Everything Creative Writing Book All You Need to Know to Write a Novel, Short Story, Screenplay, Poem, or Article

ISBN-10: 1580626475

ISBN-13: 9781580626477

Edition: 2002

Authors: Carol Whiteley

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Book details

List price: $15.95
Copyright year: 2002
Publisher: Adams Media Corporation
Publication date: 8/1/2002
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 320
Size: 8.00" wide x 9.25" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 1.342
Language: English

Introduction
Preparing to Write
Find a Comfortable Place to Write
Tools of the Trade
Get into the Spirit of Creative Writing
Waking Up Your Muse
Keep Writing
The Jarring "J"--Jealousy and Judgment
Choose Your Format
The Writing Process
The Short Story
It's Not Just a Short Story
The Short Story Versus the Novel
In Short
Short Story Starters
A Great, Gripping End
Interview with Short-Story Writer Susan Fry
The Novel
A Novel Definition
What's Your Theme?
About Characters
The Plot Line
Chronological Disorder
More on Dialogue
Interview with Literary Novelist Susanne Pari
Interview with Science Fiction Author James Morrow
Books for Prereaders
It's Not Child's Play
Books for Babies
Books for Toddlers
Picture Books
Interview with Picture-Book Author and Illustrator Leslie Tryon
Books for Children and Young Adults
Easy Readers
Chapter Books
Books for the Middle Grades
Young Adult Books
Nonfiction
The Screenplay
Writing for the Movies
Screenplay Versus Novel
In Three Acts
Scene Elements
Exposition
Learning the Lingo
Interview with Screenwriter Bert Salzman
Functional Nonfiction
Dispelling the Fiction
Letter to the Editor
Interview with Letter-to-the-Editor Writer Shirley Ledgerwood
The Press Release
Interview with Business Writer Annalisa McMorrow
The Travel Piece
Destination Articles
Interview with Travel Writer Louise Purwin Zobel
Literary Nonfiction
The Memoir
Stitching It Together
Evaluating Your Work
Literary Criticism
The Literary Analysis
Interview with Literary Critic Ocean Howell
Poetry
Defining Poetry
The Basics
Words and Images
Figures of Speech and Figurative Language
Putting Words on the Page
Poetry Pointers
Interview with Poet Louis Phillips
Getting Ideas
Ideas Are Everywhere
Where to Look
How to Generate Ideas
Idea Exercises
Choosing the Best Idea
Run with It
How They Do It
Planning
Developing Your Idea
Characters
Conflict
Point of View
Tone
Viewpoint and Tone Exercises
Researching
Research Is Fun!
Researching for Nonfiction
Make It Real
Determine What You Need to Know
Gathering the Information
Now Start Digging
Doing an Interview
Sorting and Storing
Organizing
The Organizational Process
Review the Material
Decide Which Areas to Cover
Decide the Order
Make an Outline
Group Your Materials
Drafting
Getting Something onto the Page
Starting at the Beginning
Traveling to the Middle
Reaching the End
Example of a Successful Ending
Editing
Rewriting Is Important
How to Start
What to Look For
Do a Character Check
Make Your Changes
Now, Do It Again
Evaluating
Assess Your Achievement
Send Your Baby out into the World
Look Back in Order to Look Ahead
What Are Your Goals?
Consider Publishing
Moving Forward
Rhetorical Devices
Words at Your Disposal
Alliteration
Allusion
Analogy
Metaphor and Simile
Onomatopoeia
Personification
Repetition
Understatement
Word Usage Pitfalls
Part of the Rewriting Process
Cliches
Weak Nouns, Verbs, Adjectives, and Adverbs
Unnecessary Words
Unclear, Unvaried, and Run-on Sentences
Inconsistent or Inappropriate Tone
Excessive Use of Passive Voice
Overcoming Writer's Block
When Your Creative Juices Aren't Flowing
Causes of Writer's Block
Dealing with the Problem
If You Are Stuck
If You Lost the Energy
If You Are Stressed
A Change of Scenery
Additional Strategies
Working with Others
Collaboration
Winning Teams
Joining a Writers' Group
A Group of Critics
Taking a Writing Class or Attending a Workshop
Getting Published
Making It Happen
Protecting Your Work
Starting Small
Getting an Agent
Dealing with Rejection
Self-Publishing
Interview with Magazine Editor Mark Whiteley
Writing Samples
Short-Story Excerpt
Screenplay Excerpt
Letter to the Editor
Travel Piece
Essay Excerpt
Poem
Writing Resources
Books
References
Web Sites
Writing Programs
Writers' Workshops and Colonies
Writing Guilds
Index
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