The Creative Writing MFA Handbook Revised and Updated Edition

This second edition updates and builds upon the first edition, which was published in 2005 to great acclaim.

Author: Tom Kealey

Publisher: Continuum

ISBN: UCSC:32106019658449

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 226

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The Creative Writing MFA Handbook guides prospective graduate students through the difficult process of researching, applying to, and choosing graduate schools in creative writing. This second edition updates and builds upon the first edition, which was published in 2005 to great acclaim.

Creative Writing Guidebook

"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.

Author: Graeme Harper

Publisher: A&C Black

ISBN: 9781623566432

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 152

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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

The Low Residency MFA Handbook

Provides aspiring Creative Writing graduate students with all the information they need on which low-residency program is best suited to them.

Author: Lori A. May

Publisher: A&C Black

ISBN: 9781441198440

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 238

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Provides aspiring Creative Writing graduate students with all the information they need on which low-residency program is best suited to them.

Creative Writing Workshop First Edition

The book also provides helpful information on punctuation as well as resources for writing cover letters and biographies. Creative Writing Workshop meets the three important needs of a student-writer.

Author: Ivy Page

Publisher: Cognella Academic Publishing

ISBN: 1626613834

Category: Authorship

Page: 142

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"Creative Writing Workshop" takes the devices and forms of creative writing and breaks them down into straightforward explanations of specific skills, thus helping students navigate the landscape of creative writing with ease and confidence. Students first explore the differences between concrete and abstract language and learn forms of figurative speech including analogies, allegories, similes and metaphors. They then focus on specific forms of creative writing. These include fiction, creative non-fiction, and types of poetry, such as the sonnet, triolet, and villanelle. The book also provides helpful information on punctuation as well as resources for writing cover letters and biographies. Creative Writing Workshop" meets the three important needs of a student-writer. It serves as a reference guide to terminology and definition. It provides examples of excellent writing from working writers, and it offers space for students to create their own works directly on the pages of the book. "Creative Writing Workshop" is written for beginning and intermediate creative writing courses. It can also be used in courses on analyzing and writing abou literature. Ivy Page holds an M.F.A. in poetry from New England College. She teaches writing and literature at colleges throughout New Hampshire. Professor Page's work has been published in "Poetry Quarterly, Boston Literary Magazine," and the "Houston Literary Review." She is the author of "Any Other Branch." Lisa Sisler earned her M.F.A. in poetry at New England College. She is a lecturer at Kean University in New Jersey and the associate editor of "OVS" magazine. Her poetry has appeared in "Contemporary American Voices," and "Connotation Press." Professor Sisler is the editor of the anthology "Knocking at the Door: Approaching the Other."

Writing Fiction

This book is a master class in creative writing that also calls on us to renew our love of storytelling and celebrate the skill of writing well.

Author: Janet Burroway

Publisher:

ISBN: 022661669X

Category: Fiction

Page: 240

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More than 250,000 copies sold! A creative writer's shelf should hold at least three essential books: a dictionary, a style guide, and Writing Fiction. Janet Burroway's best-selling classic is the most widely used creative writing text in America, and for more than three decades it has helped hundreds of thousands of students learn the craft. Now in its tenth edition, Writing Fiction is more accessible than ever for writers of all levels--inside or outside the classroom. This new edition continues to provide advice that is practical, comprehensive, and flexible. Burroway's tone is personal and nonprescriptive, welcoming learning writers into the community of practiced storytellers. Moving from freewriting to final revision, the book addresses "showing not telling," characterization, dialogue, atmosphere, plot, imagery, and point of view. It includes new topics and writing prompts, and each chapter now ends with a list of recommended readings that exemplify the craft elements discussed, allowing for further study. And the examples and quotations throughout the book feature a wide and diverse range of today's best and best-known creators of both novels and short stories. This book is a master class in creative writing that also calls on us to renew our love of storytelling and celebrate the skill of writing well. There is a very good chance that one of your favorite authors learned the craft with Writing Fiction. And who knows what future favorite will get her start reading this edition?

The Insider s Guide to Graduate Degrees in Creative Writing

When Tom Kealey published The Creative Writing MFA Handbook in 2005, it was the first comprehensive guidebook for applicants to graduate creative writing programs. At the time, Tom said that he saw himself as a “bus driver” taking ...

Author: Seth Abramson

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 9781350000438

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 328

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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.

A Straightforward Guide to Creative Writing

Go to classes and do a short course in fiction writing , or use a guidebook . 2. Read widely and assess what ingredients make a readable story 3. Write a draft of a story and get feedback ( from tutors , students or even professionals ...

Author: Stephen Wade

Publisher: Straightforward co Ltd

ISBN: 1847161936

Category: Creative writing

Page: 176

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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.

An A To Z Guidebook On How To Write A Creative Story

It's certainly exciting to think about all the different options that could be explored in a story.

Author: Sandie Reil

Publisher:

ISBN: 9798501125988

Category:

Page: 134

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It's certainly exciting to think about all the different options that could be explored in a story. But where to begin? Every writer works in a different way. Some writers work straight through from beginning to end. Others work in pieces they arrange later, while others work from sentence to sentence. In this Creative Writing For Kids book, you will discover: - 72 different child-friendly symbols - no weapons, states, or religious symbols - 3 different playing modes - 4, 6, or 8 symbols - Multiple Start Sentences - such as "He never saw..." Get your copy today!

Spilling Ink A Young Writer s Handbook

LEARN HOW TO WRITE LIKE THE EXPERTS, FROM THE EXPERTS. In Spilling Ink: A Young Writer's Handbook, you'll find practical advice in a perfect package for young aspiring writers.

Author: Ellen Potter

Publisher: Flash Point

ISBN: 1429933216

Category: Young Adult Nonfiction

Page: 288

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LEARN HOW TO WRITE LIKE THE EXPERTS, FROM THE EXPERTS. In Spilling Ink: A Young Writer's Handbook, you'll find practical advice in a perfect package for young aspiring writers. After receiving letters from fans asking for writing advice,accomplished authors Anne Mazer and Ellen Potter joined together to create this guidebook for young writers. The authors mix inspirational anecdotes with practical guidance on how to find a voice, develop characters and plot, make revisions, and overcome writer's block. Fun writing prompts will help young writers jump-start their own projects, and encouragement throughout will keep them at work.

Creative Writing A Beginner S Manual

Writing a Screenplay Given below is an except from the script A Calamity in Kailash by Subhadra Sen Gupta which is based on Satyajit Rays Bengali novel Kailashey Kelenkari . Subhadra Sengupta and Tapas Guha have further developed the ...

Author: Anjana Neira Dev

Publisher: Pearson Education India

ISBN: 8131719847

Category: Creative writing

Page: 244

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Guidebook for Students and Teachers of Creative Writing Innovation

Or do more writers craft words for innovation, serenity, and mindfulness?This guidebook for students of writing, the general reader of lifelong learning materials, and teachers of creative and/ or business writing from many walks of life, ...

Author: Anne Hart

Publisher:

ISBN: 1717729185

Category:

Page: 408

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Let the voices of writers be heard in print. Here's a guidebook for teachers, students, of writing courses, and any author or journalist who wants to show connections among storytelling, nonfiction, fiction, infomercial writing, memoirs, reminiscing, creativity enhancement, saleable writing, voices of confidence and resilience, reporting, writing for mindfulness, marketing, copywriting for sales, and verbal creativity within the expressive arts with a goal of serenity for the authors. Writing for universal values or for infomercials also may involve storytelling in print. Whether an author chooses fiction or nonfiction, writing for mindfulness and/or money is a choice. What does it take to write saleable work in the current marketplace? Should a writer self-publish? What should the writer charge for the writing? Does every writer have his/her price? Or do more writers craft words for innovation, serenity, and mindfulness?This guidebook for students of writing, the general reader of lifelong learning materials, and teachers of creative and/ or business writing from many walks of life, can help motivate and inspire those who wish to write for peace of mind, to publish and sell their works and do business, or for closure, confidence, and resilience. Whether an author writes memoirs, biography, or business materials, scripts or stories, this guidebook can inspire and motivate writing teachers, students, and authors in every niche or genre of the occupation to write from their nature or neural networks. For some, the ultimate purpose of a novel or story manuscript, instructional manual, or video script is to close a sale. Writing can turn an intangible idea or image into a tangible product through an adventure in imagination or a step-by-step guide, through news reporting or other media. The goal is clarity of structure in writing. The purpose is to inform or entertain. That's your selling point. Writing for mindfulness also can be a road to transcending past choices and moving on. Or writing can be a therapeutic expression for closure through dialogue. What's published is all about structure and market appeal.Books, like styles have a fashion year of their own. Or if you're writing to journal memoirs for the sake of whoever will read your words, it's about your voice of resilience.

Essential Guidebook On How To Write A Story

It's certainly exciting to think about all the different options that could be explored in a story.

Author: Morgan Puente

Publisher:

ISBN: 9798501762220

Category:

Page: 134

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It's certainly exciting to think about all the different options that could be explored in a story. But where to begin? Every writer works in a different way. Some writers work straight through from beginning to end. Others work in pieces they arrange later, while others work from sentence to sentence. In this Creative Writing For Kids book, you will discover: - 72 different child-friendly symbols - no weapons, states, or religious symbols - 3 different playing modes - 4, 6, or 8 symbols - Multiple Start Sentences - such as "He never saw..." Get your copy today!

Teaching Creative Writing

book Metro: Journeys in Creative Writing (2001). Graeme Harper is Professor of Creative Writing and Director of Research (College of Arts and Humanities) at Bangor University, Wales. He is a member of the AHRC Peer Panel, ...

Author: H. Beck

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9781137284464

Category: Education

Page: 198

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Teaching Creative Writing includes lively contributions from two dozen leading practitioners in the field. Topics addressed include history of Creative Writing, workshops, undergraduate, postgraduate, reflective activities, assessment, critical theory, and information technology.

Experimental Fiction

Ranging from the modernists, through the Beats to postmodernism and contemporary 'hyperfiction', this is a unique introduction to experimental fiction.

Author: Julie Armstrong

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 9781441107299

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 176

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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.

Creative Writing in the Community

Creative Writing in the Community came about because when I first started sending my students into the community as teaching artists, I could find no guidebook for them. Without the help of my colleagues and a flashlight, ...

Author: Terry Ann Thaxton

Publisher: A&C Black

ISBN: 9781441148667

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 256

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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.

On Creative Writing

Gardner, J. (1991) The Art of Fiction: Notes on Craft for Young Writers. ... Harper, G. (2008) The Creative Writing Guidebook. ... Harper, G. New Writing: the International Journal for the Practice and Theory of Creative Writing.

Author: Prof. Graeme Harper

Publisher: Multilingual Matters

ISBN: 184769392X

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 152

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What is Creative Writing? Millions of people do it, but how do we do it, really? What evidence of its human undertaking does Creative Writing produce? How do we explore Creative Writing, as both an art form and a mode of communication? How do we come to understand Creative Writing, creatively and critically? Posing questions about the nature of Creative Writing, On Creative Writing asks us to consider what Creative Writing actually is, and in doing so encourages us to reflect on how our knowledge of Creative Writing can be increased. Emphasizing Creative Writing as an act and actions, On Creative Writing considers what lies at the core of the activity called Creative Writing.

Writing Your Novel from Start to Finish

Equip yourself for the novel-writing journey!

Author: Joseph Bates

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 9781440347580

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 272

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Equip yourself for the novel-writing journey! Starting a novel is exciting, but finishing it--that's the real challenge. The journey from beginning to end is rife with forks in the road and dead ends that lead many writers off course. With Writing Your Novel from Start to Finish: A Guidebook for the Journey, you'll navigate the intricacies of crafting a complex work of fiction and complete the journey with confidence and precision. To maximize your creativity and forward momentum, each chapter offers: • Techniques to break down the elements of the novel--from character-building to plotting and pacing • Mile Markers to anticipate and overcome roadblocks like ineffective dialogue and "the unchanged protagonist" • Guidelines for Going Deeper to explore and implement more nuanced aspects of storytelling, such as finding your voice and the role of theme • Try-It-Out Exercises and 27 interactive worksheets that help elevate your writing. No matter your level of experience or where you are in your project, Writing Your Novel from Start to Finish provides the instruction, inspiration, and guidance you need to complete your journey successfully.