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Story Sparks

Finding Your Best Story Ideas and Turning Them into Compelling Fiction

by (author) Denise Jaden

New World Library
Initial publish date
Aug 2017
Composition & Creative Writing
  • Paperback / softback

    Publish Date
    Aug 2017
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Find rock-solid story ideas before you start writing
Anyone who has been hamster-wheeling a story idea for years or has hundreds of pages exploring various approaches on their hard drive knows that there must be a better way. There is. Young adult novelist Denise Jaden shows exactly how to create the captivating stories that prevent dispiriting wasted time. Busting the “visitation from the muses” myth, she shows that inspiration is a skill writers can learn by understanding how story ideas work (or don’t), fertilizing the ground for fresh and sound ideas, and moving swiftly through stuck points. Practical and inspiring, Jaden’s approach celebrates the imaginative sparks that make innovations of all kinds possible while pinpointing the precise tools writers need to fan their unique creative flames.

About the author

Denise Jaden lives just outside Vancouver, Canada. When she’s not writing, she can often be found homeschooling her son or dancing with her Polynesian dance troupe. Losing Faith was her first novel. Find out more at or follow her on Twitter at @denisejaden.

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Editorial Reviews

“Having ‘an idea’ isn’t always enough — successful writers must know how to transform these creative thoughts into convincing fiction. Jaden’s concise and fun guide provides just the spark to do that.”
— Dawn Ius, author of Anne & Henry

“Brimming with practical tips and techniques, Story Sparks is an excellent resource for writers eager to coax out their best story ideas. I found it immediately helpful, and I’ll no doubt return to it time and again.”
— Shari Green, author of Macy McMillan and the Rainbow Goddess

“Story Sparks by Denise Jaden teaches even noncreative types how to collect ideas and turn them into great stories.”
— Lee Strauss, author of the Ginger Gold Mystery series

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