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(A note: you can often find this book used for much less than the textbook price.)Burroway is both an author and a professor of creative writing, and in this information-packed book she leads writers through exercises meant to develop skills in fiction, poetry, drama, and creative nonfiction. When she’s not working with B2B marketers to tell their brand’s story, you can find her scribbling away on her latest novel, riding her bike to the brewpub, or sewing something fun.
Writers tend to make a very big deal of their tools, whether those tools are delicate pens or ancient typewriters.
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But of course, it will help deepen your learning if you do. Then check out the Frequently Asked Questions page. Welcome to The Crafty Writer's free online creative writing course, presented by Fiona Veitch Smith, a freelance journalist, editor, author, playwright, screenwriter and writing teacher.
Microsoft Word is the default tool for many writers, but a subscription to Office 365 costs £59.99/US.99/AU per year for one user – pretty steep if you only need the word processing element.
If you’re a writer seeking to refine your skills, a master’s degree in creative writing may be a suitable choice.