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Creative Writing For Dummies


Creative Writing For Dummies


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von: Maggie Hamand

14,99 €

Verlag: For Dummies
Format: EPUB
Veröffentl.: 18.11.2010
ISBN/EAN: 9781119992448
Sprache: englisch
Anzahl Seiten: 384

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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
Introduction 1 Part I: Getting Started 7 Chapter 1: You and Your Writing 9 Chapter 2: Getting into the Write Mind 27 Chapter 3: Finding Material to Work With 43 Part II: Introducing the Elements of Creative Writing 55 Chapter 4: Creating Characters 57 Chapter 5: Discovering Dialogue 71 Chapter 6: Choosing a Narrator 83 Chapter 7: Describing Your World 97 Chapter 8: Plotting Your Way 109 Chapter 9: Creating a Structure 127 Chapter 10: Rewriting and Editing 141 Part III: Writing Fiction 153 Chapter 11: When Less is More: Crafting Short Stories 155 Chapter 12: Writing the Novel 169 Chapter 13: Once Upon a Time: Writing for Children 183 Chapter 14: Penning Plays 195 Chapter 15: Writing Screenplays 207 Chapter 16: Rhymes and Reasons: Writing Poetry 219 Part IV: Exploring Non-Fiction 231 Chapter 17: Breaking into Journalism 233 Chapter 18: Writing from Life 245 Chapter 19: Crafting Narrative Non-Fiction 263 Chapter 20: Travel Writing: Tales for Armchair Explorers 273 Chapter 21: All About Blogging 281 Part V: Finding an Audience 289 Chapter 22: Finding Professionals to Publish Your Book 291 Chapter 23: Becoming a Professional 311 Part VI: The Part of Tens 325 Chapter 24: Ten Top Tips for Writers 327 Chapter 25: Ten Ways to Get Noticed 333 Chapter 26: Ten Pieces of Writing to Inspire You 339 Index 347
Maggie Hamand is a novelist, non-fiction author and journalist. In 1998, Maggie founded the hugely successful Complete Creative Writing Course at the Groucho Club in London, and has been teaching there since: her students have included many published authors. She is the author of two novels, The Resurrection of the Body and The Rocket Man.
Learn to: Choose the writing genre that's best for you Develop believable characters and engaging stories Cherry-pick your life's material for non-fiction writing Find a publisher and make your way as a professional writer Develop the writing know-how that will keep your readers hooked Do you have an idea for a novel (or a poem, or an article, or a play…) that you'd love to finally get down on paper? Whatever your aim, inside you'll find the advice and support to get you started and keep you going. From preparing a writing work-space to marshalling your material into both fiction and non-fiction genres, Creative Writing For Dummies has everything you need to help you unlock your creativity and make your writing sparkle. So, you want to be a writer – pick and choose between genres, gather the materials you need and develop the right routines He said what? When? – discover how to fit character, voice, dialogue and plot together Telling tales – differentiate between novels, novellas and short stories, write plays for the stage or screen, wax lyrical in poetry or dip into children's writing Matters of fact – blog about anything and everything, break into journalism, and let life stories, narrative non-fiction and travel writing leap off the page From pastime to profession – crack the world of publishing and go professional with your hobby 'Learn from one of the best editors and teachers in the business. She pushed my writing to award-winning status.' – Dreda Say Mitchell, author of Running Hot, winner of the CWA John Creasey Dagger Award in 2005. Open the book and find: Exactly where your writing talents lie Why you need to be a good reader to become a good writer What turns words on a page into sparkling conversation Ways to weave character, plot and structure together All the different sub-genres of novel-writing – from thrillers to chick-lit The secrets of successful blogging Editing tips that all writers can benefit from The inner workings of agencies and publishing houses

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