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Hamand
ISBN: 978-0-470-74291-4
Paperback
386 pages
June 2009
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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

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