Get Started in Creative Writing

Get Started in Creative Writing : Begin and perfect your first creative writing pieces

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Get Started in Creative Writing will help writers at the very beginning of their creative journey to gain confidence and find inspiration, and then support you in the completion of your first pieces of creative writing - a short story, a poem, a draft of a novel or screenplay. Each chapter includes a central writing exercise and four shorter ones, while key quotes, key ideas and focus points will be clearly signposted and will summarise important concepts and advice. At the heart of each chapter is a 'Workshop'. The Workshop is a key exercise, in which you will gain a deeper insight into the craft of writing.

In addition to coverage of all the key genres and their conventions, this new edition includes an expanded section on self- and digital publishing, to reflect recent advances in technology and the wide variety of digital platforms now available for the distribution of creative writing. There will be a section on the latest trend of creative journalling, and insight into how to tap the potential of the Internet to be the world's largest creative writing workshop.
What are you waiting for? This book has all you need to get started!
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Product details

  • Paperback | 272 pages
  • 162 x 191 x 19mm | 222g
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • Revised
  • Revised
  • 1471801780
  • 9781471801785
  • 385,386

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"Does not talk down to its audience . . . plenty of excellent advice." --"Writing Magazine" "An ideal handbook for anyone new to the diverse world of creative writing . . . an essential read for the apprentice." --"New Writer"
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About Professor Stephen May

Stephen May (Author)
Stephen May is a teacher of Creative Writing, former Director of the Arvon Centre at Lumb Bank, one-time scriptwriter for Emmerdale and respected author. His second novel, 'Life! Death! Prizes!' was shortlisted for the 2012 Costa Novel Award.

Jodie Daber (Author)
Jodie Daber has a Masters in Creative Writing, is the author of several published short stories and has just completed her first novel.
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