Overview

The Writer's Way is a comprehensive and rewarding introduction to the art of creative writing. Its no-nonsense yet accessible tone and practical contents make it the perfect guide, whether you are a raw beginner of you have started writing and are looking for friendly guidance to help develop your talent.

Distinguished author Sara Maitland has an extensive background in teaching creative writing and is the perfect companion for this journey ...
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The Writer's Way

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Overview

The Writer's Way is a comprehensive and rewarding introduction to the art of creative writing. Its no-nonsense yet accessible tone and practical contents make it the perfect guide, whether you are a raw beginner of you have started writing and are looking for friendly guidance to help develop your talent.

Distinguished author Sara Maitland has an extensive background in teaching creative writing and is the perfect companion for this journey of self discovery. She knows the potential pitfalls confronting every writer - the lack of confidence or "block" that can strike at any time, leaving you literally lost for words - and draws on her vast experience to help you tackle them. She also shares with you the unrivalled joy writing can bring - the sheer pleasure she takes in her art lending her text a happy authority.

With 40 literary exercises sprinkled liberally throughout, you will never feel alone. Whether you read it in one sitting, or take your time working through the exercises as you go, this is a terrific book to get you going and keep you going, on the writer's way.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781848585027
  • Publisher: Arcturus Publishing
  • Publication date: 8/17/2005
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Sales rank: 746,819
  • File size: 651 KB

Meet the Author

Sara Maitland was born in 1950 and brought up in London and Scotland. She took a degree in English at Oxford University. Since 1979, She has published six novels and five collections of short stories as well as an eclectic range of non-fiction, from gardening history to feminist theology and has an extensive journalism portfolio. She has written extensively for BBC Radio. One of her radio plays, Other Voices, won the Media Mental Health Award in 2002. She was the last scriptwriter to work with Stanley Kubrick on AI - now a Spielberg film, and worked on the prize-winning animation The Pleasures of War. She teaches for Lancaster University's distance learning MA in Creative Writing, and is an editorial reader for TLC (a literary consultancy). Until last year she was the Course Leader in Creative Writing for the Open College of the Arts.
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