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Creative writing is any writing that goes beyond the boundaries of ordinary formal, journalistic, scholarly, or technological types of literature, usually characterized by the emphasis on narrative art, character development, and the use of literary conventions, or the different traditions of prose and poetry.

Due to the lack of definition, writing such as feature stories can be considered as creative writing, even though they fall under journalism, because the content of the features focuses specifically on narrative and character development. 

Fictional and nonfictional works fall within this category, including novels, biographies, short stories, and poems. Within academic settings, creative writing is usually split into fiction and poetry groups, with an emphasis on writing in an original style, rather than imitating preexisting tropes such as crime or horror. 

Writing for the screen and stage - screenwriting and playwriting - are often taught separately, but they also fall within the category of creative writing.

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  • Nicholas Bryant
  • 05-03-2020

A great can-do resource


If you’re at a place in your career where you need a virtual cheerleader to help you take that leap to the next level,

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  • Eula Durbin
  • 05-03-2020

Informative and interesting.


Great narration, interesting material. I've heard some of this in other audio books, but it was good to hear it in a new way.

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  • Candida Hagans
  • 05-03-2020

Ambitious scope, admirable execution


I found the first and the last speakers the most engaging. But everyone had a great deal to teach.

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  • James Sims
  • 05-03-2020

Well worth a listen


There are too many great audio books that have been listen (and are being listen now) for us to be able to engage them all.

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  • Jeannette Compton
  • 02-03-2020

A must listen for any aspiring author!

We want the best coach, the best mentor and the best advice that we can get. Mark Shaw was obviously there, as a journalist. He is a fantastic resource, authoring over 24 audio-book (wow), to help you navigate the complex and ever-changing world of being an author and the audio-book publishing industry.

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  • Colette Sloan
  • 02-03-2020

Super useful information!

That audio-book is exactly what I expected. It breaks down everything to follow in ten steps to massively increase the chance to get your audio-book published. It's not so much a decorated guide as a complete guide to decorate your audio-book and then release it.

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  • Tomas Lynn
  • 02-03-2020

This is a beautiful, true story about a young !

This is a beautiful, true story about a young woman who has experienced poverty and violence, yet has discovered the importance of education as a way to survive and live up to the potential she knew but was robbed of.

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  • Benito Stephenson
  • 02-03-2020

A sensitive documentation of amazing success !

It was disturbing and difficult to listen at times. I don’t want to put spoilers in a Investigate, but let’s just say if I could have jumped through the part and called the police on Shawn I would have. Even now!

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  • Dorothy Brown
  • 23-02-2020

Any genre, any Author goal, be successful!

I've been listen for fun in some form or another since I was able to hold a listen implement. Having toyed with the idea of taking my dabbling to the next level—publishing—and having many published author friends whom I felt might enjoy it, I thought I'd give this a listen.

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  • William Martinez
  • 23-02-2020

Therapy for authors in an audiobook

If you've ever wondered, "Am I alone?" as an author and wondered what to do about a situation, here's a quick listen neatly broken down into topics, issues, and recommended solutions.

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  • Isaac Abbott
  • 05-03-2020

The main premise of this audio book.

This space has a million audio-books out there. I should know, I have most of them listened or understood! But this is one of a handful that I think belongs on the audio-bookshelf of everybody, at least everybody interested in personal development and improvement.

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  • Joshua Manning
  • 04-03-2020

I love it and following this audio book

This audio book is useful and every one of the each subject are extremely clear and straightforward. I love it and following this audio book..

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  • A. Da Costa Maia
  • 03-03-2020

Don't waste your time

Part of me wants to applaud the irony that this book stresses the need to create beautifully created, proofread and professionally edited copy. There are so many grammatical errors, syntax problems and clumsy phrases in this book that it would be funny if they didn't have the bare faced audacity to charge good money for it. I think that this must surely be a very poor translation from another language. It reads like a 1991 Doge meme. In a bad way.

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  • Cathryn Hahn
  • 02-03-2020

I usually don't listen memoirs but this is amazon!

I usually don't listen memoirs but this is an amazing audio-book!!! Tara's journey is an inspiration for those who feel they can not make their dreams come true. Tara was able to become the person she was meant to be through discomfort, self-discovery and learning.

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  • Kayleigh Warner
  • 29-02-2020

A very quick and easy to listen.

This is a straight forward point by point audio book , to insights of publishing audio books, especially audio books. You need to know this material to plan your strategy.

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  • Demi Fraser
  • 29-02-2020

This audio book was a great listen

This audio book was a great listen. After listening this audio book i understand that how do I become an author.Really well narrated and comprehensive explanation.

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  • Dominic Davey
  • 27-02-2020

It was an easy and enjoyable listening

Narrator gives options when available and gives pros and cons to help you decide for yourself what would be best for you.

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  • Mohammad Stewart
  • 25-02-2020

The information in the audiobook was very helpful

All the questions I ever had on my health in general and specific answered in one place with resources for the specific ones. Well done!

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  • Ollie Miller
  • 24-02-2020

This is a straight forward and easy to understand

The audio book was perfectly narrated in a very simple way for a better and easier understanding.

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  • Archie Zimmerman
  • 24-02-2020

Thanks author for such an incredible audio book

This is an enlightening audio book. This audio book most of the information and tips incredible to discover the different techniques of writing.

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