This relaxed and fun overview ranges from learning to think like a writer to publishing your work. Discussion and exercises reveal simple yet effective tools for organizing your thoughts. Learn to choose the best form to convey your unique vision: fiction, nonfiction, poetry, or drama, and the essential building blocks of each. A quick grammar and style refresher shows why you don't have to be a grammar expert to be a good writer. With a project you'll begin in class, or one you've already started, you will learn to apply professional techniques that will elevate your writing to the next level.