- Paperback: 160 pages
- Publisher: Teach Yourself Books (2 April 1992)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0340287659
- ISBN-13: 978-0340287651
- Product Dimensions: 19.4 x 12.8 x 1.4 cm
- Average Customer Review: 3.8 out of 5 stars See all reviews (6 customer reviews)
- Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 186,539 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
Teach Yourself Creative Writing Paperback – 2 Apr 1992
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"A how-to book for beginners that does not talk down to its audience" "plenty of excellent advice" "equips the beginner to tackel a wide range of markets" (Writing Magazine - Jun/Jul 2003 issue 20030512)
"An ideal handbook for anyone new to the diverse world of creative writing...an essential read for the apprentice" (The New Writer - May/June 2003 20030514)
"the ideal practical handbook for any aspiring author" (Zing Review 20040401) --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
About the Author
Dianne died earlier this year. Ian Burton has been assigned Dianne's copyright for this title. Ian Burton was born in Birmingham in 1949. Although he had been writing since his teens it wasn’t until 1975 when he joined Dianne Doubtfire’s Creative Writing class on the Isle of Wight that he began to take it seriously. Ian is currently living in Dorset. He has been teaching Writing for Profit and Pleasure in adult education since 1988 and also works as Deputy Manager at Kinson Community Centre. He is currently working on his eighth novel. --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
Top Customer Reviews
Though this book would likely be a waste of time for the seasoned writer, or even the unpublished writer who knows what direction they want to pursue, it would be a good basic resource for those who just want a basic idea of the multitude of writing options they have.
Though I enjoyed reading it, I turn to more specific writing books for my purposes. I'm glad I didn't buy this book, I got mine from the library. Perhaps the reader of this review should do the same before they decide to purchase this book.
If you're interested in writing radio plays, articles to be published, short stories or even a novel then this book has everything that you need to get started. Along with the practical advice that it has for writers it also covers presenting your work to publishers and editors alike.
I recommend to anybody looking for there first guide book for writing to look no further. Diane Doubtfire will cover everything that you need to know and more. A very informative and entertaining guide to the world of writing. I return over and over again to make reference from here and i'm sure that many others have and will do so in the future.
Most definetly worth buying for the new writer!
Most Recent Customer Reviews
As one perspicacious individual "commented" on one of my reviews, yes, I would like to be a "real" writer. Read morePublished on 3 Dec. 2008 by Four Violets
My copy of this book is so warn out, I've had to stick it back together. Teach Yourself Creative Writing is a great reference book to keep handy and dip into whenever you need a... Read morePublished on 5 Sept. 2008 by H. Butler