A Writer s Workbook

Author: Caroline Sharp
Publisher: St. Martin's Griffin
ISBN: 125012249X
Format: PDF
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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.

The Write Brain Workbook

Author: Bonnie Neubauer
Publisher: Writer's Digest Books
ISBN: 9781582973555
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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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!

One Year to a Writing Life

Author: Susan M. Tiberghien
Publisher: Da Capo Press
ISBN: 0786750421
Format: PDF, Docs
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Whether you are a writer of fiction or essays, or want to explore poetry or memoir, Tiberghien's twelve fundamental lessons will help you discover and develop your own distinct voice. Tiberghien's inventive exercises focus on the processes unique to each genre, while also offering skills applicable to any kind of writing, from authentic dialogue to masterful short-shorts. With vivid examples from literary masters such as Rainer Maria Rilke, Eduardo Galeano, May Sarton, Terry Tempest Williams, and Orhan Pamuk, One Year to a Writing Life is an essential guidebook of exercises, practical advice, and wisdom for anyone looking to embrace, explore, and implement creativity in everyday life.

Writing from the Senses

Author: Laura Deutsch
Publisher: Shambhala Publications
ISBN: 0834829126
Format: PDF, Kindle
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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.

Writer with a Day Job

Author: Aine Greaney
Publisher: Writer's Digest Books
ISBN: 9781582979960
Format: PDF, Mobi
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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, Docs
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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.

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.

Journey of Memoir

Author: Linda Joy Myers
Publisher: She Writes Press
ISBN: 1938314271
Format: PDF, Docs
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In Journey of Memoir you will find lessons on how to write a great scene; information on the difference between freewriting and outlining, and why you need both; timeline and turning point exercises to help create structure; and much more. This unique workbook gives you the tools you need to begin, develop, and complete your memoir.

The Soul of Place

Author: Linda Lappin
Publisher: Travelers' Tales
ISBN: 1609521048
Format: PDF, Kindle
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In this engaging creative writing workbook, novelist and poet Linda Lappin presents a series of insightful exercises to help writers of all genres—literary travel writing, memoir, poetry, fiction, creative nonfiction—discover imagery and inspiration in the places they love. Lappin departs from the classical concept of the Genius Loci, the indwelling spirit residing in every landscape, house, city, or forest—to argue that by entering into contact with the unique energy and identity of a place, writers can access an inexhaustible source of creative power. The Soul of Place provides instruction on how to evoke that power. The writing exercises are drawn from many fields—architecture, painting, cuisine, literature and literary criticism, geography and deep maps, Jungian psychology, fairy tales, mythology, theater and performance art, metaphysics—all of which offer surprising perspectives on our writing and may help us uncover raw materials for fiction, essays, and poetry hidden in our environment. An essential resource book for the writer’s library, this book is ideal for creative writing courses, with stimulating exercises adaptable to all genres. For writers or travelers about to set out on a trip abroad, The Soul of Place is the perfect road trip companion, attuning our senses to a deeper awareness of place.

Creative Writing For Dummies

Author: Maggie Hamand
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 1119992443
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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Do you have an idea that you’re burning to get down on paper? Do you want to document your travels to far-flung places, or write a few stanzas of poetry? Whether you dream of being a novelist, a travel writer, a poet, a playwright or a columnist, Creative Writing For Dummies shows you how to unlock your creativity and choose the genre of writing that suits you best. Walking you through characterisation, setting, dialogue and plot, as well as giving expert insights into both fiction and non-fiction, it’s the ideal launching pad to the world of creative writing. Creative Writing For Dummies covers: Part I: Getting started Chapter 1: Can Everyone Write? Chapter 2: Getting into the Write Mind Chapter 3: Finding the Material to work with Part II: The Elements of Creative Writing Chapter 4: Creating Characters Chapter 5: Discovering Dialogue Chapter 6: Who is telling the story? Chapter 7: Creating your own world Chapter 8: Plotting your way Chapter 9: Creating a Structure Chapter 10: Rewriting and editing Part III: Different Kinds of Fiction Writing Chapter 11: Short stories Chapter 12: Novels Chapter 13: Writing for children Chapter 14: Plays Chapter 15: Screenplays Chapter 16: Poetry Part IV: Different kinds of Non-fiction writing Chapter 17: Breaking into journalism - Writing articles/ magazine writing Chapter 18: Writing from life and autobiography Chapter 19: Embroidering the facts: Narrative non-fiction Chapter 20: Exploring the world from your armchair - Travel writing Chapter 21: Blogging – the new big thing Part V: Finding an audience Chapter 22: Finding editors/ publishers/ agents Chapter 23: Becoming a professional Part VI: Part of Tens Chapter 24: Ten top tips for writers Chapter 25: Ten ways to get noticed