How to Be a Writer: Building Your Creative Skills Through Practice and Play

How to Be a Writer: Building Your Creative Skills Through Practice and Play

by Barbara Baig
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How to Be a Writer: Building Your Creative Skills Through Practice and Play by Barbara Baig

Athletes practice. Musicians practice. As a writer you need to do the same. Whether you have dreams of writing a novel or a memoir or a collection of poems, or you simply want to improve your everyday writing, this innovative book will show you how to build your skills by way of practice.

Through playful and purposeful exercises, you'll develop your natural aptitude for communication, strengthening your ability to come up with things to say, and your ability to get those things into the minds (and the hearts) of readers. You'll learn to:

Train and develop your writer's powers-creativity, memory, observation, imagination, curiosity, and the subconscious

Understand the true nature of the relationship between you and your readers

Find your writer's voice

Get required writing projects done so you have more time for the writing you want to do

And much more

Empowering and down-to-earth, How to Be a Writer has the tools you need, and tells you what (and how) to practice so that you can become the writer you want to be.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781582978055
Publisher: F+W Media
Publication date: 09/26/2010
Pages: 272
Sales rank: 1,219,101
Product dimensions: 5.40(w) x 8.30(h) x 1.00(d)

About the Author


Writer and self-described "maverick educator" Barbara Baig has been helping adults and college students learn how to write since 1984. Barbara's real-world writing experience, combined with her passion for teaching, has enabled her to develop an approach that is innovative, practical, and empowering, helpful to amateur and professional writers alike.

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How to Be a Writer: Building Your Creative Skills Through Practice and Play 3.1 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 8 reviews.
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This book is a well-written text on learning to write. All beginning writers should read it!
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I didn't find too much new here but I found it motivating to realize that so many others feel much the same as I do and confront the same challenges.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Perhaps I've read too many writing books in my time but I felt the advice was mostly a waste, with nothing at all on word craft. To make matters worse the advice she did impart was repeated ad nauseum. Truly, what she had to say should have been clear to a sixth grader without repetitions. I guess it was the only way to make it long enough to be called a book. Way too much wordage for the one or two semi-helpful hints.
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