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Writing Action (Lit Starts): A Book of Writing Prompts

Writing Action (Lit Starts): A Book of Writing Prompts

by San Francisco Writers' Grotto, Bonnie Tsui (Foreword by)


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A fill-in book from the San Francisco Writers’ Grotto, authors of the best-selling 642 Things series.

Focus on a single aspect of the craft of writing with help from the San Francisco Writers’ Grotto. Writing Action kicks off with a foreword by an award-winning author and journalist Bonnie Tsui, who offers pointers for creating page-turning prose. The rest of the book consists of prompts and space to write, providing opportunities to explore how both high-stakes and low-key moments can be action-packed. Among other ideas, you’ll be asked to write an account of:

  • a highly competitive game of hopscotch
  • an orange being peeled as if it were the last one on earth
  • a car ride with an overly confident student driver
  • a meal prepared by a cook who is really depressed
  • the step-by-step process of opening a long-awaited piece of mail
Perfectly sized to take to a café, on vacation, or on your morning commute, this book is designed for practicing your creative writing a little bit at a time.

Special Features
  • Paperback with textured cover stock, flaps, and a lay-flat binding
  • Advice from a published writer, followed by fill-in prompts and space to write
  • Part of a collection of single-subject writing prompt books by the San Francisco Writers’ Grotto
Check out the other books in the Lit Starts series: Writing Character, Writing Dialogue, and Writing Humor

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781419738302
Publisher: ABRAMS
Publication date: 09/10/2019
Series: Lit Starts
Pages: 96
Product dimensions: 5.25(w) x 8.00(h) x (d)

About the Author

The San Francisco Writers’ Grotto is a community of writers that was founded in 1994. It now has more than 100 members who share workspace and teach classes in downtown San Francisco. Bonnie Tsui is a longtime contributor to the New York Times and the author of the award-winning American Chinatown.


San Francisco, CA