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Where Do You Get Your Ideas?

A Writer's Guide to Transforming Notions Into Narratives

By Fred White

Format: Paperback

SKU# W7154

You'll Love This Book If:

  • You need help brainstorming story ideas
  • You are a nonfiction or fiction writer
  • You are looking for writing exercises

Have you ever wondered where and how other published writers get their ideas? Where Do You Get Your Ideas? explores the processes professional writers use in turning raw ideas into marketable fiction and nonfiction. This book is designed to help writers both generate story ideas as well as understand where they come from, how they are developed and how to separate the good ideas from the bad. It’s a resource for all writers, including those who focus on nonfiction.

Inside the book's 240 pages, you'll learn where to look for ideas and how to turn them into a story. Plus, you'll explore White's six stages of idea generation: idea recognition, idea incubation, outlining, research, drafting, and revision.

What are you waiting for? Start brainstorming ideas for your next story—orderWhere Do You Get Your Ideas? now!

In This Book You'll Learn:

  • How to bring your story ideas into fruition
  • An overview of idea generation
  • Why and how you should use a writing journal
  • Creative writing techniques and exercises
  • About free-association in writing, connecting details, and recording character traits through downloadable worksheets

BONUS ONLINE EXCLUSIVE: Download printable worksheets for free-associating ideas, creating lists, clustering and connecting details, and recording character traits at

About Fred White:

Fred White is a professor of English at Santa Clara University, where he has been teaching courses in composition and literature since 1980. He is the author of The Daily Writer: 366 Meditations to Cultivate a Productive and Meaningful Writing Life, and The Daily Reader: 366 Selections of Great Prose and Poetry to Stimulate Great Writing, among others. He also has written scores of critical articles, essays, and fiction pieces over his distinguished career.

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SKU W7154
Author/Speaker/Editor Fred White
File/Trim Size 5.5 x 8.44
Format Paperback
ISBN 13 9781599635309
Number Of Pages 240

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A Useful Resource for Those Starting Out Review by Shaun

I am currently on a quest to figure out if I can be a writer. I didn't think I had a problem finding ideas to write about but this book opened up a whole new world of thought. I enjoyed the style in which it is written and offers more then the title leads you to believe.

I would recommend this book to the aspiring writer.

(Posted on 10/30/2012)

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