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Teach Yourself Get Started In Creative Writing
Stephen May

Classification : Creative Writing
Pub Date : Apr 30, 2010
Imprint : Teach Yourself
Page Extent : 288
Binding : PB
ISBN : 9781444103182
Price : 695

About the book

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An indispensible guide to unlocking your creativity and finding your voice Get Started in Creative Writing will help you choose a genre of writing that suits you best, whether fiction or non-fiction, short stories or novels, children's books or travel writing. It features guidelines for do's and don'ts along with suggestions for crafting a distinctive style.With tips from some of the best-known writers of fiction and non-fiction, you will receive loads of helpful advice to enable you get your own work published.


Get Started in Creative Writing includes:

Chapter 1: Why write?
Chapter 2: Ideas and inspirations
Chapter 3: The feature article
Chapter 4: The short story
Chapter 5: Poetry
Chapter 6: Creative non-fiction
Chapter 7: Travel writing
Chapter 8: Blogging
Chapter 9: Writing for children
Chapter 10: Starting to write a novel
Chapter 11: Setting
Chapter 12: Characterization
Chapter 13: Plotting
Chapter 14: Dialogue
Chapter 15: The difficult business of second drafts
Chapter 16: Writing stage plays
Chapter 17: Writing radio plays
Chapter 18: Screenwriting
Chapter 19: Agents and publishers
Chapter 20: Moving on


Learn effortlessly with a new easy-to-read page design and interactive features:

Not got much time?
One, five and ten-minute introductions to key principles to get you started.

Author insights
Lots of instant help with common problems and quick tips for success, based on the author's many years of experience.

Test yourself
Tests in the book and online to keep track of your progress.

Extend your knowledge
Extra online articles to give you a richer understanding of the subject.

Five things to remember
Quick refreshers to help you remember the key facts.

Try this
Innovative exercises illustrate what you've learnt and how to use it.

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...the ideal practical handbook for any aspiring author
An ideal handbook for anyone new to the diverse world of creative writing...an essential read for the apprentice
A how-to book for beginners that does not talk down to its audience"



"...plenty of excellent advice"



"...equips the beginner to tackel a wide range of markets
     
Stephen May
Stephen May is a playwright and novelist and holds an MA in creative writing from Manchester Metropolitan University. He is Director of the Ted Hughes Arvon Centre at Lumb Bank where he has programmed...(+)
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