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Creative Writing for Dummies By Maggie Hamand,

  • Title: Creative Writing for Dummies
  • Author: Maggie Hamand
  • ISBN: 9780470742914
  • Page: 353
  • Format: Paperback
  • 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 WalkinDo 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 startedChapter 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 WritingChapter 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 WritingChapter 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 writingChapter 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 audienceChapter 22 Finding editors publishers agents Chapter 23 Becoming a professional Part VI Part of TensChapter 24 Ten top tips for writers Chapter 25 Ten ways to get noticed
    Creative Writing for Dummies 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

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    1. This is a MUST READ for any writer of fiction in any genre I ve read many books about writing and attended several courses including an MA but this book, because it s in this series I suppose, starts at the very beginning and misses nothing out the things it s taken for granted that we ll know which we, I, often don t So, for instance, it s the only book about writing in which I ve found a definition of what literary fiction is a book that delves deeply, psychologically, into its characters a bo [...]

    2. Having done a degree in writing and then proceeding to do no writing for an entire year, I felt as rusty as an old knife in the gutter Hence, this read I found it motivated me without exactly offering me anything new But it did make me write again, so kudos to you book

    3. This was actually quite helpful.I took notes and pictures of tips and exercises which I thought would be helpful when writing The problem with this For Dummies book is ironic It s a Creative Writing book, but sometimes the English wasn t great and didn t make sense.What I got out of this book Tips for writing How to utilise dialogue, characterisation, structure and plot effectively The truth about writing re writing, re writing, re writing Commitment and passion needed to be a writerI skipped ab [...]

    4. Not really got much to say on this I tend to re read it once a year or so to freshen my brain up There s some good advice and then some advice that needs updating e.g self publishing but if you re interesting in writing then I d say to give it a read.

    5. It s a very informative and a good book It gives you the tools on How to Write and encourage you to use it I loved it.

    6. A very comprehensive and relevant book with both width and depth Subjects include how to get started with your writing, the elements of Creative Writing character, plot, narrators, structure, editing etc , different types of fiction and non fiction and how to find a publisher as well as alternative routes to getting your work into the public s eye.Every subject is covered and each is covered in useful depth such that I am left with the feeling that I need to own a copy of this book and refer to [...]

    7. This book has a little information about a lot of topics It s good for browsing through and for giving a few pointers, but if you want anything in detail you ll need another book.It has good links, recommendations and references It was written 6 years ago and could do with a bit of updating to put emphasis on e books, social media and use of computers and software to help with the writing process But much of the information already included was relevant, and concessions are made to the modern [...]

    8. I think this is a great book if you re thinking about writing a novel, short story or an article, but just doing preliminary research Everything writing related is nicely packaged into one book It s not very detailed, and you get a gist of things, but it s a great starter to make you think about writing and what things you might need to do Things other than writing you might need to think about and how to go about publishing is all in here, which is useful The recommended books are helpful and c [...]

    9. This is one of those books about writing that has it all Maggie Hamand discusses not only novel writing but poetry, screenplays, autobiography, and non fiction Each chapter covers a different topic and goes in depth with helpful hints, websites to visit and exercises to try One of the most detailed books on writing I have read so far One star taken off, though, because it ruined the ending of Anna Karenina, which I haven t read yet

    10. I saw this book as an ebook download from my local library and thought I d give it a go and see if it has any useful information in it that could be helpful to me I m so pleased that I borrowed it and I wouldn t hesitate in buying it if I was new to creative writing It is worth the read It gives some nice, simple and very useful information in all forms of creative writing, from novel writing and short stories, to play writing, non fiction and even biographies.

    11. Really good and encouraging, not like other how to write books which makes you feel like you have to right certain things and not others, it encourages you to write for the sake of loving to right, it encourages you to be yourself.

    12. Checked this out in a bid to improve my teaching classes for writing, but I think this helped me than my kids On my way to kickstart story writing again

    13. I thought this book was very helpful in explaining the writing process to the beginning writer I often refer back to it whenever I get stuck on some technical points.

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