The first book in the series, Now Write! was recognized as one of the best writing books of 2006 by TheWriter magazine.
“A highly recommended, practical guide for any aspiring writer…”– Jim Cox, Midwest Book Review, December 2006
A collection of personal creative writing exercises from some of today’s most celebrated novelists, short story writers, and writing teachers, including Jill McCorkle, Amy Bloom, Robert Olen Butler, Steve Almond, Jayne Anne Phillips and Virgil Suárez. (Contributors page.)
What’s the secret behind the successful and prolific careers of critically acclaimed, award-winning novelists and short story writers? While it may seem effortless, all of the writers have a simple technique for fending off writer’s block: the writing prompt.
Eighty-seven of the country’s top writers present fresh, fun, practical writing exercises for creating a scene, fine-tuning a voice, jump-starting a stalled story, and more.
Introduced by the writers themselves, the exercises in Now Write!are concise and accessible. Whether you’re writing a novel or short story these exercises will guide and inspire you to write at your best.
By providing the proven techniques of National Book Award, Pulitzer Prize and Guggenheim Fellowship winners, this book encourages the aspiring writer to their own best creative writing.