10 Exercises for Authors
What you'll learn
- Better integrate the essential author skills of verbal communication and artistic creation
- Re-use the exercises to continue to deepen the effects of the lessons learned.
- Be more aware of the reader.
- Be more aware of word choice and its effects on narration.
- You'll need to set up your preferred writing environment - your laptop or your notepad.
In this course you will learn over a dozen repeatable exercises that will teach you something new not only about writing in general, but about your own writing, every time you repeat them.
You'll learn not only through exercises, but why exercises are effective, and what they are really for. You'
Almost all the exercises integrate multiple writing techniques, but more importantly, integrate imaginative and linguistic techniques in exactly the way that great authors write:
- description and emotion
- action and description
- action and emotion
- dialog and description
- show, tell and feel
- author perception and reader perception
You don't learn creativity by rote-learning formulas and methodologies. Creative process isn't a process.
You're an author, or you want to become one, and you know that writing is partly about applying techniques, but mostly it's about producing a coherent whole. Mostly, it's about bringing together everything at once.
Who this course is for:
- People who want to become authors, and authors who want to hone both their craft and their art
I've spent the last 10 years working with authors to get their books ready for publication, and then getting them published in the new e-book/e-reader/print-on-demand market. Some of my authors have gone on to get publishing contracts, and others are both traditionally and self published, including multi-award-winner Kary English.
My regular clients rely on me to understand and stimulate their creative process. We work together from development of the first story idea , through the drafting, redrafting and editing, right up to packaging and book launch; or they call me in at whatever stage they need me.