Starters: A Beginner’s Guide to Creative Writing

Creative writing for the beginning writer can be maddening business. Between writer’s block, procrastination, and frustration that what’s in your head isn’t making it on the page, it’s easy to feel overwhelmed and just give up.

Therefore, STARTERS: A BEGINNER’S GUIDE TO CREATIVE WRITING makes the process less mysterious and more do-able. The title Starters is like the starters part of a menu: easy-to-handle and bite-sized. After you “taste-test” creative non-fiction, poetry, fiction, and drama, you’ll have a portfolio that’s like a sampler plate from the starters menu of the vast buffet of creative writing.

Let’s start.

1 Creative Non-Fiction
2 Creative Non-Fiction Examples
3 Poetry, with Examples
4 Fiction
5 Fiction Examples
6 Drama, with Example
Final Note & Recommended Resources

Product Details

  • Paperback: 126 pages
  • Publication Date: April 29, 2017
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 154633999X
  • ISBN-13: 978-1546339991
  • Product Dimensions: 5.5 x 0.5 x 8.5 inches
  • Kindle version here.
  • Free PDF version here.


About Rufel Ramos

RUFEL F. RAMOS is an English professor at Dallas College (a multi-campus community college in Dallas County, Texas) and a published author. She is also a survivor of a rigorous liberal arts education, a single mother, an aunt, a big sister, the oldest child, an adopted kid, an Asian-American, a US Navy brat, a bemused Catholic, a sci-fi/fantasy geek, a mediocre Maker of stuff, and a once-and-future globe trotter. She often writes on any and all of those roles on her blog, and her website,
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