Thursday, November 10, 2016

Healy, Nick, & Kristen McCurry. Image & Imagination.

Healy, Nick, & Kristen McCurry.  Image & Imagination.  Capstone/Switch Press  2016  unp   $16.95  ISBN 978-1-63079-044-8  ms/hs  Nonfiction  VG-BN     

This fabulous book contains almost 150 writing prompts and provides ideas, tips, story starters, examples and more to inspire creative free-writing in readers of all ages. This book is not a workbook, as stated by authors Nick Healy and Kristen McCurry, but rather a stimulus for pleasure writing. There are no rules!

After the introduction and suggestions for using this book, each double-page spread offers a writing prompt juxtaposed with a full-color photograph or illustration. The pictures are carefully presented in a manner that will inspire rather than confine creative minds. Writings can be long or short, and students are encouraged not to follow any procedures for writing. The writing is intended for pleasure only. This wonderful book will appeal to any writer of any age and is surely a helpful resource for teachers of creative writing.

Summary: A compilation of nearly 150 writing prompts, including tips, ideas, story starters, examples and more to inspire creative free-writing for any reader, middle-school-aged to adult.     

Creative writing                                --Virginia McGarvey

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