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Creative Writing For Dummies, UK Edition

ISBN: 978-0-470-74291-4
Paperback
386 pages
January 2012
US $26.99 Add to Cart

Introduction 1

Part I: Getting Started 7

Chapter 1: You and Your Writing 9

Chapter 2: Getting into the Write Mind 27

Chapter 3: Finding Material to Work With 43

Part II: Introducing the Elements of Creative Writing 55

Chapter 4: Creating Characters 57

Chapter 5: Discovering Dialogue 71

Chapter 6: Choosing a Narrator 83

Chapter 7: Describing Your World 97

Chapter 8: Plotting Your Way 109

Chapter 9: Creating a Structure 127

Chapter 10: Rewriting and Editing 141

Part III: Writing Fiction 153

Chapter 11: When Less is More: Crafting Short Stories 155

Chapter 12: Writing the Novel 169

Chapter 13: Once Upon a Time: Writing for Children 183

Chapter 14: Penning Plays 195

Chapter 15: Writing Screenplays 207

Chapter 16: Rhymes and Reasons: Writing Poetry 219

Part IV: Exploring Non-Fiction 231

Chapter 17: Breaking into Journalism 233

Chapter 18: Writing from Life 245

Chapter 19: Crafting Narrative Non-Fiction 263

Chapter 20: Travel Writing: Tales for Armchair Explorers 273

Chapter 21: All About Blogging 281

Part V: Finding an Audience 289

Chapter 22: Finding Professionals to Publish Your Book 291

Chapter 23: Becoming a Professional 311

Part VI: The Part of Tens 325

Chapter 24: Ten Top Tips for Writers 327

Chapter 25: Ten Ways to Get Noticed 333

Chapter 26: Ten Pieces of Writing to Inspire You 339

Index 347

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