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The Five-minute Writer By Margret Geraghty

The Five-minute Writer by Margret Geraghty

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Summary

Offers you a writing-related discussion, followed by a five-minute exercise. This book helps you to: develop a reliable and enjoyable writing routine; access your inner self - the personal memories that reflect universal patterns of the overall human 'story'; recognise your life as an inexhaustible source of story ideas; and more.

The Five-minute Writer Summary

The Five-minute Writer: Exercise and Inspiration in Creative Writing in Five Minutes a Day by Margret Geraghty

This book will inspire you to write - even if you have only a few minutes a day to spare. Each chapter offers you a writing-related discussion, followed by a five-minute exercise. Five minutes a day spent on an exercise is one of the most effective methods there is to expand your potential and develop self-discipline. The book will help you to: develop a reliable and enjoyable writing routine; access your inner self - the personal memories that reflect universal patterns of the overall human 'story'; recognise your life as an inexhaustible source of story ideas; stimulate creative thought `on demand`; develop whole-brain techniques for 'stepping outside the box'; understand the nature of fiction and what it requires of you; and, remove writing blocks. Just pick a page and begin your writer's journey.

The Five-minute Writer Reviews

Reader review of Margret's previously published books '...an excellent guide...packed with information, advice is presented in a straightforward, down to earth, and enthusiastic style..."An exploration of ritualistic behaviour, thinking outside the box, writing about the concept of choice. Just three of the 57 topics and they are presented in a way that stimulates your creative thinking process.' Writing Magazine'By the taking one of the chapters, and completing its exercise, each day you will develop a productive and enjoyable writing routine.' Writing Magazine

About Margret Geraghty

Margret Geraghty is a published author who runs classes in creative writing. For 12 years she wrote a monthly column for Writing Magazine and Writers' News and she is also the author of The Novelist's Guide. She has a degree in psychology and an MA in film studies. Margret lives in Bath, but spends half the week in Hampshire.

Table of Contents

1. The power of ritual; 2. What are you waiting for?; 3. Playing tag; 4. 101 uses for...; 5. What makes you happy?; 6. No time to write?; 7. Your child's eye; 8. Turning points; 9. If fate hands you a rattlesnake...; 10. Rewriting cliches; 11. The name of the game; 12. Stains into stories; 13. Unfinished sentences; 14. Fill in the blanks; 15. Time after time; 16. Truly sumptuous; 17. Last line triggers; 18. What if?; 19. Gimme the money; 20. Writing with colour; 21. Public places, private memories; 22. The backstory; 23. Character whisperer; 24. Take a chance; 25. Two-faced characters; 26. Change your life; 27. Crack the shell; 28. Who's calling, please?; 29. 250 words on something; 30. Turn your worst moments into money; 31. The 3-mountain solution; 32. Repulsive characters; 33. No to crocodile tears; 34. Daisy chain stories; 35. The cafe of life; 36. It's in the bag; 37. The taste of success; 38. Choice & consequence; 39. What do you care about?; 40. Beautiful words; 41. Not-so-beautiful words; 42. Plunge-in beginnings; 43. Writing with titles; 44. Visual dialogue; 45. Write a story in 5 mins; 46. Satisfying endings; 47. 'Thin' characters; 48. Please insert address; 49. How does it feel?; 50. Food for thought; 51. What do you do for a living?; 52. All part of a system; 53. What do you want..?; 54. Opposition and meaning; 55. The age of epiphany; 56. Setting as character.

Additional information

GOR003679067
9781845281571
1845281578
The Five-minute Writer: Exercise and Inspiration in Creative Writing in Five Minutes a Day by Margret Geraghty
Used - Very Good
Paperback
Little, Brown Book Group
2006-10-27
181
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This is a used book - there is no escaping the fact it has been read by someone else and it will show signs of wear and previous use. Overall we expect it to be in very good condition, but if you are not entirely satisfied please get in touch with us

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