The Writer's Idea Book

The Writer's Idea Book

Book - 2000
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Baker & Taylor
Offers tips on how to come up with ideas, how to filter out the best of them, and how to transform those ideas to the desired piece for any type of narrative, including short stories, poems, memoirs, novels.

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Written to help anybody blast writer's block and get writing, Heffron's book offers tips on how to come up with ideas, how to filter out the best of them and how to transform those from ideas to the piece desired. The techniques are designed to help with any type of narrative, from a short story or a memoir to a narrative poem, and of any length from a paragraph to a novel. Filled with over 400 prompts and exercises to get potential writers started and then keep them going. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (

F+W Publishing

"Where do you get your ideas?"

It's a question and a quandary that bedevils every writer. And once you've got an idea, what then? Ideas without a plan, without a purpose, are no more than pleasant thoughts.

In The Writer's Idea Book, Jack Heffron, former senior editor at Writer's Digest Books and Story Press, will help you find the answer. Utilizing over 400 prompts and exercises, you'll generate intriguing ideas and plumb their possibilities to turn them into something amazing.

The Writer's Idea Book will give you the insight and the self-awareness to create and refine ideas that demand to be transformed into greater works, the kind of compelling, absorbing writing that will have other writers asking "wheredo you get those ideas?"

Publisher: Cincinnati : Writer's Digest Books, c2000.
ISBN: 9780898798739
Characteristics: 262 p. ; 24 cm.


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