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Improv instructor and writer Jorjeana Marie presents the first book to harness the creative power of improvisation exercises to help both aspiring and seasoned authors defeat writer's block and generate new ideas.

Suffering from writer's block and inner critics? Having trouble generating ideas for plots, settings, and characters? Introducing the rules and techniques of improvisation as they apply to fiction writing, improv instructor and writer Jorjeana Marie addresses each major element of storytelling by applying writer's-block-busting games and inner-critic-quieting exercises to get the creative ideas flowing. Armed with the power of improv--and freeing exercises like Ad Agency, Your Local Library, and Family Portraits--you'll soon be an idea machine. With Improv for Writers, your creative storytelling well will never run dry again.

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Jorjeana Marie

Jorjeana Marie is a storyteller. Whether it's as a writer for Disney's "Mickey and the Roadster Racers", as a voice actress enacting all the roles in the "New Nancy Drew Diaries" (where Nancy now uses GPS to find her criminals and spends her spare time Googling herself!) or as a stand-up comedian touring the nation at The Improv and Catch a Rising Star Comedy Clubs, or as a produced playwright in NYC-she focuses on the fun and funny.As an award-winning narrator of over 250 books, Jorjeana's narrative skills have earned her multiple Earphones awards, Best Voices of 2014, 2015 and 2016 and a prestigious Audie Award for "Salt to the Sea" by Ruta Sepetys. Publisher Weekly calls her "Pitch-perfect" and Audiofile Magazine for "The Assistants" by Camille Perri stated "Bridget Jones meets Working Girl in this audiobook, and holy moly, is it fun. Jorjeana Marie puts this diverse and hilarious cast of New York characters through their many-accented paces like Dorothy Hamill landing a triple axel. In every paragraph. Her warm, bright tone creates just the right mood, and her pacing, balancing humor and looming disaster, is perfect." Her article "Laugh Track is featured in the recent issue of Writer's Digest "The Comedy Issue" and the latest special issue of Writer's Digest, "Writer's Workbook".

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