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Writing and Imagery

Book cover for Writing and Imagery: How to Deepen Creativity and improve your Writing
Writing and Imagery: How to Deepen Creativity and improve your Writing

Here is how to use creativity to improve your writing Written by professional writer and very experienced creative writing teacher, this book explains the nature of creativity and how a basic understanding of the brain function can enhance the creative process. This book explains how through cultural shifts, the use of imagery has become more mainstream in the last 25-years and how this is a jumping off point to using creative imagery to reframe writing for different markets.

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Product details

  • Paperback: 160 pages
  • Publisher: Aber Publishing
  • Language: English
  • ISBN: 978-1842850619
  • Product Dimensions: 13.9 x 1.5 x 21.6 cm

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5.0 out of 5 starsCreativity not Artistic skill – making images work for writers!,
This review is from: Writing and Imagery: How to Deepen Creativity and Improve Your Writing (Paperback)

Writing and Imagery is a masterclass in finding, honing and magnifying a writer’s creative power and prowess. Based on her own experience exploring and teaching using imagery, Ann Palmer gives writers at every level the opportunity and tools to get more out of every stage of the writing process, as well as more from writing classes, workshops and exercises. With a right brain, image-lead approach to idea-generation, this book will revolutionise the lives of aspiring and professional writers and well as workshop leaders and teachers everywhere.

But Writing and Imagery is not a prescription, a quick fix in a pill. It’s an invitation to go on an inner adventure – a powerful way to discover spontaneity, joy and surprises in writing. It works. And it works in different ways for different writers. Artistic skill is not important, in fact, it’s almost irrelevant to the process of redefining the writer’s brain.

While image work may be alien to many writers, I’ve found this approach fundamentally shifting and inspiring. Not only does it encourage and build self belief, but harnesses the brains cooperation in the writing process. Ann Palmer is a midwife for the birth of the reader’s own enhanced creativity; she guides the reader to make their own discoveries and journeys into the imaginative subconscious. Don’t just read through the book, use to it to explore the wild creativity of your right-brain.

Once you’ve started working with Writing and Imagery, writer’s block may well be a thing of the past. This new approach to writing has help for every stage of writing, from idea generation to being more original, from struggling with “show not tell” to writing synopses. After years of going to Ann’s workshops, it’s wonderful to see these amazing methods brought to a wider audience. This is a book few writers can afford not to read.

Format: Paperback
Format: Paperback
This is an excellent guide to the underexplored – and fascinating – world of imagery and its links to creativity in general and writing in particular. It offers valuable advice on how to make friends with your right brain, honour this relationship and, as a consequence, release your creative energies. Superb chapters about writing fiction are included towards the end; yet, the insights presented throughout the book are immensely beneficial also to non-fiction writers. This is a must-have book for all writers who want to proceed to another level on their creative journeys.