Sunday 1 December 2019

A YEAR OF IDEAS – 365 sets of writing prompts and exercises

Do you like writing prompts and exercises? If so, you'll love my new book. There are lots in there. I know it says 365 sets of them on the cover, but it's a leap year next year, and I have a tendency to get carried away, so there are a few more than that.

A YEAR OF IDEAS – 365 sets of writing prompts and exercises

All writers need ideas. We need topics and themes, prompts to get started and a little encouragement to keep going. New writers may be wondering where to begin, daunted by a blank page and want help to transform thoughts into fiction. Even the most experienced have dry periods when ideas don't flow, or times when they appreciate a push to try something different.

Patsy Collins' methods are proven to work. She's employed them at workshops where she's never failed to get her attendees, from brand new and nervous to burnt out, not just writing but producing interesting scenes, snippets and stories.
Each of the daily sets of prompts in this book have been used in some way by Patsy, to create her own work. She needs a lot of ideas as she's completed five novels, co-written From Story Idea to Reader (an accessible guide to writing fiction) and produced nineteen collections of themed short stories, averaging two dozen per book. Hundreds and hundreds of her short stories have been published – mainly in women's magazines. She blogs, writes articles, wins competitions and is always working on something new.
Whether you're a new writer, or a more experienced one temporarily out of ideas, have hours to fill or just five free minutes, you'll find something in this book to help get you writing – every day of the year.
You can buy it here. The price is £2.50 ($3.22) for the ebook and £6 ($7.74) for the paperback.


Anonymous said...

Just ordered this book. Thanks, Patsy.


Rosemary Gemmell said...

Sounds a great idea, Patsy!

Niddy said...

Great idea. Will out it on my Christmas list to Santa

Carolb said...

Very good idea, Patsy.

Will order the paperback version. :-)

Patsy said...

@ Angie and Carol – thank you! Hope it's useful.

@ Rosemary – I'm hoping that proves to be the case.

@ Niddy – As you're a good girl, he should get it for you!

carrie said...

Good idea, Patsy. Will see if Santa can oblige ;)

Meg said...

This looks incredibly useful (just bought it)- really like the layout.

Patsy said...

@ Carrie – hope Santa sees sense!

@ Meg – thank you! I hope it is indeed useful.