The writer's idea book

by Jack Heffron

Paperback, 2000




Cincinnati ; [Great Britain] : Writer's Digest Books, c2000.


Where do you get your ideas? It's a question that plagues every writer. And once you've got an idea, what then? Ideas without a plan, without a purpose, are no more than pleasant thoughts. So how do you come up with those ideas, and how do you turn them into writing that will engage your reader? The Writer's Idea Book is here to help you find the answers. Utilizing more than 400 prompts and exercises, you'll generate intriguing ideas and plumb their possibilities to turn them into something amazing. This indispensable guide will help you: Develop good writing habits that foster creativity Explore your own life for writing material Draw inspiration from the world around you Find form for your ideas, develop them into a piece of writing, and make them better Let The Writer's Idea Book give you the insight and 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?"… (more)

User reviews

LibraryThing member PacificBlue
I haven't really used this book as such. I guess I'm at the early point where I don't need ideas or prompts to get started when I already have a story in mind. However, I enjoyed the author's own sense of humour, and there are some very apt writer's tips in here as well as the prompts.
LibraryThing member UtopianElle
Helpful exercises that can lend a needed spark when suffering from writer's block. However, some of the prompts are a little lame.
LibraryThing member ruric
Excellent book packed with ideas to get the creative thoughts going. Twenty nine chapters in 4 main sections: bending and stretching, exploring, finding form, assessing and developing.

Each chapter has a brief introduction and is then packed with prompts giving writers and aspiring writers plenty
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of opportuity to noodle around and explore different ideas.
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LibraryThing member harleyqgrayson02
I found this book to be great and helpful. It has a lot of useful information. It is also to use, when you have a writer's block. I will most likely use the information in this book. Love it!!!



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