Denise Jaden has been fast-drafting since 2007, when she wrote the first draft of her debut novel, Losing Faith, in twenty-one days during the NaNoWriMo writing challenge. She has participated (and won) the NaNoWriMo challenge each year since, and she now runs a secondary fast-drafting challenge on her blog each March at denisejaden.blogspot.com. Her second novel from Simon & Schuster, Never Enough, was released in 2012, and a group of companion stories, Never Enough Stories, is available for free at Smashwords.com. Writing with a Heavy Heart: Using Grief and Loss to Stretch Your Fiction was her first nonfiction work for writers. She loves teaching groups of writers of all ages and infusing them with confidence to attempt their own fast drafts. Denise lives just outside Vancouver, Canada, with her personal-trainer husband and her ten-year-old fast-drafting son. Find out more about Denise and her writing online at www.denisejaden.com or on Twitter: @denisejaden.
Genre: Creative Writing (Nonfiction)
Word Count: 3153 (52 Writing Exercises)
Looking for ways to practice and improve your writing skills? An exercise a week to help you hone your skills might be exactly what you need. These exercises have been collated from workshops run by Avril Sabine where she has shared some of her knowledge gained from decades of writing.This book was written by an Australian author using Australian spelling.
It’s a question that plagues every writer. And once you’ve 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 Writer’s Idea Book is here to help you find the answers. Utilizing more than 400 prompts and exercises, you’ll 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 creativityExplore your own life for writing materialDraw inspiration from the world around youFind form for your ideas, develop them into a piece of writing, and make them better
Let The Writer’s 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?"
The War of Art identifies the enemy that every one of us must face,
outlines a battle plan to conquer this internal foe, then pinpoints just
how to achieve the greatest success.
The War of Art emphasizes the resolve needed to recognize and
overcome the obstacles of ambition and then effectively shows how to
reach the highest level of creative discipline.
Think of it as tough love . . . for yourself.
The Artist’s Way is the seminal book on the subject of creativity. An international bestseller, millions of readers have found it to be an invaluable guide to living the artist’s life. Still as vital today—or perhaps even more so—than it was when it was first published twenty five years ago, it is a powerfully provocative and inspiring work. Julia Cameron reflects upon the impact of The Artist’s Way and shares additional insights into the creative process that she has gained. Updated and expanded, this anniversary edition reframes The Artist’s Way for today's creatives.