Creative Writing for Dummies - Maggie Hamand

Creative Writing for Dummies

By Maggie Hamand

  • Release Date: 2010-11-18
  • Genre: Language Arts & Disciplines


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