A Writer s Workbook

Author: Caroline Sharp
Publisher: St. Martin's Griffin
ISBN: 125012249X
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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Aspiring doctors have medical school. Karate students have belts of different colors. Pianists have scales and arpeggios. But what system do writers have for getting and staying "in shape," to help them focus, practice, and make progress? A Writer's Workbook is Caroline Sharp's ingenious collection of exercises to inspire, encourage, warm up, and jump-start anyone who writes. A wise and funny friend who will cheerlead you through even your darkest can't-write days and "every idea I've ever had is awful" nights, she provides encouraging suggestions, hilarious observations, and an amazingly vivid catalogue of writers' neuroses (with advice on overcoming them, of course). From "Roget's Resume" and "Emulating Ernest" to "End Well," "The Rewrite Rut," and "Dear John," the exercises in this generous, wry workbook will keep your ideas fresh, your mind open, and your pen moving.

A Writer s Book of Days

Author: Judy Reeves
Publisher: New World Library
ISBN: 9781577313120
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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First published a decade ago, A Writer's Book of Days has become the ideal writing coach for thousands of writers. Newly revised, with new prompts, up-to-date Web resources, and more useful information than ever, this invaluable guide offers something for everyone looking to put pen to paper — a treasure trove of practical suggestions, expert advice, and powerful inspiration. Judy Reeves meets you wherever you may be on a given day with: • get-going prompts and exercises • insight into writing blocks • tips and techniques for finding time and creating space • ways to find images and inspiration • advice on working in writing groups • suggestions, quips, and trivia from accomplished practitioners Reeves's holistic approach addresses every aspect of what makes creativity possible (and joyful) — the physical, emotional, and spiritual. And like a smart, empathetic inner mentor, she will help you make every day a writing day.

The Write Brain Workbook

Author: Bonnie Neubauer
Publisher: Writer's Digest Books
ISBN: 9781582973555
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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Never face a blank page again! &break;&break;With unique daily prompts and stimulating pages, you'll be able to easily incorporate writing into your life, and you'll never have to face another wordless day. The Write-Brain Workbook is the first of its kind–an easy, fun, and playful way to exercise your creative writing muscles each day. &break;&break; Eliminate the dreaded emptiness of the blank page&break; Write without the pressure of preconceived expectations&break; Learn about your own unique writing process&break; Build the momentum of a quick daily writing practice&break; Unlock writer's block&break; Apply the breakthroughs from daily practice to your "real" writing&break; Expand how you see yourself as a writer&break; Experiment with different ways to approach writing&break; Affirm your commitment to being a writer &break;&break;The Write-Brain Workbook is bursting with 366 innovative exercises that let you experiment and play with words and styles. Whether you love the pure joy of writing, are just getting started, or are trying to get past a particular writing block ... this is the book you've been waiting for!

The Writer s Home Companion

Author: Joan Bolker
Publisher: Macmillan
ISBN: 9780805048933
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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Offers a collection of essays by a variety of poets, novelists, critics, and other writers on the process of writing, revision, finding a voice, seeking an audience, and other techniques of authorship

The Plot Whisperer Book of Writing Prompts

Author: Martha Alderson
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 144056082X
Format: PDF, ePub
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Daily exercises guaranteed to spark your writing! The Plot Whisperer Book of Writing Prompts gives you the inspiration and motivation you need to finish every one of your writing projects. Written by celebrated writing teacher and author Martha Alderson, this book guides you through each stage of the writing process, from constructing compelling characters to establishing an unforgettable ending. Alderson also helps you get into the habit of writing creatively every day, with brand-new imaginative prompts, such as: Create an obstacle that interferes with the protagonist's goal and describe how that scene unfolds moment-by-moment. Provide sensory details of the story world and what your main character is doing at this very moment. Scan earlier scenes for examples of the protagonist's chief character flaw and develop it. He or she will need to overcome this flaw in order to achieve his or her ultimate goal. Show an issue or situation in the main character's life that needs attention and have him or her take the first step forward toward a course of action. Filled with daily affirmations, plot advice, and writing exercises, The Plot Whisperer Book of Writing Prompts will set your projects in the right direction--and on their way to the bestseller list!

Writer with a Day Job

Author: Aine Greaney
Publisher: Writer's Digest Books
ISBN: 9781582979960
Format: PDF
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Don?t let the daily grind drain your creative energy! You can work full time and still have a productive writing life. Many writers waste time waiting for the day they can finally quit their day jobs and live the so-called writing dream. Don?t wait. You can do both ? and your writing will be the better for it. Balancing a full-time job and a productive writing life is no easy feat! This book offers writers advice, skill-building techniques, prompts, and exercises in every chapter, and strategies on how to get and keep writing while also working the 9 to 5 grind. Readers will discover tips and exercises for: Setting and protecting personal writing goals Creating a schedule that complements their stamina Getting creative before and after work - and on their lunch hour Finding inspiration in the most unlikely of spots and at the most impromptu of times Writing proficiently in multiple forms (long and short) so that they don't get bogged down writing one long project Becoming an active participant in writing communities so they have a solid support system at the ready Figuring out how (if at all) to share their writing life with co-workers, friends, and family members You?ll also get quick, practical tutorials to help you master scenes, point of view, characters, settings, dialogue, and more. Writer With a Day Job gives you the strategies and motivation you need to work 40 hours a week (or more!) and achieve writing success.

The Creative Writing Coursebook

Author: Julia Bell
Publisher: Pan Macmillan
ISBN: 1509829334
Format: PDF, ePub
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The success of the writing courses at UEA belies the myth that writing can't be taught. This coursebook takes aspiring writers through three stages of practice: Gathering - getting started, learning how to keep notes, making observations and using memory; Shaping - looking at structure, point of view, character and setting; and Finishing - being your own critic, joining workshops, finding publishers. Throughout exercises and activities encourage writers to develop their skills. Contributions from forty authors provide a unique and generous pool of information, experience and advice.This is the perfect book for people who are just starting to write as well as for those who want some help honing work already completed. It will suit people writing for publication or just for their own pleasure, those writing on their own or writing groups.

Writing from the Senses

Author: Laura Deutsch
Publisher: Shambhala Publications
ISBN: 0834829126
Format: PDF, Docs
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The sensory details that infuse our everyday experience—the smell of a favorite dish cooking, the texture of a well-worn coat, hearing a song that reminds you of a person or a time in your life—can be used to add richness and spark to what we write. Whether you are a professional writer (or want to be one) or someone who just enjoys writing for the joy of self-expression, Writing from the Senses will show you how to tap into an endless source of engaging material, using your senses as prompts. Laura Deutsch explores all kinds of writing—from memoir and journaling to fiction, journalism, poetry, travel, food writing, and more.

Take Ten for Writers

Author: Bonnie Neubauer
Publisher: Writer's Digest Books
ISBN: 9781582975337
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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With Take Ten for Writers, it's never been easier to get creative! Each of the 100 exercises in this jam-packed inspirational resource comes with 10 different variables, so every exercise can be done 10 unique times with 10 very different results. That's 1,000 flash writing exercises to keep your pen moving! This exciting follow-up to author Bonnie Neubauer's best-selling Write-Brain Workbook offers even more original prompts to help you: Get into the habit of writing without the burden of weighty expectations--write for the pure fun of it. Write fast in ten-minute bursts without over-thinking or over-editing your work--no self-censoring allowed! Learn how to weave details into your writing to paint a more realistic, tactile picture with your words--be specific and write with intent. Celebrate your writing accomplishments without comparing your work to that of others--every piece you finish is an achievement to be acknowledged! Whether you're a fiction or nonfiction writer, poet, artist, teacher, student, scrapbooker, or lover of words, Take Ten for Writers can help unleash your own writing passion. With 1,000 exercises guaranteed to get the words flowing, you'll come back to the book again and again to stay motivated, get fresh ideas, and keep writer's block at bay for good!

Story Starters A Workbook for Writers

Author: Michelle Richmond
Publisher:
ISBN: 9780615558011
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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Sometimes the hardest part about being a writer is committing the first words to paper. This workbook, created by a New York Times bestselling novelist and veteran writing teacher, will banish writer's block, spark your imagination, and provide endless opportunities to make stories out of thin air. Arranged in a daily progression to help you get the most out of your writing practice, the 50 exercises in this workbook are the result of more than a decade of teaching. Craft-based exercises, free-flow exercises, and ten-minute prompts lead up to a series of imaginative flash fiction assignments. A Halfway There Self-Assessment helps your recognize your strengths and identify your subject. Whether you want to punch up your dialogue, explore dramatic tension, mine your life for material, find your voice, or craft a story for publication, this workbook will help you meet your writing goals. Including roomy pages for writing and inspiring quotes on the writing life, Story Starters: A Workbook for Writers, is the perfect companion for Nanowrimo and beyond.