The Writer s Idea Book 10th Anniversary Edition

This indispensable guide will help you: • Develop good writing habits that foster creativity • Explore your own life for writing material • Draw inspiration from the world around you • Find form for your ideas, develop them into a ...

Author: Jack Heffron

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 9781599633886

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

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Where do you get your ideas? It’s a question that plagues every writer. And once you’ve got an idea, what then? Ideas without a plan, without a purpose, are no more than pleasant thoughts. So how do you come up with those ideas, and how do you turn them into writing that will engage your reader? The Writer’s Idea Book is here to help you find the answers. Utilizing more than 400 prompts and exercises, you’ll generate intriguing ideas and plumb their possibilities to turn them into something amazing. This indispensable guide will help you: • Develop good writing habits that foster creativity • Explore your own life for writing material • Draw inspiration from the world around you • Find form for your ideas, develop them into a piece of writing, and make them better Let The Writer’s Idea Book give you the insight and self-awareness to create and refine ideas that demand to be transformed into greater works, the kind of compelling, absorbing writing that will have other writers asking "where do you get your ideas?"

The Writer s Idea Book

Ideas without a plan, without a purpose, are no more than pleasant thoughts. &break;&break;In The Writer's Idea Book, Jack Heffron, former senior editor at Writer's Digest Books and Story Press, will help you find the answer.

Author: Jack Heffron

Publisher: Writer's Digest Books

ISBN: 158297179X

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 272

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"Where do you get your ideas?" &break;&break;It's a question and a quandary that bedevils every writer. And once you've got an idea, what then? Ideas without a plan, without a purpose, are no more than pleasant thoughts. &break;&break;In The Writer's Idea Book, Jack Heffron, former senior editor at Writer's Digest Books and Story Press, will help you find the answer. Utilizing over 400 prompts and exercises, you'll generate intriguing ideas and plumb their possibilities to turn them into something amazing. &break;&break;The Writer's Idea Book will give you the insight and the self-awareness to create and refine ideas that demand to be transformed into greater works, the kind of compelling, absorbing writing that will have other writers asking "where do you get those ideas?"

The Songwriter s Idea Book

Those books have become required reading in music courses from NYU to UCLA. In The Songwriters Idea Book, Davis goes one step further, giving you 40 strategies for designing distinctive songs.

Author: Sheila Davis

Publisher: Writer's Digest Books

ISBN: 0898795192

Category: Music

Page: 240

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In her first two books, Sheila Davis classified the major song forms and enduring principles that have been honored for decades by America's foremost songwriters. Those books have become required reading in music courses from NYU to UCLA. In The Songwriters Idea Book, Davis goes one step further, giving you 40 strategies for designing distinctive songs. You'll break new ground in your own songwriting by learning about the inherent relationship between language style, personality type and the brain. You'll go, step by step, through the creative process as you activate, incubate, separate and discriminate. You'll learn to use the whole-brain techniques of imaging, brainstorming and clustering. You'll expand your skilled use of figurative language with paragrams, metonyms, synecdoche and antonomasia. You'll be challenged to design metaphors, form symbols, make puns and coin words. And, you'll learn how to prevent writer's block, increase your productivity and maintain your creative flow. Over 100 successful student lyrics from pop, country, cabaret, and theater serve as role-models to illustrate the "whole-brain" songwriting process.

The Writer s Idea Workshop

The author of The Writer's Idea Book explains how to assess one's ideas and transform them into finished pieces in a guide that includes more than three hundred creative exercises, helpful instruction, and writing-pased prompts, all ...

Author: Jack Heffron

Publisher: Writers Digest Books

ISBN: 1582972796

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 228

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This volume draws on the success of its idea generating predecessor "The Writer's Idea Book" and takes readers to the next step--assessing their ideas and growing them into finished pieces.

The Writer s Idea Bundle

Taken together, these inspirational books offer more than 500 prompts that get ideas flowing regardless of what stage of your writing process you're in, visual inspiration for all types of fiction writers, plus exercises and techniques to ...

Author: Jack Heffron

Publisher: Writers Digest Books

ISBN: 159963192X

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 528

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SPECIAL SHRINKWRAPPED BUNDLE! Jumpstart your creativity, develop new ideas and put those ideas to work for you with The Writer's Idea Collection that includes The Writer's Idea Book and A Picture Is Worth 1,000 Words. Taken together, these inspirational books offer more than 500 prompts that get ideas flowing regardless of what stage of your writing process you're in, visual inspiration for all types of fiction writers, plus exercises and techniques to help you break through writer's block so you can continue to write productively. With The Writer's Idea Collection, you'll never be at a loss for ideas again!

The Idea Writers

A memorable slogan has been the cornerstone of every great ad campaign.

Author: Teressa Iezzi

Publisher: Macmillan

ISBN: 9780230613881

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 213

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The Idea Writers guides both new and experienced copywriters through the process of creating compelling brand content and experiences that sell.

Backyard Idea Book

Filled with ideas for turning the backyard into something more than another patch of grass, the author outlines plans for outdoor spaces including decks, patios, porches, and garden areas.

Author: Lee Anne White

Publisher: Taunton Press

ISBN: 9781561586677

Category: Gardening

Page: 170

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Filled with ideas for turning the backyard into something more than another patch of grass, the author outlines plans for outdoor spaces including decks, patios, porches, and garden areas.

The Songwriter s Idea Book

So the idea now is to be archetypal by design, rather than by accident. ... You might begin your plot/title hunt by checking the Antonomasia page in your ideabook to see how many stock characters you've listed. Then try to add to them.

Author: Sheila Davis

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 9781440322693

Category: Music

Page: 240

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In her first two books, Sheila Davis classified the major song forms and enduring principles that have been honored for decades by America's foremost songwriters. Those books have become required reading in music courses from NYU to UCLA. In The Songwriters Idea Book, Davis goes one step further, giving you 40 strategies for designing distinctive songs. You'll break new ground in your own songwriting by learning about the inherent relationship between language style, personality type and the brain. • You'll go, step by step, through the creative process as you activate, incubate, separate and discriminate. • You'll learn to use the whole-brain techniques of imaging, brainstorming and clustering. • You'll expand your skilled use of figurative language with paragrams, metonyms, synecdoche and antonomasia. • You'll be challenged to design metaphors, form symbols, make puns and coin words. • And, you'll learn how to prevent writer's block, increase your productivity and maintain your creative flow. Over 100 successful student lyrics from pop, country, cabaret, and theater serve as role-models to illustrate the "whole-brain" songwriting process.

The Writer s Block

Help is on the way with our Writer's Block! This guide to beating writer's block comes packaged in the shape of an actual block: 3" x 3" x 3", with 672 pages and more than 200 photographs throughout.

Author: Jason Rekulak

Publisher: Running Press Adult

ISBN: 0762409487

Category: Reference

Page: 672

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Anxious to write that Great American Novel but don't know where to begin? Help is on the way with our Writer's Block! This guide to beating writer's block comes packaged in the shape of an actual block: 3" x 3" x 3", with 672 pages and more than 200 photographs throughout. Next time you're stuck, just flip open The Writer's Block to any page to find an idea or exercise that will jump-start your imagination. Many of these assignments come straight from the creative writing classes of celebrated novelists like Ethan Canin, Richard Price, Toni Morrison, and Kurt Vonnegut: Joyce Carol Oates explains how she uses running to destroy writer's block. Elmore Leonard describes how he often finds ideas just by reading the newspaper. E. Annie Proulx discusses finding inspiration at garage sales. Isabel Allende tells why she always begins a new novel on January 8th. John Irving explains why he prefers to write the last sentence first. Fresh, fun, and irreverent, The Writer's Block also features advice from contemporary editors and literary agents, lessons from the awful novels of Joan Collins and Robert James Waller, a filmography of movies concerning writer's block (e.g., The Shining, Barton Fink), and countless other surprises. With this chunky little book at your side, you may never experience writer's block again!

Small Group Idea Book

IDEAS FOR START - UP These ideas are for groups in the early phase of life . ... Each person is then to “ finish ” the story by means of a “ writer's embellishment ” ( they can make up whatever they want as a way to end the story ) .

Author: Cindy Bunch

Publisher: InterVarsity Press

ISBN: 0830811249

Category: Religion

Page: 189

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This revised and expanded resource, edited by Cindy Bunch, offers hundreds of field-tested activities to help leaders develop healthy and vibrant small group life that includes community, worship and prayer, study and nurture, outreach, and fun.

The Writer s Idea Thesaurus

You see, I'm a teacher of writing (now retired) and I enjoy talking about ways to conjure up and work with ideas as much as I do turning ideas into stories. Indeed, in my previous book, Where Do You Get Your Ideas? A Writer's Guide to ...

Author: Fred White

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 9781599638249

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 320

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Endless ideas at your fingertips, and at the turn of a page... Need an idea for a short story or novel? Look no further than The Writer's Idea Thesaurus. It's far more than a collection of simple writing prompts. You'll find a vast treasury of story ideas inside, organized by subject, theme, and situation categories, and listed alphabetically for easy reference. Author and award-winning writing instructor Fred White shows you how to build out and customize these ideas to create unique plots that reflect your personal storytelling sensibilities, making The Writer's Idea Thesaurus an invaluable tool for generating creative ideas and vanquishing writer's block--for good. Inside you'll find: • 2,000 unique and dynamic story ideas perfect for novels and short stories of any genre or writing style • Twenty major idea categories, such as The Invasion of X, The Transformation of X into Y, Escape from X, The Curse of X, and more • Multiple situations that further refine the major categories, such as The Creation of Artificial Life, The Descent Into Madness, Love in the Workplace, The Journey to a Forgotten Realm, and more • Invaluable advice on how to customize each idea. The Writer's Idea Thesaurus is an interactive story generator that opens the door to thousands of new story arcs and plotlines.

The Weekend Book Proposal

How to Write a Winning Proposal in 48 Hours and Sell Your Book Ryan G. Van Cleave ... The Writer's Idea Book 10th Anniversary Edition: How to Develop Great Ideas for Fiction, Nonfiction, Poetry, and Screenplays. Cincinnati, OH: Writer's ...

Author: Ryan G. Van Cleave

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 9781599637631

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 252

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Write Better Proposals Faster to Accelerate Your Writing Career! Whether you are a true beginner or a seasoned writer looking to secure more book contracts, The Weekend Book Proposal shows you how to take your best ideas and create powerful proposals--quickly and professionally. No need to spend months laboring over a proposal when in just a few days you can write one that will ignite the interest of agents and editors. Ryan G. Van Cleave presents the tools you need to craft an eye-grabbing proposal for your nonfiction, memoir, anthology, textbook, novel, and more. Jam-packed with proven strategies, nuts-and-bolts advice, sample queries and proposals, interviews with publishing experts, and "Hit the Gas" tips for speeding up the proposal process, The Weekend Book Proposal will show you how to succeed and prosper as a writer--and sell your books before you've even written them! The Weekend Book Proposal explains how to: • Write a catchy title and book description. • Create a compelling author bio and chapter outline. • Develop a targeted, engaging concept statement. • Build a strong marketing plan and endorsements list. • Structure your proposals based on those crafted by successful authors.

Authors Steal This Book

Read this book before publishing industry goons track M.L. Ronn down and throw him in jail!

Author: M.L. Ronn

Publisher: Author Level Up LLC

ISBN:

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 154

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Read this book before publishing industry goons track M.L. Ronn down and throw him in jail! Some ideas are too good to keep to yourself. In this writer’s guide, prolific author M.L. Ronn dreams big and shares 67 innovative ideas that could one day change the author profession as we know it. M.L. Ronn draws on lessons learned from a decade-long career of writing over 50 books, a YouTube channel for writers with over 2 million views, and networking with movers and shakers in the publishing industry. • Discover unique publishing ideas that could help authors build their platforms and make more money • Uncover author tools and services that are desperately needed but people aren’t aware of yet • Find out how existing and emerging technology can help authors do more in less time • Learn how to become the writer of the future If you are inspired by anything in this book, share it. You never know what could happen. If any of the ideas in this book take root, the author community will benefit tremendously.

Water Garden Idea Book

Lavishly illustrated with inspirational full-color photographs, a detailed manual presents a wide array of ponds, streams, pools, stairs, fountains, urns, and other water features for the outdoor landscape, along with practical tips on ...

Author: Lee Anne White

Publisher: Taunton Press

ISBN: 9781561588770

Category: House & Home

Page: 169

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Lavishly illustrated with inspirational full-color photographs, a detailed manual presents a wide array of ponds, streams, pools, stairs, fountains, urns, and other water features for the outdoor landscape, along with practical tips on design, placement, siting, installation, construction, and maintenance. Original. 25,000 first printing.

Writers Have No Age

The Writer's Idea Book. Cincinnati, OH: Writer's Digest Books, 2002. Hollander, John. Rhyme's Reason. Stamford, CT: Yale University Press, 2001. Jackson, Jacqueline. Turn Not Pale, Beloved Snail: A Book About Writing Among Other Things.

Author: Karen Updike

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781136424151

Category: Education

Page: 120

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Writers Have No Age: Creative Writing for Older Adults, Second Edition is a book for writers by writers. Unlike the first edition, which was aimed at teachers of writing, this edition is aimed at writers themselves. This book will help older writers value themselves and their potential, and increase the pleasure and satisfaction found in writing. It provides both information and inspiration gained from the authors’ own writing lives and from observation of their students that will help boost writing confidence. Write your way to success—at any age! “We who come to writing do not have to be convinced that there are rewards in store for us. We sense good things ahead and believe in writing’s benefits.” “In this book we have put together some of our own best writing and teaching ideas to help you enjoy the re-creation and stimulation of writing, whatever your age.” “Older writers though we are, we do get better at it all the time.” —the authors This book combines personal accounts of the authors’ writing experiences as well as writing instruction and information. It contains numerous writing exercises and assignments to get you started and techniques to keep you at it. It also includes sections that cover all types of writing, including poetry, fiction, and nonfiction. Marketing resources for writers who wish to be published are included. In Writers Have No Age, you will find: authors’ personal anecdotes—from disappointment to success writing exercises and techniques marketing resources and mediums for writers an editing checklist a list of books and periodicals to help hone writing skills suggestions on teaching or volunteering in nursing homes and much more! Writers Have No Age is a valuable tool for anyone in (or just getting started in) the writing field. Not only will this book help beginners sharpen their writing skills, but it will also help those who have written professionally or personally to reach a wider audience. Add this book to your collection today, and write your way to success!

A Splendid Ecstasy

In her book, Write it Down, Make it Happen: Knowing What You Want - And Getting It (2000), Dr. Henriette Anne ... These include Larry Corby and Jack Foster, How to Get Ideas (1996), and Jack Heffron, The Writer's Idea Book (2002).

Author: Emma S. Etuk Ph. D.

Publisher: AuthorHouse

ISBN: 9781449086336

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 112

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Writer s Idea Book Chalkboard Design

Perfect for journaling experiences and feelings for those new to their professions. Also makes a great gift for your favorite active or retired Writer professional. Write or sketch - the choice is yours with this handy blank book.

Author: Distinctive Journals

Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform

ISBN: 1979930511

Category:

Page: 208

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Writer's Idea Book Chalkboard Design paperback contains alternating blank pages and lined pages. Express yourself with words or images. Blank pages also provide the option to paste pictures or clippings as in a scrapbook. You or your gift recipient will enjoy the chalkboard style design on the paperback cover every time you use your stylish journal. Ideas include creative writing, taking notes, making lists, or drawing. Great as a graduation present for those graduating from professional degree or Writer training programs. Perfect for journaling experiences and feelings for those new to their professions. Also makes a great gift for your favorite active or retired Writer professional. Write or sketch - the choice is yours with this handy blank book. Please note: the cover is a flat photo, not a textured material. www.DistinctiveJournals.com

The Big Idea Book

Five hundred new ideas to change the world in ways big and small David Owen. Incorporate a recording function into ... A simple interface would mirror the writer's word processing software live on the web. The online audience would see ...

Author: David Owen

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9781841126142

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 280

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Ideas are like buses, you wait forever and then 500 come along atonce. The Big Idea Book is 500 novel, ingenious anddownright crazy ideas designed to inspire, amuse and divert.Developed by the team behind the innovative website, Idea-a-Day atwww.idea-a-day.com, itcovers everything from business to travel, politics to money andeverything in between. Idea-a-Day has a vast network of followers and contributors -some famous, some infamous, some revered, some reviled – whopost ideas to be read, enjoyed, used or abused. Seth Godin, MalcolmMaclaren and Wayne Hemmingway are just a few of its fans. In TheBig Idea Book all this creative energy is mixed together withunpublished ideas, quotes, cartoons, illustrations andthought-pieces to give creatives and cool office types a visual andintellectual treat guaranteed to kickstart the imagination andcreative flair!

Make Your Story a Movie

He came away with a unique understanding of adaptations--an understanding he shares in this book: which stories make good source material (and why); what Hollywood wants (and doesn't); what you can (and can't) get in a movie deal; how to ...

Author: John Robert Marlow

Publisher: St. Martin's Griffin

ISBN: 9781250017871

Category: Reference

Page: 320

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$50 Billion of Advice in One Book* Have you ever wondered why some books and stories are adapted into movies, and others aren't? Or wished you could sit down and pick the brains of the people whose stories have been adapted--or the screenwriters, producers, and directors who adapted them? Author John Robert Marlow has done it for you. He spoke to book authors, playwrights, comic book creators and publishers, as well as Hollywood screenwriters, producers and directors responsible for adapting fictional and true stories into Emmy-winning TV shows, Oscar-winning films, billion-dollar megahits and smaller independents. Then he talked to the entertainment attorneys who made the deals. He came away with a unique understanding of adaptations--an understanding he shares in this book: which stories make good source material (and why); what Hollywood wants (and doesn't); what you can (and can't) get in a movie deal; how to write and pitch your story to maximize the chances of a Hollywood adaptation--and how much (and when) you can expect to be paid. *This book contains the distilled experience of creators, storytellers and others whose works have earned over $50 billion worldwide. Whether you're looking to sell film rights, adapt your own story (alone or with help), or option and adapt someone else's property--this book is for you.