Doing Creative Writing

Are you beginning a creative writing course? Or thinking about taking one? Doing Creative Writing is the ideal guide to what you should expect, what will be expected of you and how you can get the most from your course.

Author: Steve May

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781134143115

Category: Education

Page: 168

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Are you beginning a creative writing course? Or thinking about taking one? Doing Creative Writing is the ideal guide to what you should expect, what will be expected of you and how you can get the most from your course. It clearly and concisely outlines: the contexts for creative writing courses, explaining where the subject has come from and why that matters the content, structure and delivery of the courses, helping you to understand how your course will be shaped, what you will be asked to do and why the skills you will develop, from self-discipline and time management through to the organization of ideas, 'reading as a writer' and editing possibilities beyond the course, showing how you continue to benefit from what you've learned. Drawing on years of teaching and writing experience, as well as interviews with a wide range of students, Steve May provides all the background, advice and encouragement you need to embark on a creative writing course with complete confidence and to get maximum benefit from every writing session.

Doing Creative Writing

What is creative writing? How, and why, do you do it? Creative writing is one of the fastest growing areas of study, essential to disciplines such as English, drama, journalism and media. Aimed at prospective students and those ...

Author: Steve May

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781134143122

Category: Education

Page: 168

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Are you beginning a creative writing course? Or thinking about taking one? Doing Creative Writing is the ideal guide to what you should expect, what will be expected of you and how you can get the most from your course. It clearly and concisely outlines: the contexts for creative writing courses, explaining where the subject has come from and why that matters the content, structure and delivery of the courses, helping you to understand how your course will be shaped, what you will be asked to do and why the skills you will develop, from self-discipline and time management through to the organization of ideas, 'reading as a writer' and editing possibilities beyond the course, showing how you continue to benefit from what you've learned. Drawing on years of teaching and writing experience, as well as interviews with a wide range of students, Steve May provides all the background, advice and encouragement you need to embark on a creative writing course with complete confidence and to get maximum benefit from every writing session.

On Creative Writing

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?

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.

Responding to Creative Writing

We use it to respond to the world, to our feelings, to ideas, to observations, to other people, to historical and cultural events, and to the wonders created in our imaginations. This book shows how we go about doing this responding.

Author: Graeme Harper

Publisher: Cambridge Scholars Publishing

ISBN: 9781527560116

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 154

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Creative writing is a responsive human activity. We use it to respond to the world, to our feelings, to ideas, to observations, to other people, to historical and cultural events, and to the wonders created in our imaginations. This book shows how we go about doing this responding. Contributors discuss practice-led research in creative writing. They look at the ways a writer can use language or employ genre and consider how we each define themes and subjects and use writing techniques to explore to these themes and subjects. In examining creative writing teaching, the contributions gathered here suggest that teaching can be more responsive, more engaged with student interests, and more successful. This book shows that exploring creative writing, through a variety of means, can produce inventive, energetic results that can improve our own creative writing, as well as substantially contribute to our critical understanding of creative writing.

Creative Writing

They may be less familiar with intertextuality, anachrony, and fabula, and they may be even less confident in achieving the effects these terms refer to. This book defines fictional techniques and guides the potential writer in their use.

Author: Colin Bulman

Publisher: Polity

ISBN: 9780745636887

Category: Education

Page: 249

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All writers are familiar with terms like plot, suspense, conflict and character. They may be less familiar with intertextuality, anachrony, and fabula, and they may be even less confident in achieving the effects these terms refer to. This book defines fictional techniques and guides the potential writer in their use. It may spark off ideas for stories and novels and provide first-aid for failing stories. A story's ending may come as a surprise to the reader, suspense may have the reader on the edge of the seat, and conflict may lead to unbearable excitement. It is the job of the writer to create these effects and this book illustrates how it is done. The book is for students doing creative writing in higher education, at "A" level, and it will be essential reading for anyone interested in writing fiction. Contents: Definitions of over 200 terms and techniques to do with fiction writing How to achieve fictional effects Literary examples of the techniques described Characteristics of genre as well as literary fiction Basic but essential techniques such as writing dialogue and using figures of speech Definitions of major terms used in publishing

A to Z of Creative Writing Methods

Not exhaustive but designed to be experimental – offering hypothesis, testing, and generating further inquiry by readers – this book lays bare developments which may otherwise have remained relatively fugitive in the pages of journals, ...

Author: Francesca Rendle-Short

Publisher: Bloomsbury Academic

ISBN: 1350184209

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 224

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This glossary collates and summarizes over fifty recent developments in methods research within the discipline of creative writing, enabling readers to understand the different methodologies available before inviting them to implement them and extend their own practices. Accessible and provocative in encouraging readers to reflect on how they practice and create what they do, each entry uses carefully constructed apparatus to introduce the reader to these exciting new approaches: -A descriptive summary that offers a clear definition of each term -A short essay contextualizing the approach, mapping out the scholarly and literary territory surrounding it, presenting cases studies and suggesting generative ways of knowing, doing, practicing or creating using that method -further reading Providing introductions to key conversations in creative writing methodology, A to Z of Creative Writing Methods also offers a selection and treatment of topics and subject matter, authorship and references, that emphasize and celebrate diversity and intersectionality, as well as the exploring the present-day concerns, preoccupations, limits, and possibilities of different approaches. Not exhaustive but designed to be experimental – offering hypothesis, testing, and generating further inquiry by readers – this book lays bare developments which may otherwise have remained relatively fugitive in the pages of journals, making it an invaluable resource for the field of creative writing studies.

Second Language Creative Writers

Have you ever published any work (especially in L2)? (2) Do you practice creative writing in your L1 regularly? Why? (3) Do you practice creative writing in your L2 regularly? Why? (4) Compared with academic writing, what do you think ...

Author: Yan Zhao

Publisher: Multilingual Matters

ISBN: 9781783093021

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 216

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This monograph investigates 15 L2 creative writers’ social constructive power in identity constructions. Through interviews and think-aloud story writing sessions, the central study considers how L2 writer voices are mediated by the writers’ autobiographical identities, namely, their sense of selves formulated by their previous language learning and literacy experiences. The inquiry takes the epistemological stance that L2 creative writing is simultaneously a cognitive construct and a social phenomenon and that these two are mutually inclusive. The study contributes to L2 creative writing research and L2 learner identity research and will be of benefit to researchers, language teachers and writing instructors who wish to understand creative writing processes in order to help develop their students’ positive self-esteem, confidence, motivation and engagement with the L2.

Creative Writing

Sadly, the experience is usually less than positive and they emerge from their den or study feeling tired and dejected and with nothing to show for their effort. The book ends up in the trash and the dream of an enjoyable hobby disappears.

Author: Cindy Mitchell

Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform

ISBN: 1545203083

Category:

Page: 88

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Want to learn exactly how to get started writing creatively and learn what the pros do? Discover The Secrets For Successful Creative Writing That Teach You How to Satisfy Your Writing Muse Every Time...Even As A Beginner! Just Follow The Instructions And You'll Be Writing Like A Pro In No Time! Are you ready to get started on your journey to becoming a skilled creative writer? Yes? Then let's get started! All too often a budding writer will rush right out, buy the first book they see on writing, grab their laptop and shut themselves up for a weekend of writing fun. Sadly, the experience is usually less than positive and they emerge from their den or study feeling tired and dejected and with nothing to show for their effort. The book ends up in the trash and the dream of an enjoyable hobby disappears. Another scenario that occurs frequently is taking notice of a buddy or acquaintance presenting himself as a self-proclaimed "expert." You know the type. He knows it all and proceeds to let you know everything you are doing "wrong." Before you know it you have connected the experience with the jerk and you let the whole experience fade into oblivion never willing to try it again. It doesn't have to be like that. You can learn the basics of creative writing and take it to whatever destination you desire. You can do it with your own copy of "Creative Writing." "Creative Writing" gives you everything you need to get started. Not only will you learn how to select the right style of writing to suit your temperament, you will learn also learn how to have the best chance of getting published. Here's more: Are You Prepared to Write Down Your Life Experience? Although it is a very satisfying activity, you have to stay mentally and emotionally fit for the challenges at hand. Why Plotting is Important When you Write Fiction. Many people think they can write any kind of story and it doesn't matter where it leads to. But if your story is to make sense and give your readers a good experience you certainly need to plot it properly. Learn more inside. How to make Money from Writing. You don't have to write a bestseller to make money from your writing. These days there is more need than ever for freelance writers. Learn what topics are hot and where to submit your articles. All about Different Genres. There are many different genres when it comes to writing fiction, each with its unique strengths and characteristics. Find out all about them and which ones would suit you best, depending on what you are trying to achieve. We want "Creative Writing" to be an absolute 100% no-brainer for you. That's why you can order your copy with complete peace of mind.

Teaching Creative Writing

Surveys at myown institution suggest that around 35–40percent of those doing Creative Writingwant to be professional writers: 'I would likethe course tobe taught on the assumption that everyone in the room wants to be published.

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.

Inside Creative Writing

One of the hardest things to decide with creative writing is whether creative writing can be separated from other life activities quite enough for anyone to say when they actually began doing it. For example, do you begin creative ...

Author: Graeme Harper

Publisher: Macmillan International Higher Education

ISBN: 9780230358416

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.

Critical Approaches to Creative Writing

There was no satisfactory established means of analyzing what I was doing, thinking and experiencing as a fiction writer, from the point of view of being a creative writer and of doing creative writing. Frankly, something seemed amiss.

Author: Graeme Harper

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781317395003

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 122

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What is creative writing? In Critical Approaches to Creative Writing, Graeme Harper draws on both creative and critical knowledge to look at what creative writing is, and how it can be better understood. Harper explores how to critically consider creative writing in progress, while also tutoring the reader on how to improve their own final results. Throughout the book, Harper explains the nature of ‘creative exposition’, where creative writing is closely and directly examined in practice as well as through its final results. This book aims to empower you to develop your own critical approaches so that you can consider any creative writing situations you face, develop creative exposition that can be applied to writing problems, provide you with more creative choices and assist you in building your creative writing strengths.

Creative Writing in the Community

Doing. Creative. Writing. Right. to. your. life. (and. your. voice). “A creative writing class may be one of the last places you can go where your life still matters,” said the poet and teacher Richard Hugo in his book The Triggering ...

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.

Creative Writing for Social Research

... Creativity and creative Writing and creative writing Synergies between creative writing and social research What follows 1 4 4 5 7 8 11 2 Doing creative writing Introduction Doing it yourself: getting started Reading for writing ...

Author: Richard Phillips

Publisher:

ISBN: 9781447355984

Category:

Page: 184

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Inviting beginners and more experienced researchers to explore new ways of writing, this book introduces readers to creatively written research in a variety of formats including plays and poems, videos and comics. It not only gives social researchers permission, but also shows them how, to write creatively.

Busy Doing Creative Writing Stuff

The MelonPie Planner has calendar views, weekly views, goal setting, and much more, so you can stay on top of your time.

Author: Melonpie Planners

Publisher: Independently Published

ISBN: 1097607313

Category:

Page: 150

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A Comprehensive Academic Planner for 2019-2020 The right planner is one that affords both at-a-glance and in-depth use for planning, tracking, and scheduling your time. The MelonPie Planner has calendar views, weekly views, goal setting, and much more, so you can stay on top of your time. Checklists help to keep you organized, while inspiring quotes at the top of each weekly page keep you feeling focused and ready for the new week. Details: 8 x 10 inch portable but spacious size 13 months, beginning of July 2019 to end of July 2020 Year and Month calendar pages Yearly and Monthly goal tracking pages Weekly view with space for notes and todo list Inspiring quotes on every weekly view 148 printed pages Printed on white paper, easy to write on Cute soft cover with durable bound spine Click our brand to see other designs!

Key Issues in Creative Writing

The student knows how to write a poem; why do they need to know what they have discovered, learned, revealed in the ... It seems logical that if one spends a lot of time doing a particular thing (practicing creative writing) during ...

Author: Dianne Donnelly

Publisher: Multilingual Matters

ISBN: 9781847698476

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 182

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Key Issues in Creative Writing explores the teaching, learning and researching of creative writing. It outlines current issues, as defined by experts from the UK, USA and Australia. These expert contributors suggest solutions that will positively impact on the development of the discipline of creative writing in universities and colleges today and in the future.

The Psychology of Creative Writing

As in other areas, in writing it is also true that students need a great deal of skill and knowledge if they are to ... Readers interested in helping students become more creative writers might wonder if we could simply stop doing ...

Author: Scott Barry Kaufman

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521881647

Category: Education

Page: 382

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The Psychology of Creative Writing takes a scholarly, psychological look at multiple aspects of creative writing, including the creative writer as a person, the text itself, the creative process, the writer's development, the link between creative writing and mental illness, the personality traits of comedy and screen writers, and how to teach creative writing. This book will appeal to psychologists interested in creativity, writers who want to understand more about the magic behind their talents, and educated laypeople who enjoy reading, writing, or both. From scholars to bloggers to artists, The Psychology of Creative Writing has something for everyone.

Explorations in Creative Writing

Aren't we doing creative writing , she asked . Didn't this mean she should let her imagination go ? What did research have to do with imagination ? Her question was genuine , her confusion real , and I did my best to explain the need ...

Author: Kevin Brophy

Publisher: Melbourne Univ. Publishing

ISBN: 0522850561

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 246

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These essays, stories and fragments are about writing. They explore the dilemmas of living as a writer, the subtleties and inspirations of reading as a writer, and the contradictions created when a writer tries to teach others how it is done.

Complete Creative Writing Course

Your complete companion for writing creative fiction Chris Sykes. First. thoughts ... Believing that you can learn about creative writing must connect with your reasons for doing the course. What are your reasons?

Author: Chris Sykes

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 9781529352450

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 368

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LEARN HOW TO WRITE CREATIVELY WITH THIS COMPREHENSIVE AND PRACTICAL COURSE. The only comprehensive Creative Writing title on the market that goes beyond introducing the basic genres to offering a complete journey along the writing path, including material on editing, redrafting and polishing a piece of work. Featuring the unique Workshop exercises to encourage readers to hone their work rather than just progressing through a number of exercises. Takes the reader from complete beginner or committed amateur to the point you've completed, edited and redrafted your work and are ready for publication. ABOUT THE SERIES The Teach Yourself Creative Writing series helps aspiring authors tell their story. Covering a range of genres from science fiction and romantic novels, to illustrated children's books and comedy, this series is packed with advice, exercises and tips for unlocking creativity and improving your writing. And because we know how daunting the blank page can be, we set up the Just Write online community at tyjustwrite, for budding authors and successful writers to connect and share.

Teaching Creative Writing

I would not say that I teach creative writing . If asked , I simply say that I get my students to'play around with texts seriously ' . And then , if pushed , I add : ' they do critical - creative rewriting ' . At that point the subject ...

Author: Graeme Harper

Publisher: A&C Black

ISBN: 0826477267

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 188

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Featuring a collection of twelve teaching-focused essays, this work includes an introduction to the subject of creative writing by Graeme Harper. Each chapter draws on key points about the nature of teaching and learning creative writing, and covers vario

Creative Writing The Kelly Manual of Style

CAN YOU DO A 'COPY AND PASTE?' 7. CAN YOU USE 'WORD SOFTWARE' TO BEGIN YOUR WRITING? 8. DO YOU UNDERSTAND THE DIFFERENCES BETWEEN THESE THREE: HIGH SCHOOL ENGLISH 101 OR A COLLEGE LITERATURE PAPER AND CREATIVE WRITING? 9.

Author: kelly chance beckman

Publisher: Lulu.com

ISBN: 9781312351998

Category: Reference

Page: 336

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THIS IS NOT THE USUAL HOW TO WRITE CREATIVELY BOOK.IT IS A TEXTBOOK WITH ACTUAL PUBLISHED WORKS AND A STEP-BY STEP PROCESS DEFINED. WE TAKE THE WRITER FROM YAWN TO GREATNESS WITH 20 NEW WRITING TOOLS. 60 CHAPTERS AND 8 INDICES PROVIDE THE NECESSARY INFORMATION TO KNOW THE BOOK BUSINESS, HOW TO WRITE WITH ILLUMINATION, CREATIVITY AND MAGIC. AND EVEN CREATE A SCRIPT. EXPLAINED ARE GETTING BOOK IDEAS, THEMES, STORYTELLING, THREE SYNOPSIS, AND HOW TO WRITE WITH PASSION AND CLARITY. THE NEW WRITER MUST LEARN NEW WRITING TOOLS TO SURVIVE THE ELECTRONIC AGE, PRINT ON DEMAND PUBLISHING, LARGE BOOKSELLERS, AND GLOBAL MARKETS. THIS IS THE KEY TO HIS SUCCESS.