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

Page: 352

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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 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 Thesaurus

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.

Author: Fred White

Publisher: Writer's Digest Books

ISBN: 1599638223

Category: Reference

Page: 311

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"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, "--Amazon.com.

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: 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.

Novel Ideas

This edition includes new and updated interviews as well as writing exercises to enhance its use in the writing classroom.

Author: Barbara Shoup

Publisher: University of Georgia Press

ISBN: 9780820332796

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 334

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Novel Ideas provides a substantial introduction to the elements of fiction followed by in-depth interviews with successful novelists who speak with candor and insight into the complex process by which a novel is made. This edition includes new and updated interviews as well as writing exercises to enhance its use in the writing classroom. Dorothy Allison recalls "deliciously self-indulgent" days of writing in her bathrobe, wrapped in misery and exultation; Peter Cameron explains how he made the move from short fiction to the novel with the aid of a music composer's notebook to track the movement of his characters. Writers as different as Ha Jin, Jill McCorkle, Richard Ford, and Michael Chabon describe their unique approaches to their work while consistently affirming the necessity of committing to the hard effort of it while also remaining open to surprise. Aspiring novelists will find hands-on strategies for beginning, working through, and revising a novel; accomplished novelists will discover new ways to solve the problems they face in process; and serious readers of contemporary fiction will enjoy a glimpse into the way novels are made. Includes interviews with: Dorothy Allison Larry Brown Peter Cameron Michael Chabon Michael Cunningham Robb Forman Dew Richard Ford Ha Jin Patricia Henley Charles Johnson Wally Lamb Valerie Martin Jill McCorkle Sena Jeter Naslund Lewis Nordan Sheri Reynolds S. J. Rozan Jane Smiley Lee Smith Theodore Weesner

The Everything Improve Your Writing Book

The Art of Creative Nonfiction: Writing and Selling the Literature of Reality (Wiley
Books for Writers Series). (New York: John Wiley & Sons, 1997) Heffron, Jack.
The Writer's Idea Book. (Cincinnati, OH: Writers Digest Books, 2002) Jacobi,
Peter ...

Author: Pamela Rice Hahn

Publisher: Everything

ISBN: 9781598695106

Category: Reference

Page: 336

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Do you struggle with research papers for school? Is business writing one of your weak areas? Are you at a loss for what to include in thank-you notes? The Everything Improve Your Writing Book, 2nd Edition can help! With a few simple rules and a little guidance, you, too, can write clearly and concisely. Publishing professional Pamela Rice Hahn outlines simple steps for you to follow for various types of writing, including: Social writing, such as thank-you and get-well notes, congratulatory messages, and invitation responses Journalism, such as letters to the editor, press releases, and freelance article writing Personal and biographical essays Business writing, including sales letters, requests for proposals, and press packets With this practical guide, you'll learn to choose the appropriate tone, use the correct format, and communicate effectively. Whether for school, for work, or just for fun, writing will be a chore no more! Pamela Rice Hahn is the author of The Everything Writing Well Book and Alpha Teach Yourself Grammar and Style in 24 Hours and coauthor of Writing for Profit. Hahn's work has appeared in Glamour, Country Living, Business Venture, Current Notes, and other national publications. She lives in Celina, OH.

What a Novel Idea

60 stimulating projects create numerous opportunities for students to develop skills in reading, writing, representing, viewing, speaking, and listening.

Author: Katherine Wiesolek Kuta

Publisher: Libraries Unlimited

ISBN: 1563084791

Category: Education

Page: 143

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60 stimulating projects create numerous opportunities for students to develop skills in reading, writing, representing, viewing, speaking, and listening.

Create Story Ideas That Beg to Be Written

You'll feel like the story just isn't going anywhere. And that's because it isn't. It can't. A story won't do what a story needs to do without all five elements.However, once you develop these things, your story will suddenly roar to life.

Author: John D. Brown

Publisher: Blacksword Books

ISBN: 194042724X

Category:

Page: 218

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A cracking good story idea requires five critical elements.Until you have all five, you'll struggle to plot. You'll write a few scenes and run out of gas. You'll feel like the story just isn't going anywhere. And that's because it isn't. It can't. A story won't do what a story needs to do without all five elements.However, once you develop these things, your story will suddenly roar to life. Brown cuts through all the confusion and clearly explains what those five elements are with an abundance of examples. He also reveals the down-to-earth, practical secrets to developing ideas. That means when you finish the book, not only will you'll know exactly what you need to develop, you'll also know how to get it done.No more wasting time. No more struggling, wondering what to do. No more thinking you just don't have what it takes. Humans are built for story. It's wired into our brains. You can develop terrific story ideas on purpose instead of on accident. All you need is a little illumination. Create Story Ideas that Beg to Be Written provides that light, including: The real key to creativity (and you've got loads of it) Why "show, don't tell" causes problems How to make readers care about your characters What really drives your plot And much more. Don't wait another minute. Become a story idea machine today.

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 Idea

The Idea is a manual for conquering the most important part of the screenwriting or fiction writing process — the first part. Most writers rush too quickly through choosing a story idea, so they can dive into writing it.

Author: Erik Bork

Publisher: Overfall Press

ISBN: 9781732753006

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 137

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The Idea is a manual for conquering the most important part of the screenwriting or fiction writing process — the first part. Most writers rush too quickly through choosing a story idea, so they can dive into writing it. And it’s the biggest reason most projects don’t move forward in the marketplace: producers and editors are underwhelmed by the central concept. Multiple Emmy- and Golden Globe-winning screenwriter/producer Erik Bork (HBO’s Band of Brothers) explains the seven key ingredients in stories that have a chance of selling and reaching a wide audience – in any genre or medium.

The Idea Writers

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

Author: T. Iezzi

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9781137510440

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 213

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The Idea Writers guides both new and experienced copywriters through the process of creating compelling messages that sell. It shows readers what it's like to work in the fast-paced world of an agency while providing practical adviceplusdetails oncreatingaward-winning multimedia ad campaigns.

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.

Resources in Education

ED 297 370 Exploratory Writing As Resource for Cultural Literacy. ED 300 806
From Writing to Composing: An Introductory Composition Course for Students of
English. ED 297 361// Ideabook: Writing Assignments for the Foreign Language ...

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ISBN: MINN:30000004837526

Category: Education

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Advertising Idea Book

Even more important , they got the letter writers in the habit of being more light
hearted in all of their correspondence . Trade Characters ( See also Brand
Names ; Competition ; Give - aways ; Identity ; Slogans ; Trade Marks ) MORE
ABOUT ...

Author: Printers' Ink

Publisher:

ISBN: UOM:35128000237501

Category: Advertising

Page: 348

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Developing Story Ideas

Developing Story Ideas offers students and other young artists a spectrum of resources and a structure of writing practice so that anyone can quickly and reliably generate a wide variety of stories in a broad range of forms.

Author: Michael Rabiger

Publisher: Elsevier

ISBN: 9780240807362

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 241

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The vast majority of screenplay and writing books focus on story development and have little to say about the initial concept that generated the piece. Developing Story Ideas offers students and other young artists a spectrum of resources and a structure of writing practice so that anyone can quickly and reliably generate a wide variety of stories in a broad range of forms. It first shows you how to observe situations, acts, and themes-and use these observations as the basis for storytelling. Exercises and projects help you draw an artistic self-profile to summarize what you most need to investigate in your creative work. Micahel Rabiger, a renowned teacher, author, educator, and mentor, proves we all have the inner resources and life experiences to be creative. He guides aspiring writers step by step to come up with quality story ideas in a broad range of forms: a screenplay, short story, documentary, or play. * Feeling stuck? Learn to quickly and reliably generate creative ideas for stories, scripts, and more * Exercises and projects help you quickly develop a wealth of material * Step-by step approach suitable for beginners.

A Year of Creative Writing Prompts

In this book, there are a year's worth of unique writing prompts: From writing exercises to solid book ideas, for both beginning and established writers. Three prompts a day, every day, in all genres - over 900 prompts in total.

Author: Love in Ink

Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform

ISBN: 1517402964

Category:

Page: 358

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Instantly Ignite Your Imagination with Over 900 Unique Writing Prompts! Writers know that good writing is dependent on unique, interesting ideas. Kick your imagination into gear with this collection of hand-picked, hand-crafted, explosively creative writing prompts! With hundreds of prompts in every genre included in this book, you are sure to find ideas that will propel your writing and grab your readers' imagination. Write More, Write Better - and Have Fun Doing It! The Love in Ink team is composed of two passionate authors with over a decade of writing experience. We know what good writing consists of - and we know how to bring it into being. In addition to tons of fun writing prompts in all main genres, this book includes a special section of fun Writing Challenges. There, you will find prompts rich with rhetorical techniques that will improve your writing and enhance your confidence as an author. Writer's Block Getting in Your Way? Destroy It, One Amazing Prompt at a Time! As a writer, you know the woes of writer's block. There is nothing worse than wanting to write, but lacking the right idea to get you going. We have the solution! In this book, you will find a year's worth of new, fresh writing prompts: From writing exercises to solid book ideas, for both beginning and established writers. Three prompts a day, every day, in all genres - over nine-hundred prompts in total! You will never be short of ideas again.

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.

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: 1561586676

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.