Creative Writing for Dummies (Paperback)

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Unlock your creative potential and write something special

Ever dream of writing a book, article, poem, or play that means something to you--and maybe to someone else as well? Do you have an idea you're ready to get down on paper? In Creative Writing For Dummies, you'll learn how to unleash your creative side and become a confident and productive writer.

Discover the essential elements of storytelling, including structure, characterization, setting, dialogue, and plot, as you navigate the countless ways you can express yourself with the written word. Explore the media and methods you can use to help find an audience--from traditional to self-publishing, social media, blogging, and more

Creative Writing For Dummies also shows you how to:

  • Write in all sorts of different formats, including screenplays, scripts, creative nonfiction, poetry, short stories, novels, and beyond
  • Navigate the world of social media and learn how it can contribute to getting your work read by more people in more places
  • Understand the new, online nature of contemporary journalism and the proliferation of news and blogging sites

A can't-miss roadmap to getting your first--or hundred-and-first--story, poem, or script committed to paper, Creative Writing For Dummies is an essential read for aspiring, amateur, and professional writers everywhere.

About the Author

Maggie Hamand, PhD, is a novelist, nonfiction author, journalist, and publisher. She was the winner of the first World One-Day Novel Cup in 1994 with the novel The Resurrection of the Body, which was written in 24 hours and subsequently optioned for film and television. Her novel Virgin & Child was the 2020 Morning Star Book of the Year.

Product Details
ISBN: 9781394196661
ISBN-10: 1394196660
Publisher: For Dummies
Publication Date: October 3rd, 2023
Pages: 400
Language: English