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.
Synthetic Approach to Trait Development suggested by Abbasian (2012) in JSSIR, is an innovation in foreign/ second language education research, which holds a holistic orientation to the nature of education. Accordingly, man’s variables including cognitive, affective, stylistic, etc holistically construct his entity so that any educational endeavor should accommodate integration of them to secure its effectiveness. The initial research in this trend has brought about lucrative results; however, the field still suffers from lack of a solid theoretical background. Following this initiation, Abbasian and Mohammadi have in this volume tried to synthesize writing skill development through a Dictogloss-based instruction with writing creativity and self-efficacy. Conducted in an Iranian EFL context, the findings sustain the validity of the Synthetic Approach, though the traits did not show an equal trend of changes. Significance of the study lies in furthering trend of educational research to come up ultimately with a sound theory and further validation of the Approach.
Do you have an idea for a novel (or a poem, or an article, or a play...) that you'd love to finally get down on paper? Whatever your aim, inside you'll find the advice and support to get you started and keep you going. From preparing a writing work-space to marshalling your material into both fiction and non-fiction genres, Creative Writing For Dummies has everything you need to help you unlock your creativity and make your writing sparkle.
There has been a conspicuous shift in Indian women’s writing in English. Rightly hailed as the aesthetic voice of contemporary Indian woman, it displays narrative dexterity, linguistic robustness, stylistic boldness, thematic innovation and polemical thrust. It is an articulation of female consciousness that instead of wallowing in maudlin sentimentality or domestic enclosures actively intervenes in the public sphere. Instead of merely reacting to the derivative notions of gendered femaleness, it offers a sturdy renegotiation of issues of public importance, and foregrounds this renegotiation as a necessary stage in the process of self-realization and self-representation. Not only the concerns but even the contribution of women writers in the literary world has become comprehensive and manifold. Today one sees their creativity straddling across genres as diverse as travel writing and detective fiction. Contemporary women writers have emerged and established themselves as confident professionals empowered enough to deal with any issue of public significance. Many of these writers have been active in socio-political domains, a fact that bears significantly on their creativity.
Creativity is an essential ingredient for a happy childhood, and this is the ultimate collection of ideas for arts and crafts, building and tinkering, writing and rhyming, singing and dancing, and more! With 500 unplugged, hands-on activities for children ages two to twelve, this book goes beyond the simple arts and crafts found in most kids' creativity books and offers fun ideas for a generous range of imaginative and creative play - all in one giant book. You have the power to encourage creativity in your child's daily life, whether you feel creative yourself or not. This book is your guide for being a creativity mentor, your handbook for raising kids rich with creative habits and skills, and your toolbox full of ideas and activities. So say YES to creativity! Encourage your child to dabble in all kinds of activities, and discover the magic and beauty of imagination.
Writing for theatre is a unique art form, different even from other kinds of scriptwriting. Making theatre is a truly collaborative process which can be a tricky aspect to grasp when starting out. This book will take you on a journey from the origins of theatre to what it means to write for the stage today. It includes a series of interviews with writers, directors and dramaturgs, all of whom are making theatre now, providing an unrivalled glimpse into the world of contemporary theatre making. Kim Wiltshire explores the foundations, traits and skills necessary for playwriting alongside the creative possibilities of writing theatre in the digital age. Each part of the book ends with a series of exercises which students of the craft can use to practise their art and stretch their creativity.
The Artist's Way Morning Pages Journal is your personal gateway to one of The Artist's Way's most effective tools for cultivating creativity, personal growth, and change. Morning Pages are pages of longhand writing, strictly stream-of-consciousness, which provoke, clarify, comfort, cajole, prioritize, and synchronize the day at hand. This daily writing, coupled with the twelve-week program outlined in The Artist's Way, will help you discover and recover your personal creativity, artistic confidence, and productivity.The Artist's Way Morning Pages Journal includes an introduction by Julia Cameron, complete instructions on how to use the Morning Pages and benefit fully from their daily use, and inspiring quotations that will guide you through the process.
Music fuels the mind and thus fuels our creativity. A Creative mind has the ability to make discoveries and create innovations. The greatest minds and thinkers like Albert Einstein, Mozart, and Frank Lloyd Wright all had something in common in that they were constantly exploring their imagination and creativity. Listening to instrumental music challenges one to listen and tell a story about what one hears. In the same sense, playing a musical instrument gives you the ability to tell the story without words. Both require maximum right brain usage which not only exercises ones creativity but also ones intellect. The strength of all the Arts including writing, painting, dance, and theater have the ability to create a similar effect.
What would happen if all the creativity was sucked out of the world? No music, no art, no writing. Well, now it's started and the world is falling into sameness, taking away all the invention that makes us human. Aurelie follows a Gorill ainto 'creativity', a world made up of all the creations of man, and finds the root of the problem. Guided by Leonardo da Vinci and banded together with her new friends, she has to find a way to get past her 'writer's block' and save the world from becoming oh, so, boring. A charming fantasy adventure that speaks to the creativity in people of all ages.
Do you have an idea that you’re burning to get down on paper? Do you want to document your travels to far-flung places, or write a few stanzas of poetry? Whether you dream of being a novelist, a travel writer, a poet, a playwright or a columnist, Creative Writing For Dummies shows you how to unlock your creativity and choose the genre of writing that suits you best. Walking you through characterisation, setting, dialogue and plot, as well as giving expert insights into both fiction and non-fiction, it’s the ideal launching pad to the world of creative writing. Creative Writing For Dummies covers: Part I: Getting started Chapter 1: Can Everyone Write? Chapter 2: Getting into the Write Mind Chapter 3: Finding the Material to work with Part II: The Elements of Creative Writing Chapter 4: Creating Characters Chapter 5: Discovering Dialogue Chapter 6: Who is telling the story? Chapter 7: Creating your own world Chapter 8: Plotting your way Chapter 9: Creating a Structure Chapter 10: Rewriting and editing Part III: Different Kinds of Fiction Writing Chapter 11: Short stories Chapter 12: Novels Chapter 13: Writing for children Chapter 14: Plays Chapter 15: Screenplays Chapter 16: Poetry Part IV: Different kinds of Non-fiction writing Chapter 17: Breaking into journalism – Writing articles/ magazine writing Chapter 18: Writing from life and autobiography Chapter 19: Embroidering the facts: Narrative non-fiction Chapter 20: Exploring the world from your armchair – Travel writing Chapter 21: Blogging – the new big thing Part V: Finding an audience Chapter 22: Finding editors/ publishers/ agents Chapter 23: Becoming a professional Part VI: Part of Tens Chapter 24: Ten top tips for writers Chapter 25: Ten ways to get noticed