Turn your inspiration into a story with clear, expert guidance Creative Writing Exercises For Dummies is a step-by-step creative writing course designed to hone your craft, regardless of ability. Written by the founder of the Complete Creative Writing Course at London's Groucho Club, this activity-based guide walks you through the process of developing and writing in a wide range of genres including novels, short stories and creative nonfiction. The book includes writing prompts, exercises, mind maps, flow charts and diagrams designed to get your ideas flowing. You'll get expert guidance into character development, plot structure and prose, plus extensive insight into self-editing and polishing your work. Whether you're a new writer with a seed of an idea you would like to develop, or are looking to strengthen your creative writing skills, this book has you covered. Covering every aspect of narrative, from setting initial goals to formatting a manuscript, Creative Writing Exercises For Dummies provides the tools and instruction you need to make your story the best it can be. Learn to spark your imagination and sketch out ideas Create compelling characters and paint a picture with description Develop your plot and structure and maintain continuity Step back from your work and become your own ruthless editor The rise of e-books has opened up the publishing world, even to non-established writers. If you have a story you're dying to tell but aren't sure how, Creative Writing Exercises For Dummies is the clear, concise solution you need.
Video and image processing is becoming more and more interesting field of area because it has got a lot of areas of applications. Some of the important areas are Medical image processing, Surveillance systems for security, Computer vision and robotics and so on. All of the application areas mentioned involve video and image processing for their final decision. This monograph is written to select candidate hand gestures from a video for recognition and tracks the hand movement throughout a given video file. In doing so, the manuscript shows basic steps in image processing which are important specially for those who are interested to know more about image and video processing. Last but not least, as it was a thesis presented to a university, the way the report is written has a very good organization which can be followed for report writing.
This book explores the art of poetry writing from a practice-based perspective, showing how form, trope and theory inform the practical craft of writing poems. It is divided into three key sections:Form and structure, covering sonnets, ballads, blank verse and moreTrope and device, introducing topics such as irony, imagery and voicePoetics and practice, which discusses the writing of poets such as Robert Frost, Amy Lowell and Frank O’HaraEach chapter unpacks a particular concept or form, using examples to display it in practice. The book is filled with exercises to get you writing, and hints and tips for effective re-writing and for avoiding common pitfalls. Written by published poets, many of whom teach writing or literature, The Portable Poetry Workshop will push you to explore beyond your creative writing boundaries.
This book is a project report written to explore the manner in which tertiary students understand as well as use citation in their writing. It covers the different types of citation in which the author explains how each type can be used effectively in writing. A wide range of reporting verbs as well as citation markers are a writer's most valuable tool.It also demonstrates the technique of citing while maintaining authorial voice. Instead of viewing citation as a mechanical exercise done to please the lecturer; citation is, however, a method used to buttress one's argument in academic writing. This book is useful to both students and lecturers in tertiary institutions as it explores a subject which cuts across all forms of academic writing.
The sensory details that infuse our everyday experience-the smell of a favorite dish cooking, the texture of a well-worn coat, hearing a song that reminds you of a person or a time in your life-can be used to add richness and spark to what we write. Whether you are a professional writer (or want to be one) or someone who enjoys just writing for your own personal fulfillment, Writing from the Senses will show you how to tap into an endless source of engaging material, using your senses as prompts. The exercises will stimulate you to develop stories, imagery, and details that will allow readers to see, taste, hear, smell, and feel that they're in the scene.
"Gogo Loves English" is a beginner-level English language course for children. Set in the fantasy world of the mischievous and magical Gogo and his friends, it includes songs, chants and games. This writing book provides step-by-step writing practice.