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 book definitely ha ...more
They're as good as anything in forcing one to write, about anything; and then the mind has a way of popping out thoughts that may prove unexpectedly relevant or useful to one's story, even directly involved in it. But...I'd rather move on and look at more interesting writing p ...more
I found the backstories to be very interesting and the exercizes to be fun and ones that can be done many times.
On the back cover blurb, the author does tell you that it’s up to you to put your own spin on the ideas provided. Because everyone has ideas, it’s hard to write something th ...more
Longings usually are associated with the past, the desire to reunite with a time or place or person who is no longer around. Create a characters who longs for someone or something in her past but ...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.