The Writer's Source Book: Teach Yourself

The Writer's Source Book: Teach Yourself

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LEARN NEW AND INSPIRING WAYS OF LIFTING YOUR CREATIVE WRITING. Is your creative writing in need of inspiration? Do you need confidence to create watertight plots and believable characters? The Writer's Source Book provides dozens of practical exercises to help you create storylines, craft people and generate ideas, with support and creative insight for every stage. It will give you support in identifying your genre and crafting your work around it, and help you to understand the complexities of plot and character before beginning to create your own. Inspired and inspiring exercises will help you master the structure of your book, story or play, while focused and innovative advise will help those who have run into trouble. This is a technical manual ideal for any writer who needs to build, fix, polish or perfect their storyline. ABOUT THE SERIES The Teach Yourself Creative Writing series helps aspiring authors tell their story. Covering a range of genres from science fiction and romantic novels, to illustrated children's books and comedy, this series is packed with advice, exercises and tips for unlocking creativity and improving your writing.And because we know how daunting the blank page can be, we set up the Just Write online community at tyjustwrite, for budding authors and successful writers to connect and share.show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 208 pages
  • 129.54 x 195.58 x 17.78mm | 181.44g
  • Hodder & Stoughton General Division
  • Teach Yourself Books
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1444135910
  • 9781444135916
  • 46,691

About Chris Sykes

Chris Sykes is a writer, poet and scriptwriter. He teaches creative writing at Oxford University, the City Literary Institute, and the University of Sussex. He has written and extensively published poetry, is a former BBC scriptwriter, and has written and directed plays in the West End and elsewhere. He is a former Deputy Chair of the Writers Guild of Great Britain.show more

Table of contents

1. What comes first: character or plot? 2. Finding characters 3. Building characters 4. Troubleshooting characters 5. Finding genre 6. Breaking down the elements of story and plot 7. What do stories want? 8. Beginnings 9. Middles 10. Endings 11. What goes wrong with a story and how to fix it? 12. Alternative story structures 13. Dialogue in stories 14. Reading as a writershow more

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