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Creative Writing Guidebook

Author : Graeme Harper
ISBN : 9781623566432
Genre : Language Arts & Disciplines
File Size : 90.65 MB
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"Graeme Harper is quite possibly the best person in the country to edit this book" Richard Kerridge, Bath Spa University College, UK The Creative Writing Guidebook is the key text for learning creative writing. Packed full of useful advice, exercises and readings, it sets out an informative and inspiring introduction to writing creatively. Taking a practical, workshop approach to creative writing, this comprehensive guidebook includes: introductions to genres of writing, including the novel, poetry, screenwriting, new media and non-fiction; workshop exercises suitable for each genre; a wide-range of examples and suggestions for further reading and discussions of cross-genre issues such as point of view, character, setting and voice. Written by internationally renowned experts, this is the definitive textbook on creative writing for students. Contributors include: Catherine Dent, Ken Dancyge, Adrianne Finlay, Graeme Harper, Gill James, Jeri Kroll, Oliver Mayer, Graham Mort, William S. Penn, Hazel Smith, and Silas Zobal
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Investigative Creative Writing

Author : Mark Spitzer
ISBN : 178179717X
Genre : Creative writing (Higher education)
File Size : 55.82 MB
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"Creative writing pedagogy is enjoying a rapid expansion - college courses have rocketed from four courses in 1999 to 38 in the US, UK and Canada in 2016. Investigative Creative Writing builds on teaching theories of established writers and scholars as well as current innovators in the field. In laying out the theoretical foundation for an experiential, discovery-based learning approach, the book is primarily aimed at those who teach at college/tertiary level. It will also be useful for teachers and students practicing the craft of writing in related fields like English, writing, linguistics, communications, composition and rhetoric and education.Investigative Creative Writing can be envisioned as a practical tool for overcoming hurdles that impede writers from venturing into unknown territory where discoveries take place. In other words, beyond assisting in developing and honing more cutting-edge creative writing programs, this guidebook will be extremely helpful for curious intellects in getting to the meat of the matter, generating narratives, identifying arguments, fleshing out character traits, discovering direction for plots, and developing a host of other skills that foster and embolden a literal and literary freedom of the imagination. Examples of student assignments are included in the text as well as instructions for assignments from past classes which are intended for instructors to adjust according to their needs"--
Category: Creative writing (Higher education)

A Straightforward Guide To Creative Writing

Author : Stephen Wade
ISBN : 1847161936
Genre : Creative writing
File Size : 89.62 MB
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The latest book in the Straightforward Guide to Creative Writing series updates and builds upon the previous edition by introducing new techniques and practical workshops. The reader is given a firm grounding in the art of creative writing. This guide is the perfect book for all those who wish to develop their skills in this area, whether through a course of study or as a hobby. The book provides the essential knowledge needed to approach this increasingly marketable area.
Category: Creative writing

The Insider S Guide To Graduate Degrees In Creative Writing

Author : Seth Abramson
ISBN : 9781350000438
Genre : Language Arts & Disciplines
File Size : 86.99 MB
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There are so many different graduate creative writing programs out there! How do I find the right one for me? Bringing together data from both Master's and doctoral creative writing programs and interviews with program applicants, students, and faculty, this is a complete practical guide to choosing a graduate creative writing program and putting together a successful application. The Insider's Guide to Graduate Degrees in Creative Writing answers frequently asked questions on such topics as: · Application prerequisites · Program sizes and durations · Funding · Acceptance rates · Cost of living · Program curricula and demographics · Workshopping techniques · Student-faculty ratios · Residency options · Postgraduate fellowship placement · Postgraduate job placement · Programs' reputations and histories The book also includes comprehensive and up-to-date hard data on the hundreds of terminal-degree graduate creative writing programs available throughout the US, UK, and internationally, making this an essential read for anyone planning to pursue a low- or full-residency graduate creative writing degree.
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

The Writer S Path

Author : Todd Walton
ISBN : 1580081606
Genre : Reference
File Size : 42.56 MB
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Whatever your writing ambition--from commercial success to personal exploration--The Writer's Path will boost your confidence, sharpen your skills, and open creative doors.
Category: Reference

Environmental And Nature Writing

Author : Sean Prentiss
ISBN : 9781472592545
Genre : Language Arts & Disciplines
File Size : 33.31 MB
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Offering guidance on writing poetry, nonfiction, and fiction, Environmental and Nature Writing is a complete introduction to the art and craft of writing about the environment in a wide range of genres. With discussion questions and writing prompts throughout, Environmental and Nature Writing: A Writers' Guide and Anthology covers such topics as: · The history of writing about the environment · Image, description and metaphor · Environmental journalism, poetry, and fiction · Researching, revising and publishing · Styles of nature writing, from discovery to memoir to polemic The book also includes an anthology, offering inspiring examples of nature writing in all of the genres covered by the book, including work by: John Daniel, Camille T. Dungy, David Gessner, Jennifer Lunden, Erik Reece, David Treuer, Bonnie Jo Campbell, Alyson Hagy, Bonnie Nadzam, Lydia Peelle, Benjamin Percy, Gabrielle Calvocoressi, Nikky Finney, Juan Felipe Herrera, Major Jackson, Aimee Nezhukumatathil, G.E. Patterson, Natasha Trethewey, and many more.
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Creative Writing In The Community

Author : Terry Ann Thaxton
ISBN : 9781441197726
Genre : Language Arts & Disciplines
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Creative Writing in the Community is the firstbook to focus on the practical side of creative writing. Connecting classroomexperiences to community-based projects, it prepares creative writing studentsfor teaching in schools, homeless centres, youth clubs and care homes. Each chapteris packed with easy-to-use resources including: specific lesson plans; case studies of students working with community groups; lists of suitable writing examples; "how to..." sections; examples and theoretical applications of creative writing pedagogy and techniques; reflection questions; writings by workshop participants. Enhanced by contributions from directors,students and teachers at successful public programs, Creative Writing in the Community is more than an essential guidefor students on creative writing courses and leaders of community-basedlearning programs; it is practical demonstration of the value of art insociety.
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Experimental Fiction

Author : Julie Armstrong
ISBN : 9781441107299
Genre : Language Arts & Disciplines
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Ever since Ezra Pound's exhortation to 'make it new', experimentation has been a hallmark of contemporary literature. Ranging from the modernists, through the Beats to postmodernism and contemporary 'hyperfiction', this is a unique introduction to experimental fiction. Creative exercises throughout the book help students grapple with the many varieties of experimental fiction for themselves, deepening their understanding of these many forms and developing their own writing skills. In addition, the book examines the historical contexts and major themes of 20th-century experimental fiction and new directions for the novel offered by writers such as David Shields and Zadie Smith. Making often difficult works accessible for the first time reader and with extensive further reading guides, Experimental Fiction is an essential practical guidebook for students of creative writing and contemporary fiction. Writers covered include: James Joyce, Virginia Woolf, Franz Kafka, Marcel Proust, Ralph Ellison, Allen Ginsberg, Jack Kerouac, William Gibson, Italo Calvino, Jeanette Winterson, Don Delillo, Caitlin Fisher, Geoff Ryeman, Xiaolu Guo, Tom McCarthy, James Frey and David Mitchell.
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

You Can T Make This Stuff Up

Author : Lee Gutkind
ISBN : 9780738215860
Genre : Reference
File Size : 23.15 MB
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From "the godfather behind creative nonfiction" (Vanity Fair) comes this indispensable how-to for nonfiction writers of all levels and genres, "reminiscent of Stephen King's fiction handbook On Writing" (Kirkus). Whether you're writing a rags-to-riches tell-all memoir or literary journalism, telling true stories well is hard work. In You Can't Make This Stuff Up, Lee Gutkind, the go-to expert for all things creative nonfiction, offers his unvarnished wisdom to help you craft the best writing possible. Frank, to-the-point, and always entertaining, Gutkind describes and illustrates every aspect of the genre. Invaluable tools and exercises illuminate key steps, from defining a concept and establishing a writing process to the final product. Offering new ways of understanding the genre, this practical guidebook will help you thoroughly expand and stylize your work.
Category: Reference

Moods In Poetry

Author : Denise Low
ISBN : 193930167X
Genre : Education
File Size : 61.65 MB
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Whimsy, anger, love, grief, joy. This book explains how to fit emotions to sonnets, odes, free verse, blues, riddles, and more. A master poet presents best practices, traditions, examples, and prompts for writing. Useful for workshops, classroom, individual study. For new and veteran writers-and all passionate poetry lovers.
Category: Education

Sing Me The Creation

Author : Paul Matthews
ISBN : 190735963X
Genre : Reference
File Size : 75.97 MB
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This is an inspirational workbook of creative writing exercises for poets and teachers, and for all who wish to develop the life of the imagination. Paul Mathews gives us permission to indulge our fantasy, and then, when that life is flowing, provides the tools to craft it into poetry and song. There are over 300 exercises for improving writing skills, for self study. They are also ideally suited for group work with adults. Teachers will find these exercises popular with students.
Category: Reference

The Creative Writer S Style Guide

Author : Christopher T. Leland
ISBN : UOM:39015055828340
Genre : Language Arts & Disciplines
File Size : 72.61 MB
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Textbook rules about punctuation and grammar can be difficult to apply to your novel, short story, personal essay or memoir. There are special considerations that normal style manuals just don't address. This resource saves you time, while giving you the guidance you need to edit your manuscript with confidence.
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Handbook Of Writing Research Second Edition

Author : Charles A. MacArthur
ISBN : 9781462529315
Genre : Language Arts & Disciplines
File Size : 87.30 MB
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The definitive reference in the field, this volume synthesizes current knowledge on writing development and instruction at all grade levels. Prominent scholars examine numerous facets of writing from sociocultural, cognitive, linguistic, neuroscience, and new literacy/technological perspectives. The volume reviews the evidence base for widely used instructional approaches, including those targeting particular components of writing. Issues in teaching specific populations--including students with disabilities and English learners--are addressed. Innovative research methods and analytic tools are clearly explained, and key directions for future investigation identified. New to This Edition *Chapters on genre instruction, evaluation and revision, argumentative writing, computer-based instruction, and professional development. *Chapters on new literacies, out-of-school writing, translation, and self-regulation. *Many new topics and authors, including more international perspectives. *Multiple chapters connect research findings to the Common Core writing standards. See also the editors' Best Practices in Writing Instruction, Second Edition, an accessible course text and practitioner's guide.
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Novel Writing For Wanna Be S

Author : Sam McCarver
ISBN : 9780595350537
Genre : Language Arts & Disciplines
File Size : 30.62 MB
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Novel Writing for Wanna-be's is just what you've been looking for: an easy-to-read and enjoyable practical guide in how to write a novel written by a published author and experienced instructor. With this one book, learn everything you need to know about putting your novel together in a professional manner and in a very readable and entertaining form. Learn how to turn your story idea into an intriguing plot and how to create memorable characters. Learn how to write compelling scenes and natural dialogue. Use the dozens of case studies and examples included in this guidebook in helping you to present your own novel in a format agents and editors prefer. And, finally, learn about the publication process and how to make that important good first impression on an agent or editor in achieving your goal, and living your dream, of having your novel published. Praise for Sam McCarver's John Darnell Mystery Novels: "Wonderful fun John and Penny are emerging as a formidable team that will have readers looking forward to their next adventure." -The Mystery Reader "Entertaining, fast-paced McCarver does a masterful job." -Romantic Times "The Case of the Ripper's Revenge is a superb historical mystery." -Harriet Klausner, Amazon.com "McCarver's descriptive prowess makes the world of 1916 England come to life in The Case of the 2nd Seance." -Romantic Times
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Researching And Writing A Dissertation

Author : Colin M. Fisher
ISBN : 0273710079
Genre : Language Arts & Disciplines
File Size : 51.11 MB
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This book takes an extremely practical, skills-based approach and covers both the research methods themselves and the process of choosing, planning, researching and writing the dissertation.
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Fearless Confessions

Author : Sue William Silverman
ISBN : 9780820336060
Genre : Language Arts & Disciplines
File Size : 75.76 MB
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Everyone has a story to tell. Fearless Confessions is a guidebook for people who want to take possession of their lives by putting their experiences down on paper—or in a Web site or e-book. Enhanced with illustrative examples from many different writers as well as writing exercises, this guide helps writers navigate a range of issues from craft to ethics to marketing and will be useful to both beginners and more accomplished writers. The rise of interest in memoir recognizes the power of the genre to move and affect not just individual readers but society at large. Sue William Silverman covers traditional writing topics such as metaphor, theme, plot, and voice and also includes chapters on trusting memory and cultivating the courage to tell one's truth in the face of forces—from family members to the media—who would prefer that people with inconvenient pasts and views remain silent. Silverman, an award-winning memoirist, draws upon her own personal and professional experience to provide an essential resource for transforming life into words that matter. Fearless Confessions is an atlas that contains maps to the remarkable places in each person's life that have yet to be explored.
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

The Freelance Writer S E Publishing Guidebook

Author : Anne Hart
ISBN : 9780595189526
Genre : Business & Economics
File Size : 79.34 MB
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Your Mentor's Complete Guide to 25+ Freelance Writing and Digital Video Businesses and Other Home-based Online Businessess in E-Publishing and the Digital Media. Also part two is writing skills techniques.
Category: Business & Economics

Writing The Family Narrative

Author : Lawrence P. Gouldrup
ISBN : 0916489272
Genre : Reference
File Size : 71.59 MB
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At last! Here is a clear, concise, and highly readable explanation of how to write your family history. This book was written for the genealogist who has compiled scores of pedigree charts and family group sheets, has spent years poring over forgotten manuscripts and staring into dimly-lit microfilm readers, and who now wants to bring it all together into a final narrative form. In a timely and interesting manner, the author shows how you can compose a controlled and focused rendition of your family's story.
Category: Reference

Writing And Life

Author : Michael Lydon
ISBN : 0874517303
Genre : Language Arts & Disciplines
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Erudite, inspirational, and concise, Michael Lydon offers a celebration of the craft of writing that will serve as a guidebook for aspiring writers and avid readers. A musician and former Newsweek reporter who was a founding editor of Rolling Stone, Lydon calls writing "a visible word music, more like singing than drawing," and indeed his own prose rings with a rhythm and lyricism that exemplifies his view. With enthusiasm and great warmth, he asks a question central to all writers and readers: "What makes writing good?" and for his answers he taps sources that range from the Bible to Raymond Chandler, Shakespeare to Nabokov, Dickens to the New York Times. What makes Lydon's study both remarkable and refreshing, however, is his conscious attempt to present an antidote to postmodern literary theory which tries to erase the presence of the author and negate the existence of an external reality. In contrast, Lydon describes in engaging, readable terms his own discovery that authors are very much alive and that reality is out there to be captured in their writing.
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines