedy, you’ll find how you can quickly create great premises, and then structure them into two-minute slices of hilarity. The same techniques will help you write a string of jokes and one-liners. · A practical guide to comedy as you write it, from creating mindmaps from which to glean your new material, to techniques of structure, characterisation and dialogue which work. · Covers the distinct techniques and mindsets needed by each genre in turn, in the usual progression of a writer’s career - from jokes and sketches to sitcoms. You’ll also learn how to find outlets for your work, from submitting to the BBC to staging your own show or filming comedy for the internet.

Children s Writers Artists Yearbook 2019

Membership benefits include access to video courses, masterclasses with advice from industry ... See website for further courses on creative writing.

Author: Bloomsbury Publishing

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 9781472947604

Category: Reference

Page: 480

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The annual, bestselling guide to all aspects of the media and how to write and illustrate for children and young adults. Acknowledged by the media industries and authors as the essential guide to how to get published. The 70+ articles are updated and added to each year. Together they provide invaluable guidance on subjects such as series fiction, writing historical or funny books, preparing an illustration portfolio, managing your finances, interpreting publishers' contracts, self-publishing your work. Foreword by Sarah Crossan, Carnegie Medal winner and author of One, Breathe, Moonrise (published July 2018) and We Come Apart (with Brian Conaghan) NEW articles for the 2019 edition include: LGBT+ characters in children's fiction by Lauren James The hybrid author by Shelli R. Johannes A jobbing writer's lot by Joanna Nadin Adapting children's books for stage and screen by Emma Reeves Where does your book sit? by Jasmine Richards Murderous inventions by Robin Stevens The long and winding road to publication by Paul Stewart Writing picture books by Tessa Strickland The ups and downs of being a writer by Theresa Tomlinson All of the 2,000 listings of who to contact across the media have been reviewed and updated. The essential guide for any writer for children.

Nail Your Novel

It's great to know that - but while you're reading about it you're not writing your book. And what these books don't tell you is how to use this learning and get the job done. Nail Your Novel is a writing buddy - and mentor - in a book.

Author: Roz Morris

Publisher: Anchor Books

ISBN: 146108136X

Category: Reference

Page: 180

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By bestselling ghostwriter and book doctor with a top London literary consultancy This book is used by award-winning authors and university creative writing departments. 'A how-to-write book that actually DOES tell you how' 'There are shedloads of books on how to write novels, and a lot of them are longer and considerably less useful' 'I wish I'd had this book a long time ago' 'The author has a proven track record as a writer of fiction, as opposed to writers of "how to write" books' Are you writing a novel? Do you want to make sure you finish? Will you get lost and fizzle out? Will you spend more time reading about how to write than actually getting the words down? Most books on novel-writing will make you read hundreds of pages about character arcs, inciting incidents, heroes' journeys. It's great to know that - but while you're reading about it you're not writing your book. And what these books don't tell you is how to use this learning and get the job done. Nail Your Novel is a writing buddy - and mentor - in a book. In 10 easy steps it will tell you: *how to shape your big idea and make a novel out of it *how to do your research and how to use it *how to organise your time *how to plot and build characters *when you're going to hit problems and what to do about them *how to write on the days you don't feel inspired *how to reread what you've written and polish it. Along the way, Thumbnail Notes give tutorials about storytelling and storycraft - strictly when you need them. The author has written nearly a dozen novels that have made it into print - and this is how she did it. You don't even need to read the whole book before you get started. You read a section, then do as it says. And, once you're finally satisfied, Nail Your Novel will tell you how to sell it to publishers and agents. A FULL index means you can find what you want, when you want it. You've dreamed of writing a novel. Don't procrastinate with another theory book. Don't launch in, get stuck and throw your hard work in a drawer. Nail your novel.

Children s Writers Artists Yearbook 2021

Courses always held on Fridays. See website for further courses on creative writing. SCBWI-BI Annual Conference and Masterclass Series email ...

Author: Bloomsbury Publishing

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 9781472968173

Category: Reference

Page: 480

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Packed full of inspirational articles from successful writers, illustrators and publishing experts, the Children's Writers' & Artists' Yearbook once again serves up the best independent advice to writers for children of all ages. Covering all aspects of the publishing process, across the full range of formats and genres, it will appeal to self-published writers as well as those seeking an agent-publisher or crowdfunded deal. Inside are up-to-date contact details for literary agents, publishers, prizes and grant-giving bodies, societies and creative organisations that support writers and illustrators. Universally recognised as the first port of call for all writers wanting to improve their work and their chances of getting published, this Yearbook contains an 'impressive raft of advice and notes on every aspect of the business' (Quentin Blake).