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Creative Writing For Dummies

Maggie Hamand

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Do you have an idea that you?re burning to get down on paper? Do you want to document your travels to far-flung places, or write a few stanzas of poetry? Whether you dream of being a novelist, a travel writer, a poet, a playwright or a columnist, Creative Writing For Dummies shows you how to unlock your creativity and choose the genre of writing that suits you best. Walking you through characterisation, setting, dialogue and plot, as well as giving expert insights into both fiction and non-fiction, it?s the ideal launching pad to the world of creative writing. Creative Writing For Dummies covers:

Part I: Getting started





Chapter 1: Can Everyone Write?

Chapter 2: Getting into the Write Mind

Chapter 3: Finding the Material to work with



Part II: The Elements of Creative Writing





Chapter 4: Creating Characters

Chapter 5: Discovering Dialogue

Chapter 6: Who is telling the story?

Chapter 7: Creating your own world

Chapter 8: Plotting your way

Chapter 9: Creating a Structure

Chapter 10: Rewriting and editing



Part III: Different Kinds of Fiction Writing





Chapter 11: Short stories

Chapter 12: Novels

Chapter 13: Writing for children

Chapter 14: Plays

Chapter 15: Screenplays

Chapter 16: Poetry



Part IV: Different kinds of Non-fiction writing





Chapter 17: Breaking into journalism – Writing articles/ magazine writing

Chapter 18: Writing from life and autobiography

Chapter 19: Embroidering the facts: Narrative non-fiction

Chapter 20: Exploring the world from your armchair – Travel writing

Chapter 21: Blogging ? the new big thing



Part V: Finding an audience





Chapter 22: Finding editors/ publishers/ agents

Chapter 23: Becoming a professional



Part VI: Part of Tens





Chapter 24: Ten top tips for writers

Chapter 25: Ten ways to get noticed

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