The Writing Habit
You are a writer if you make a habit of writing. Full stop. Using this book, you will to learn more about the habit of writing, and how to establish a regular creative practice. You will think about how to write, and how to create, and you'll to try out you lots of practical activities along the way. You will end up with your own dynamic writers' toolkit - a flexible set of tools you can use again and again in your writing life.
Turning up rather than nuts and bolts
Rather than teach you the nuts and bolts of writing, this book is about how to turn up regularly, and how to develop a writer's eye. That means you'll learn particular writing skills and creative tools, but more than that, you'll learn to apply them to your own practice. Along the way, you'll question what 'creativity' means anyway, and how one goes about teaching it. How to Think Like a Writer includes contextual essays and articles providing you with plenty of food for thought and discussion material.
Who is this book for?
This book is aimed at undergraduate and postgraduate Creative Writing students and tutors, or anyone learning or teaching Creative Writing. It isn't focused on a particular genre, rather it will help you to understand what creative practice means for you. If you are not on a course, the tools in this book will help you to establish a writing habit, especially if you are a beginner, or need help getting over fear of the blank page. If you are interested in writing for the sake of writing, for self-expression, or because you would like to write and publish a book, then these tools will super-charge your practice.
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Table of Contents
Weeks one and two: Get Writing. 13
Week Three: Freewriting 15
Weeks four and five: Close Observation and Creative Visualisation 19
Week Six: Writing Prompts 31
Week Seven: Live Writing 35
Week Eight: Mindfulness 38
Week Nine: Is it possible to teach someone to be creative? 43
Week ten: Wordplay 49
Week One - Three: Creative Journeys 53
Week Four: Processes 56
Week Five: Storyboarding 58
Week Six: Rewriting the myths of success and failure 60
Week seven to ten: The Journey from Idea to Bookshelf. 63
Bonus chapter: How to find a writing-related job 66
My other books 70