The Writer s Creative Workbook

With practical exercises and astute notes on dissolving creative block, planning, time, and caring for your words, this is a must-have companion to help any creative wordsmith flow, flourish, and be mindful.

Author: Joy Kenward

Publisher: Leaping Hare Press

ISBN: 9781782408901

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 176

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The Writer’s Creative Workbook is a practical and insightful guide into the joyful craft of mindful writing. Focusing on the transformative process of writing and conscious creativity, this beautifully illustrated part-manual, part-journal explores the holistic value of writing for writing’s sake. Author Joy Kenward invites story-tellers, poets, travel-writers, journalists and letter-writers – in fact anyone curious about the ancient wisdom of mindfulness and its relevance to the modern creative voice – to embrace affirmations, meditations and Buddhist wisdom. With practical exercises and astute notes on dissolving creative block, planning, time, and caring for your words, this is a must-have companion to help any creative wordsmith flow, flourish, and be mindful.

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.

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.

Making a Good Writer Great

Teaches writers how to be creative within the craft of screenwriting, and discusses theme development, sensation-thinking, dream images, character opposition, and personal vision

Author: Linda Seger

Publisher:

ISBN: 1879505495

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 233

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Teaches writers how to be creative within the craft of screenwriting, and discusses theme development, sensation-thinking, dream images, character opposition, and personal vision

The TV Writer s Workbook

In this unique hands-on guide, television writer and producer Ellen Sandler shares the trade secrets she learned while writing for hit shows like Everybody Loves Raymond and Coach.

Author: Ellen Sandler

Publisher: Delta

ISBN: 9780307492210

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 304

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Why is TV writing different from any other kind of writing? How will writing a spec script open doors? What do I have to do to get a job writing for TV? Writing for television is a business. And, like any business, there are proven strategies for success. In this unique hands-on guide, television writer and producer Ellen Sandler shares the trade secrets she learned while writing for hit shows like Everybody Loves Raymond and Coach. She offers concrete advice on everything from finding a story to getting hired on a current series. Filled with easy-to-implement exercises and practical wisdom, this ingenious how-to handbook outlines the steps for becoming a professional TV writer, starting with a winning script. Sandler explains the difference between “selling” and “telling,” form and formula, theme and plot. Discover: • A technique for breaking down a show style so you’re as close to being in the writing room as you can get without actually having a job there • The 3 elements for that essential Concept Line that you must have in order to create a story with passion and consequence • Mining the 7 Deadly Sins for fresh and original story lines • Sample scripts from hit shows • In-depth graphs, script breakdown charts, vital checkpoints along the way, and much, much more!

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.

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.

Creativity Rules

Thoroughly practical, witty and inviting, this book gives writers powerful strategies for exploiting creativity's treasures. Be the writer you desire to be. Anything is possible when Creativity Rules!

Author: John Vorhaus

Publisher:

ISBN: 1879505509

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 271

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There is a gap between the writers we are and the writers we want to be. This book helps to close that gap with a lively examination of the creative process and an engaging set of exercises designed to shake you free of the doldrums and quickly plunge you into the act of writing. Learn how to: make creative choices with confidence; improve access to your own ideas; conquer writer's block forever; invent all the plots and characters you need; generate stories and themes quickly; develop the daily practice of writing. Thoroughly practical, witty and inviting, this book gives writers powerful strategies for exploiting creativity's treasures. Be the writer you desire to be. Anything is possible when Creativity Rules!

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

From "Roget's Resume" and "Emulating Ernest" to "End Well," "The Rewrite Rut," and "Dear John," the exercises in this generous, wry workbook will keep your ideas fresh, your mind open, and your pen moving.

Author: Caroline Sharp

Publisher: St. Martin's Griffin

ISBN: 9781250122490

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 176

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Aspiring doctors have medical school. Karate students have belts of different colors. Pianists have scales and arpeggios. But what system do writers have for getting and staying "in shape," to help them focus, practice, and make progress? A Writer's Workbook is Caroline Sharp's ingenious collection of exercises to inspire, encourage, warm up, and jump-start anyone who writes. A wise and funny friend who will cheerlead you through even your darkest can't-write days and "every idea I've ever had is awful" nights, she provides encouraging suggestions, hilarious observations, and an amazingly vivid catalogue of writers' neuroses (with advice on overcoming them, of course). From "Roget's Resume" and "Emulating Ernest" to "End Well," "The Rewrite Rut," and "Dear John," the exercises in this generous, wry workbook will keep your ideas fresh, your mind open, and your pen moving.

Creative Writing Workbook

This brand new workbook takes students through the steps of producing a useable piece of creative writing, from generating ideas through to developing a writing voice and strategies for the exam.

Author: Anna McHugh

Publisher:

ISBN: 1458651002

Category:

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The Magic Pencil

This practical and easy-to-use workbook explains forty-six individual writing projects that parents can do with children in grades one through nine.

Author: Eve Shelnutt

Publisher: Peachtree Junior

ISBN: UOM:39015021653681

Category: Creative writing (Elementary education)

Page: 126

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This practical and easy-to-use workbook explains forty-six individual writing projects that parents can do with children in grades one through nine. Requires no writing background of parents, and the necessary supplies are household items. 25 illustrations.

The Creative Writer s Workbook

CONCLUSION. FROM THE AUTHOR I want to say thank you for purchasing this
workbook. I believe it can and will help you be more creative, to stay organized
and to keep you focused less on the little things that hold you back and more on ...

Author: Jason Burchard

Publisher: Lulu.com

ISBN: 9781365719158

Category: Crafts & Hobbies

Page: 102

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The Creative Writer's Workbook is a collection of worksheets that help writers generate ideas and work on crafting their own stories quickly and easily. This isn't a book to read on grammar or writing techniques. It's a book to spark ideas, to motivate writers and create results. Author Jason Burchard is an 'idea' person and provides dozens of ways to get writers to more easily generate ideas and to get right to work on them. One simply can't find anything quite like The Creative Writer's Workbook and how it gets stories and ideas created.

The Exciting World of Creative Writing

This workbook is an excellent foundation for developing creative writing skills.

Author: Ruth McDaniel

Publisher: Christian Liberty Press

ISBN: 1930092709

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 121

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This workbook is an excellent foundation for developing creative writing skills. Topics covered include the tools needed for writing, review of sentence structures, poetry styles and techniques, writing dialogue, outlining a story, writing powerful beginnings and endings, rewriting and proofreading, manuscript preparation and critiques, copyrights, how to get published, and a Christian philosophy of writing. Grades 7-8."

Writing Talk

Writing Talk includes interviews with nineteen well-known contemporary writers, exploring the ways in which they research and find their original ideas.

Author: Derek Neale

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9780429842573

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 232

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Writing Talk includes interviews with nineteen well-known contemporary writers, exploring the ways in which they research and find their original ideas. Working across genres such as fiction, scriptwriting, radio, life writing, biography and more, the writers offer insight into how they interpret, hone and develop these ideas. The conversations examine the roles of technique, craft, language, reading, memory, serendipity, habit and persistence. They offer technical detail about the creative process and give unique insights into the borderlands between genres as well as offering rich, personal insights and universal resonances. A wide-ranging introduction surveys the reasons why we are intrigued by the mysteries of individual writing practice and how these illuminate critical attitudes to literature and performance. Offering a rare glimpse into the creative process of some of this generation’s most eminent voices, Writing Talk is a must read for anyone interested in how stories are found and made. Interviewees: Alan Ayckbourn, Iain Banks, Helen Blakeman, Louis de Bernières, Sarah Butler, Andrew Cowan, Jenny Diski, Patricia Duncker, David Edgar, Tanika Gupta, Richard Holmes, Hanif Kureishi, Bryony Lavery, Toby Litt, Kareem Mortimer, Michèle Roberts, Jane Rogers, Willy Russell and Sally Wainwright.

Creative Writing Workbook

Do creative writers born or created? This book will going to discuss the similarities and differences of creative writing and technical writing as well as about sensory experience and imagery must a creative writer will do.

Author: Luis Gonzalo Asuncion

Publisher:

ISBN: 9798651838585

Category:

Page: 276

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It should be coming from the bottom of the heart. Creative Writing is not that easy to write. You are not just writing by yourself but you have to write for themselves. Do creative writers born or created? This book will going to discuss the similarities and differences of creative writing and technical writing as well as about sensory experience and imagery must a creative writer will do. Upon reaching the chapter 4 and, the figures of speech and the diction forms will be going to discuss. And before the end of part one, the remaining two chapters reserve for the sample works of famous creative writers.On the second part of this book, it is all about reading and writing poetry in which it all started in different traits in poetry writing. The first few chapters of this part is all about the elements of poetry as a genre then followed by its theme and identifying the tone. The next chapters enumerated some of the conventional forms of poetry like "tanaga", "awit", "kurido", haiku, sonnet, free verse and prose poem.On the third part, reading and writing fiction in which, this book will discuss the character of the story, point of view, plot, setting, conflict, theme, mood, foreshadowing, and symbolism. On the fourth and last part, reading and writing drama (one-act play) in which, we will discuss how to write a character in a drama play, followed by a setting, plot, dialogue, intertextuality, and sociopolitical context. And at the end of the class, they should write a complete creative writing project.

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.

The Writer s Workbook

Whether you are taking a course in creative writing or making your first solitary steps in fiction, poetry or drama, this is the book you need.

Author: Jenny Newman

Publisher: Hodder Education

ISBN: 0340759992

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 182

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Whether you are taking a course in creative writing or making your first solitary steps in fiction, poetry or drama, this is the book you need. The Writer's Workbook provides a concise introduction to creative writing in the twentieth-first century with helpful tips on key points of good practice, warnings about the main pitfalls, and a variety of exercises to hone your skills. Readers will find advice on writing short stories, poetry, novels, plays, TV, radio and film scripts, song lyrics, travel writing, web writing, as well as suggestions for getting published. Written by a team of novelists, poets, and dramatists who are also experienced writing teachers, this book belongs on the shelf of anyone serious about getting started in creative writing.