IMPROVE YOUR CREATIVE WRITING WITH THIS PRACTICAL, LEARNING FOCUSED 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
ABOUT THE SERIES
The Teach Yourself Creative Writing series helps aspiring authors tell their story. Covering a range of genres from science fiction and romantic novels, to illustrated children's books and comedy, this series is packed with advice, exercises and tips for unlocking creativity and improving your writing. And because we know how daunting the blank page can be, we set up the Just Write online community at tyjustwrite, for budding authors and successful writers to connect and share.
Matthew Branton is the author of several internationally published novels. He has worked as a journalist and in fiction publishing, and he has an MA in Creative Writing. He currently works as a manuscript reader for the Literary Consultancy.
Chapter 1 - Writing for Readers Chapter 2 - Writing about People and Places Chapter 3 - Action! Writing Ideas Chapter 4 - Drama: Writing for Effect Chapter 5 - Writing Fiction Chapter 6 - Writing Non-fiction Chapter 7 - Life Writing Chapter 8 - Writing Poetry Chapter 9 - Writing Dialogue and Drama Chapter 10 - Writing Copy Afterword: taking it to the next level