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  • Creative writing exercises for dummies
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  • 作者: by Maggie Hamand
  • 出版社:John Wiley & Sons ltd.
  • 出版年:c2014
  • 集叢名:--For dummies
  • ISBN:9781118921050; 9781118921074;
  • 格式:PDF

Turn your inspiration into a story with clear, expert guidance
Creative Writing Exercises For Dummies is a step-by-step creative writing course designed to hone your craft, regardless of ability. Written by the founder of the Complete Creative Writing Course at London's Groucho Club, this activity-based guide walks you through the process of developing and writing in a wide range of genres including novels, short stories and creative nonfiction. The book includes writing prompts, exercises, mind maps, flow charts and diagrams designed to get your ideas flowing. You'll get expert guidance into character development, plot structure and prose, plus extensive insight into self-editing and polishing your work.
 
Whether you're a new writer with a seed of an idea you would like to develop, or are looking to strengthen your creative writing skills, this book has you covered. Covering every aspect of narrative, from setting initial goals to formatting a manuscript, Creative Writing Exercises For Dummies provides the tools and instruction you need to make your story the best it can be.
 

Learn to spark your imagination and sketch out ideas
Create compelling characters and paint a picture with description
Develop your plot and structure and maintain continuity
Step back from your work and become your own ruthless editor
The rise of e-books has opened up the publishing world, even to non-established writers. If you have a story you're dying to tell but aren't sure how, Creative Writing Exercises For Dummies is the clear, concise solution you need.


About the Author
Maggie Hamand, a novelist, journalist and nonfiction writer, is the founder of the popular Complete Creative Writing Course at the Groucho Club, London, and has been teaching aspiring writers there for 15 years.

  • Introduction(第1頁)
    • About This Book(第1頁)
    • Foolish Assumptions(第2頁)
    • Icons Used in This Book(第3頁)
    • Beyond the Book(第4頁)
    • Where to Go from Here(第4頁)
  • Part I: Getting Started with Creative Writing Exercises(第5頁)
    • Chapter 1: Preparing to Create Your Written Masterpiece(第7頁)
    • Chapter 2: Sketching Out Ideas(第21頁)
  • Part II: Realising That Character Is Everything(第35頁)
    • Chapter 3: Developing Your Characters’ Backgrounds(第37頁)
    • Chapter 4: Creating Drama through Dialogue(第47頁)
    • Chapter 5: Embodying Your Characters(第57頁)
    • Chapter 6: Developing Your Dialogue-Writing Skills(第65頁)
    • Chapter 7: Conveying Characters’ Thoughts in Style(第77頁)
    • Chapter 8: Choosing and Using Different Points of View(第87頁)
    • Chapter 9: Creating Complicated, Well-Rounded Characters(第105頁)
  • Part III: Painting the Picture with Description(第125頁)
    • Chapter 10: Navigating the Locations in Your Stories(第127頁)
    • Chapter 11: Appreciating the Power of the Senses(第137頁)
    • Chapter 12: Getting Things Done: Describing Action and Activity(第147頁)
    • Chapter 13: Building Character with Objects and Possessions(第155頁)
    • Chapter 14: Using Description to Create Atmosphere and . . . and . . . Suspense!(第167頁)
    • Chapter 15: Managing Metaphors, Similes and Symbols(第187頁)
    • Chapter 16: Describing the Ineffable: Saying What Can’t Be Said(第203頁)
  • Part IV: Developing Your Plot and Structure(第213頁)
    • Chapter 17: Writing a Gripping Opening(第215頁)
    • Chapter 18: Plotting Your Way to Great Stories(第225頁)
    • Chapter 19: Making Good (Use of) Time in Your Writing(第235頁)
    • Chapter 20: Structuring a Longer Work of Fiction(第247頁)
    • Chapter 21: Tightening the Tension to Enthral Readers(第257頁)
    • Chapter 22: Expanding Your Ideas into Larger Narratives(第267頁)
    • Chapter 23: Approaching the Grand Finale: The End’s in Sight!(第279頁)
  • Part V: Polishing Your Product: Revising and Editing(第299頁)
    • Chapter 24: Reviewing and Rewriting Your Work(第301頁)
    • Chapter 25: Whipping Your Work into Shape(第313頁)
    • Chapter 26: Polishing Your Work for Publication(第321頁)
  • Part VI: The Part of Tens(第331頁)
    • Chapter 27: Ten Top Aids for Writers(第333頁)
    • Chapter 28: Ten Great Ways to Stay the Course(第339頁)
  • Index(第345頁)
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