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LEARN TO WRITE IN THE COMPANY OF TODAY’S MASTER WRITERS AND CLASSIC AUTHORS In this book of highly practical advice and informative exercises, using quotes from diaries, interviews and autobiographies, the masters of contemporary and classic fiction are gathered together to impart lessons from their own careers: Charles Dickens drops in to help you create exciting characters; Ernest Hemingway helps you figure out how to write concisely and powerfully; and Jane Austen shows you show to make the reader warm to an unsympathetic character. Using a combination of tried-and-tested advice and ingenious applications, Your Creative Writing Masterclass helps the budding writer to finesse her talent, flesh out characters, write to her market, and, most importantly, overcome psychological obstructions and put pen to paper. More than just a ‘how-to’ book, Your Creative Writing Masterclass is a friendly companion and coach, providing all the advice needed to become a full-time writer, and go on to a successful career in letters.
Jurgen Wolff is a writer, teacher, NLP practitioner and the author of many books, including Your Writing Coach, Successful Scriptwriting (60,000 copies sold) Creativity Now!, Focus: the power of targeted thinking, Do Something Different as well as a dozen plays. A consistently successful screenwriter, Wolff has sat on many top writing teams, consulted to TV companies around the world (BBC, SKY, Columbia/Tri-Star) and written for newspapers including The Times. He holds creativity workshops around the world for organizations such as the Academy for Chief Executives, the University of Barcelona, the Pilots Programme, the Bertelsmann Foundation, film schools in Cologne, Berlin, and Munich. Born and educated in the US, Wolff now divides his time between London and California.
“A wonderful resource for both individual writers, and for writing groups. It helps writers feel that even when sitting alone at their desks, they are not alone. Opening this book, they access the wisdom of great writers, and the practical help and advice from Jurgen Wolff, a generous and constructive writing companion.” –Julie Everton, an award-winning playwright Praise for Your Writing Coach: “Full of encouraging examples and practical tips, many of them more far-reaching than they seem at first glance.” Financial Times