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Creative Writing Exercises For Dummies by Maggie Hamand

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About the Author

Maggie Hamand is the author of two novels, The Resurrection of the Body and The Rocket Man, and has published a number of short stories, some of which have been nominated for prizes. She’s the author of 18 non-fiction books, and her articles have appeared in magazines and newspapers including the Guardian, The Sunday Times and the Observer. She taught creative writing in Holloway Prison and Morley College, and also founded The Complete Creative Writing Course at the Groucho Club in 1998. She was co-founder of the award-winning small independent publisher The Maia Press and a director from 2003–2012.

Author’s Acknowledgements

I’d like to thank all the people who supported and encouraged me while writing this book – especially my husband, Jeremy.

Special thanks also go to the other tutors on The Complete Creative Writing Course, past and present, from whom I’ve learned so much. I especially thank Rachel Knightley for helping me with research and contributing to the typescript in places, and to Natalie Butlin for the original draft of the dialogue in Chapter 26.

Publisher’s Acknowledgements

Project Manager: Michelle Hacker

Project Editor: Steve Edwards

Acquisitions Editor: Mike Baker

Development Editor: Andy Finch

Copy Editor: Mary White

Technical Editor: Howard Cunnell

Project Coordinator: Sheree Montgomery

Cover Image: © istock.com/mrPliskin

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