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Get Started in Creative Writing

Begin and perfect your first creative writing pieces

By Stephen May and Jodie Daber

  • Paperback
  • £10.99

YOUR COMPLETE INTRODUCTION TO CREATIVE WRITING.

A comprehensive and smart guide to the principle and proven strategies of writing beautiful creative writing - designed to help new writers find confidence, inspiration and creativity.

LEARN HOW TO GET STARTED IN CREATIVE WRITING AND WRITE WITH CONFIDENCE AND FLAIR.

Get Started in Creative Writing will help writers at the very beginning of their creative journey to gain confidence and find inspiration, and then support you in the completion of your first pieces of creative writing - a short story, a poem, a draft of a novel or screenplay. Each chapter includes a central writing exercise and four shorter ones, while key quotes, key ideas and focus points will be clearly signposted and will summarise important concepts and advice. At the heart of each chapter is a 'Workshop'. The Workshop is a key exercise, in which you will gain a deeper insight into the craft of writing.

In addition to coverage of all the key genres and their conventions, this new edition includes an expanded section on self- and digital publishing, to reflect recent advances in technology and the wide variety of digital platforms now available for the distribution of creative writing. There will be a section on the latest trend of creative journalling, and insight into how to tap the potential of the Internet to be the world's largest creative writing workshop.
What are you waiting for? This book has all you need to get started!

Biographical Notes

Stephen May (Author)
Stephen May is a teacher of Creative Writing, former Director of the Arvon Centre at Lumb Bank, one-time scriptwriter for Emmerdale and respected author. His second novel, 'Life! Death! Prizes!' was shortlisted for the 2012 Costa Novel Award.

Jodie Daber (Author)
Jodie Daber has a Masters in Creative Writing, is the author of several published short stories and has just completed her first novel.

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  • ISBN: 9781471801785
  • Publication date: 28 Mar 2014
  • Page count: 272
  • Imprint: Teach Yourself
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