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Your Creative Writing Masterclass: Featuring Austen, Chekhov, Dickens, Hemingway, Nabokov, Vonnegut, and More Than 100 Contemporary and Classic Authors

Your Creative Writing Masterclass: Featuring Austen, Chekhov, Dickens, Hemingway, Nabokov, Vonnegut, and More Than 100 Contemporary and Classic Authors

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By (author) Jürgen Wolff

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  • Publisher: NICHOLAS BREALEY PUBLISHING
  • Format: Paperback | 320 pages
  • Dimensions: 136mm x 212mm x 28mm | 399g
  • Publication date: 16 February 2012
  • Publication City/Country: London
  • ISBN 10: 1857885783
  • ISBN 13: 9781857885781
  • Illustrations note: B&W illustrations
  • Sales rank: 79,645

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If you dream of being a writer, why not learn from the best? In Your Creative Writing Masterclass you'll find ideas, techniques and encouragement from the most admired and respected contemporary and classic authors, including Charles Dickens, Jane Austen and Anton Chekhov. Jurgen Wolff, bestselling author of YOUR WRITING COACH, helps you translate these insights into action to master your craft and write what only you can write. From Robert Louis Stevenson to Mary Shelley, Alice Munro to Stephen King, Your Creative Writing Masterclass guide you through: finding your style, constructing powerful plots, generating story ideas, overcoming writer's block, creating vivid characters and crafting your ideal writer's life. Brimming with support and suggested activities to develop your writing skills, the book also features unique bonus advice, exercises, resources and sharing capabilities via the website www.YourCreativeWritingMasterclass.com.

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Jurgen Wolff is a writer, teacher and the author of ten books, including SUCCESSFUL SCRIPTWRITING (60,000 copies sold), TOP SECRETS: SCRIPTWRITING, CREATIVITY NOW! and SUCCESSFUL SITCOM WRITING, as well as a dozen plays. His film and television credits include MIDNIGHT MAN starring Rob Lowe, THE REAL HOWARD SPITZ starring Kelsey Grammar and Amanda Donohoe, the animated series NORMAN NORMAL and many more. A consistently successful screenwriter, Wolff has sat on the writing team on the hit TV series LOST and many other successful HBO projects. He is a graduate of Stanford University and has taught at the University of Southern California and at private workshops around the world.

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'YOUR CREATIVE WRITING MASTERCLASS distills some of the most incisive wisdom of the literary greats, helping to guide modern-day authors who wish to write fiction well, and to better understand the career and lifestyle of a professional author.' --Michael J. Ross, writer ' A wonderful resource for both individual writers, and for writing groups. It helps writers feel that even when sitting alone at their desks, they are not alone. Opening this book, they access the wisdom of great writers, and the practical help and advice from Jurgen Wolff, a generous and constructive writing companion.' --Julie Everton, award winning playwright and teacher at the University of Brighton 'I think it's a great book. The tone strikes a good balance between chatty and knowledgeable. It's definitely a book I could use with my students. The layout of each chapter works as a lesson plan - a presentation, with examples, followed by practical exercises.' --Robin Gott, creative writing teacher, Sweden PRAISE FOR JURGEN WOLFF 'He's full of encouraging examples and practical tips, many of them more far-reaching than they seem at first glance. Wolff suggests a number of ways to get the imagination going, such as his 'What if?' exercise.' --Financial Times 'The real genius of YOUR WRITING COACH is its accessibility to writers of all personalities and genres. Logic and good business practices meet creativity and self-exploration in these 248 pages, leading writers down a path of personalized success. The title is apt; Jurgen Wolff's engaging style ensures that his encouragement will be echoing in writers' ears for years to come.' --Rupert Widdicombe, writer and journalist 'Absorbing and inspiring, YOUR WRITING COACH is destined to become an instant classic. Wolff's treasure trove of advice and insider secrets will prove to be an indispensable friend to all those who aspire to the writing life.' --Amanda Barry Hirst, author of PR POWER 'YOUR WRITING COACH is an antidote to the bad advice aspiring writers are often given. There are only two books on writing I recommend - Stephen King's and this one.' --William . Owen, author of BLACKFOOT IS MISSING 'YOUR WRITING COACH will help you find the insights of the writing craft. Pick it up and let it guide you to success.' --Xavier Koller, Academy Award-winning director, JOURNEY OF HOPE 'Jurgen Wolff demystifies the writing process in a series o easy-to-understand steps guaranteed to make you a batter writer.' --Phil Doran, author of the bestselling THE RELUCTANT TUSCAN