Can creative writing be taught or is the ability something you are born with? After watching many students grow and develop their writing skills, and go on to be successful writers, I have to say that creative writing can definitely be taught. I believe that anyone with a desire to write can learn to develop their skills and be really pleased with whatever they create.
This workbook contains the complete text from our Creative Writing course, which we taught to students from across the English-speaking world. It is the ultimate step-by-step formula for writing your own articles, fiction, short stories, full novels, children’s books and memoirs – in fact whatever you want to write this book will help you on your way to being published.
It is packed with essential information, practical activities and writing exercises all aimed at helping you to develop your writing and storytelling skills.
All aspects of writing for magazines and fiction are covered, starting with your first steps, planning your article or story, to completing your work and getting it published.
We show you how to: –
Work with words
Build your article step-by-step, creating the opening, body and ending
Analyse and find your market
Submit your work (includes sample submission letters)
Pitch your ideas to a magazine editor
Layout and present your work for publication
Build and develop your characters
Understand points of view in writing
Create convincing dialogue
Construct your plot and create your structure
Review and edit your work
Market and self-publish your book
Write and sell short stories
Research for memoirs
Write children’s books for various age groups
Pitch your ideas to a publisher
Write covering letters (includes templates)
Present your work for publication
Also included are ideas and suggestions for writing your author’s bio, how to overcome writer’s block, tips for using flashbacks and developing sub-plots, how to flesh out a seed of an idea, and where to offer your finished work for publication.
Plus ideas for article genres for those moments when inspiration is hard to come by and where to offer your finished article for publication. The book explains how you can earn money from writing articles, as well as how to recycle and reuse your articles to maximise your income.
And there is so much more inside; it may seem a bold statement but we believe that this is the most complete creative writing workbook currently available.