Where Do You Get Your Ideas?: A Writer's Guide to Transforming Notions Into Narratives

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Writer's Digest Books, Nov 5, 2012 - Language Arts & Disciplines - 234 pages
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Discover the Journal From Initial Idea to Completed Story

A wardrobe that leads to a fantasy world...a rendition of Hamlet told by Rosencrantz and Guildenstern...the life and times of the Wicked Witch of the West.... Just where do successful writers get their ideas? Author Fred White demystifies the creative process of idea generation by breaking it down into six essential stages: idea recognition, idea incubation, outlining, research, drafting, and revision. In Where Do You Get Your Ideas? you will learn: How to create, organize, and keep a writer's notebook. Where to look for ideas--in daily observations, books, news articles, and magazines--and how to recognize a story when you see one. Techniques for developing ideas into creative works of fiction and non-fiction: free-associating, listing, mapping, and collaging. How to transform a good idea into a great story, novel, or memoir. With practical advice, techniques, and exercises, plus 75 seminal ideas to jump-start your creativity, Where Do You Get Your Ideas? will pull back the curtain on the magic of idea generation and reveal the wealth of writing inspiration right in front of you.

 

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Fred White is a professor of English at Santa Clara University, where he has been teaching courses in composition and literature since 1980. He is the author of The Daily Writer: 366 Meditations to Cultivate a Productive and Meaningful Writing Life, and The Daily Reader: 366 Selections of Great Prose and Poetry to Stimulate Great Writing, among others. He also has written scores of critical articles, essays, and fiction pieces over his distinguished career.

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