Panning for Gold in the Kitchen Sink: Everyday Creative Writing

Panning for Gold in the Kitchen Sink: Everyday Creative Writing

by Michael B. Smith, Suzanne A. Greenberg, Suzanne Greenberg, J. Kupsch
     
 

There is gold to be found in the everyday ordinariness of our lives, even in the murky soap bubbles of the kitchen sink. Virtually anything that you encounter can be valuable, once touched by your creative efforts and marked with your individual signature. In this book, you'll find the prospecting tools of the trade--from freewriting and free association to puzzles… See more details below

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There is gold to be found in the everyday ordinariness of our lives, even in the murky soap bubbles of the kitchen sink. Virtually anything that you encounter can be valuable, once touched by your creative efforts and marked with your individual signature. In this book, you'll find the prospecting tools of the trade--from freewriting and free association to puzzles and computer gaming.

Your creativity will then be spurred by more than forty writing exercises based on daily life--from domestic chores, routines, and family relationships to the outside world of work, travel, and romance. Examples of actual outcomes are also included, together with published works that relate to the exercises.

Panning for Gold in the Kitchen Sink is for writers--beginning or advanced, committed or dabbling--who wish to discover the worlds of fiction, poetry, and creative nonfiction. In addition to inspiration, it provides invaluable recommendations for evaluating your work for freshness and originality (to help you separate the gold from the dross) and guidance on such practical issues as getting your work published and overcoming writer's block.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780658002281
Publisher:
McGraw-Hill Companies, The
Publication date:
08/01/1999
Pages:
272
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 8.97(h) x 0.65(d)

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