Writers Have No Age: Creative Writing for Older Adults

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Routledge, 2005 - Language Arts & Disciplines - 114 pages
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Writers Have No Age: Creative Writing for Older Adults, Second Edition is a book for writers by writers. Unlike the first edition, which was aimed at teachers of writing, this edition is aimed at writers themselves. This book will help older writers value themselves and their potential, and increase the pleasure and satisfaction found in writing. It provides both information and inspiration gained from the authors' own writing lives and from observation of their students that will help boost writing confidence.

Write your way to success--at any age!

"We who come to writing do not have to be convinced that there are rewards in store for us. We sense good things ahead and believe in writing's benefits."

"In this book we have put together some of our own best writing and teaching ideas to help you enjoy the re-creation and stimulation of writing, whatever your age."

"Older writers though we are, we do get better at it all the time."
--the authors

This book combines personal accounts of the authors' writing experiences as well as writing instruction and information. It contains numerous writing exercises and assignments to get you started and techniques to keep you at it. It also includes sections that cover all types of writing, including poetry, fiction, and nonfiction. Marketing resources for writers who wish to be published are included.

In Writers Have No Age, you will find:
  • authors' personal anecdotes--from disappointment to success
  • writing exercises and techniques
  • marketing resources and mediums for writers
  • an editing checklist
  • a list of books and periodicals to help hone writing skills
  • suggestions on teaching or volunteering in nursing homes
  • and much more!
Writers Have No Age is a valuable tool for anyone in (or just getting started in) the writing field. Not only will this book help beginners sharpen their writing skills, but it will also help those who have written professionally or personally to reach a wider audience. Add this book to your collection today, and write your way to success!

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Chapter 1 Why We Write
Do Writers Need One Another?
Chapter 3 The Work Begins
Chapter 4 Writings a Snap
Chapter 5 Come to Your Senses
Chapter 6 Mining Your Memory
Chapter 10 Writing Free Verse
Chapter 11 The Long Haul
Chapter 12 Ah to See Others As They See Themselves
Chapter 13 The Rewards
Chapter 14 Writing Groups in NursingHome Settings
Chapter 15 Marketing Adventures
Chapter 16 On to Fiction
Resources for Writers

Chapter 7 Focus
Chapter 8 How a Poem Was Made
Chapter 9 Using Artwork As Inspiration

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