How to Think Like a Writer: a Short Book for Creative Writing Students and Their Tutors

How to Think Like a Writer: a Short Book for Creative Writing Students and Their Tutors

by Louise Tondeur

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781999805494
Publisher: Louise Tondeur
Publication date: 10/10/2017
Edition description: New Edition
Pages: 138
Sales rank: 1,225,121
Product dimensions: 5.00(w) x 8.00(h) x 0.32(d)

About the Author

Louise Tondeur published two novels with Headline Review: The Water's Edge and The Haven Home for Delinquent Girls. Then she travelled for a while, wrote a PhD, started a family, published short stories, poems and articles, and worked full-time as a university lecturer, all the time trying to find time to write amongst the hectic-ness of everyday life. She shares productivity tips on the Small Steps blog at: www.smallstepsguide.co.uk Her author website is at: www.louisetondeur.co.uk

Table of Contents

Introduction 7

Part One

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

Part Two

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

Acknowledgements 70

My other books 70

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