How to Be a Writer Building Your Creative Skills Through Practice and Play

ISBN-10: 1582978050
ISBN-13: 9781582978055
Edition: 2010
Authors: Barbara Baig
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Book details

List price: $18.99
Copyright year: 2010
Publisher: F&W Media, Incorporated
Publication date: 9/26/2010
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 272
Size: 5.50" wide x 8.50" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 0.946
Language: English

How to Be a Writer shows how to practice the skills of writing—just like athletes and musicians practice to develop their skills. Whether writing a novel or composing poetry, or more prosaic writing for school or work, this innovative book shows readers how to exercise and develop a writer’s powers—creativity, memory, observation, imagination, curiosity, and the subconscious—while understanding the true nature of the relationship between writer and readers.It provides creativity exercises, practice drills, instruction on story-telling techniques, and more for all ages, experience levels, and genres, and breaks the writing process down to focus on the fundamentals of content creation.

Welcome
Getting Started
What Is Writing Practice (and How Do I Do It)?
Starting the Journey
Waking Up the Content-Mind: The Basic Practices
Writer's Powers
Creativity
Memory and Expertise
Observation
Imagination
The Subconscious
Curiosity
The Sherlock Holmes School of Writing
Moving Toward Readers
Tools for Developing Your Material
Your Relationship with Readers
Telling Stories
Voice
A Few Words on Words
Required Writing
Do I Have to Write That?
Getting it Written
Staying on the Path
Walking the Writer's Way
Appendix: A Writer's Bookshelf
Notes
Acknowledgements
Index

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