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

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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.

Thunder and Lightning

This ebook features an illustrated biography of Natalie Goldberg, including rare photos and never-before-seen documents from the author’s personal collection.

Author: Natalie Goldberg

Publisher: Open Road Media

ISBN: 9781453224571

Category: Self-Help

Page: 228

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Guidance on how to turn those flashes of inspiration into finished pieces, from the author of Writing Down the Bones and Wild Mind. Any writer may find himself or herself with an abundance of raw material, but it takes patience and care to turn this material into finished stories, essays, poems, novels, and memoirs. Referencing her own experiences both as a writer and as a student of Zen, Natalie provides insight into the struggles and demands of turning ideas into concrete form. Her guidance addresses ways to overcome writer’s block, deal with the fear of criticism and rejection, get the most from working with an editor, and improve one’s writing by reading accomplished authors. She communicates this with her characteristic humor and compassion, and a deep respect for writing as an act of celebration. This ebook features an illustrated biography of Natalie Goldberg, including rare photos and never-before-seen documents from the author’s personal collection.

Tools of the Writer s Craft

A collection of essays and exercises by award-winning novelist and writing instructor Sands Hall, author of the bestselling novel Catching Heaven and the play Fair Use.

Author: Sands Hall

Publisher:

ISBN: 0972722572

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 266

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A collection of essays and exercises by award-winning novelist and writing instructor Sands Hall, author of the bestselling novel Catching Heaven and the play Fair Use. Sands has developed these resources during her years teaching at the Iowa Summer Writing Festival, the Squaw Valley Community of Writers, and the University of California at Davis.

The Craft of Writing

A writer, editor, publisher, and teacher, Sloane presents his ideas on writing and on teaching the craft of writing in chapters derived chiefly from lectures presented at the Bread Loaf Writers' Conference

Author: William Sloane

Publisher: W W Norton & Company Incorporated

ISBN: 0393300501

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 123

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A writer, editor, publisher, and teacher, Sloane presents his ideas on writing and on teaching the craft of writing in chapters derived chiefly from lectures presented at the Bread Loaf Writers' Conference

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.

On Writing

Part memoir, part master class by one of the bestselling authors of all time, this superb volume is a revealing and practical view of the writer's craft, comprising the basic tools of the trade every writer must have.

Author: Stephen King

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 9781848941083

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 384

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There is a reason why Stephen King is one of the bestselling writers in the world, ever. Described in the Guardian as 'the most remarkable storyteller in modern American literature', Stephen King writes books that draw you in and are impossible to put down. Part memoir, part master class by one of the bestselling authors of all time, this superb volume is a revealing and practical view of the writer's craft, comprising the basic tools of the trade every writer must have. King's advice is grounded in the vivid memories from childhood through his emergence as a writer, from his struggling early career to his widely reported, near-fatal accident in 1999 - and how the inextricable link between writing and living spurred his recovery.

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: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 9781350023321

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 296

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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.

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 Us

ISBN: 1796057703

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.

Mastering the Craft of Writing

To be remembered for your words, you need to write with skill and style. Whether you're crafting a novel, composing an e-mail, or creating a technical report, Mastering the Craft of Writing is an invaluable resource for any writer.

Author: Stephen Wilbers

Publisher: Writer's Digest Books

ISBN: 159963788X

Category: Reference

Page: 224

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Make Every Word Memorable! To be remembered for your words, you need to write with skill and style. Whether you're crafting a novel, composing an e-mail, or creating a technical report, Mastering the Craft of Writing is an invaluable resource for any writer. Once you master these techniques, you'll want to use them in everything you write.

Thus I Lived with Words

Writers have messages to deliver, whether the work is a tale of Highland adventure, a collection of children’s verse, or an essay on umbrellas.

Author: Annette R. Federico

Publisher: University of Iowa Press

ISBN: 9781609385187

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 153

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Robert Louis Stevenson (1850–1894) loved more than anything to talk about the craft of writing and the pleasure of reading good books. His dedication to the creative impulse manifests itself in the extraordinary amount of work he produced in virtually every literary genre—fiction, poetry, travel writing, and essays—in a short and peripatetic life. His letters, especially, confess his elation at the richness of words and the companionship of books, often projected against ill health and the shadow of his own mortality. Stevenson belonged to a newly commercial literary world, an era of mass readership, marketing, and celebrity. He had plenty of practical advice for writers who wanted to enter the profession: study the best authors, aim for simplicity, strike a keynote, work on your style. He also held that a writer should adhere to the truth and utter only what seems sincere to his or her heart and experience of the world. Writers have messages to deliver, whether the work is a tale of Highland adventure, a collection of children’s verse, or an essay on umbrellas. Stevenson believed that an author could do no better than to find the appetite for joy, the secret place of delight that is the hidden nucleus of most people’s lives. His remarks on how to write, on style and method, and on pleasure and moral purpose contain everything in literature and life that he cared most about—adventuring, persisting, finding out who you are, and learning to embrace “the romance of destiny.”

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.

Writing Dark Stories

Disturb their world-view and invite them to look into the dark corners of their own souls. This book gives you a wealth of tools and techniques for writing great short stories. It is part of the acclaimed Writer's Craft series.

Author: Rayne Hall

Publisher: CreateSpace

ISBN: 1499324898

Category:

Page: 142

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Learn to haunt your readers with powerful, chilling tales. Make their spines tingle with anticipation and their skins crawl with delicious fear. Disturb their world-view and invite them to look into the dark corners of their own souls. This book gives you a wealth of tools and techniques for writing great short stories. It is part of the acclaimed Writer's Craft series.

The Call of the Writer s Craft

In search of a creation myth that works for them, some writers develop elaborate rituals, superstitions, ... You can accept the call to the writer's craft with the same confidence that Lady of the Pearl accepted the call to Mingus ...

Author: Tom Bird

Publisher: Adams Media

ISBN: 9781598698541

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.

Wordsmithery

This stimulating workbook is aimed at committed writers and students of creative writing who want to engage with ideas about writing and develop their craft and practice.

Author: Jayne Steel

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 9781350309272

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 208

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This stimulating workbook is aimed at committed writers and students of creative writing who want to engage with ideas about writing and develop their craft and practice. Drawing on the expertise of a range of professional and award-winning contributors, the focus is on writing as 'process', moving from practical guidance on 'form and style' through to using themes such as 'body' or 'house' as a creative springboard. Including specially designed writing exercises and illustrative extracts, this innovative guide will inspire and challenge. It is an essential resource for anyone who wishes to master the art and practice of creative writing and galvanise their talent to professional and publication level. Contributions by: Linda Anderson, Theodore Deppe, George Green, Graeme Harper (aka Brooke Biaz), William Herbert, Lee Martin, Jenny Newman, Jayne Steel and a Foreword by Patricia Duncker.