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Creative Writing

Author : Linda Anderson
ISBN : 9781317797036
Genre : Language Arts & Disciplines
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Creative Writing is a complete writing course that will jump-start your writing and guide you through your first steps towards publication. Suitable for use by students, tutors, writers’ groups or writers working alone, this book offers: a practical and inspiring section on the creative process, showing you how to stimulate your creativity and use your memory and experience in inventive ways in-depth coverage of the most popular forms of writing, in extended sections on fiction, poetry and life writing, including biography and autobiography, giving you practice in all three forms so that you might discover and develop your particular strengths a sensible, up-to-date guide to going public, to help you to edit your work to a professional standard and to identify and approach suitable publishers a distinctive collection of exciting exercises, spread throughout the workbook to spark your imagination and increase your technical flexibility and control a substantial array of illuminating readings, bringing together extracts from contemporary and classic writings in order to demonstrate a range of techniques that you can use or adapt in your own work. Creative Writing: A Workbook with Readings presents a unique opportunity to benefit from the advice and experience of a team of published authors who have also taught successful writing courses at a wide range of institutions, helping large numbers of new writers to develop their talents as well as their abilities to evaluate and polish their work to professional standards. These institutions include Lancaster University and the University of East Anglia, renowned as consistent producers of published writers.
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Creative Writing

Author : Alan Horsfield
ISBN : 174125082X
Genre : Creative writing
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Students entering high school require effective writing skills and im aginative ability. Excel Basic Skills: Creative Writing Years 5-6 provides an accessible and enjoyable means of developing story writing ability. It covers the main features of story writing such as d eveloping ideas, creating a narrative and writing descriptions and dialo gue. There is plenty of practical advice on the craft of story writing a nd pointers for future development. In this book your child will find: self-contained units of work with scores of examples, writing tips, reading tasks and exercises techniques to help t hem improve their story writing - Sample answers to all questions sample answers to all questions easy-to-read format that mak es writing fun This book is a practical guide to writing f iction (narratives and stories). It presents the various skills required to write better fiction, showing you ways to make your writing more app ealing and more interesting. The different writing skills are introduced in turn, with some explanation or a quick revision of the practical kno wledge you will need to implement the skill. Where ever practical, extra cts from published stories have been included to show you 'How It Has Be en Done'.
Category: Creative writing

Creative Writing

Author : Colin Bulman
ISBN : 9780745636870
Genre : Education
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All writers are familiar with terms like plot, suspense, conflict and character. They may be less familiar with intertextuality, anachrony, and fabula, and they may be even less confident in achieving the effects these terms refer to. This book defines fictional techniques and guides the potential writer in their use. It may spark off ideas for stories and novels and provide first-aid for failing stories. A story's ending may come as a surprise to the reader, suspense may have the reader on the edge of the seat, and conflict may lead to unbearable excitement. It is the job of the writer to create these effects and this book illustrates how it is done. The book is for students doing creative writing in higher education, at "A" level, and it will be essential reading for anyone interested in writing fiction. Contents: * Definitions of over 200 terms and techniques to do with fiction writing * How to achieve fictional effects * Literary examples of the techniques described Characteristics of genre as well as literary fiction * Basic but essential techniques such as writing dialogue and using figures of speech * Definitions of major terms used in publishing
Category: Education

Explorations In Creative Writing

Author : Kevin Brophy
ISBN : 0522850561
Genre : Language Arts & Disciplines
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These essays, stories and fragments are about writing. They explore the dilemmas of living as a writer, the subtleties and inspirations of reading as a writer, and the contradictions created when a writer tries to teach others how it is done.
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Creative Writing

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ISBN : STANFORD:36105027524532
Genre : Authorship
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Creative Writing

Author : Sue Thomas
ISBN : 185041078X
Genre : Creative writing
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By Sue Thomas www.suethomas.net In the early 1990s there were very few creative writing degrees in the UK but lots of creative writing workshops in the community. Many writers, including me, taught creative writing in libraries, prisons, hospitals, schools, even living rooms. The students were hugely varied, from enthusiastic poets to prospective autobiographers and hopeful screenwriters and everything in between. I’m no longer involved in that way but such groups are still very popular, and they often provide a valuable income for self-employed writers. The idea for ‘Creative Writing: A Handbook for Workshop Leaders’ came from a collaboration between East Midlands Arts and the University of Nottingham’s Department of Adult Education, both now defunct. Its aim was to support creative writing teachers by collecting the wisdom of those East Midlands writers who were already involved in the practice. Many writers who teach writing have no formal training in teaching or facilitation and can find very few resources to help them when they’re starting out, or support them as they develop their skills. The book is divided into the following sections: Teaching Adults Teaching Writing Workshop Exercises Problems and Issues Resources and Information Of course some of the material is now wildly out of date and there are virtually no web-based resources but a lot of it will still be useful. I especially like the inspiring vignettes by writers Catherine Byron, Kevin Fegan, Martin Glynn, Jacek Laskowski and Kathy Page.
Category: Creative writing

The Exciting World Of Creative Writing

Author : Ruth McDaniel
ISBN : 1930092709
Genre : Language Arts & Disciplines
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This workbook is an excellent foundation for developing creative writing skills. Topics covered include the tools needed for writing, review of sentence structures, poetry styles and techniques, writing dialogue, outlining a story, writing powerful beginnings and endings, rewriting and proofreading, manuscript preparation and critiques, copyrights, how to get published, and a Christian philosophy of writing. Grades 7-8."
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

The Cambridge Companion To Creative Writing

Author : David Morley
ISBN : 9780521768498
Genre : Language Arts & Disciplines
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A lively, practical guide to creative writing as discipline and craft, ideal for students and teachers.
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

The Handbook Of Creative Writing

Author : Steven Earnshaw
ISBN : 9780748621361
Genre : Language Arts & Disciplines
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A practical & inspirational resource for creative writers at all levels. In 48 distinctive chapters, the Handbook is split into three parts: * Part 1: examines the critical theories behind the practice of creative writing * Part 2: explains the basics of how to write a novel, script or poetry * Part 3: explores how to deal with the practicalities and problems of becoming a writer Alongside the main creative writing activities, chapters cover other practices, from translation to starting a small magazine and from memoir writing to writing for children. Contributors are all experts in their fields: poets, novelists, dramatists, agents, publishers, editors, tutors, critics and academics. Anyone with an interest in creative writing will find this book invaluable in developing their own creative writing projects and as a way into new areas of writing activity.
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

The Routledge Creative Writing Coursebook

Author : Paul Mills
ISBN : 0415317851
Genre : Language Arts & Disciplines
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This step-by-step practical guide to the process of creative writing provides genre-based chapters, including life writing, novels and short stories, poetry, and screenwriting.
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

The Psychology Of Creative Writing

Author : Scott Barry Kaufman
ISBN : 9781139480932
Genre : Psychology
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The Psychology of Creative Writing takes a scholarly, psychological look at multiple aspects of creative writing, including the creative writer as a person, the text itself, the creative process, the writer's development, the link between creative writing and mental illness, the personality traits of comedy and screen writers, and how to teach creative writing. This book will appeal to psychologists interested in creativity, writers who want to understand more about the magic behind their talents, and educated laypeople who enjoy reading, writing, or both. From scholars to bloggers to artists, The Psychology of Creative Writing has something for everyone.
Category: Psychology

Towards A Poetics Of Creative Writing

Author : Dominique Hecq
ISBN : 9781783093229
Genre : Language Arts & Disciplines
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This book offers an in-depth study on the poetics of creative writing as a subject in the dramatically changing context of practice as research, taking into account the importance of the subjectivity of the writer as researcher. It explores creative writing and theory while offering critical antecedents, theoretical directions and creative interchanges. The book narrows the focus on psychoanalysis, particularly with regard to Lacan and creative practice, and demonstrates that creative writing is research in its own right. The poetics at stake neither denotes the study or the techniques of poetry, but rather the means by which writers formulate and discuss attitudes to their work.
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Creative Writing And The New Humanities

Author : Paul Dawson
ISBN : 0415332214
Genre : Literary Criticism
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This book examines the institutional history and disciplinary future of creative writing in the contemporary academy, looking well beyond the perennial questions 'can writing be taught?' and 'should writing be taught?'. Paul Dawson traces the emergence of creative writing alongside the new criticism in American universities; examines the writing workshop in relation to theories of creativity and literary criticism; and analyzes the evolution of creative writing pedagogy alongside and in response to the rise of 'theory' in America, England and Australia. Dawson argues that the discipline of creative writing developed as a series of pedagogic responses to the long-standing 'crisis' in literary studies. His polemical account provides a fresh perspective on the importance of creative writing to the emergence of the 'new humanities' and makes a major contribution to current debates about the role of the writer as public intellectual.
Category: Literary Criticism

The Art Of Creative Writing

Author : Lajos Egri
ISBN : 0806540737
Genre : Reference
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MASTER THE FUNDAMENTALS OF GREAT WRITING Thousands of books have been written on the subject of writing and how to do it better. Among them are a few select classics that reveal the essential elements of good storytelling. The Art of Creative Writing is such a classic. As in the bestselling The Art of Dramatic Writing, still considered one of the most essential books on playwriting more than 75 years after publication, the author outlines in detail his highly acclaimed Egri Method of Creative Writing and shows how to apply it to all fiction formats--novels, short stories, and screenplays. Grounded in Egri's assertion that "Every type of creative writing depends upon the credibility of a character," here is concise, clear advice on the most important element of good writing: characterization. Step by step, Egri shows writers how to probe the secrets of human motivation to create flesh-and-blood characters who create suspense and conflict, and who grow emotionally under stress and strain. As practical as it is inspiring, The Art of Creative Writing remains a timeless, illuminating guide that teaches every writer, and aspiring writer, how to create works that are both compelling and enduring.
Category: Reference

A Writer S Craft

Author : Kendall Dunkelberg
ISBN : 9781137610966
Genre : Language Arts & Disciplines
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This introductory creative writing text uses a unique, multi-genre approach to provide students with a broad-based knowledge of their craft, treating them as professional writers. Beginning by discussing elements common to all genres, this book underscores the importance of learning good writing habits before committing to a genre, encouraging writers to look beyond their genre expectations and learn from other forms. The book then devotes one chapter to each of the major literary genres: fiction, poetry, drama and creative nonfiction. These style-specific sections provide depth as they compare the different genres, furnishing students with a comprehensive understanding of creative writing as a discipline and fostering creativity. The discussion concludes with a chapter on digital media and an appendix on literary citizenship and publishing. With exercises at the end of each chapter, a glossary of literary terms, and a list of resources for further study, A Writer’s Craft is the ideal companion to an introductory creative writing class.
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

The Creative Writing Coursebook

Author : Julia Bell
ISBN : 9781509829330
Genre : Language Arts & Disciplines
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A fully updated comprehensive guide for improving and practicing your creative writing, including contributions from Ali Smith and Kit de Waal The Creative Writing Coursebook, edited by Julia Bell and Paul Magrs, takes aspiring writers through three stages of essential practice: Gathering – getting started, learning how to keep notes, making observations and using memory; Shaping – looking at structure, point of view, character and setting; and Finishing – being your own critic, joining workshops and finding publishers. Fully updated and including a foreword by Marina Warner and contributions from forty-four authors such as Kit de Waal and Amy Liptrot, this is the perfect book for people who are just starting to write as well as for those who want some help honing work already completed. Filled with a wealth of exercises and activities, it will inspire budding writers to develop and hone their skills. Whether writing for publication, in a group or just for pleasure this comprehensive guide is for anyone who is ready to put pen to paper.
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Handbook Of Creative Writing

Author : Steven Earnshaw
ISBN : 9780748629411
Genre : Language Arts & Disciplines
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An extensive, practical and inspirational resource, this three-in-one volume is aimed at students and practitioners of creative writing at all levels.In 48 distinctive chapters the Handbook:*examines the critical theories behind the practice of creative writing (Part 1). *explains the basics of how to write a novel, script or poetry (Part 2). *explores how to deal with the practicalities and problems of becoming a writer (Part 3). As well as the main creative writing activities, chapters cover other practices, from translation to starting a small magazine and from memoir writing to writing for children. Contributors are all experts in their fields: poets, novelists, dramatists, agents, publishers, editors, tutors, critics and academics. Anyone with an interest in creative writing will find this book invaluable in developing their own creative writing projects and as a way into new areas of writing activity. Key Features*The only book to combine the theory and practice of writing with detailed advice on the business of writing and living as a writer*Combines breadth and depth with original thinking on creativity and evaluation of creative work*Shows ways of approaching the task of writing and how to improve one's work*Presents material which is hard to find elsewhere, e.g. writing for teenagers; writing humorous fiction; finding a film agent
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines