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Where Do You Get Your Ideas

At a Glance

  • Learn how to create, organize, and keep a writer’s notebook
  • Techniques for developing ideas into creative works of fiction and nonfiction: free-associating, listing, mapping, and collaging
  • Where to look for ideas—in daily observations, books, news articles, and magazines—and how to recognize a story when you see one

This Book is For You If:

  • You are curious about where great ideas come from
  • You’d like to learn more about how to consistently generate new ideas
  • Your creativity needs a jumpstart

Creative ideas don’t just happen in the shower, or on your way to the office. The creative process of idea generation can be broken down into six essential stages:

  • Idea recognition
  • Idea incubation
  • Outlining
  • Research
  • Drafting
  • Revision

In Where Do You Get Your Ideas?, Fred White helps writers of every genre deconstruct the mystery of generating ideas, and gives you tools to jump-start your creativity.

You will learn:

  • How to create, organize, and keep a writer’s notebook
  • Where to look for ideas—in daily observations, books, news articles, and magazines—and how to recognize a story when you see one
  • Techniques for developing ideas into creative works of fiction and nonfiction: free-associating, listing, mapping, and collaging
  • How to transform a good idea into a great story, novel or memoir

Bonus Online Exclusive: Download printable worksheets for free-associating ideas, creating lists, clustering and connecting details, and recording character traits at www.writersdigest.com/where-do-you-get-your-ideas.

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Your satisfaction is our top priority. If you are not satisfied with your purchase, please return the item(s) for an exchange or refund within 30 days from the purchase date, unless otherwise noted on the product page.

Ship the item(s) to The Writers Store via a traceable and insured method. You will be responsible for return shipping fees.

Please include a completed Return Form with your shipment. Refunds take up to one week to process once we have received the item(s).

Software returns must be deactivated and uninstalled from your computer before a refund may be issued. Please contact the software manufacturer if you need assistance uninstalling or deactivating your software.

The following items are not returnable: Hollywood Creative Directories, DVDs (opened), and Gift Certificates.

Meet the Author: Fred White

Fred White is an Associate Professor at Santa Clara University in California, where he has taught since 1980. He received his B.A. and M.A. degrees in English from the University of Minnesota(1967, 1973) and his Ph.D. in English from the Universityof Iowa (1980). Fred is the author of Where Do You Get Your Ideas?, The Daily Reader, The Daily Writer, and other books.