ERIC Number: ED438561
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 2000
Writing the Wave: Inspired Rides for Aspiring Writers. A Perigee Book.
No matter how intimidated or how blocked, any writer can tap into the vast oceans of creativity within by following the exercises in this book. Broken into small steps, each exercise is easy and takes only minutes to do. Yet each one forms a wave that brings with it a rush of ideas, images, and scenes as it crests. Chapters in the book are: (1) Monsters of the Deep: Write Your Way Past Your Fears; (2) The Water's Warm Once You're in: Use Imaginative Layering to Generate Raw Material; (3) A Gull's-Eye View: Take Charge of What You Write; (4) Where's the Bottom? Name a Main Idea and Develop It; (5) Coping with the Salt, Salt Spray: Control Your Writing by Structuring It; (6) Storm-Tossed Seas: Organize Your Ideas and Create an Outline; (7) Land Ahoy!: Shape a Beginning, Middle, and End for Your Work; (8) Island Hopping: Use Structural Models to Communicate Your Ideas; (9) Becalmed: Jump-Start a Stalled Work-in-Progress; (10) Time and Tide: Put Passion into Lifeless Writing; (11) The Ceaseless Surf: Use Sound to Catalyze the Imagination; and (12) Beyond the Horizon: Discover Your Next Project. An afterword presents poems by the author and relates them to ideas discussed in the book. Contains a 25-item list of further reading. (RS)
Descriptors: Elementary Secondary Education, Higher Education, Language Usage, Poetry, Writing Apprehension, Writing Exercises, Writing Improvement, Writing Instruction, Writing Processes
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Publication Type: Books; Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
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