Inspired Creative Writing (52 Brilliant Ideas)

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Penguin, Jul 3, 2007 - Reference - 256 pages
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52 fresh techniques for putting thoughts into words.

For aspiring authors planning an epic novel, plotting a screenplay, or wishing to bare their poetic soul, Inspired Creative Writing offers tactics and exercises to get imagination flowing from the first line to the final word, including:

- Idea #1: Limbering up
- Idea #16: Say what?
- Idea #24: Through the eyes of the beholder
- Idea #42: Show and tell
  

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Contents

FIRST STEPS
A LITTLE AT A TIME
BUSES
DONT IGNORE IT
BUT
SKETCHES
OBJECTION
MAN OVERBOARD
THE INNER VOICE
THE SIMPLE LIFE
PEEPING TOMS CABIN
OPTICAL ALLUSIONS
ATMOSPHERIC PRESSURE
GETTING TO KNOW YOU
ABOVE ALL
WHAT DOES YOUR BATHROOM SAY ABOUT YOU?

GET YOUR NOTEBOOKS OUT ITS TIME FOR A FEW GAMES
AN EXQUISITE CORPSE
ENGLISH LESSONS
FIRE
GET A GRIP
THE OBJECTIVE CORRELATIVE
YESTERDAY
KEEPING TRACK
LOOKING BACK
STAY SHARP
LETS GET PHYSICAL
AND THE BAD
A SECTION THAT DESCRIBES PENTAMETER
RHYTHM HELPS YOUR TWO HIPS MOVE
FEEL FREE
USING YOUR HEAD
MAKING INROADS
MODEL LOOKS
WORD UP
DRESS NATURAL
SIMPLER IS BETTER
TONGUE TWISTERS
BAD WORDS
GOOD WORDS
IDENTIFICATION PARADE
NATURAL BIRTH
YOUR BABIES
BODY SNATCHERS
DONT STOP THERE
PORTRAIT OF A LADY
PLAYING GOD
SPEAK ONLY WHEN SPOKEN TO
READ BETWEEN THE LINES
ONE LAST THING
STAYING SUBTLE
LEGITIMATE ABUSE
YOUR TRUE COLORS SHINING THROUGH
THE AUTHORS COMMENT
ARE YOU TALKING TO ME?
I NEED A HERO
SYMPATHY FOR THE DEVIL
ALL SEEING ALL KNOWINGAND LOST
YES PROFESSOR
LIMITED BY NAME ONLY
CHOICES CHOICES CHOICES
NO PEEKING
COME CLOSER LET ME WHISPER
YES YOU DEAR READER
SEEING IS BELIEVING
SPEAKING FROM THE HEART
SPOILING THE BROTH
THE THIRD MAN
WILMA AND BILLY
TIME BANDITS
LOOKING BACK
BACK TO THE FUTURE
ANARCHY
OBJECTS WITH VOICES
THIS IS A LOCAL SHOP FOR LOCAL PEOPLE
HOME ALONE
OPEN YOUR EYES
MOOD SETTERS
USE THE FORCE
SPEAKING METAPHORICALLY
IN FOCUS
WRITING FROM THE HEART
HOLDING IT TOGETHER
NO COPYING IN THE BACK
GET THE BALL ROLLING
THE HOLY GRAIL
HAPPILY EVER AFTER
WALKING THE TIGHTROPE
AN EXPLOSIVE CLIMAX
MAKING SENSE
A REAL PAGETURNER
TRAVEL WATCH
NEWTONS LAWS
BIGGER RISKS
THE FOURTH DIMENSION
CATHAT THOUGHTFOUGHT CHIMNEY UM
BE TRADITIONAL
DONT STOP THERE
DOING THE FLO JO
CAKE BAKING
KEEPING IT TOGETHER
SDT
UNDERWRITING
BITING THE BULLET
OBJECTION
CAGE WARS
STRIKING A BALANCE
PHONE A FRIEND
CLOSE ENCOUNTERS
ZOOM LENS
WHOA BOY
COME TOGETHER
WHY WORKSHOPS?
A DIFFICULT DUTY
TOILET PAPER
KEEP IT CLEAN
FLAT PACKED
HOME ALONE
ON TARGET
A SHORT WORD ABOUT FAILURE
MAKING AN IMPRESSION
CHOOSING CAREFULLY
THE FIRST COLLECTION
GOING SOLO
TAKE NOTES
AND THE GOOD
LISTEN TO BASHU
DONT LET THE MAN GET YOU DOWN
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