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The Writer's Idea Book 10th Anniversary Edition

How To Develop Great Ideas for Fiction, Nonfiction, Poetry, and Screenplays

By Jack Heffron

Format: Paperback

SKU# W3606

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 this revised and updated new edition, Writer's Idea Book is here to help you find the answers. With over 800 fun prompts and exercises, you'll generate intriguing ideas and plumb their possibilities to turn them into something amazing. Learn how to:

  • Optimize your creativity and invite inspiration
  • Mine your own life and the world around you for writing material
  • Use key fiction writing techniques to get your thoughts on the page
  • Evaluate your ideas and improve upon them

Let this guide 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 "where do you get your ideas?"

BONUS ONLINE EXCLUSIVE: "50 Writing Questions to Consider" download available at

About the Author:

Jack Heffron's writing has won numerous awards and appeared in magazines and literary journals. He was a founding editor of Story magazine, which twice won the National Magazine Award. He currently teaches in the journalism program at the University of Cincinnati.
SKU W3606
Author/Speaker/Editor Jack Heffron
Format Paperback
ISBN 13 9781599633862
Number Of Pages 352

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