This is the guide writers will reach for time after time to jump start their creativity and develop original ideas. Four distinctive sections offer dozens of unique approaches to "freeing the muse," each geared toward a different stage of writing. - Bending & Stretching introduces readers to a variety of loosening up techniques designed to banish inhibitions and get the words flowing. - Creating encourages readers to discover the rich writing material within their lives. - Finding Forms prompts to writers to explore traditional forms of written expression so their feelings and objectives are captured. - Developing & Assessing focuses on developing and refining existing material through a range of exercises and examinations.
Jack Heffron was formerly senior editor at Writer's Digest and Story Press. He has taught writing for the past 15 years. His stories have been published in numerous literary magazines.