Even dedicated and experienced writers need what author and writing coach Hal Zina Bennett provides: a fresh, fun, surefire place to start. In this handy resource, practiced and aspiring writers alike will find inspiration and initiative in the form of prompts for brief writing exercises, story promptsMore »
Even dedicated and experienced writers need what author and writing coach Hal Zina Bennett provides: a fresh, fun, surefire place to start. In this handy resource, practiced and aspiring writers alike will find inspiration and initiative in the form of prompts for brief writing exercises, story prompts that set forth dramatic arcs for more lengthy works, readings with exercises that reflect on the art and craft of writing, and quotes from famous authors on the inner processes of successful work. Write Starts facilitates creativity like the perfect seat at a favorite café or a peaceful room of one's own. What's more, it puts you in the congenial company of a wise and expert coach.« Less
prompts, quotes, and exercises to jumpstart your creativity
Contradiction and paradox
You do it so well
Find your inner dog
Where dreams come true
A mark in time
Change of mind
Caught in the act
Don't be scared of Virginia Woolf
The five senses
Magical thinking : it's in the cards
Chemistry of character interaction
Out on a limb
Embers of past wounds
Sympathies for the villain
From personal experience to literary artifact
Transform your inner critics into allies
Don't forget : the first person is a character, too!
Welcome your muse
Writing a great story simplified
Follow your passions
Where characters are born
Snapshots in time
The question is
Checklist for creating characters
The fine art of observation
Solitude and creativity
Stillpoints : where hearts and minds meet
Building mental bridges
Pretend you're psychic (maybe you are!)
Awakening the human spirit
The lost diamond solitaire
What goes around
Talk to your readers
It was a dark and stormy night
Writers block? Tell your reader about it
Cabin in the woods
Raw material of the writer's craft
The old bookstore
Variation is the spice of write
Know when enough is enough
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