In no way does it impinge on a writer's creativity or demand prior layouts, but rather it exposes a simple process whereby a fiction writer can set up brief story perspectives that will keep the author on track from beginning to end.
Rogers, AR (PRWEB) September 30, 2013
Stephen P. Byers is the author of five novels and a unique, instructional creative writing book, “Beginning Creative Writing,” which is now available for purchase through his website and on Amazon as an eBook.
The book’s title is actually a play on words. “I do not pretend to be a writing teacher, but I offer a system directed particularly at those aspiring to be writers, or to anyone else who has problems getting started,” said Stephen P. Byers.
The idea to write the book originated from a complimentary lecture series Byers offered for several years at public libraries, schools and similar institutions. One high school student wrote, "I learned more in Stephen Byers 4-hour seminar than in a whole year at school."
Byers admits that the book could have been titled “Learning to Imagine.” In no way does it impinge on a writer's creativity or demand prior layouts, but rather it exposes a simple process whereby a fiction writer can set up brief story perspectives that will keep the author on track from beginning to end.
“Beginning Creative Writing” includes an appendix with a detailed example prepared by one of Byers’ students who had no previous writing experience, allowing her to "develop a character-driven story with a defined end." She was then ready to put her imagination to work writing her story without wasteful floundering about hoping to find her way. She knew from the beginning where she was going, leaving her free to reach her end point any way she might choose.
The book’s theme is simple. Byers encourages writers (and imaginers) to identify their traveling companions and establish where they are going, having some idea of the crucial scene and the climatic event, largely eliminating the floundering around looking for the pathway to an unknown destination.
About Stephen P. Byers/Books by Byers:
Stephen P. Byers began writing fifteen years ago at the age of 74. Prior to becoming an established author of six books, Byers began by writing weekly 500-word articles for the Gravette News-Herald in Arkansas in 1999. He self-published two creative writing books that were recognized and re-published on-line in book-format by a company in Florida. At the same time, Byers presented free four-hour seminars at public libraries and at high schools His love for writing brought the inception of Byers’ books that are now available on his website. For more information about Stephen or his books, please visit http://www.booksbybyers.us/ or his blog at http://spbyers0.blogspot.com/.