The topics covered are:
- Why do you write and for whom.
- Getting to know your characters.
- Using your senses, point of view, language and voice. (Essential for the development of the story)
- Architecture (The things around you including textures, shapes,speed and other things) and Nature (What do you see outside and can it make a better story)
- History and Culture. ( Makes the story believable)
- Situations, actions and plots.
- Now how to put it all together, and building the story.
- Rewards of writing. What do I get from writing and sources of inspiration.
- Writers block, opening up to new ideas and knowing when it is time to stop writing and take a breather.
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I have always loved to write and I have written a few short stories and a novel. There are times that I get very frustrated because I ran out of ideas and stopped writing. The book has helped me overcome my writer's block and continue writing. The author's writing style was relaxed and I did not feel that I was reading a boring textbook. The exercises were easy to follow, useful and you do not have to follow them in order. After reading the book, I feel that I have learned a little more about creative writing and how I can make my writing better. So if you want to jump start your writing, read the book and hey.. you never know you may end up with a bestseller.
Disclaimer: I received a free copy of the book from the author for my honest review and I was not compensated for my review.