A fill-in book from the San Francisco Writers’ Grotto, authors of the best-selling 642 Things series.
Focus on a single aspect of the craft of writing with help from the San Francisco Writers’ Grotto. Writing Action kicks off with a foreword by an award-winning author and journalist Bonnie Tsui, who offers pointers for creating page-turning prose. The rest of the book consists of prompts and space to write, providing opportunities to explore how both high-stakes and low-key moments can be action-packed. Among other ideas, you’ll be asked to write an account of:
a highly competitive game of hopscotch
an orange being peeled as if it were the last one on earth
a car ride with an overly confident student driver
a meal prepared by a cook who is really depressed
the step-by-step process of opening a long-awaited piece of mail
Perfectly sized to take to a café, on vacation, or on your morning commute, this book is designed for practicing your creative writing a little bit at a time.
Paperback with textured cover stock, flaps, and a lay-flat binding
Advice from a published writer, followed by fill-in prompts and space to write
Part of a collection of single-subject writing prompt books by the San Francisco Writers’ Grotto
Check out the other books in the Lit Starts series: Writing Character, Writing Dialogue, and Writing Humor
About the Author
The San Francisco Writers' Grotto is a community of writers that was founded in 1994. It now has more than 100 members who share workspace and teach classes in downtown San Francisco. Bonnie Tsui is a longtime contributor to the New York Times and the author of the award-winning American Chinatown