Author(s): Joan Rosier-Jones
The itching desire to put our thoughts, dreams, experiences and purely creative words on paper lurks within us all and each year thousands of people join creative writing classes to learn the skills and gain the confidence to satisfy this urge. Joan Rosier-Jones, successful novelist, non-fiction author and teacher, is one of the leading mentors in creative writing and in So you want to Write shares her knowledge and depth of experience with you. Based on her successful classes, the book covers a wide range of subjects including, giving yourself permission to write, ways of telling a story, plotting, dialogue, diction, finding your own voice, coping with writers block, editing, getting published, getting support from groups, workshops and organisations. This highly practical and inspirational guide will be a handbook that will be treasured by all aspiring writers.
Joan Rosier-Jones had five works of fiction published and two previous works of non-fiction including SO YOU WANT TO WRITE. Joan teaches courses on writing family history and currently lives in Wanganui.