Write Starts: Prompts, Quotes, and Exercises to Jumpstart Your Creativity

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New World Library, Sep 3, 2010 - Language Arts & Disciplines - 232 pages
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Even dedicated and experienced writers need what author and writing coach Hal Zina Bennett provides: a fresh, fun, surefire place to start. In this handy resource, practiced and aspiring writers alike will find inspiration and initiative in the form of prompts for brief writing exercises, story prompts that set forth dramatic arcs for more lengthy works, readings with exercises that reflect on the art and craft of writing, and quotes from famous authors on the inner processes of successful work. Write Starts facilitates creativity like the perfect seat at a favorite café or a peaceful room of one’s own. What’s more, it puts you in the congenial company of a wise and expert coach.
 

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Contents

How to Use This Book
1
Get Unreal
10
Treasure Garden
17
Naturally Supernatural
23
Where Dreams Come True
31
Change of Mind
39
What Goes Around
158
Writers Block? Tell Your Reader about It
167
Sensory Intelligence
174
Variation Is the Spice of Write
181
Works Referenced
193
Internet Resources for Writers
205
Acknowledgments
211
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Hal has authored and coauthored over thirty successful books, with more than 1.2 million copies in print, in six languages. His books cover a range of subjects including fiction, nonfiction, and poetry. As a leading writing coach and editor he has helped over 200 authors develop successful books, including several national bestsellers. Hal's most recent books are Backland Graces: Four Novellas; Write Starts: Prompts, Quotes & Exercises to Jumpstart Your Creativity; and Write from the Heart: Unleashing the Power of Your Creativity. His books on creative writing make him one of the most sought-after writing coaches in the country. He lives and works in northern California. As an avid proponent of independent publishing, Hal is the cofounder with Susan J. Sparrow of Tenacity Press, a co-op publisher whose list of titles includes poetry, fiction, and non-fiction. To learn more, visit his website at www.HalZinaBennett.com.

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