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This book will inspire you to write, even if you have only a few minutes to spare. It may also change the way you think about writing. Drawing on a mix of disciplines, including psychology, art, linguistics, and advertising, each chapter offers you a writing-related discussion, followed by a five-minute exercise. Whether you are a beginner writer, an experienced writer looking for new ideas, or you simply want to use writing to gain self-awareness, the book will help you to: * Access your inner self, the personal memories that reflect universal patterns of the total human narrative. * Gain fresh insight into the nature of stories and storytelling. * Recognise your own life as an inexhaustible source of story ideas. * Stimulate creative thought, including right-brain techniques for 'stepping outside the box'. * Escape writing blocks. * Establish an enjoyable writing routine. Just pick a page and begin your writer's journey.
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Table of Contents

Introduction; The Exercises; Sources of last lines in Exercise 18.

About the Author

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 is also the author of The Novelist's Guide. She has a degree in psychology and an MA in film studies. She lives in Bath, but spends half the week in Hampshire.

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"'...an excellent guide...packed with information, advice is presented in a straightforward, down to earth, and enthusiastic style...'"

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