From 101 Creative Writing Exercises: Chekhov’s Gun

Today's post is from my book, 101 Creative Writing Exercises, which is available from your favorite online bookseller in paperback or as an e-book. This is from chapter six: "Storytelling," and it's called "Chekhov's Gun." Enjoy! Chekhov's Gun Chekhov's Gun is a...

What is Poetry?

Prose Bewitched When I read Mina Loy's description of poetry as "prose bewitched," I felt like someone had captured the true essence of poetry for the first time. We often struggle to define abstract or obtuse concepts. One of the greatest and most challenging...

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Grammar Rules: That and Which

There's a lot of confusion about that and which. These two words are often used interchangeably, even though they're not necessarily interchangeable. Historically, that and which may have carried the same meaning, and some English dialects may allow for that and which...

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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.

Get ready to start your writing adventure!

 

 

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. Let the adventure in writing begin!

 

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. 10 Core Practices for Better Writing is ideal for writing groups, classes, and workshops as well as individuals who want to improve their writing. Start your journey toward better writing today.

 

 

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.

 

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What’s the Story? Building Blocks for Fiction Writing

What’s the Story? Building Blocks for Fiction Writing fosters a broader and deeper understanding of stories and how they are developed. Learn to craft characters, plot, setting, and theme, and find out how to apply literary devices and storytelling techniques that take narrative writing to the next level. Pick up What’s the Story? and start developing your storytelling skills today.

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Story Drills: Fiction Writing Exercises

Story Drills: Fiction Writing Exercises is packed with lessons and exercises to help you learn the craft of storytelling. You’ll get practical tools and techniques for story development; study and analyze your favorite stories; gain experience through writing practice; and get questions and worksheets to help you create stories that resonate with readers. Get your storytelling skills in shape. Pick up Story Drills today.  

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