Awaken The Writer Within 3rd Edition: A Sourcebook for Releasing Your Creativity and Finding Your True Writer's Voice by Cathy Birch
If writing is one of your favourite things, but you feel that you need some help releasing the creativity that drives it, then this book is for you. It aims to get you writing, keep you writing, and enable you to enjoy it to the full. It will show you how to free your own unique voice and create original and individual work. Packed with exercises, the book includes: visualisation techniques, flow charts, dream-work, and word webs. Each of these is designed to help you to explore both your conscious and your subconscious mind and to harness your creativity with a view to developing your characters, settings, plot and dialogue. Additional exercises focus on sustaining your physical well-being, providing the perfect setting in which to develop your writing. Case studies charting the experiences of creative writing students show how these exercises can actually work to help find a way of writing that suits you. Best of all, this inspiring book fills you with the desire to write and reveals how best to fulfil this desire.
Contents: 1. Writing as a way of life 2. Tuning in 3. Discovering the plot 4. Developing atmosphere, pace, mood 5. Working with beginnings and endings 6. Surprising yourself 7. Working with your dreams 8. Recycling 9. Crafting 10. Editing.