Blueprint for Writing: A Writer's Guide to Creativity, Craft and Career

Blueprint for Writing: A Writer's Guide to Creativity, Craft and Career

by Rachel Friedman Ballon

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Library Journal - Library Journal
Ballon, a writing teacher and columnist, offers this step-by-step plan for crafting stories for television movies, motion pictures, short stories, sitcoms, and novels. Originally written for her own classes and workshops, the book describes the ``Balloncing Method,'' a melding of creativity, craft, and career that results in a productive, marketable author. Ballon demystifies the writing process by showing how to tap into your unconscious to increase creativity and decrease roadblocks. She also stresses structure and characterization, demonstrating how would-be authors can plumb the inner depths of their characters in order to develop more complex, memorable ones. Exercises at the end of each chapter engage the motivated reader/writer but cannot substitute for in-class participation and criticism. Recommended for libraries serving large populations of writers.-Cathy Sabol, Northern Virginia Community Coll., Manassas

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Lowell House
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6.35(w) x 9.30(h) x 0.86(d)

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