From Language to Creative Writing

Developed by The Open University, this textbook offers an innovative introduction to the study of the English language and the practices, skills and strategies of creative writing.

Author: Philip Seargeant

Publisher: A&C Black

ISBN: 9781408175231

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 176

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Developed by The Open University, this textbook offers an innovative introduction to the study of the English language and the practices, skills and strategies of creative writing. For anyone studying English Language or Creative Writing at tertiary level or in higher education, or for developing writers and those interested in the nature of linguistic creativity, it offers a uniquely integrated approach. Readers will better understand the structure and uses of language and be able to use a full range of strategies in crafting and developing their own writing. Offering a detailed investigation of language, the authors examine both everyday use and examples from literature and the media to illustrate the diverse ways in which language is used in a variety of social contexts. They consider accent and dialect, standard and non-standard English, how language use varies according to its purpose, and the relationship it has to identity. Interwoven with the study of language are creative writing chapters that introduce strategies for the reader to draw upon in their own writing. Practical writing exercises develop the ability to select and shape language for different effects, create 'voice' in a story, and utilise patterns of sound in the composition of poetry. This unique textbook will develop a better appreciation of language in use, as well as the skills to craft writing in distinctive ways.

From Language to Creative Writing

on Language Studies (see the explanation of the structure of the book below), ... The second discipline the book draws on is Creative Writing.

Author: Philip Seargeant

Publisher: A&C Black

ISBN: 9781408175217

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 176

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This textbook examines the ways that language is used in different contexts and combines it with the study and practice of creative writing strategies.

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 for Critical Thinking

This book explores narrative imagination and emotion as resources for learning critical meta-reflection.

Author: Hélène Edberg

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9783319654911

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 416

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This book explores narrative imagination and emotion as resources for learning critical meta-reflection. The author examines the learning trajectories of several students as they engage in learning to think critically through a new approach to creative writing, and details how learning through writing is linked to new discoursal identities which are trialled in the writing process. In doing so, she analyses the processes of expansion and change that result from the negotiations involved in learning through writing. This volume offers a completely new approach to creative writing, including useful practical advice as well as a solid theoretical base. It is sure to appeal to students of creative writing and discourse analysis as well as applied linguistics and language as identity.

Second Language Creative Writers

Focusing on the notion of identity, this book elicits L2 creative writers' own perspectives of their life histories through the form of interviews and think-aloud story writing sessions, and investigates the writers' emerging writing ...

Author: Yan Zhao

Publisher: Multilingual Matters

ISBN: 9781783093007

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 224

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Focusing on the notion of identity, this book elicits L2 creative writers' own perspectives of their life histories through the form of interviews and think-aloud story writing sessions, and investigates the writers' emerging writing processes. It integrates socioculturalist L2 identity studies with the typically cognitivist process-oriented L2 writing research.

The Soul of Creative Writing

" To literary critics, this book will be a guide to understanding the tools and devices of great writing.

Author: Richard Goodman

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781351473620

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 141

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"I have a faith in language," said the poet W. S. Merwin. "It's the ultimate achievement that we as a species have evolved so far." Language is a deep ocean of living words, as varied as undersea life. It is a gift inherited by each person when he or she is born; it can be corrupted and regulated, but it cannot be owned. It is an enormous, complex, inexhaustible gift. The Soul of Creative Writing is a tribute to language and to its potentials. It explores the elements of language, style, rhythm, sound, and the choice of the right word. Richard Goodman paints an image of how language can produce a life and meaning that otherwise cannot exist in the symbols themselves. Goodman's stunningly creative collection was written after a lifetime of working and struggling with language. He collects rich examples from writers of the past and present, both great and small, and uses them to illustrate how each element of our written language can be used. The book begins with an analysis of words and how they can be used to create music on the page. Goodman uncovers the strength of words, writing about the shades of meaning that make the search for the exact word both arduous and immensely rewarding. He discusses how to find the proper title and how to find a fitting subject. He show how to create nonfiction work that is vivid and memorable through the use of the same techniques fiction writers employ. Goodman's volume is written with humor and clarity--with fascination and reverence. Writers will find it an indispensable source of creative inspiration and instruction. In Goodman's words, "reading is a tour of a writer's efforts at manipulating language to create art, to create flesh and blood and mountains, cities, homes, and gardens out of inky symbols on the page." To literary critics, this book will be a guide to understanding the tools and devices of great writing.

Exploring Second Language Creative Writing

Exploring Second Language Creative Writing continues the work of stabilizing the emerging Creative Writing (SL) discipline.

Author: Dan Disney

Publisher: John Benjamins Publishing Company

ISBN: 9789027270351

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 157

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Exploring Second Language Creative Writing continues the work of stabilizing the emerging Creative Writing (SL) discipline. In unique ways, each essay in this book seeks to redefine a tripartite relationship between language acquisition, literatures, and identity. All essays extend B.B. Kachru’s notion of “bilingual creativity” as an enculturated, shaped discourse (a mutation of the Sapir-Whorf hypothesis). Creative Writing (SL), a new subfield to emerge from Stylistics, extends David Hanauer’s Poetry as Research (2010); situating a suite of methodologies and interdisciplinary pedagogies, researchers in this book mobilize theories from Creativity Studies, TESOL, TETL, Translation Studies, Linguistics, Cultural Studies, and Literary Studies. Changing the relationship between L2 writers and canonized literary artefacts (from auratic to dialogic), each essay in this text is essentially Freirean; each chapter explores dynamic processes through which creative writing in a non-native language engages material and phenomenological modes toward linguistic pluricentricity and, indeed, emancipation.

Futures for English Studies

Through explorations of changing foci in a variety of contexts, the book examines the value and purpose of teaching and researching English language, literature and creative writing in the twenty-first century, both within Anglophone ...

Author: Ann Hewings

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9781137431806

Category: Education

Page: 268

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Futures for English Studies brings together chapters by leading writers across the curriculum area of English to investigate how the component parts of English (literature, language, and creative writing) are located institutionally in higher education and to explore the interdisciplinary prospects of a subject which spans the humanities and social sciences. Through explorations of changing foci in a variety of contexts, the book examines the value and purpose of teaching and researching English language, literature and creative writing in the twenty-first century, both within Anglophone countries and the wider world. The contributors, all practicing educators and researchers in the field, bring a wide range of perspectives to the theme of the development of the discipline, and illustrate that the strengths of English Studies as an academic subject lie not only in its traditional breadth and depth, but also in a readiness to adapt, experiment, and engage with other subjects.

English Language Literature and Creative Writing

A practical easy-to-read guide written by lecturers to help undergraduate students get the most out of their English and Creative Writing degrees.

Author: Sarah Dobbs

Publisher: Anthem Press

ISBN: 9781783082919

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 198

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A practical easy-to-read guide written by lecturers to help undergraduate students get the most out of their English and Creative Writing degrees.

Creative Writing and the New Humanities

This polemic account provides a fresh perspective on the importance of Creative Writing to the emergence of the 'new humanities' and makes a major contribution to current debates about the role of the writer as public intellectual.

Author: Paul Dawson

Publisher: Psychology Press

ISBN: 0415332214

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 254

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This book examines the institutional history and disciplinary future of creative writing in the contemporary academy, looking well beyond the perennial questions 'can writing be taught?' and 'should writing be taught?'. Paul Dawson traces the emergence of creative writing alongside the new criticism in American universities; examines the writing workshop in relation to theories of creativity and literary criticism; and analyzes the evolution of creative writing pedagogy alongside and in response to the rise of 'theory' in America, England and Australia. Dawson argues that the discipline of creative writing developed as a series of pedagogic responses to the long-standing 'crisis' in literary studies. His polemical account provides a fresh perspective on the importance of creative writing to the emergence of the 'new humanities' and makes a major contribution to current debates about the role of the writer as public intellectual.

Creative Poetry Writing in the EFL Classroom

After giving insight into the language skills that are being supported and discussing the possible challenges a teacher might face, the question of ‘how’ to implement creative poetry writing into the EFL classroom is presented.

Author: Jessica Schlepphege

Publisher: GRIN Verlag

ISBN: 9783640503933

Category: Foreign Language Study

Page: 16

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Seminar paper from the year 2009 in the subject English - Pedagogy, Didactics, Literature Studies, grade: 1,0, University of Education Heidelberg, language: English, abstract: “There is a poetic potential in all of us, it only needs to be wakened.” Altvater 1998, 259 Would the teachers of great poets like Barret Browning, Dickinson, Shakespeare or Whitman have known what great writers were sitting in front of them? How many geniuses might be sitting in today’s classrooms? If English teachers want to get a glimpse of what poetic potential their pupils might have, they should bring poetry into the classrooms and inspire their pupils to become poetic writers themselves. This paper aims at giving an overview of creative poetry writing and giving reasons why and how teachers should bring it into their classrooms. Starting with a definition of the term ‘creative writing’, I will begin by discussing the benefits of implementing creative writing methods followed by the benefits of introducing literature and poetry into the classroom. Those two chapters in total give the answer to the question why teachers should bring creative poetry writing into their classrooms. After giving insight into the language skills that are being supported and discussing the possible challenges a teacher might face, the question of ‘how’ to implement creative poetry writing into the EFL classroom is presented. The paper is completed by a brief discourse about feedback and assessment and tied together by the conclusion.

Roald Dahl s Creative Writing with Matilda How to Write Spellbinding Speech

Learn how to write authentic dialogue, experiment with silence and reveal what a character is thinking. This book sparks creativity, builds confidence and inspires young writers through the wonderful worlds of these best-loved stories.

Author: Ladybird Staff

Publisher: Ladybird

ISBN: 0241384583

Category:

Page: 32

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Create wonderful dialogue to give your characters a voice! Write conversations and reported speech with Matilda.These fun activities and writing tasks help to develop language and vocabulary skills, giving you the tools you need to write your own story. Learn how to write authentic dialogue, experiment with silence and reveal what a character is thinking.Roald Dahl's Creative Writing sparks creativity, builds confidence and inspires young writers through the wonderful worlds of these best-loved stories. Filled with top tips and ideas boxes, each book introduces techniques and methods to help you plan and write a phizz-whizzing story of your own!

Creative Writing and Education

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.

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.

Key Issues in Creative Writing

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.

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.

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.

Creative Writing

English is one of the world's oldest languages . 2. English has more complicated grammar than primitive tribal languages . 3. English is easier to learn ...

Author: Kathryn Ann Lindskoog

Publisher: Zondervan

ISBN: 0310253217

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 279

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Crammed with crucial facts, ideas, and warnings never before brought together into clear focus, this guide is not only fun to read, but also work-boots practical. Not only inspiring, but pinch-penny accurate, it is an energizing tonic for writers' weary brain cells. *Lightning Print On Demand Title