Creative Writing For Dummies 1st Edition, Kindle Edition

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Learn to:

  • Choose the writing genre that's best for you
  • Develop believable characters and engaging stories
  • Cherry-pick your life's material for non-fiction writing
  • Find a publisher and make your way as a professional writer

Develop the writing know-how that will keep your readers hooked

Do you have an idea for a novel (or a poem, or an article, or a play…) that you'd love to finally get down on paper? Whatever your aim, inside you'll find the advice and support to get you started and keep you going. From preparing a writing work-space to marshalling your material into both fiction and non-fiction genres, Creative Writing For Dummies has everything you need to help you unlock your creativity and make your writing sparkle.

  • So, you want to be a writer – pick and choose between genres, gather the materials you need and develop the right routines
  • He said what? When? – discover how to fit character, voice, dialogue and plot together
  • Telling tales – differentiate between novels, novellas and short stories, write plays for the stage or screen, wax lyrical in poetry or dip into children's writing
  • Matters of fact – blog about anything and everything, break into journalism, and let life stories, narrative non-fiction and travel writing leap off the page
  • From pastime to profession – crack the world of publishing and go professional with your hobby
'Learn from one of the best editors and teachers in the business. She pushed my writing to award-winning status.'
Dreda Say Mitchell, author of Running Hot, winner of the CWA John Creasey Dagger Award in 2005.

Open the book and find:

  • Exactly where your writing talents lie
  • Why you need to be a good reader to become a good writer
  • What turns words on a page into sparkling conversation
  • Ways to weave character, plot and structure together
  • All the different sub-genres of novel-writing – from thrillers to chick-lit
  • The secrets of successful blogging
  • Editing tips that all writers can benefit from
  • The inner workings of agencies and publishing houses

About the Author

Maggie Hamand is a novelist, non-fiction author and journalist. In 1998, Maggie founded the hugely successful Complete Creative Writing Course at the Groucho Club in London, and has been teaching there since: her students have included many published authors. She is the author of two novels, The Resurrection of the Body and The Rocket Man.


Product details

  • File Size: 1930 KB
  • Print Length: 387 pages
  • Publisher: For Dummies; 1 edition (November 23, 2010)
  • Publication Date: November 23, 2010
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services LLC
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B004EEOJU0
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Screen Reader: Supported
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