If you want to write a novel or short stories but don't know where to begin, STORY STARTERS is for you. The book contains 50 days of writing advice, inspiration, and exercises to help you build your novel or stories using the fundamental elements of narrative craft: dialogue, setting and description, point of view, plot, and characterization.
Arranged in a daily progression to help you get the most out of your writing practice, the exercises in this workbook are the result of more than a decade of teaching. Craft-based exercises, free-flow exercises, and ten-minute prompts lead up to a series of imaginative flash fiction assignments. A Halfway There Self-Assessment helps your recognize your strengths and identify your subject.
Whether you want to begin working on a novel, punch up your dialogue, learn how to create dramatic tension, mine your life for material, find your voice, or craft a story for publication, this workbook will help you meet your writing goals.
A great tool to take you into National Novel Writing Month. Writers who want to draft a complete novel should combine this workbook with The Paperclip Method: The No-Outline Novel Workbook.
Format: downloadable, printable PDF