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 Complete Book of Feature Writing

Thirty-one writers, editors, and teachers offer advice on feature story writing, plus examples of successful stories and techniques for developing specific skills

Author: Leonard Witt

Publisher: Writers Digest Books

ISBN: UOM:49015001319004

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 277

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Thirty-one writers, editors, and teachers offer advice on feature story writing, plus examples of successful stories and techniques for developing specific skills

The Writer s Complete Fantasy Reference

Do you know what a murder hole is? &break;Or why a chimera is three times worse than most monsters? &break;What would be better for storming castles, a trebuchet or a kopesh? &break;&break;To find the answers to these questions, you need ...

Author: Writers Digest

Publisher: Writer's Digest Books

ISBN: 1582970262

Category: Reference

Page: 304

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Do you know what a murder hole is? &break;Or why a chimera is three times worse than most monsters? &break;What would be better for storming castles, a trebuchet or a kopesh? &break;&break;To find the answers to these questions, you need this fascinating guide to transport yourself to fantasy's mysterious worlds. Featuring an introduction by mega-best-selling author Terry Brooks, the Writer's Complete Fantasy Reference reveals the facts behind the fantasy, giving you the details you need to make your fiction vibrant, captivating and original. &break;&break;From classic medieval witchcraft to ancient Mesoamerican civilizations, every chapter will spark your creativity. An invaluable resource, it will also help you fill your writing with inventive new ideas rooted in accurate descriptions of the world's most intriguing legends, folklore and mysticism. &break;&break;Take this guide, venture into the fantastic, and create magical realms alive with detail. Great stories await you!

Writing the Big Book

As you know, hardly a year goes past when one of Mr. Uzzell's writers do not
appear on the best sellers list. ... with this candid and extremely helpful industry
insider, one of Hank's questions may have been “So, who might be a good
person to edit our book? ... the Writer's Digest, Woman's Home Companion, the
Saturday Review, the American Scholar, the North American Review, and
Collier's (where he ...

Author: William H. Schaberg

Publisher: Central Recovery Press

ISBN: 9781949481297

Category: Self-Help

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The definitive history of writing and producing the"Big Book" of Alcoholics Anonymous, told through extensive access to the group's archives. Alcoholics Anonymous is arguably the most significant self-help book published in the twentieth century. Released in 1939, the “Big Book,” as it’s commonly known, has sold an estimated 37 million copies, been translated into seventy languages, and spawned numerous recovery communities around the world while remaining a vibrant plan for recovery from addiction in all its forms for millions of people. While there are many books about A.A. history, most rely on anecdotal stories told well after the fact by Bill Wilson and other early members—accounts that have proved to be woefully inaccurate at times. Writing the Big Book brings exhaustive research, academic discipline, and informed insight to the subject not seen since Ernest Kurtz’s Not-God, published forty years ago. Focusing primarily on the eighteen months from October 1937, when a book was first proposed, and April 1939 when Alcoholics Anonymous was published, Schaberg’s history is based on eleven years of research into the wealth of 1930s documents currently preserved in several A.A. archives. Woven together into an exciting narrative, these real-time documents tell an almost week-by-week story of how the book was created, providing more than a few unexpected turns and surprising departures from the hallowed stories that have been so widely circulated about early A.A. history. Fast-paced, engaging, and contrary, Writing the Big Book presents a vivid picture of how early A.A. operated and grew and reveals many previously unreported details about the colorful cast of characters who were responsible for making that group so successful.

Keys to Great Writing

A guide to improving writing skills and creating a distinct writing style discusses organization, flow, structure, word choice, grammar, and drafting and revising.

Author: Stephen Wilbers

Publisher: Writers Digest Books

ISBN: UOM:39015050246597

Category: Reference

Page: 262

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A guide to improving writing skills and creating a distinct writing style discusses organization, flow, structure, word choice, grammar, and drafting and revising.

Resources in Education

The booklet presents five major activities—Telling a Painting's Story; Conversing
with an Object; Explaining How Things Work; ... Available from—Writer's Digest
Books, F&W Publications, 1507 Dana Avenue, Cincinnati, OH 45207 ($18.95).

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ISBN: MINN:30000005557057

Category: Education

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Atlanta Magazine

For three and a half years the former Atlanta entrepreneur has been teaching
himself to write, using books titled How to Write the Breakout Novel, The Career
Novelist, The Writer's Digest ... 50, is about 6-foot-4, complaisant, has large
hands with fingers as long as unsharpened pencils, and dresses stylishly for a ...
Bruising is minimal and you can leave the same day to resume most normal
activities.

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Atlanta magazine’s editorial mission is to engage our community through provocative writing, authoritative reporting, and superlative design that illuminate the people, the issues, the trends, and the events that define our city. The magazine informs, challenges, and entertains our readers each month while helping them make intelligent choices, not only about what they do and where they go, but what they think about matters of importance to the community and the region. Atlanta magazine’s editorial mission is to engage our community through provocative writing, authoritative reporting, and superlative design that illuminate the people, the issues, the trends, and the events that define our city. The magazine informs, challenges, and entertains our readers each month while helping them make intelligent choices, not only about what they do and where they go, but what they think about matters of importance to the community and the region.

Gulp Fiction How to Find Your Inner Writer

Sometimes two silly ideas combine to become a great one. ... The Writer's Digest
Handbook of Short Story Writing Writer's Digest Books – ISBN 0-89879-049-2
Especially the chapter on “How to Get Story Ideas” Watch Finding Neverland A ...

Author: Aprille Janes

Publisher: Lulu Press, Inc

ISBN: 9781257688616

Category: Fiction

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This book goes beyond the basic tools of fiction writing by exploring who you are as a writer. The introspective questions and journal pages at the end of each chapter will help you learn what holds you back and how to leap past your self-doubts and fears. Create stories that your readers can't forget because you're willing to be vulnerable as an artist.

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?"

Crafting Novels Short Stories

This comprehensive book on the art of novel and short story writing is packed with advice and instruction from best-selling authors and writing experts like Nancy Kress, Elizabeth Sims, Hallie Ephron, N.M. Kelby, Heather Sellers, and Donald ...

Author: The Editors of Writer's Digest

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 9781599635736

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 368

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Learn How to Create Stories That Captivate Agents, Editors, and Readers Alike! Inside you'll find the tools you need to build strong characters, keep your plots moving, master the art of dialogue, choose the right point of view, and more. This comprehensive book on the art of novel and short story writing is packed with advice and instruction from best-selling authors and writing experts like Nancy Kress, Elizabeth Sims, Hallie Ephron, N.M. Kelby, Heather Sellers, and Donald Maass, plus a foreword by James Scott Bell. You'll learn invaluable skills for mastering every area of the craft: • Define and refine your characters. • Make your plot and conflict high-energy and intense. • Hone your story's point of view. • Create a rich setting and backstory. • Craft dialogue that rings true. • Select the right words and descriptions throughout your story. • Revise your story to perfection. Throughout you'll find supplemental sections that cover special topics like getting started, beating writer's block, researching your work, and getting published. They'll help you integrate your skills into a balanced, productive, and fulfilling career. Whether you're writing flash fiction, a short story, a novel, or an epic trilogy, you'll come away with the tools you need for strong and effective storytelling.

The Writer s Digest Guide to Good Writing

Thomas Clark. say they have great ideas for stories are quite wrong. The people
who do provide good story ideas are almost invariably other writers or people in
publishing. ... The fact that I might have an idea that ought to make a good novel
or short story is not reason enough in and of itself for me to write it. It might be the
 ...

Author: Thomas Clark

Publisher: Writers Digest Books

ISBN: 0898798078

Category: Reference

Page: 338

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Essays, selected from the first seventy-five years of Writer's Digest magazine, cover style, genre, dialogue, plot, research, organization, and endings

Handbook of Short Story Writing

Here's a collection of the most helpful articles from WRITER'S DIGEST magazine covering every aspect of short story writing.

Author: Frank A. Dickson

Publisher:

ISBN: 0898790492

Category: Fiction

Page: 238

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Here's a collection of the most helpful articles from WRITER'S DIGEST magazine covering every aspect of short story writing. Every writer, from beginner to professional, will find guidance, encouragement, and answers to such concerns as how to make characters believable, developing dialogue, writer's block, viewpoint, the all-important use of conflict, and much more.

The Writer s Digest Handbook of Novel Writing

A book worth reading that was a huge international bestseller , which has the
character of several generations of a family as its ... Garcia Marquez went on to
win the Nobel Prize for literature ; proof that you can both write and sell well . ...
Because of the title you might think that the character of the shipwrecked sailor
was the theme of the novel , but Robinson Crusoe is more about ideas than it is
about a ...

Author: Tom Clark

Publisher:

ISBN: IND:30000025868021

Category: Authorship

Page: 260

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In essays drawn primarily from Writer's digest magazine, noted novelists, leading editors, and teachers address the specifics of novel writing--from how to create dialogue to how to negotiate a contract with a publisher. Annotation copyrighted by Book News, Inc., Portland, OR

Setting

Setting is the unifying element in most fiction, working in concert with plot, characterization and point of view. Here you'll explore how to use setting as the basis for creating dramatic, engaging stories.

Author: Jack M. Bickham

Publisher: Writers Digest Books

ISBN: 0898799481

Category: Reference

Page: 172

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Even if you have great characters, outstanding dialogue and a gripping plot, your story isn't complete without the appropriate setting. Setting is the unifying element in most fiction, working in concert with plot, characterization and point of view. Here you'll explore how to use setting as the basis for creating dramatic, engaging stories. Focusing on detail, language and observation, Jack Bickham's invaluable instruction will not only improve your ability to create a strong setting, but also enhance your writing skills as a whole. You'll learn:- the function of setting within the fiction writing process- how setting works with plot, characterization and point of view- the effect of setting on unity- ways to generate story ideas through setting- techniques for creating setting- how to use setting as a thematic device- methods for using setting to stimulate your reader's senses- how to incorporate factual information for texture and authenticity- exercises for improving your powers of observation- tips for recording ideas, events and descriptions using notebook entriesOver the course of his esteemed career, Jack Bickham published more than 80 novels and instructional books, including Writing Novels That Sell and the 38 Most Common Fiction Writing Mistakes (and How to Avoid Them). A former creative writing professor, he instructed thousands of writers through his classes, seminars and Writer's Digest magazine articles.

Writer s Digest Handbook of Magazine Article Writing

When you are first starting out as a writer , you may worry that you ' ll run out of
ideas any day now . But by the time you ... If it sounds like a book or a fourteen -
part PBS series , you need to bring your idea into sharper focus . But if it sounds
... in the shower . ” There ' s even WRITER ' S DIGEST HANDBOOK OF
MAGAZINE ARTICLE WRITING CHAPTER ONE: FINDING IDEAS Great Ways to
Generate Ideas.

Author: Michelle Ruberg

Publisher: Writer's Digest Books

ISBN: UOM:39015060611335

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 248

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Presents a host of original material as well as articles taken from the pages of the best-selling Writer's Digest, providing coverage of such topics as finding the right magazine to submit one's work, composing a professional and eye-catching query letter, and maximizing one's chances for repeat assignments. Original.

2001 Novel and Short Story Writer s Market

They won't be recognizable as ideas. Or, they'll be great ideas for a novel or
article that will never be written. ... of your JACK HEFFRON is the editorial director
for Writer 's Digest Books, Story Press, Walking Stick Press and Betterway Books.

Author: Barbara Kuroff

Publisher: Writer's Digest Books

ISBN: 1582970092

Category:

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Listing markets, agents, publishers, and more, this comprehensive guide is an author's best reference. "One of the best guides to fiction writer's markets available".--"American Reference Book Annual".

The Write Stuff

A Sampling of the Best New Books for Writers Writer's Digest Books (Firm) ...
cover a variety of topics , including the Elements of Characterization , Writing for
Children , Creative Writing Prompts , Writing a Great Mystery , Finding Great
Ideas for ...

Author: Writer's Digest Books (Firm)

Publisher:

ISBN: PSU:000060347527

Category: Authorship

Page: 144

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Excerpts from recently published books in the field of creative writing technique, authorship, etc.

2007 Children s Writer s Illustrator s Market

He also includes links to a number of other sites helpful to writers and excerpts
from his book The Complete Idiot's Guide to ... This is a great site to visit to view
artists' portfolios. ... Writersdigest.com: www.writersdigest.com Brought to you by
Writer's Digest magazine, this site features articles, resources, links, writing
prompts, ...

Author: Alice Pope

Publisher: Writers Digest Books

ISBN: 1582974357

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 448

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Combines two key aspects of children's publishing--writing and illustrating--in a single volume of book-publishing and magazine markets and offers advice from professionals on the subject.

2005 Poet s Market

A World of WRITING SUCCESS of Writer's Digest*. ... the trade, including reviews
of the latest writing software and hardware • Writing prompts and exercises to
overcome writer's block and rekindle your creative spark • Expert tips, techniques,
 ...

Author: Nancy Breen

Publisher: Writer's Digest Books

ISBN: 1582972753

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 564

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Provides poets with information on more than one thousand commercial and literary markets for their work, details of payments and submission guidelines, interviews with poets, publishers, and editors