Write : A Step by Step Guide to Successful Creative Writing
Many people want to write but don't know where to start. "WRITE: A 30-day Guide to Creative Writing" is designed for the aspiring fiction writer who wants to kick-start their imagination. Packed with activities, daily tasks, exercises, and advice, it offers guidance through the basic stages of writing creatively: formulating ideas, crafting characters, inventing plot and dialogue, dealing with setting, pace and structure, and even overcoming writer's block. Original, stimulating, and often funny, this is the ideal guide both for the independent writer, and for tutors and workshop leaders.
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- Paperback | 169 pages
- 129 x 197 x 12.95mm | 222.26g
- 30 Sep 2007
- Penguin Books Ltd
- London, United Kingdom
- line drawings
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Table of contents
Preface; What to do with a trayful of objects; Famous, infamous - or just plain ordinary?; The electric fence; Borrowing a springboard; When superstition strikes; The benefits of neighbours; Hunter-gatherers; Tinker, tailor, professional writer; Apples and Pears; Nelson's lover and the second voyeur; Conquering the cliche ; Grist to the peppermill; Liar liar; Two hundred and forty thousand words; And a side order of fear; Following the paper trail; Conditional love; Like sand through the hourglass; The fine line between writers and magpies; The things we take for granted; The white shoes that decided to live amongst books; A way of healing; T. S. Eliot was a banker; Heroic villains, and villainous heroes; Dioramas and Turkish castles; Seasoning the mix; Secret agents; The final lap
About Sarah Quigley
Sarah Quigley is an experienced novelist, poet, columnist, and short story writer. With this book she shares some of the 'tricks of the trade', demystifying the art of writing and offering insights into the creative process.