Many people can write. But writing well enough to get published takes hours of practice, the ability to take criticism, and expert advice. Filled with stories and tips from published authors, this easy-to-use guide teaches you the basics of the writing craft. Whether you want to create poems or plays, children's books or online blogs, romance novels or a memoir, you'll learn to write more effectively and creatively. Published author, editor, and PR consultant Wendy Burt-Thomas covers all aspects of writing, including how to:
- Prepare to write, from planning to research to organization
- Properly structure your piece to fit your chosen genre
- Stay focused during the drafting and editing processes
- Work with other authors
- Overcome writer's block
- Market your writing
Whether you're an aspiring or experienced writer, you'll find all you need to spark creativity and get your works in print. With exercises, techniques, samples, and interviews with published writers, The Everything Creative Writing Book, 2nd Edition
will turn any dedicated craftsman into a great writer.
Wendy Burt-Thomas is a writer, editor, PR consultant, and writing coach. She has written hundreds of articles, short stories, poems, reviews, and essays for such varied publications as NYTimes.com, Family Circle, American Fitness, The Writer, WritersDigest.com, Home Cooking, Vermont Ink, and MSNBC.com. Wendy is the author of several books, including The Writer's Digest Guide to Query Letters, and she has taught "Breaking into Freelance Writing" in the Denver area for more than a decade. She writes the "Ask Wendy--The Query Queen" column for WritersOnTheRise.com, one of Writer's Digest's Top 100 sites for writers.