Full time writers need a constant supply of fresh ideas so that their stories and articles will catch an editor's eye. But how easy are ideas to catch? The truth is that ideas rain down on us, mostly when we aren't expecting them. But most people have very big umbrellas, which ideas bounce off without being noticed. Ideas are tricky things. They're ephemeral. You can't see them, or take hold of them. They're also invisible, but like radio waves, they're everywhere. So if you need to capture them, then this book is for you. Linda's book will show you not only how to catch the ideas, but how to turn those ideas into stories and articles, how to deal with writer's block and how to make your twist endings work. If you yearn for easy-to-read no-nonsense advice, then The Writer's Treasury of Ideas is for you!Über den Autor:
Linda Lewis began her writing career in 1990 when she signed up for a correspondence course. One assignment was to write about something she knew about, so she chose tropical fish. That first piece went on to be published and, over the next seven years, she wrote more and more articles about tropical fish for magazines in the UK, USA and South Africa. When her husband died in 1997, she began to switch her focus to fiction, selling her first story to Take a Break magazine in 1998. That was when she started to use the pen name, Catherine Howard. Since 2003, she has been working full time as a writer, concentrating mainly on short stories. Her stories have been published in many women's magazines, including Best, Chat, That's Life and Woman, as well as magazines in Sweden, Norway, Denmark and Australia. She has lost count of how many stories she has sold, but guesses the number is somewhere between two and three hundred. In 2008, Linda was given a column in Writers' Forum, entitled Short Story Success, where she passes on tips to other fiction writers, and tells them about her life as a working writer. In 2011, her first novel, The Magic of Fishkeeping, was published. In the same year, she began to move away from fiction and switch her focus to non-fiction, producing three short writers' guides, and working on an autobiography. She also runs workshops for writers, including workshops at the Swanwick Writers' Summer School, and at the NAWG Festival of Writing. Linda offers a critique service and tailor-made writing lessons, helps organise and judge short story competitions and gives talks to all kinds of groups on a variety of subjects.
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