A Writer s Workbook

From "Roget's Resume" and "Emulating Ernest" to "End Well," "The Rewrite Rut," and "Dear John," the exercises in this generous, wry workbook will keep your ideas fresh, your mind open, and your pen moving.

A Writer s Workbook

Aspiring doctors have medical school. Karate students have belts of different colors. Pianists have scales and arpeggios. But what system do writers have for getting and staying "in shape," to help them focus, practice, and make progress? A Writer's Workbook is Caroline Sharp's ingenious collection of exercises to inspire, encourage, warm up, and jump-start anyone who writes. A wise and funny friend who will cheerlead you through even your darkest can't-write days and "every idea I've ever had is awful" nights, she provides encouraging suggestions, hilarious observations, and an amazingly vivid catalogue of writers' neuroses (with advice on overcoming them, of course). From "Roget's Resume" and "Emulating Ernest" to "End Well," "The Rewrite Rut," and "Dear John," the exercises in this generous, wry workbook will keep your ideas fresh, your mind open, and your pen moving.

A Writer s Workbook

An updated and revised edition of Trudy Smoke's classic comprehensive writing skills book.

A Writer s Workbook

An updated and revised edition of Trudy Smoke's classic comprehensive writing skills book.

The Writer s Creative Workbook

With practical exercises and astute notes on dissolving creative block, planning, time, and caring for your words, this is a must-have companion to help any creative wordsmith flow, flourish, and be mindful.

The Writer s Creative Workbook

The Writer’s Creative Workbook is a practical and insightful guide into the joyful craft of mindful writing. Focusing on the transformative process of writing and conscious creativity, this beautifully illustrated part-manual, part-journal explores the holistic value of writing for writing’s sake. Author Joy Kenward invites story-tellers, poets, travel-writers, journalists and letter-writers – in fact anyone curious about the ancient wisdom of mindfulness and its relevance to the modern creative voice – to embrace affirmations, meditations and Buddhist wisdom. With practical exercises and astute notes on dissolving creative block, planning, time, and caring for your words, this is a must-have companion to help any creative wordsmith flow, flourish, and be mindful.

Build A Story Inkwell and Pen A Writer s Workbook

Or do you want a refreshing way to outline? Tired of wasting time and effort in the early stages of your draft? Author Diana Lynn struggled for years to rein in all her scattered notes, character sketches, and novel concepts.

Build A Story   Inkwell and Pen  A Writer s Workbook

Do you struggle to keep track of all your story ideas? Discover a powerful and practical tool to help you organize and crank out your next page-turner! Are you having trouble getting your novel into shape? Do you want structure but hate outlines? Tired of wasting time and effort in the early stages of your draft? Author Diana Lynn struggled for years to rein in all her scattered notes, character sketches, and novel concepts. Now she's sharing the same system that helped her move from plot holes to publishing, so you can concentrate on writing that mistake-free, award-winning novel. Build a Story; A Writer's Workbook is a well-organized, hands-on workbook adaptable to any level of author experience and writing preference. Lynn's thoughtful resource contains vital tables, worksheets, and action lists an author needs to arrange every aspect of their work. From idea to setting, and from character to climax, you'll be totally on top of every detail of your breakout book. In Build a Story; A Writer's Workbook, you'll discover: A comprehensive author blueprint to make sure you hit your deadline Thought provoking prompts to ensure you craft rich, vibrant worlds Well-designed, easy-to-follow layouts that allow you get on with your masterwork Sections for your plot, titles, character names, towns, and cities so you stay consistent and save time in editing and revising Plenty of space in a larger format paperback so you'll never run out of room for your idea, and much, much more! Build a Story; A Writer's Workbook is an invaluable method for boosting creativity and productivity. If you like efficient approaches to writing, flexible systems that accommodate creative minds, and easy-access organizational tools, then you'll love Diana Lynn's indispensable resource. Buy Build a Story; A Writer's Workbook to help your ideas bloom today!

A Writer s Workbook Teacher s Manual

An updated and revised edition of Trudy Smoke's classic comprehensive writing skills book.

A Writer s Workbook Teacher s Manual

An updated and revised edition of Trudy Smoke's classic comprehensive writing skills book.

The Screenwriter s Workbook

A revised and updated handbook for prospective screenwriters offers practical advice on plot structure, characterization, dialogue, research, and rewriting, and suggests writing exercises to improve one's screenwriting skills.

The Screenwriter s Workbook

A revised and updated handbook for prospective screenwriters offers practical advice on plot structure, characterization, dialogue, research, and rewriting, and suggests writing exercises to improve one's screenwriting skills. Original. 20,000 first printing.

The TV Writer s Workbook

In this unique hands-on guide, television writer and producer Ellen Sandler shares the trade secrets she learned while writing for hit shows like Everybody Loves Raymond and Coach.

The TV Writer s Workbook

Why is TV writing different from any other kind of writing? How will writing a spec script open doors? What do I have to do to get a job writing for TV? Writing for television is a business. And, like any business, there are proven strategies for success. In this unique hands-on guide, television writer and producer Ellen Sandler shares the trade secrets she learned while writing for hit shows like Everybody Loves Raymond and Coach. She offers concrete advice on everything from finding a story to getting hired on a current series. Filled with easy-to-implement exercises and practical wisdom, this ingenious how-to handbook outlines the steps for becoming a professional TV writer, starting with a winning script. Sandler explains the difference between “selling” and “telling,” form and formula, theme and plot. Discover: • A technique for breaking down a show style so you’re as close to being in the writing room as you can get without actually having a job there • The 3 elements for that essential Concept Line that you must have in order to create a story with passion and consequence • Mining the 7 Deadly Sins for fresh and original story lines • Sample scripts from hit shows • In-depth graphs, script breakdown charts, vital checkpoints along the way, and much, much more!

Prosperity for Writers Productivity Journal

Get this workbook and finally become the person you knew you could be: a financially-successful career writer. Buy the transformative workbook and claim your prosperity today

Prosperity for Writers Productivity Journal

Do you struggle to make money as a writer? This workbook will transform your thinking, your writing, and your bank account! In "Prosperity for Writers," Honoree and a laundry list of forward-thinking writers helped you to begin to change your mindset for good into one of abundance. By popular demand, the "Prosperity for Writers Productivity Journal" was born to help you transform your inner world and boost your bank account with the thought-provoking stories, questions, and ideas you need to identify action steps, empowering beliefs, and plans that will help you live off your writing. With Honoree's incredible plans and the inspiration of other prosperous writers at your fingertips, you'll be able to make the leap to abundant writer faster and easier than you ever thought possible. It's your time to shine and live off the earnings of your writing. Get this workbook and finally become the person you knew you could be: a financially-successful career writer. Buy the transformative workbook and claim your prosperity today!"

Ready Set Novel

Full of helpful lists, plot maps, character Q&As, field trips, writing exercises, inspiring quotes, and plenty of space to write and outline, Ready, Set, Novel! provides ample inspiration and guidance to first-time novelists and more ...

Ready  Set  Novel

This writer's block-busting workbook guides authors through planning and plotting a novel before writing it from the initial idea generation and brainstorming through character, setting, and story development. Full of helpful lists, plot maps, character Q&As, field trips, writing exercises, inspiring quotes, and plenty of space to write and outline, Ready, Set, Novel! provides ample inspiration and guidance to first-time novelists and more seasoned scribes alike.

Ultimate Novel Planning Workbook

This Ultimate Novel Planning Workbook helps aspiring and seasoned writers do exactly that - plan a novel.

Ultimate Novel Planning Workbook

This Ultimate Novel Planning Workbook helps aspiring and seasoned writers do exactly that - plan a novel. Great for all ages and with over 100 pages of worksheets including: brainstorming and writing exercises, plotting and characterization guides, editing tips and, a diary to track your word count goals. Also includes plenty of notepaper, map grid paper, setting and scene worksheets and more. Keep all of your notes in one place for easy reference. PDF available for home printing upon proof of purchase, details inside the book.

Writers 750 Emerald Workbook

The basic goal in this workbook is for the writer to write at least one new story each month for twelve months.

Writers 750 Emerald Workbook

The basic goal in this workbook is for the writer to write at least one new story each month for twelve months. The writer is in charge of writing more or less. The suggested word count for each story is 750-1,000 words, a 3-minute story. However, writers can write a novella or a full length novel if led to do so. This workbook can be used by individual writers, a writing group, a book club, or writing classes. In twelve chapters, the writer will have an opportunity to explore themes, settings, story conflicts, and complete a story each month. The writer will have an opportunity to develop writing skills and use his or her talent to exercise the craft of writing a good story in twelve chapters that coincide with twelve months. Over the course of one year, the writer will be encouraged to write a new pitch each month and attend a writing conference. At the beginning of the workbook, the writer can take a motivation test to see the level of awareness he or she has for writing stories and the level of awareness for writing for the benefit of others. The purpose of the motivation test is to see progress over one year. By taking the test before and after the workbook is complete, the writer can see real development in commitment to writing stories. This workbook is a place where writers will be motivated by seeing a compilation of stories over the course of one year.

Creating Character Arcs Workbook

"...presents a guided approach to choosing the right type of character arc for your story, joining plot and character into a cohesive and resonant whole, and choosing stories with life-changing themes."--

Creating Character Arcs Workbook

Uncover the Secrets to Creating Characters Readers Will Never Forget Award-winning author K.M. Weiland's previous book, the acclaimed Creating Character Arcs, showed writers how to identify the five most important types of character arcs and use them to bring your own characters to life with stunning and powerful realism. Now it's time to put those lessons to use! Building upon the principles you've already learned, the Creating Character Arcs Workbook presents a guided approach to choosing the right type of character arc for your story, joining plot and character into a cohesive and resonant whole, and choosing stories with life-changing themes. Containing hundreds of incisive questions and imagination-revving exercises, this valuable resource will show you how to: Write an inspiring Positive Change Arc Create one of three unforgettable Negative Change Arcs Take full advantage of a heroic Flat Arc Align the structure of your character arcs with that of your plot Revise a story that has no arc And so much more! This accessible and streamlined workbook will empower you to create resonant character arcs-and an outstanding novel. Start writing your best book today!

The Writer s Workbook

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The Creative Writing Workbook

Whether you're a poet, storyteller or playwright, have journalistic ambitions or simply want to make the most of online opportunities, the creative activities in this workbook will have you putting pen to paper from the very first chapter ...

The Creative Writing Workbook

" ?Are you inspired to write a novel, short story or your life story, but don?t know where to start? Do you want to improve your writing skills when using social media and blogging, or do you have an aspiration to become a freelance writer? This new Teach Yourself Workbook, written by a successful published author, accompanies you every step of your way to becoming a writer, with insider tips and techniques, guided, accessible exercises to get you writing, case studies drawn from published works and many more features ideal for budding writers who want to develop their ability through a more active style of learning. Whether you?re a poet, storyteller or playwright, have journalistic ambitions or simply want to make the most of online opportunities, the creative activities in this workbook will have you putting pen to paper from the very first chapter and you will soon be ready to achieve your writing potential. -Understand the key techniques and essential qualities of good writing -Discover how worlds are created and craft your own compelling settings through guided exercises -Explore characterisation, drama and dialogue and structure your own scenarios -Learn the secrets of successful writing with in-depth case studies from fiction, non-fiction, life-writing and poetry -Create an impact with brilliant copywriting? "

The Psychology Workbook for Writers

Each chapter outlines an aspect of psychological theory as it can be used for writing and provides two worksheets to translate it into action - one to develop characters, one to develop the story.

The Psychology Workbook for Writers

Writers know that their characters and stories should be multi-layered and believable. Now here's a simple workbook that uses the same knowledge that gives therapists insight into human behaviour to create fiction that hits the mark. Each chapter outlines an aspect of psychological theory as it can be used for writing and provides two worksheets to translate it into action - one to develop characters, one to develop the story. Darian Smith is a prize winning fiction writer with a degree in psychology, a Diploma of Counselling, and is a member of the New Zealand Association of Counsellors. He combines these two sides of his background to provide simple, easy to follow tools that make use of established psychological theory to help writers develop fully rounded, interesting, realistic characters and inject conflict into their stories. Give your writing the benefit of over a decade of training and experience and discover how to have readers wanting more.

A Writer s Workbook

A Writer s Workbook


The PLAIN ENGLISH Writer s Workbook

The PLAIN ENGLISH Writer's Workbook explains writing concepts in simple terms. It's written for fiction and memoir writers of all levels, from beginners to previously published. The workbook is divided into six sections: 1.

The PLAIN ENGLISH Writer s Workbook

The PLAIN ENGLISH Writer's Workbook explains writing concepts in simple terms. It's written for fiction and memoir writers of all levels, from beginners to previously published. The workbook is divided into six sections: 1. Getting Ready to Write (Advice for Beginners); 2. The Basics (Understanding Plot, Characterization, Setting, Dialogue, and Point of View); 3. Advanced Techniques (Understanding Pacing, Flashbacks, Foreshadowing, Cutting the Flab, and Adding Muscle); 4. Self-Editing (Grammar, Punctuation, Proofreading, and Editing); 5. The Next Step (Applying for a Copyright, Writing a Query Letter, Writing a Synopsis, Understanding Self-Publishing, Finding an Agent, and Tax Deductions for Writers); and 6. Reproducible Worksheets with Detailed Instructions (Novel Summary Worksheet, Memoir Summary Worksheet, Chapter Summary, Character Trait Chart, Juvenile Trait Chart, Personality Components Worksheet, Character Growth Chart, Character List, and Setting List). Additionally, three appendices are included: List of Genres, Glossary, and Writing Resources. The generous 8.5 x 11" size allows for easy reproduction of the worksheets. This workbook gives you the techniques you need to bring your writing to the next level--and it's written in PLAIN ENGLISH. Tips give reminders of important concepts in just a few words. Nine worksheets with detailed instructions help you plot, create memorable characters, and edit your own work like a pro. Throughout the workbook, generous samples are given to show the right and wrong way to perform various techniques. SAMPLE TIPS: Replace dialogue tags with action or body language. This, alone, will bring your writing up a level. Any word that doesn't add value to your prose detracts from it. Make a scene feel complete by ending it with the focus on the viewpoint character. If multiple viewpoints are used in a manuscript, the current viewpoint character should be the first character named in each scene. Avoid the temptation to explain. Readers are smart--they will "get it." Never name an emotion. Use body language and dialogue (internal or spoken) to show the emotion. ** EVERY WRITER NEEDS THIS BOOK.

A Writer s Journal Workbook

The workbook is composed around a series of have-a-go exercises with ample space (double spread) for the user to write and doodle in. This Journal Workbook will become the must-have companion for creatives on the go.

A Writer   s Journal Workbook

The Writer's Journal Workbook is a lively prompt for creative writers looking for help in setting themselves regular creative tasks, goals and challenges. Packed with step-by-step activities, advice and suggestions, the writer is guided through practical exercises and encouraged to put pen to paper. Are you stuck in a writing rut and don't know how to move forward? Do you lack a daily routine and need a structure to set daily or weekly writing time for yourself? Do you want somewhere to gather your writing ideas and scribbles together in one place? This workbook is the perfect place for the budding writer who wants a spark of inspiration, to sharpen their ideas and perfect their skills at their own pace. The workbook is composed around a series of have-a-go exercises with ample space (double spread) for the user to write and doodle in. This Journal Workbook will become the must-have companion for creatives on the go.

Grassroots with Readings The Writer s Workbook

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Grassroots with Readings  The Writer s Workbook

Using her unique M-A-P approach (Model-Analysis-Practice), Susan Fawcett’s books have guided hundreds of thousands of students through the writing process, from foundations of grammar, mechanics, and spelling through writing clear sentences and well-organized paragraphs. Her inductive approach; plentiful, high-interest student models and practices; and contemporary readings engage and motivate students. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.