- Format: Kindle Edition
- File Size: 2144 KB
- Print Length: 53 pages
- Publisher: Creative1 Publishing (30 Jan. 2012)
- Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
- Language: English
- ASIN: B0073V8312
- Text-to-Speech: Enabled
- Word Wise: Enabled
- Average Customer Review: 3 customer reviews
- Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #987,382 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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Challenging Creative Writing Projects Kindle Edition
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So... That being said, imagine my surprise on opening this e-book -- and finding exercises that I really wanted to sit down and tackle. They're clever. They're imaginative. They're inspiring. And they're put together in a way that will, if you follow through the entire book, add up to working techniques that can help you finish off some "actual projects." Some are enough, in themselves, to launch you into a short story or bit of flash fiction or micro fiction. Others may be just what you need to get you past an obstacle, a bit of writer's block, or some confusion over the background of your character.
Annette Young manages the Creative Competitor website, which provides tips for writers and a host of weekly writing competitions that are short and inexpensive to enter. Most, like some of the exercises in the book, are based on a photo. I came across the site while researching the latest edition of my own book Writing to Win, and promised myself I'd come back and actually enter some of these competitions! But I think that, before I give the contests a go, I'll take a stab at some of these exercises first, and hone my ability to write short pieces.
The book is divided into several sections: The Warm-Up, Characterization, Short Fiction, Micro Fiction, Photo-Inspired Fiction, Item Inclusion, Word Association, and Multiple Tasks. In each section, the exercises build upon one another, so that by the end of the section, you will be creating a multi-layered story or sketch based on techniques you've developed throughout the chapter.
As Annette declares in her conclusion, "Many people feel that to be a good writer, you have to be born with an incredible imagination and a flair for the written word, and whilst this will certainly help, all those who dream of becoming a writer, can do so providing they apply themselves to the craft." This small but truly challenging e-book has the potential to help writers do exactly that!
I got this book to improve my creative writing and I actually like it. I think that says something. I highly recommend it!
Especially the photo inspired fiction challenges.
Very good for focusing and organising your writing thoughts!
The author, Annette Young, makes all the excercises fun, but also informative at the same time.