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A Guide to Creative Writing
Today's post features an exercise from my book, 101 Creative Writing Exercises (aff link), which is filled with exercises for various forms of writing, including fiction, poetry,...
This storytelling exercise comes from my book Story Drills: Fiction Writing Exercises, which takes you through the basics of storytelling by covering a wide range of concepts and...
It happens to all writers. You’re cruising through a story, and all of a sudden you hit a wall. Your characters freeze up, your plot stops cold, and you’re stuck with nowhere to...
Most of my favorite poems are written in free verse, which means they do not fall under the constraints of form poetry. Not that I have anything against form poetry -- it's a...
The more experience I gain as a writer, the more I'm convinced that writing is one of the most difficult skills to master. It's not enough to tell a great story, share an...
There's something mysterious and magical about dreams. In the dreamworld, anything is possible. Our deepest desires and greatest fears come to life. Whether they haunt or...
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Story Drills: Fiction Writing Exercises
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101 Creative Writing Exercises
Explore fiction, poetry, and creative nonfiction writing with exercises that stretch your skills and your imagination.
You’ll discover tools and techniques that will improve your writing through fun yet practical projects that you can submit and publish.
101 Creative Writing Exercises gives you plenty of practice and fresh ideas.
1200 Creative Writing Prompts
Are you looking for fresh creative writing ideas? Do you want to try writing in new forms and genres? 1200 Creative Writing Prompts is packed with fiction, poetry, and creative nonfiction prompts that will inspire and motivate you to write.
If you tackle just one prompt per day, this book will provide you with writing ideas for over three years. Spark your next writing project today.
10 Core Practices for Better Writing
Each of the ten practices presented in this book strengthen your writing skills and promote excellence. By adopting these simple but effective writing practices, you will master the craft of writing. All it takes is dedication and self-discipline.
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Ready, Set, Write:
A Guide to Creative Writing
Ready, Set, Write: A Guide to Creative Writing takes you on a tour through various forms of writing, tools of the trade, creativity techniques, and practical tips for writing. Plus, there are plenty of writing projects and activities for you to explore as you stretch and tone your writing muscles.
Written for hobbyists and aspiring professionals alike, Ready, Set, Write is ideal for young and new writers, but it also works as a refresher for seasoned scribes.
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