The Cambridge Introduction to Creative Writing

As the writer Cynthia Ozick says , ' One must avoid ambition in order to write . ... As the renowned novelist and creative writing teacher John Gardner states in The Art of Fiction : most of the people I've known who wanted to become ...

Author: David Morley

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 0521547547

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 273

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Power and Identity in the Creative Writing Classroom

While composition is often more informational and seemingly academic in its purpose , and while creative writing is often more imaginative , the two kinds of writing are more similar than different . Both composition and creative ...

Author: Anna Leahy

Publisher: Multilingual Matters

ISBN: 1853598461

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 222

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Power and Identity In the Creative Writing Classroom remaps theories and practices for teaching creative writing at university and college level. This collection critiques well-established approaches for teaching creative writing in all genres and builds a comprehensive and adaptable pedagogy based on issues of authority, power, and identity. A long-needed reflection, this book shapes creative writing pedagogy for the 21st century.

Inside Creative Writing

In fact, one way of thinking about the tools, the words, that creative writing uses is to think about creative writing as exploring possibilities with, and through, words. During creative writing itself, before any public document is ...

Author: Graeme Harper

Publisher: Macmillan International Higher Education

ISBN: 9781137294371

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 224

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What is involved in the act of creative writing? How do renowned authors such as Robert Pinsky, Iain Banks and Philip Pullman write? Proving that there is no single way of writing creatively, Inside Creative Writing features original interviews with award-winning authors from around the globe and reveals the different ways in which they speak of their writing lives. Organised around central themes such as drafting, writing habits and skills, the book explores a wide variety of approaches to the craft of creative writing. With practical exercises and reflective questions tied to each theme, this is essential reading for all practising and aspiring creative writers interested in how they are forging their own, unique ways of working.

Teaching Creative Writing

The Creative Writing workshop (undergraduate and graduate) exists in two senses: the Workshop,which characterizesthe distinctiveness of Creative Writing as an academic discipline, and the workshop – the subject and methodology of ...

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.

A Companion to Creative Writing

what makes creative writing something that can be discussed in a specific way. To do that we need to begin at the point where creative writing happens, and to see then how it manifests itself in certain occupational, societal, ...

Author: Graeme Harper

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9781118325773

Category: Education

Page: 456

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A Companion to Creative Writing comprehensively considers key aspects of the practice, profession and culture of creative writing in the contemporary world. The most comprehensive collection specifically relating to the practices and cultural and professional place of creative writing Covers not only the “how” of creative writing, but many more topics in and around the profession and cultural practices surrounding creative writing Features contributions from international writers, editors, publishers, critics, translators, specialists in public art and more Covers the writing of poetry, fiction, new media, plays, films, radio works, and other literary genres and forms Explores creative writing’s engagement with culture, language, spirituality, politics, education, and heritage

Discovering Creative Writing

Include here reflections on how your creative writing appears to come about, the actions of other writers, the many influences on them and circumstances surrounding them and the results of those creative writing actions.

Author: Prof. Graeme Harper

Publisher: Multilingual Matters

ISBN: 9781788928489

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 96

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This is a book about discovering how you do creative writing. How you begin, how you structure, how your writing process works, how a work embodies movement and change, what influences you, and, ultimately, how you end. Discovering Creative Writing points you toward clues that can assist you in understanding your own creative writing as well as the creative writing of others. This book is both a practical guide and a critical examination that empowers the reader to find things out and use that information to develop and support their own creative writing. This book will enable students of creative writing at both undergraduate and postgraduate level to deepen their understanding of their practice, and will be a valuable guide and inspiration for anyone wishing to begin, continue, or improve their writing.

Creative Writing

'For anyone getting going as a writer and even for those who have already made a start, this is an invaluable guide, ... Russell Celyn Jones, novelist and critic, based at Birkbeck College, University of London 'A creative writing book ...

Author: Linda Anderson

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781317797029

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 664

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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.

Creative Writing

WHAT IS CREATIVE WRITING? WhenI first wrotethis book,the term 'creative writer' conjured up an imageof the artistic amateur. Few of the students who joinedmy classes had any idea what creative writing was or understood the workings of ...

Author: Adèle Ramet

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 9781848034198

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 224

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This book is a first-rate guide for writers who are looking for ways to improve their output. It focuses on: - Fiction writing and the world of genre fiction - science, romance, horror and crime. - Ways of drawing on personal experience in order to write non-fiction articles on a wide variety of topics in a number of different styles. - Writing for children which requires specialist skills that, once mastered, bring enormous satisfaction to both the writer and the reader. - The impact of the internet on the creative writer and the opportunities it presents. Crucially, there is also a chapter on presenting your work to a publisher and getting it into print.

Research Methods in Creative Writing

This is not to say that not wishing to engage in research in creative writing is somehow 'degenerative', inauthentic or immature! Generations, generation, generativity are not intended to be oppositional terms.

Author: Jeri Kroll

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 9781350309210

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 248

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A guide to the modes and methods of Creative Writing research, designed to be invaluable to university staff and students in formulating research ideas, and in selecting appropriate strategies. Creative writing researchers from around the globe offer a selection of models that readers can explore and on which they can build.

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Author: Gratian Vas

Publisher: Sterling Publishers Pvt. Ltd

ISBN: 8120746082

Category: Creative writing

Page: 140

View: 143


Everyone wants to write well, but most need to learn how. Creative Writing is a series that effectively helps children master the art of writing. It explains in simple terms how they can express themselves correctly and creatively. Filled with lucid examples and practical exercises, this interactive series will turn a budding writer into a master craftsman!

Creative Writing and Education

and Key Issues in Creative Writing (with Graeme Harper, Multilingual Matters, 2012). She is a frequent presenter at the creative writing pedagogy forums at CCCC and AWP; reviewer for Pedagogy, TEXT, and multiple presses; senior creative ...

Author: Graeme Harper

Publisher: Multilingual Matters

ISBN: 9781783093533

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 224

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This book explores creative writing and its various relationships to education through a number of short, evocative chapters written by key players in the field. At times controversial, the book presents issues, ideas and pedagogic practices related to creative writing in and around education, with a focus on higher education. The volume aims to give the reader a sense of contemporary thinking and to provide some alternative points of view, offering examples of how those involved feel about the relationship between creative writing and education. Many of the contributors play notable roles in national and international organizations concerned with creative writing and education. The book also includes a Foreword by Philip Gross, who won the 2009 TS Eliot Prize for poetry.

Creative Writing

But I'll also extend it for as long as possible with highly - educated groups : sixth - formers deep into English Literature A Level , teachers and academics are all a big challenge to the creative writing tutor .

Author: Sue Thomas

Publisher: Sue Thomas

ISBN: 185041078X

Category: Creative writing

Page: 164

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By Sue Thomas 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.

Teaching Creative Writing in Asia

It is perhaps not coincidental that the first university- run, degree- granting Creative Writing programme in India would be instituted at Ashoka, a university that seeks to adapt the American model of liberal arts education to the ...

Author: Darryl Whetter

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781000425574

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 228

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This book examines the dynamic landscape of creative educations in Asia, exploring the intersection of post-coloniality, translation, and creative educations in one of the world’s most relevant testing grounds for STEM versus STEAM educational debates. Several essays attend to one of today’s most pressing issues in Creative Writing education, and education generally: the convergence of the former educational revolution of Creative Writing in the anglophone world with a defining aspect of the 21st-century—the shift from monolingual to multilingual writers and learners. The essays look at examples from across Asia with specific experience from India, Singapore, China, Hong Kong, the Philippines and Taiwan. Each of the 14 writer-professor contributors has taught Creative Writing substantially in Asia, often creating and directing the first university Creative Writing programs there. This book will be of interest to anyone following global trends within creative writing and those with an interest in education and multilingualism in Asia.

Composition Creative Writing Studies and the Digital Humanities

In other words, while research in composition studies moved toward critical, and in some cases paradigm shifting, understandings of the relationship between technology and literacy, creative writing reached out to its counterparts in ...

Author: Adam Koehler

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 9781472591951

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 176

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In an era of blurred generic boundaries, multimedia storytelling, and open-source culture, creative writing scholars stand poised to consider the role that technology-and the creative writer's playful engagement with technology-has occupied in the evolution of its theory and practice. Composition, Creative Writing Studies and the Digital Humanities is the first book to bring these three fields together to open up new opportunities and directions for creative writing studies. Placing the rise of Creative Writing Studies alongside the rise of the digital humanities in Composition/Rhetoric, Adam Koehler shows that the use of new media and its attendant re-evaluation of fundamental assumptions in the field stands to guide Creative Writing Studies into a new era. Covering current developments in composition and the digital humanities, this book re-examines established assumptions about process, genre, authority/authorship and pedagogical practice in the creative writing classroom.

Creative Writing and the Radical

The ideal department for a creative writing programme will be a creative arts department where performance, visual arts, digital/new media arts, and music are also taught. English should be housed there too. If the current unrepentant, ...

Author: Assoc. Prof. Nigel Krauth

Publisher: Multilingual Matters

ISBN: 9781783095940

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 243

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The rise of digital publishing and the ebook has opened up an array of possibilities for the writer working with innovation in mind. Creative Writing and the Radical uses an examination of how experimental writers in the past have explored the possibilities of multimodal writing to theorise the nature of writing fiction in the future. It is clear that experimental writers rehearsed for technological advances long before they were invented. Through an in-depth study of writers and their motivations, challenges and solutions, the author explores the shifts creative writing teachers and students will need to make in order to adapt to a new era of fiction writing and reading.

Changing Creative Writing in America

a history, as it were, of the historiographic practices within this discipline of writing. A similar forum on historiography could be useful in the near future at one of the national or international conferences on creative writing.

Author: Prof. Graeme Harper

Publisher: Multilingual Matters

ISBN: 9781783098835

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 208

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In this compelling collection of essays contributors critically examine Creative Writing in American Higher Education. Considering Creative Writing teaching, learning and knowledge, the book recognizes historical strengths and weaknesses. The authors cover topics ranging from the relationship between Creative Writing and Composition and Literary Studies to what it means to write and be a creative writer; from new technologies and neuroscience to the nature of written language; from job prospects and graduate study to the values of creativity; from moments of teaching to persuasive ideas and theories; from interdisciplinary studies to the qualifications needed to teach Creative Writing in contemporary Higher Education. Most of all it explores the possibilities for the future of Creative Writing as an academic subject in America.

Negotiating the Personal in Creative Writing

Bizzaro, P. (1994) Reading the creative writing course: The teacher's many selves. In W. Bishop & H. Ostrom (eds) Colors of a Different Horse (pp. 234–47).Urbana, IL: NCTE. Bizzaro, P. (2001) Comment: Kostelanetz's rhetoric of ...

Author: Carl Vandermeulen

Publisher: Multilingual Matters

ISBN: 9781847694379

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 229

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Using the author?s own experiences in addition to a survey of 150 creative writing teachers, this book critiques the creative writing workshop and suggests a possible replacement that ?unsilences? the writer and recognises the complexities of the student?teacher relationship by focussing on dialogue rather than criticism.

Writing Creative Writing

This represents an increase of 7 percent, as compared to a 39 percent increase in the number of creative writing programs over the same period” (414). Countries with an abundance of creative writing PhD programs (such as the United ...

Author: Rishma Dunlop

Publisher: Dundurn

ISBN: 9781459741713

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 304

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Essential and engaging essays about the joys and challenges of creative writing and teaching creative writing by a host of Canada’s leading writers. Writing Creative Writing is filled with thoughtful and entertaining essays on the joys and challenges of creative writing, the complexities of the creative writing classroom, the place of writing programs in the twenty-first century, and exciting strategies and exercises for writing and teaching different genres. Written by a host of Canada’s leading writers, including Christian Bök, Catherine Bush, Suzette Mayr, Yvette Nolan, Judith Thompson, and thom vernon, this book is the first of its kind and destined to be a milestone for every creative writing student, teacher, aspirant, and professional.

The Creative Writing MFA Handbook

M.A. in creative writing . Note : A prospectus can be downloaded near the bottom of this general page . SPAIN Escuela TAI Madrid , Spain Note : This seems to be an M.A. in ...

Author: Tom Kealey

Publisher: A&C Black

ISBN: 0826418430

Category: Education

Page: 214

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Guides prospective graduate students through the difficult process of researching, applying to, and choosing graduate schools in creative writing. This handbook includes special sections about Low-Residency writing programs, PhD programs, publishing in literary journals, and workshop and teaching advice.

Creative Writing Pedagogies for the Twenty First Century

Although Murray's vision of the fusion of game and literature may not yet have taken place, the experimentation of digital creative writing has led to a wide and varied range of texts and genres, some of which I will address in the ...

Author: Alexandria Peary

Publisher: SIU Press

ISBN: 9780809334032

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 320

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The creative writing workshop: beloved by some, dreaded by others, and ubiqui�tous in writing programs across the na�tion. For decades, the workshop has been entrenched as the primary pedagogy of creative writing. In Creative Writing Pedagogies for the Twenty-First Cen�tury, editors Alexandria Peary and Tom C. Hunley gather together contributing experts from both creative writing and composition studies--a discipline rich with a wide range of established peda�gogies-- to offer innovative alternatives to the traditional creative writing work�shop. Contributors in this volume pres�ent fresh and inventive methods for the teaching of creative writing. Each chapter offers both a theoretical and a historical background for its respective pedagogi�cal ideas, as well as practical applications for use in the classroom. This myriad of methods can be used either to supple�ment the customary workshop model or as stand-alone roadmaps to engage and reinvigorate the creative process for both students and teachers alike.