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

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? "

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.

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 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.

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: UOM:39015047841005

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 Creative Writer s Workbook

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, ...

Author: Jason Burchard

Publisher: Lulu Press, Inc

ISBN: 9781365703898

Category: Crafts & Hobbies

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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 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!

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 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.

Creative Writing

Russell Celyn Jones, novelist and critic, based at Birkbeck College, University of London 'A creative writing book as good as this is a rare event.

Author: Linda Anderson

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781317797029

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.

Creating Character Arcs Workbook

"...presents a guided approach to choosing the right type of character arc for your story, joining plot and character into a cohesive and resonant whole, and choosing stories with life-changing themes."--

Author: K. M. Weiland

Publisher: Helping Writers Become Authors

ISBN: 194493605X

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 336

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Uncover the Secrets to Creating Characters Readers Will Never Forget Award-winning author K.M. Weiland's previous book, the acclaimed Creating Character Arcs, showed writers how to identify the five most important types of character arcs and use them to bring your own characters to life with stunning and powerful realism. Now it's time to put those lessons to use! Building upon the principles you've already learned, the Creating Character Arcs Workbook presents a guided approach to choosing the right type of character arc for your story, joining plot and character into a cohesive and resonant whole, and choosing stories with life-changing themes. Containing hundreds of incisive questions and imagination-revving exercises, this valuable resource will show you how to: Write an inspiring Positive Change Arc Create one of three unforgettable Negative Change Arcs Take full advantage of a heroic Flat Arc Align the structure of your character arcs with that of your plot Revise a story that has no arc And so much more! This accessible and streamlined workbook will empower you to create resonant character arcs-and an outstanding novel. Start writing your best book today!

The Everything Creative Writing Book

Also see Children's Writer's & Illustrator's Market, Poet's Market, and Novel and ... The book offers exercises and techniques for freeing up creativity by ...

Author: Wendy Burt-thomas

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 9781440501531

Category: Reference

Page: 320

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Many people can write. But writing well enough to get published takes hours of practice, the ability to take criticism, and expert advice. Filled with stories and tips from published authors, this easy-to-use guide teaches you the basics of the writing craft. Whether you want to create poems or plays, children's books or online blogs, romance novels or a memoir, you'll learn to write more effectively and creatively. Published author, editor, and PR consultant Wendy Burt-Thomas covers all aspects of writing, including how to: Prepare to write, from planning to research to organization Properly structure your piece to fit your chosen genre Stay focused during the drafting and editing processes Work with other authors Overcome writer's block Market your writing

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!

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 Routledge Creative Writing Coursebook

What can I learn from this or that piece of writing as art ; how can it influence my own work ? ' But there will be other questions too , about how a ...

Author: Paul Mills

Publisher: Psychology Press

ISBN: 0415317851

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 242

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This step-by-step practical guide to the process of creative writing provides genre-based chapters, including life writing, novels and short stories, poetry, and screenwriting.

The Creative Writing Coursebook

jenny newman is the author of two novels, Going In (Penguin Books, 1995) and Life Class (Chatto and Windus, 1999). She is also the editor of The Faber Book ...

Author: Julia Bell

Publisher: Pan Macmillan

ISBN: 9781509829330

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page:

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A fully updated comprehensive guide for improving and practicing your creative writing, including contributions from Ali Smith and Kit de Waal The Creative Writing Coursebook, edited by Julia Bell and Paul Magrs, takes aspiring writers through three stages of essential 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 and finding publishers. 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 help honing work already completed. Filled with a wealth of exercises and activities, it will inspire budding writers to develop and hone their skills. Whether writing for publication, in a group or just for pleasure this comprehensive guide is for anyone who is ready to put pen to paper.

Build A Story Inkwell and Pen A Writer s Workbook

Or do you want a refreshing way to outline? Tired of wasting time and effort in the early stages of your draft? Author Diana Lynn struggled for years to rein in all her scattered notes, character sketches, and novel concepts.

Author: Diana Lynn

Publisher: Novel Planning Workbook

ISBN: 1947594052

Category:

Page: 364

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Do you struggle to keep track of all your story ideas? Discover a powerful and practical tool to help you organize and crank out your next page-turner! Are you having trouble getting your novel into shape? Do you want structure but hate outlines? Tired of wasting time and effort in the early stages of your draft? Author Diana Lynn struggled for years to rein in all her scattered notes, character sketches, and novel concepts. Now she's sharing the same system that helped her move from plot holes to publishing, so you can concentrate on writing that mistake-free, award-winning novel. Build a Story; A Writer's Workbook is a well-organized, hands-on workbook adaptable to any level of author experience and writing preference. Lynn's thoughtful resource contains vital tables, worksheets, and action lists an author needs to arrange every aspect of their work. From idea to setting, and from character to climax, you'll be totally on top of every detail of your breakout book. In Build a Story; A Writer's Workbook, you'll discover: A comprehensive author blueprint to make sure you hit your deadline Thought provoking prompts to ensure you craft rich, vibrant worlds Well-designed, easy-to-follow layouts that allow you get on with your masterwork Sections for your plot, titles, character names, towns, and cities so you stay consistent and save time in editing and revising Plenty of space in a larger format paperback so you'll never run out of room for your idea, and much, much more! Build a Story; A Writer's Workbook is an invaluable method for boosting creativity and productivity. If you like efficient approaches to writing, flexible systems that accommodate creative minds, and easy-access organizational tools, then you'll love Diana Lynn's indispensable resource. Buy Build a Story; A Writer's Workbook to help your ideas bloom today!