The Writer's Idea Book 10th Anniversary Edition: How to Develop Great Ideas for Fiction, Nonfiction, Poetry, and Screenplays
Writers Digest Books
Publication date: December 2011
Digital Book format: ePub (Adobe DRM)
Where do you get your ideas?
Its a question that plagues every writer. And once youve got an idea, what then? Ideas without a plan, without a purpose, are no more than pleasant thoughts. So how do you come up with those ideas, and how do you turn them into writing that will engage your reader?
The Writers Idea Book is here to help you find the answers. Utilizing more than 400 prompts and exercises, youll generate intriguing ideas and plumb their possibilities to turn them into something amazing. This indispensable guide will help you:
- Develop good writing habits that foster creativity
- Explore your own life for writing material
- Draw inspiration from the world around you
- Find form for your ideas, develop them into a piece of writing, and make them better
Let The Writers Idea Book give you the insight and self-awareness to create and refine ideas that demand to be transformed into greater works, the kind of compelling, absorbing writing that will have other writers asking "where do you get your ideas?"
About the author
Jack Heffron is the author of a number of books and has ghostwritten several others. He worked in publishing for many years as an editor and has edited hundreds of books. He has taught at the University of Alabama and currently teaches in the journalism program at the University of Cincinnati. His writing has won numerous awards and appeared in magazines and literary journals. He was a founding editor of Story magazine, which twice won the National Magazine Award. He is currently a regular contributor to several print and online publications, and he works in advertising. He lives in Cincinnati, Ohio.