The Simplest, Most Effective Way to Boost Writing Skills and Creativity
Author: Kathryn Aragon
A daily journal for writers that provides the framework for building a daily writing habit and capturing your creativity.
Author: Robert Graham
Publisher: Macmillan International Higher Education
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
If you are a writer of fiction, this practical handbook will teach you how to acquire your own writer's tool-box. Here you will learn all about developing your craft. The wide-ranging exploration of fiction-writing skills contains many unique features, such as the focus on reflective learning and tuition on advanced skills including foreshadowing, transitions and producing short story cycles. Throughout, the approach is centred on three kinds of activity: - examining the theory of particular fiction writing skills - analysing the practice of these skills in examples of published work - practising the use of skills in fiction-writing exercises. What makes this guide so distinctive, though, is the way it consistently asks you to reflect on your work, and stresses the importance of being able to articulate the processes of writing. Packed with wisdom about the art of fiction and filled with writing exercises, How To Write Fiction (And Think About It) examines the work of today's finest authors to teach you everything you need to know about writing short stories or longer fiction. Whether you are a student, a would-be professional author, or a general reader who simply likes to write for pleasure, this guide will equip you with a portfolio of key fiction-writing skills.
Author: Steven R. Pritzker
The Encyclopedia of Creativity is the sourcebook for individuals seeking specialized information about creativity and motivation. Subjects include theories of creativity, techniques for enhancing creativity, individuals who have made significant contributions to creativity, physiological aspects of creativity, and virtually any topic that touches upon the subject. Entries are placed in alphabetical order with cross-references to other topics and entries where appropriate. Each entry is written in simple easy-to-understand terms summarizing the most important aspects of creative research and writing relating to the specific topic. A bibliography in the back of each article suggests additional sources for more information. The text is visually enhanced throughout by illustrations and photographs. Key Features * A source-book of specialized information about creativity and motivation * Includes virtually any topic dealing with creativity * Entries are placed in alphabetical order with cross-references * Written in easy-to-understand terms * Illustrations and photographs throughout * Contains select biographies of internationally renowned creative individuals from throughout history
Author: Steve Kowit
Publisher: Tilbury House Publishers and Cadent Publishing
An illuminating and invaluable guide for beginners wary of modern poetry, as well as for more advanced students who want to sharpen their craft and write poems that expand their technical skills, excite their imaginations, and engage their deepest memories and concerns. Ideal for teachers who have been searching for a way to inspire students with a love for writing--and reading--contemporary poetry. It is a book about shaping your memories and passions, your pleasures, obsessions, dreams, secrets, and sorrows into the poems you have always wanted to write. If you long to create poetry that is magical and moving, this is the book you've been looking for. Here are chapters on the language and music of poetry, the art of revision, traditional and experimental techniques, and how to get your poetry started, perfected, and published. Not the least of the book's pleasures are model poems by many of the best contemporary poets, illuminating craft discussions, and the author's detailed suggestions for writing dozens of poems about your deepest and most passionate concerns.
Modes, Methods, and Materials That Work
Author: Gregory Berry, Ed.D
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
Stronger Writing Skills for Teens offers middle and high school teachers strategies, techniques, and materials for teaching adolescent writing. It focuses on quality writing instruction and presents the modes of writing as defined by Common Core State Standards, with strategies, tips, and suggestions for teaching each mode.
Author: Stephen King
Publisher: Heyne Verlag
Category: Biography & Autobiography
„Ich schreibe so lange, wie der Leser davon überzeugt ist, in den Händen eines erstklassigen Wahnsinnigen zu sein.“ Stephen King Während der Genesung nach einem schweren Unfall schreibt Stephen King seine Memoiren – Leben und Schreiben sind eins. Ein unverzichtbarer Ratgeber für alle angehenden Schriftsteller und eine Fundgrube für alle, die mehr über den König des Horror-Genres erfahren wollen. Ein kluges und gleichzeitig packendes Buch über gelebte Literatur. »Eine Konfession.« Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung
Essays for Innovative Librarians
Author: Carol Smallwood
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
Professionals in all areas of librarianship will find inspiration in the essays collected here—each of them innovative tips for increasing circulation, enhancing collections, and improving flexibility. With extensive experience in the nation’s top libraries and media centers, the 73 contributors describe what really works based on their real-world experiences. Organized by subject, the essays offer succinct and practical guidelines for dozens of tasks. Topics include preparing and delivering distinctive presentations; forming a successful grant proposal; hosting a traveling multimedia exhibition; organizing effective community partnerships; writing blogs; hosting authors; creating cybertorials; preserving local culture—and many others.
Author: Ruth Lee
Publisher: Spirit Wind Books
Category: Body, Mind & Spirit
Reading about Writing in Spirit is a long way from actually doing it...and knowing Ruth Lee mastered the art is encouraging, but it does not develop the abilities you require to Write in Spirit, too. The good news is there is no trick to learning how to develop the ability to Write in Spirit! The Writing in Spirit Workbook provides a series of enlightening lessons that include exercises and in-depth explanations designed to teach the basic skills required to make lasting connections with your inner world, but it does not provide space for you to complete the assignments. For that you need a separate notebook. Thus the Writing in Spirit OFFICIAL Notebook is designed to improve your everyday writing skills as well as develop deeper connections to your inner life. To get the most out of this life, put your art and writing on the table and take yourself seriously. Regardless of how you work in Spirit now, these exercises can develop your spiritual life through meditation, contemplation, and creative writing exercises. Start now-Practice every day. Don't put off being the best you can possibly be! Obviously, you can use any type of notebook to complete the lessons provided in the Writing in Spirit Workbook, but the Writing in Spirit OFFICIAL Notebook is specifically designed to make light work of those lessons. Simply fill in the blanks provided throughout and your writing will improve as well as your ability to Write in Spirit. If you wish to connect with your inner guidance in order to discover the best and easiest path to follow daily, you must write regularly! Remember: Self-actualization is based on confidence-and confidence is based on competence-and the way to become competent is to practice...practice...practice! The Writing in Spirit OFFICIAL Notebook is divided into four sections, each providing unique practice exercises. Space is provided to complete the Workbook's lesson plan, as well as many other exciting, innovative exercises designed to help you enter your spiritual life and increase access to your inner wisdom.
Master Strategies of Super Achievers
Author: Steve Scott
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
Category: Business & Economics
Presents fifteen strategies that have been utilized by some of today's most financially successful individuals, explaining how to apply such tools as vision mapping, effective partnering, and using criticism to achieve personal and professional excellence.