Creative Writing For Dummies UK Edition (2012) (PDF) by Maggie Hamand

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Creative Writing For Dummies UK Edition (2012) (PDF) by Maggie Hamand

Basic Information:

  • Year: 2012
  • Page Number: 384 pages
  • File Type: PDF
  • File Size: 7,82 MB
  • Authors/ Editiors: Maggie Hamand

Description:

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

User’s Review:

From the Inside Flap 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 From the Back Cover 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

Reviews from Amazon users, collected at the time the book is getting published. It can be related to shiping or paper quality instead of the book content:

⭐ I just started reading it.. I didn’t finish chapter 1 yet but this book is AMAZING SO FAR!!!! I’m glad I got the book and have no regrets. Initially, a long time ago I thought to myself I let me write a book to get famous and rich, not that’s not even my mindset anymore. This book gives you the motivation and encouragement you need. THANKYOU.

⭐ Write

⭐ I like this because it’s well written and seems to include everything. Bear in mind that I haven’t read the entire book. But what I say is true, in my opinion. Enjoy.

⭐ I am really enjoying following along and learning to write creatively.

⭐ bought for a friend. as a gift. after looking through it,. think it is just what she needs.

⭐ This book is fun for a writer! Good exercises that are thought provoking. I carry this book around with me in the car for inspiration.

⭐ Good one. I like the author’s other materials as well.

⭐ I like everything about it. A great book to read for a writing beginner.

⭐ My husband likes this book. He would have liked it more if it had gone more in depth in areas but does use this book a lot when writing.

⭐ Interesting tips and good how tos

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