The Writer's Idea Book: How to Develop Great Ideas for Fiction, Nonfiction, Poetry, & Screenplays
Since its publication ten years ago, The Writer's Idea Book has become one of the most popular books for writers. The 'secret' to its success is the number of idea-generating exercises. In this new edition, every chapter will feature new exercises, text, and examples/models. Some of the updated text will be drawn from Heffron's original sequel to the first edition, The Wri...more
This is quite simply a book of writing prompts. I've found it useful when I have been wanting to practice particular writing techniques to dip into this book and try a random prompt. For me, this book is good but I'd rather learn how to prompt myself into inspirational sparks than just have a never ending book of Heffron's ideas.
So... If you've suffered or are currently suffering from writer's block then this could be the book for you. Jus...more
Each chapter has a brief introduction and is then packed with prompts giving writers and aspiring writers plenty of opportuity to noodle around and explore different ideas.
I found the backstories to be very interesting and the exercizes to be fun and ones that can be done many times.