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Do you have an idea that you’re burning to get down on paper?Do you want to document your travels to far-flung places, or writea few stanzas of poetry? Whether you dream of being a novelist, atravel writer, a poet, a playwright or a columnist, CreativeWriting For Dummies shows you how to unlock your creativity andchoose the genre of writing that suits you best. Walking youthrough characterisation, setting, dialogue and plot, as well asgiving expert insights into both fiction and non-fiction,it’s the ideal launching pad to the world of creativewriting.

Creative Writing For Dummies covers:

Part I: Gettingstarted        

  • Chapter 1: Can Everyone Write?
  • Chapter 2:  Getting into the Write Mind
  • Chapter 3: Finding the Material to workwith   

Part II: The Elements of CreativeWriting     

  • Chapter 4: Creating Characters
  • Chapter 5: Discovering Dialogue
  • Chapter 6: Who is telling the story?
  • Chapter 7: Creating your own world
  • Chapter 8: Plotting your way
  • Chapter 9: Creating a Structure
  • Chapter 10: Rewriting andediting              

Part III:   Different Kinds of Fiction Writing

  • Chapter 11: Short stories
  • Chapter 12: Novels
  • Chapter 13: Writing for children
  • Chapter 14: Plays
  • Chapter 15: Screenplays
  • Chapter 16: Poetry

Part IV: Different kinds of Non-fictionwriting                                             

  • Chapter 17:  Breaking into journalism - Writing articles/magazine writing
  • Chapter 18: Writing from life and autobiography
  • Chapter 19: Embroidering the facts: Narrative non-fiction
  • Chapter 20: Exploring the world from your armchair - Travelwriting
  • Chapter 21: Blogging – the new big thing

Part V: Finding anaudience                                             

  • Chapter 22: Finding editors/ publishers/agents            
  • Chapter 23: Becoming a professional

Part VI: Part ofTens                          

  • Chapter 24: Ten top tips forwriters      
  • Chapter 25: Ten ways to get noticed

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