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(re)Discover the Joy of Creative Writing

Ideal for new writers looking to overcome writer's block or boost their creativity or for experienced writers looking to reignite their creative fuse

With over 50 exercises to get you started and to keep you writing, (re)Discover the Joy of Creative Writing will spark ideas - whether you are an aspiring writer or an experienced writer looking for a creative spark. It will help you discover, or rediscover, the joy of writing. And it will encourage you to push your writing to the point where you can think seriously about completing longer works of fiction, a series of thematically-related short stories or perhaps a collection of poetry.

If you want to practice the art of writing, hone your craft or explore creative writing options, getting started and having fun should be your focus, and that's what this book focuses on the personally-rewarding and joyful aspect of creative writing.

(re)Discover the Joy of Creative Writing shows you how to kick-start your creative writing and how to keep it going as you freefall, play word association, journey through childhood, play "What if?" and use many other tools and techniques to get you writing and keep you going. The book includes the following chapters:

  • Face the Blank Page
  • The Writing Process 
  • Directed Freefall
  • Clustering (Word Association)
  • The Delta Factor 
  • Journey Through Childhood I & II 
  • Cheese Sandwiches & Motivation
  • What if?
  • Modelling to Write
  • The Elements/Characters of Fiction
  • Show vs. Tell
  • Elements of Poetry
  • The Editor’s Job; Five Editor’s Chores 
  • I.C.E.: The Cold Way to Edit
  • Leading Up To Something
  • Thoughts On Marketing
  • Bonus Exercises
  • Sentences and Paragraphs
  • A Tale of Self-Publishing

How to Write a Non-fictoin Book in 60 Days

Do you want to discover, or rediscover, the joy of creative writing? This is is the place to start!

"I feel invigorated and out of the rut." - Kathy Tyre

"...a nourishing shot in the arm..." - Pam Roster

"Your creative techniques for idea generation will be put immediately to use." - Stephanie Ort

To read about the author's collection of short stories,visit creative writing index.

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