Creative Visualization for Writers

An Interactive Guide for Bringing Your Book Ideas - and Writing Career - to Life

Author: Nina Amir

Publisher: Writer's Digest Books

ISBN: 9781440347184

Category: Authorship

Page: 224

View: 9597

Creative Visualization for Writers features dozens of exercises and activities to spark new writing ideas, encourage relaxation and focus, and give you a creative boost. Nina Amir guides you through every stage of the creation process, from setting clear goals and finding inspiration to filling your creative well and managing your attention.

Writing from the Senses

59 Exercises to Ignite Creativity and Revitalize Your Writing

Author: Laura Deutsch

Publisher: Shambhala Publications

ISBN: 0834829126

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 256

View: 9219

The sensory details that infuse our everyday experience—the smell of a favorite dish cooking, the texture of a well-worn coat, hearing a song that reminds you of a person or a time in your life—can be used to add richness and spark to what we write. Whether you are a professional writer (or want to be one) or someone who just enjoys writing for the joy of self-expression, Writing from the Senses will show you how to tap into an endless source of engaging material, using your senses as prompts. Laura Deutsch explores all kinds of writing—from memoir and journaling to fiction, journalism, poetry, travel, food writing, and more.

Creative Visualization For Dummies

Author: Robin Nixon

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1119992648

Category: Self-Help

Page: 396

View: 5699

Explains what creative visualization is and describes how to use it in order to achieve happiness and life goals.

Take Ten for Writers

1000 writing exercises to build momentum in just 10 minutes a day

Author: Bonnie Neubauer

Publisher: Writer's Digest Books

ISBN: 9781582975337

Category: Reference

Page: 224

View: 5376

With Take Ten for Writers, it's never been easier to get creative! Each of the 100 exercises in this jam-packed inspirational resource comes with 10 different variables, so every exercise can be done 10 unique times with 10 very different results. That's 1,000 flash writing exercises to keep your pen moving! This exciting follow-up to author Bonnie Neubauer's best-selling Write-Brain Workbook offers even more original prompts to help you: Get into the habit of writing without the burden of weighty expectations--write for the pure fun of it. Write fast in ten-minute bursts without over-thinking or over-editing your work--no self-censoring allowed! Learn how to weave details into your writing to paint a more realistic, tactile picture with your words--be specific and write with intent. Celebrate your writing accomplishments without comparing your work to that of others--every piece you finish is an achievement to be acknowledged! Whether you're a fiction or nonfiction writer, poet, artist, teacher, student, scrapbooker, or lover of words, Take Ten for Writers can help unleash your own writing passion. With 1,000 exercises guaranteed to get the words flowing, you'll come back to the book again and again to stay motivated, get fresh ideas, and keep writer's block at bay for good!

Story Sparks

Finding Your Best Story Ideas and Turning Them into Compelling Fiction

Author: Denise Jaden

Publisher: New World Library

ISBN: 1608685098

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 184

View: 7659

Find rock-solid story ideas before you start writing Anyone who has been hamster-wheeling a story idea for years or has hundreds of pages exploring various approaches on their hard drive knows that there must be a better way. There is. Young adult novelist Denise Jaden shows exactly how to create the captivating stories that prevent dispiriting wasted time. Busting the “visitation from the muses” myth, she shows that inspiration is a skill writers can learn by understanding how story ideas work (or don’t), fertilizing the ground for fresh and sound ideas, and moving swiftly through stuck points. Practical and inspiring, Jaden’s approach celebrates the imaginative sparks that make innovations of all kinds possible while pinpointing the precise tools writers need to fan their unique creative flames.

Creative Visualization

Use the Power of Your Imagination to Create What You Want in Your Life

Author: Shakti Gawain

Publisher: New World Library

ISBN: 1608684652

Category: Self-Help

Page: 200

View: 945

As introduced by Shakti Gawain to more than seven million readers worldwide, creative visualization is the art of using mental imagery and affirmation to produce positive changes in your life. Gawain’s clear writing style and vivid examples make Creative Visualization easy to read and apply to your personal needs and wants. This groundbreaking work has found enthusiastic followers in every country and language in which it has been published, and Gawain’s simple yet powerful techniques are now used successfully in many diverse fields, including health, education, business, sports, and the creative arts. Whether you read it for general inspiration and empowerment or to achieve specific goals (financial, creative, medical, career, relationship), Creative Visualization remains a profoundly powerful resource from a uniquely warm and wise teacher.

The Write-Brain Workbook

400 Exercises to Liberate Your Writing

Author: Bonnie Neubauer

Publisher: Writer's Digest Books

ISBN: 9781599638386

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 400

View: 9207

"You're seated at your desk, fingers poised above the keyboard, ready to write ... but the words aren't coming. You're tapped out -- or worse, burnt out. The blank page strikes again." "Never fear. If you're battling writer's block, or if you're just looking for ways to flex your creative writing muscles, The write-brain workbook revised & expanded will ensure that you never have to face another wordless day. Brimming with 400 stimulating writing prompts -- including more than 60 exercises new to this edition -- you'll create quirky characters, discover fresh twists on classic word games, sample new forms, and generate scores of ideas for poems, short stories, articles, and even novels. Write, scrawl, scribble, and dream on each page -- the possibilities for creativity are endless!"--Back cover.

The Art of Play

Ignite Your Imagination to Unlock Insight, Healing, and Joy

Author: Joan Stanford

Publisher: She Writes Press

ISBN: 1631520318

Category: Self-Help

Page: 208

View: 5420

At forty-two, Joan Stanford—a busy mother, innkeeper—discovered, to her surprise and delight, a creative process for insight and healing that allowed even her, a self-proclaimed “non-artist,” to start making art. In The Art of Play, Stanford shares her journey through art and poetry as an example of how taking—or, more appropriately, making—time to pay attention to the imagery our daily lives presents to us can expand our awareness and joy, and she offers readers suggestions for how to do this for themselves, inviting them to embark on their own journey.

Letters to a Young Writer

Some Practical and Philosophical Advice

Author: Colum McCann

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 0399590811

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 192

View: 1514

From the bestselling author of the National Book Award winner Let the Great World Spin comes a lesson in how to be a writer—and so much more than that. Intriguing and inspirational, this book is a call to look outward rather than inward. McCann asks his readers to constantly push the boundaries of experience, to see empathy and wonder in the stories we craft and hear. A paean to the power of language, both by argument and by example, Letters to a Young Writer is fierce and honest in its testament to the bruises delivered by writing as both a profession and a calling. It charges aspiring writers to learn the rules and even break them. These fifty-two essays are ultimately a profound challenge to a new generation to bring truth and light to a dark world through their art. Praise for the fiction of Colum McCann Let the Great World Spin Winner of the National Book Award “One of the most electric, profound novels I have read in years.”—Jonathan Mahler, The New York Times Book Review “There’s so much passion and humor and pure life force on every page that you’ll find yourself giddy, dizzy, overwhelmed.”—Dave Eggers TransAtlantic Longlisted for the Man Booker Prize and shortlisted for the International IMPAC Dublin Literary Award “Reminiscent of the finest work of Michael Ondaatje and Michael Cunningham.”—O: The Oprah Magazine “Another sweeping, beautifully constructed tapestry of life . . . Reading McCann is a rare joy.”—The Seattle Times Thirteen Ways of Looking A New York Times Notable Book of the Year “The irreducible mystery of human experience ties this small collection together, and in each of these stories McCann explores that theme in strikingly effective ways.”—The Washington Post “Extraordinary . . . incandescent.”—Chicago Tribune


The Complete Guide to Writing Narrative Nonfiction

Author: Jack Hart

Publisher: University of Chicago Press

ISBN: 0226318168

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 266

View: 1916

A former managing editor of the "Oregonian" who guided several Pulitzer Prize-winning narratives to publication shares guidelines for writers of nonfiction that encompass such topics as story theory, scene establishment, and preparing work for submission.

The Author Training Manual

Develop Great Ideas, Craft Exceptional Books, and Become the Author Publishers Want to Work With

Author: Nina Amir

Publisher: Writer's Digest Books

ISBN: 9781599631455

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 240

View: 2014

Anyone can publish a book, but if you want to become a successful author with a profitable publishing career, you need this step-by-step guide to help you develop book ideas that sell. Amir teaches you how to view your ideas through the eyes of acquisitions editors and literary agents.


A Novel

Author: Stephen King

Publisher: Berkley

ISBN: 9780451169518

Category: Fiction

Page: 1093

View: 1759

More information to be announced soon on this forthcoming title from Penguin USA

The Courage to Be Creative

Author: Doreen Virtue

Publisher: Hay House, Inc

ISBN: 1401948812

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 240

View: 7499

You were born creative, because you are the creation of the Creator, as we all are. If you don’t feel that way or your artistic endeavors haven’t worked out, this book can help you. Doreen Virtue, the beloved author of over 100 best-selling books, card decks, and audio/video programs, shows you how to gain more than a dozen forms of courage that lead to creativity – including an unshakable belief in yourself and dedication to seeing your sacred ideas and dreams through to fruition. In these pages, Doreen reveals the secrets behind her own incredibly prolific creative output, details what guides her writing process, and offers an unprecedented window onto what it really looks like to be self-employed in the creative arts. In addition, each chapter features useful tips to lead you to discover your natural talents as a writer or artist and in other creative vocations or avocations. Doreen also includes summaries of fascinating psychological studies that showcase how to become a successful and satisfied creative individual. Filled with real-world advice, scientific research on creativity, and true stories, The Courage to Be Creative both lays bare the divinely guided path to "birthing" a creative work and charts the earthly path to jump-starting your creative career (including confidently navigating the labyrinth of literary and creative agencies, publishers, marketing outlets, and much more). This extraordinary book merges the spiritual with the practical, demonstrating how to courageously harness your innate gifts for purposeful artistic pursuits and lasting fulfillment – creatively, personally, and professionally, as well as financially – and leave your unique mark on the world.

Creativity for Life

Practical Advice on the Artist's Personality, and Career from America's Foremost Creativity Coach

Author: Eric Maisel

Publisher: New World Library

ISBN: 1577317238

Category: Self-Help

Page: 368

View: 9362

As a therapist and creativity coach, Eric Maisel has worked with thousands of creative people. He knows firsthand the struggles that writers, musicians, artists, dancers, and actors face and has helped them find balance in their lives while pursuing their artistic endeavors. His new book presents a comprehensive approach to the much-misunderstood life of the artist. Creativity for Life offers practical ideas as well as exercises and inspiration to nurture growth as an artist and as a person, exploring such subjects as: Establishing your creativity practice Obscurity and stardom Blocks The artist’s personality Moods and madness Artists in love Craft The rewards and perils of isolation Social interactions and community

Plotting and Writing Suspense Fiction

Author: Patricia Highsmith

Publisher: Macmillan

ISBN: 9780312286668

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 145

View: 962

Explains how to use the elements of suspense to create and develop an exciting story.

Designing Your Life

How to Build a Well-Lived, Joyful Life

Author: Bill Burnett,Dave Evans

Publisher: Knopf

ISBN: 110187533X

Category: Self-Help

Page: 272

View: 1833

#1 New York Times Bestseller At last, a book that shows you how to build—design—a life you can thrive in, at any age or stage Designers create worlds and solve problems using design thinking. Look around your office or home—at the tablet or smartphone you may be holding or the chair you are sitting in. Everything in our lives was designed by someone. And every design starts with a problem that a designer or team of designers seeks to solve. In this book, Bill Burnett and Dave Evans show us how design thinking can help us create a life that is both meaningful and fulfilling, regardless of who or where we are, what we do or have done for a living, or how young or old we are. The same design thinking responsible for amazing technology, products, and spaces can be used to design and build your career and your life, a life of fulfillment and joy, constantly creative and productive, one that always holds the possibility of surprise. "Designing Your Life walks readers through the process of building a satisfying, meaningful life by approaching the challenge the way a designer would. Experimentation. Wayfinding. Prototyping. Constant iteration. You should read the book. Everyone else will." —Daniel Pink, bestselling author of Drive “This [is] the career book of the next decade and . . . the go-to book that is read as a rite of passage whenever someone is ready to create a life they love.” —David Kelley, Founder of IDEO “An empowering book based on their popular class of the same name at Stanford University . . . Perhaps the book’s most important lesson is that the only failure is settling for a life that makes one unhappy. With useful fact-finding exercises, an empathetic tone, and sensible advice, this book will easily earn a place among career-finding classics.” —Publishers Weekly From the Hardcover edition.

The 12 Secrets of Highly Creative Women Journal

Author: Gail McMeekin

Publisher: Conari Press

ISBN: 1573244945

Category: Self-Help

Page: 192

View: 3765

The perfect companion to Gail McMeekin's popular 12 Secrets of Highly Creative Women, this journal offers readers a place to track and record their progress with their creative work. It follows the format of the original book, highlighting the 12 Secrets, Keys, and Challenges of each chapter with prompts and inspirational quotes to motivate women to write about their creative lives. The journal features excerpts from interviews with highly creative women who are successful in their fields, fun sidebars, and lots of stories that show women how to gain both confidence and perspective on their own work.

Creativity Rules

Get Ideas Out of Your Head and into the World

Author: Tina Seelig

Publisher: HarperCollins

ISBN: 0062856286

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 256

View: 3922

International bestselling author and Stanford University professor Tina Seelig adapts her wildly popular creativity course to a practical guide on how to put your best ideas into action. For the past fifteen years, Professor Tina Seelig has taught her Stanford students how to creatively unleash their unique entrepreneurial spirits. In Creativity Rules, she shares this wisdom, offering inspiration and guidance to transform ideas into reality. Readers will learn how to work through the four steps of The Invention Cycle: Imagination (envisioning things that do not yet exist), Creativity (applying your imagination to address a challenge), Innovation (applying creativity to generate unique solutions), and Entrepreneurship (applying innovation, to bring ideas to fruition, where our ideas then gain the power to inspire the imaginations of others). Using each step to build upon the last, you can create something much complex, interesting, and powerful. Creativity Rules provides the essential knowledge to take a compelling idea and transform it into something extraordinary.