Learn how professional writers build novels from the ground up with Creative Wordsmithing. In depth, carefully dissected analyses with extensive examples examine the tricks and tools behind plot, phrasing, details, organization, characterization, and much, much more. With a friendly style accessible by all, Creative Wordsmithing employs a new strategy never before used to understand the unruly beast of creative writing: the principles of genre analysis, a technique Applied Linguists use to break down academic writing in a scientific way. Creative Wordsmithing informs its readers with unique, exacting details of how books are written, and insight into how to create a strong draft, right from the first sentence.
Bill De Herder, the author of Creative Wordsmithing, holds an M.A. in Creative Writing from Central Michigan University and is the author of the thriller The Omega Principle (forthcoming from Wordpool Press). After graduating grad school, De Herder became a freelance editor, where he helped his clients improve their novels by breaking down creative writing into steps and commonalities. It did not take long for De Herder to amass what he considered to be a comprehensive guide of the unspoken rules of creative writing. Now, those unspoken rules, originally written in the margins of first-draft novels, have been expanded into Creative Wordsmithing: The Tools of the Creative Writing Trade.
Creative Wordsmithing will be released exclusively for Amazon Kindle on Wed., December 10th 2014.