Back to Creative Writing School by Bridget Whelan

Back to Creative Writing School

Whether you want to be a bestselling novelist, write a memoir that persuades your family that you weren’t born a parent, or are a student thinking of embarking on a writing course Back to Creative Writing School offers practical inspiration. It encourages writers and would-be writers to play with language, write with their senses and create three dimensional characters that walk off the page.

Written with the warmth and gentle humour that marks Bridget Whelan’s creative writing classes, her guide includes exercises in horror and magic realism, description and prose poetry, dialogue and story development and even enters into the difficult territory of editing your own writing.

This is a book that builds confidence. Some exercises are designed to turn an idle 10 minutes into a productive literary workout while others have the guts and energy to unlock the writer within and produce novel length ideas .