Creative Writing For Dummies by 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 MindChapter 3: Finding the Material to work with   

Part II: The Elements of Creative Writing     Chapter 4: Creating CharactersChapter 5: Discovering DialogueChapter 6: Who is telling the story?Chapter 7: Creating your own worldChapter 8: Plotting your wayChapter 9: Creating a StructureChapter 10: Rewriting and editing              

Part III:   Different Kinds of Fiction WritingChapter 11: Short storiesChapter 12: NovelsChapter 13: Writing for childrenChapter 14: PlaysChapter 15: ScreenplaysChapter 16: Poetry

Part IV: Different kinds of Non-fiction writing                                             Chapter 17:  Breaking into journalism - Writing articles/ magazine writingChapter 18: Writing from life and autobiographyChapter 19: Embroidering the facts: Narrative non-fictionChapter 20: Exploring the world from your armchair - Travel writingChapter 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


About Maggie Hamand

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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.
Published November 23, 2010 by For Dummies. 386 pages
Genres: Education & Reference. Non-fiction

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