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 and a quandary that bedevils every writer. And once you've got an idea, what then? ideas without a plan, without a purpose, and no more than pleasant thoughts. This revised, updated, and greatly expanded new edition of The Writer's Idea Book will help you find the answers. With more than 800 thought-provoking prompts and exercises, you'll generate intriguing ideas and plumb their possibilities to turn them into something amazing."--P. [4] of cover.

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 of opportuity to noodle around and explore different ideas.… (more)
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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