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Description - Creative Writing For Dummies by Maggie Hamand

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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Book Details

ISBN: 9780470742914
ISBN-10: 0470742917
Format: Paperback / softback
(234mm x 188mm x 22mm)
Pages: 380
Imprint: John Wiley & Sons Inc
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons Inc
Publish Date: 26-Jun-2009
Country of Publication: United States

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Author Biography - Maggie Hamand

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.

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