A Writer s Craft

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 ...

Author: Kendall Dunkelberg

Publisher: Macmillan International Higher Education

ISBN: 9781137610966

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 194

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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.

Tools of the Writer s Craft

A mainstay of many college writing programs by the best-selling author of Catching Heaven. Sands Hall has developed these essays, stories and exercises during twenty-four years as a writing instructor and freelance editor.

Author: Sands Hall

Publisher: Moving Finger Press

ISBN: 9780977421435

Category:

Page: 266

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A mainstay of many college writing programs by the best-selling author of Catching Heaven. Sands Hall has developed these essays, stories and exercises during twenty-four years as a writing instructor and freelance editor.

The Creative Writer s Craft Softcover Student Edition

The Creative Writer's Craft is organized by genre into three sections - Poetry, Fiction, and Drama.

Author: McGraw-Hill Education

Publisher: McGraw-Hill Education

ISBN: 0844257168

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 379

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The Creative Writer's Craft is organized by genre into three sections - Poetry, Fiction, and Drama. It offers students the opportunity to explore and develop crafting skills for writing various types of poems, short stories, and one act plays. The lessons and writing activities encourage students to develop a writer's attitude, embracing the writing process rather than the final result.

A Writer s Craft

A Writer’s Craft is a collection of poems for various occasions and various audiences. The format of this book was intended to reach people in whatever situation they may be going through whether it is with identity or needing advice.

Author: Akeisha Latch

Publisher: Xlibris Corporation

ISBN: 9781796057690

Category: Poetry

Page: 56

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A Writer’s Craft is a collection of poems for various occasions and various audiences. The format of this book was intended to reach people in whatever situation they may be going through whether it is with identity or needing advice. Each poem evinces the author’s passion for writing and also shares a personal story about herself or what she has observed from the world around her.

Writing Whizardry

Provide young writers with skills that expand their creativity and writer's craft vocabulary.

Author: Maity Schrecengost

Publisher: Maupin House Publishing, Inc.

ISBN: 9780929895451

Category: Education

Page: 129

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Provide young writers with skills that expand their creativity and writer's craft vocabulary. Each self-contained lesson targets a specific technique or skill that teaches craft and author's devices, and encourages elaboration. Sixty mini-lessons give your students practice in applying the skills they need to write well-developed narrative and expository pieces. Best of all, each mini-lesson provides examples of polished writing and writing that need revision, as well as reference to other books to use as models -- all you need to teach "show me" writing effectively.

The Call of the Writer s Craft

Getting a book successfully published is as much about talent and creative drive as it is a matter of determination and business practice. Luckily for would-be authors, this book delivers the how-to on both the creativity and the business.

Author: Tom Bird

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 9781440514074

Category: Reference

Page: 256

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Getting a book successfully published is as much about talent and creative drive as it is a matter of determination and business practice. Luckily for would-be authors, this book delivers the how-to on both the creativity and the business. Lecturer and writing retreat leader Tom Bird introduces authors to their Divine Author Within, and guides them through the process of listening to this inner muse. They will learn how to tap into their "creative connected mind" and relax their "logical critical mind" so they will be able to write the book they've always wanted to--in just two drafts! Once the book is complete, writers learn how to sell their book. Bird instructs his readers how to successfully navigate the publishing world so that they can make the right choices for their work.

The Country Writer s Craft

Here we have examples of previously published materials, together with writers exercises to help build up an impressive portfolio from Suzanne Ruthven, who has written on country topics for over 30 years, as well as being author of A ...

Author: Suzanne Ruthven

Publisher: John Hunt Publishing

ISBN: 9781782790006

Category: Nature

Page: 153

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Country Writer s Craft: Writing for country, regional and rural publications, covers one of the widest marketplaces for writers in the English-speaking world especially in the UK, Australia and the USA. Here we have examples of previously published materials, together with writers exercises to help build up an impressive portfolio from Suzanne Ruthven, who has written on country topics for over 30 years, as well as being author of A Treasury of the Countryside, Hearth & Garden, Life-Writes and Signposts For Country Living.

Critical Creative Writing

Bringing together 25 essential works of creative writing criticism in a single volume, this is a comprehensive introduction to the key debates in creative writing today, from the ethics of appropriation to the politics of literary ...

Author: Janelle Adsit

Publisher:

ISBN: 1350023353

Category: Creative writing

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"Bringing together 25 essential works of creative writing criticism in a single volume, this is a comprehensive introduction to the key debates in creative writing today, from the ethics of appropriation to the politics of literary evaluation. Critical Creative Writing covers such topics as: Craft & Politics Language & Community Identity & Authorship Representation & Counternarrative Appropriation & Intertextuality Evaluation & Genre The book anthologizes critical essays written by international literary writers. Each essay is contextualized with an introduction as well as sample questions, writing prompts and suggested readings. The book also has a companion website (www.criticalcreativewriting.org) offering supplemental materials such as lesson plans and course materials. Includes writings by: Ayana Mathis, Leslie Marmon Silko, Craig Santos Perez, Natasha Sajé, Porochista Khakpour, Taiye Selasi, Michael Nardone, Conchitina Cruz, Benjamin Paloff, Dorothy Wang, and many more"--

The Art and Craft of Fiction

A brief fiction anthology at the back of the book includes 15 selections that instructors praise for their usefulness in the creative writing classroom. The Art and Craft of Fiction is available in a variety of e-book formats.

Author: Michael Kardos

Publisher: Bedford/St. Martin's

ISBN: 1319030424

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 416

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Brief, practical, and affordable, The Art and Craft of Fiction gives aspiring writers all they need, in a friendly voice that students love. Michael Kardos focuses on technique and presents fiction writing as a teachable (and learnable) art. With an organization built on methods and process rather than traditional literary elements, Kardos helps students begin their stories, write strong scenes, use images and research detail, revise for aesthetics and mechanics, and finish and polish their own stories. Instructors trust The Art and Craft of Fiction to help structure their course, and reinforce and complement their teaching points with examples and exercises. A brief fiction anthology at the back of the book includes 15 selections that instructors praise for their usefulness in the creative writing classroom. The Art and Craft of Fiction is available in a variety of e-book formats. For more information about our e-book partners, visit macmillanlearning.com/ebooks.

The Craft of Professional Writing

For the professional, this book is the ultimate reference work—offering practical tips and advice they can return to again and again to help them through various phases of their career.

Author: Michael S. Malone

Publisher: Anthem Press

ISBN: 9781783088317

Category: Reference

Page: 332

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The Craft of Professional Writing is the most complete book ever written about the real-life work of being a writer. Covering topics ranging from business writing (advertising, PR) to commercial work (news reporting, feature writing, blogging, non-fiction books) to creative writing (screenplays and novels), as well as advice on pitching, rejection and leading a writer’s life, the narrative is filled with anecdotes and illuminating stories, as well as tricks of the trade in each form of writing. For the student, The Craft of Professional Writing is the most wide-ranging and practical textbook on the subject. Designed to be an instructional text for producing professional-level work, it is also a survey of the various writing professions to enable budding writers to make career decisions. For the professional, this book is the ultimate reference work—offering practical tips and advice they can return to again and again to help them through various phases of their career.

Living Revision

Done well, revision returns us to our original love." In Living Revision, award-winning author and teacher Elizabeth J. Andrew guides writers through the writing and revision process.

Author: Elizabeth Jarrett Andrew

Publisher: Unitarian Universalist Association of Congregations

ISBN: 9781558968011

Category: Authorship

Page: 312

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"Revision is the spiritual practice of transformation--of seeing text, and therefore the world, with new eyes. Done well, revision returns us to our original love." In Living Revision, award-winning author and teacher Elizabeth J. Andrew guides writers through the writing and revision process. With insight and grace, Andrew asks writers to flex their spiritual muscles, helping them to transform their writing as they in turn transform themselves into more curious and reflective human beings.