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"Teach Yourself Creative Writing" opens a window wide onto an exciting creative landscape - your own imagination. It covers a variety of different areas, using exercises to help the reader explore and develop their own ideas. This book makes the subject easy and therefore accessible to all. A great deal has happened in the creative writing world over the last five years and this new edition includes new chapters on 'Writing from Experience', 'Magazine Short Stories', 'Creative Writing Competitions', Research and the Internet' and 'The Writer and Technology'. It also restructures existing material to make it easier for the reader to navigate around the book: starting with short experimental forms of writing to get the reader started, moving on to bigger projects and further to specific writing techniques.
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Dianne died earlier this year. Ian Burton has been assigned Dianne's copyright for this title. Ian Burton was born in Birmingham in 1949. Although he had been writing since his teens it wasn't until 1975 when he joined Dianne Doubtfire's Creative Writing class on the Isle of Wight that he began to take it seriously. Ian is currently living in Dorset. He has been teaching Writing for Profit and Pleasure in adult education since 1988 and also works as Deputy Manager at Kinson Community Centre. He is currently working on his eighth novel.Review:
"A how-to book for beginners that does not talk down to its audience" "plenty of excellent advice" "equips the beginner to tackel a wide range of markets" -- Writing Magazine - Jun/Jul 2003 issue 20030512 "An ideal handbook for anyone new to the diverse world of creative writing...an essential read for the apprentice" -- The New Writer - May/June 2003 20030514 "the ideal practical handbook for any aspiring author" -- Zing Review 20040401
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