The Writing Experiment: Strategies for Innovative Creative Writing
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The Writing Experiment: Strategies for Innovative Creative Writing

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Experienced writing teacher Hazel Smith demystifies the process of creative writing, providing exercises and examples to show how it can be systematically learnt.
ebook, 304 pages
Published March 1st 2005 by Allen & Unwin Australia
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Phrase Manipulation

This exercise consists of three aspects, Phrase Permutation, Word Substitution and Addition and Subtraction. I recommend it for anyone who is feeling stuck for ideas or feeling stale. It’s another technique to explore the endless shades of grey in phrase structure and meaning. It’s like stretching before you play sports, limber up those literary muscles. The more you do it the easier it will come whilst writing, you will start mixing up your phrasing without even thinking abou...more
Susan O.
This book is amazing if you are trying to improve your writing. It is great for any type of writer too. Doesn't matter if you are a poet, prose, etc. Everyone can find something in this book.
Perhaps if I had my PhD this book would make sense to me. As it stands I have no idea why it is marketed as an Intro to Creative Writing Textbook.
This focuses more on poetry than novels/short stories, but still offers some great advice when it comes to linguistics.
some interesting exercises and some not so interesting ones.
Great teaching tool!
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