The 3 A.m. Epiphany

The 3 A.m. Epiphany

Uncommon Writing Exercises That Transform your Fiction

eBook - 2005
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With unusual exercises designed to stimulate creativity and overcome writing fears, this book will help writers push the boundaries of their fiction writing to achieve exciting results.
Publisher: Cincinnati, Ohio : Writer's Digest Books, c2005.
Edition: 1st ed.
ISBN: 9781582976907
1582976902
9781599633275
1599633272
Characteristics: 1 online resource (261 p.)
Alternative Title: Three a.m. epiphany
Contents: Cover Page; Title Page; Copyright; ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS; ABOUT THE AUTHOR; Contents; INTRODUCTION; THE EXERCISES; LIMBING UP; APPENDICES;
Summary: With unusual exercises designed to stimulate creativity and overcome writing fears, this book will help writers push the boundaries of their fiction writing to achieve exciting results.

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WendyLC
Sep 25, 2016

Writing is hard, says the author. I suppose he makes it harder by inventing exercises that don't add up to a publishable story or book..? If you can't get ahead on your novel this week and want to do some writing exercises instead of entirely waste time, this is better than nothing. (But you'd be better off getting unlazy and working on the novel. Not every day on a novel is going to be sunshine and roses. Write anyway.) This is a lot like What If, a book sometimes used in undergrad creative writing programs.

Example exercise: put your two main characters in a wilderness. Forest, desert, foreign city where they don't speak the language Write a scene that will never go in the book.

If you like this sort of thing, you might like it. I don't, so I didn't.

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