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Creative Writing For Dummies (Paperback)

Paperback 380 Pages / Published: 26/06/2009
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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 MindChapter 3: Finding the Material to work with

Part II: The Elements of Creative Writing

Chapter 4: Creating CharactersChapter 5: Discovering DialogueChapter 6: Who is telling the story?Chapter 7: Creating your own worldChapter 8: Plotting your wayChapter 9: Creating a StructureChapter 10: Rewriting and editing

Part III: Different Kinds of Fiction Writing

Chapter 11: Short storiesChapter 12: NovelsChapter 13: Writing for childrenChapter 14: PlaysChapter 15: ScreenplaysChapter 16: Poetry

Part IV: Different kinds of Non-fiction writing

Chapter 17: Breaking into journalism - Writing articles/ magazine writingChapter 18: Writing from life and autobiographyChapter 19: Embroidering the facts: Narrative non-fictionChapter 20: Exploring the world from your armchair - Travel writingChapter 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

Publisher: John Wiley and Sons Ltd
ISBN: 9780470742914
Number of pages: 380
Weight: 690 g
Dimensions: 234 x 189 x 20 mm
Edition: UK Edition

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