A Short Course In Creative Writing

  • by Ruby Allure
  • Narrated by Erin B. Lillis
  • 1 hrs and 59 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

A Short Course In Creative Writing encompasses all the aspects that need to be considered when writing a creative writing piece. The lessons were originally written for regular evening classes; however, even though the students had hand-outs, they requested a digital book to reference with everything that they were taught.

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An Unexpected Gem

***I was provided a copy of this audio book for the purpose of a review ***

With the required disclaimer out of the way, let me be brutally honest, I had not expected this little gem. In fact, I had expected my listening would be a bit rough and was fortified by it being less than 2 hours.

The synopsis says the author wrote the book as a takeaway from her evening classes on creative writing. My mental context was ... Community Ed evening classes ...and expected a well intended but kind of amateur product. However, I am interested in adult education, and batter my own nerd head against a giant personal creativity brick wall.

So you have an idea of my mind set... low expectations along with high interest.

Amateur hour it was NOT.

I don't know where the author teaches her class, but Sign Me Up! And bring the narrator. Wow. Two hours of unadulterated, straight up, right on, good learning material delivered by a close friend just sharing the material. The narrator's voice was warm, sincere without any artifact or pompous patronising, and well modulated throughout. The material was mind opening for me, with the right mix of the mechanics of writing exercises, sufficient context that using prompts now makes sense to me, and a sprinkling of the inner heart work of creativity through written material.

This was just what I didn't dare hope for in a how to creative writing listen.

Truly an unexpected gem and a learning and growing experience for me.

A keeper and one I will return to many times as I deconstruct my own wall, one block at a time.

Thank You, Ruby and Thank You, Erin.



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- Susan

A-Z of the creative writing process

What made the experience of listening to A Short Course In Creative Writing the most enjoyable?

This was an impressive audiobook! The author provided useful and well-thought advice on the writing process, along with many concrete examples. I was impressed that the author provided such a thorough analysis of the creative writing process, offering many impressive examples of her creative talent. This is definitely an audiobook that every aspiring creative writer should have!


Any additional comments?

I was provided this audiobook at no charge by the author, publisher and/or narrator in exchange for an unbiased review.

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- EP

Book Details

  • Release Date: 07-28-2015
  • Publisher: Ruby Allure