Reviewed by Mamta Madhavan for Readers' Favorite
Creative Writing: Prompts and Exercises to Boost Creativity, Beat Writer's Block, and Develop Craft by Marie Eager is a helpful guide with creative prompts to improve writing and exercises useful to those who want to enhance their writing skills. Many writers experience writer's block and they find it helpful to either have a muse or a prompt that will keep their creativity flowing. This book will definitely help writers hone their skills and the chapters will aid them in developing their writing skills methodically. The tools in the book are useful and will give writers different perspectives to put down their thoughts.
The book is divided into four parts: character, setting, plot and voice. The chapters are laid out so methodically that they will bring out the best in any writer. The exercises asking the writer to respond to the prompt given or to write about a scene are indeed helpful to get a writer out of their writer's block. It gives writers many ideas and tips in such perfect order and sequence that no writer will go wrong while trying to create something.
All the exercises and prompts will help one think more creatively and make their personal writing more nuanced, detailed and descriptive. It can be used in classrooms for writing prompt ideas and children will also know how to format their writing in a sequential way, making their writing look perfect and neat.