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Where do you get your ideas? : a writer's guide to transforming notions into narratives /

"Discover the journey from initial idea to completed story." -- Back cover. Full description

Main Author: White, Fred D., 1943-
Format: Book
Language: English
Published: Cincinnati, Ohio : Writers Digest Books, 2012
Edition: 1st ed.
Contents: 1. Strategies -- Introduction -- Where to look for ideas and how to recognize them -- Getting ideas out of the blue -- Working an idea, Stage I: free-associating -- Working an idea, Stage II: listing, mapping, profiling, and illustrating with collages -- Working with an idea, Stage III: Preparing an outline and synopsis -- Working an idea, Stage IV: developing your ideas through research -- Working an idea, Stage V: taking the leap of faith: writing a first draft -- Working an idea, Stage VI: the fine art of revising your draft -- 2. Applications -- Building a modern story from an ancient myth step-by-step -- Creating a short story from a newspaper report -- Centering your memoir on family memorabilia -- Structuring your novel around a symbol or event -- Seventy-five seminal ideas for your novel -- Concluding reflections on working with ideas.
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