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“Creative writing teacher Ellis collects personal writing exercises from dozens of today’s most acclaimed fiction writers including Robert Olen Butler, Amy Bloom, Steve Almond and Jill McCorkle. These exercises help writers create great dialogue, build believable settings, revise their fiction, and more. Butler’s exercise, for instances, compels writers to see the world ‘through their senses'”. – The Writer Magazine, 2006
“Now Write!: Fiction Writing Exercises from Today’s Best Writers and Teachers is a carefully selected collection of writing exercises from some of today’s most acclaimed fiction writers… Now Write! focuses on ideas to get aspiring and practicing writers’ creative juices flowing, or engage in activities such as learning to identify the distinctions between real dialogue and smooth, fictional dialogue. A highly recommended, practical guide for any aspiring writer…” – Jim Cox, Midwest Book Review, December 2006
“If you’ve ever struggled with different aspects of the writing craft, wondered how published authors have mastered the craft, been interested in going to writing workshops but lack the time or resources to attend, Ms. Ellis has made available a plethora of various writing exercises from published writers…whether you are just starting to develop your writing voice or have been working at it for awhile this book will help you polish your skills, add new skills, provoke ideas and stir the creative pot.” – Sharon O’Halloran on Amazon.com