From Language to Creative Writing

In doing this we will examine examples from everyday language use, as well as
from the media and literature. The second discipline the book draws on is
Creative Writing. In formal educational settings, such as university, this is a
relatively ...

Author: Philip Seargeant

Publisher: A&C Black

ISBN: 9781408175217

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 176

View: 509

DOWNLOAD →

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

Playing With Words

Drawing on years of experience of writing, teaching and publishing, this book offers essential tools for anyone interested in honing their craft.

Author: Shelley Davidow

Publisher: Macmillan International Higher Education

ISBN: 9781137532541

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 200

View: 871

DOWNLOAD →

Drawing on years of experience of writing, teaching and publishing, this book offers essential tools for anyone interested in honing their craft. With a variety of exercises and freewriting prompts to help you try new styles and approaches, it is suitable for aspiring poets, non-fiction writers, novelists and all lovers of words.

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

View: 616

DOWNLOAD →

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.

Towards a Poetics of Creative Writing

This book offers an in-depth study of the poetics of creative writing as a subject in the dramatically changing context of practice as research, taking into account the importance of the subjectivity of the writer as researcher.

Author: Dominique Hecq

Publisher: Multilingual Matters

ISBN: 9781783093229

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 272

View: 398

DOWNLOAD →

This book offers an in-depth study on the poetics of creative writing as a subject in the dramatically changing context of practice as research, taking into account the importance of the subjectivity of the writer as researcher. It explores creative writing and theory while offering critical antecedents, theoretical directions and creative interchanges. The book narrows the focus on psychoanalysis, particularly with regard to Lacan and creative practice, and demonstrates that creative writing is research in its own right. The poetics at stake neither denotes the study or the techniques of poetry, but rather the means by which writers formulate and discuss attitudes to their work.

Creative Writing and Stylistics

Negotiating the creative-critical crossover, this book helps students develop practical writing skills and a critical awareness of creative possibilities.

Author: Jeremy Scott

Publisher: Macmillan International Higher Education

ISBN: 9781137010674

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 248

View: 858

DOWNLOAD →

Exploring the practice of writing through stylistics, Jeremy Scott draws on the work of writers and theorists to show how stylistic techniques can help writers enhance their own fiction. Negotiating the creative-critical crossover, this book helps students develop practical writing skills and a critical awareness of creative possibilities.

In a Field of Words

KEY BENEFITS: This is an innovative, self-help guide for beginning-level creative writing, designed to help aspiring writers find words for their stories and give them shape.

Author: Janet McCann

Publisher: Longman Publishing Group

ISBN: 0130850357

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 281

View: 984

DOWNLOAD →

This is an innovative, self-help guide for beginning-level creative writing, designed to help aspiring writers find words for their stories and give them shape. It includes all a writer needs to begin writing fiction, creative nonfiction and poetry including ways to get started, things to write about and where to find help in all elements of writing including first publication. The text incorporates practice exercises and a multi-cultural mini-anthology of work in all three genres. Discusses in detail the elements and techniques of poetry, fiction and creative non-fiction. Provides practical exercises sections and features a Multi-cultural anthology. For aspiring writers interested in learning how to write poetry, prose and non-fiction.

Second Language Creative Writers

Morita, N. (2004) Negotiating participation and identity in second language
academic communities. TESOL Quarterly 38 (4), 573–603. Morley, D. (2007) The
Cambridge Introduction to Creative Writing. Cambridge: Cambridge University
Press.

Author: Yan Zhao

Publisher: Multilingual Matters

ISBN: 9781783093021

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 216

View: 299

DOWNLOAD →

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.

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

View: 828

DOWNLOAD →

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.

The Exciting World of Creative Writing

This workbook is an excellent foundation for developing creative writing skills.

Author: Ruth McDaniel

Publisher: Christian Liberty Press

ISBN: 1930092709

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 121

View: 324

DOWNLOAD →

This workbook is an excellent foundation for developing creative writing skills. Topics covered include the tools needed for writing, review of sentence structures, poetry styles and techniques, writing dialogue, outlining a story, writing powerful beginnings and endings, rewriting and proofreading, manuscript preparation and critiques, copyrights, how to get published, and a Christian philosophy of writing. Grades 7-8."

English Language Literature and Creative Writing

I've either mastered space and time, or there's something both peculiar and
amazing about this thing we call language. It's almost magical, and we might
label much of that magic as metaphor. Some would say that metaphor
characterizes how ...

Author: Sarah Dobbs

Publisher: Anthem Press

ISBN: 9781783082926

Category: Study Aids

Page: 198

View: 439

DOWNLOAD →

A practical, easy-to-read guide that aims to help undergraduate students cope with the demands of English and Creative Writing degrees. Written by lecturers and industry professionals with decades of experience in professional writing and higher education, this book also includes hints and tips from previous students.

Exploring Second Language Creative Writing

second. language. creative. writing. Dan Disney Sogang University Language is
the house of being. In its home man dwells. (Heidegger 1993: 217) ... the epoch
of world literature is at hand, and everyone must strive to hasten its approach.

Author: Dan Disney

Publisher: John Benjamins Publishing Company

ISBN: 9789027270351

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 157

View: 431

DOWNLOAD →

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.

The Creative Writing Handbook

This revised and updated edition of The Creative Writing Handbook now includes new chapters on writing for stage and radio and on writing screenplays for film and television.

Author: John Singleton

Publisher: Red Globe Press

ISBN: 0333792262

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 326

View: 939

DOWNLOAD →

This revised and updated edition of The Creative Writing Handbook now includes new chapters on writing for stage and radio and on writing screenplays for film and television. Written by professional writers and tutors, it covers all aspects of the writing process, from drafting first thoughts to shaping them into polished and publishable work. In a series of lively and stimulating chapters, all major areas of writing are explored, from screen-writing to short fiction, from autobiography to experimental prose. The Handbook offers new and experienced writers a whole range of creative ideas, sound advice and open-ended tasks for exploring experience, mastering technique and thereby releasing the full potential of the imagination. As most taught courses in creative writing are in workshop form, each chapter includes invaluable ideas on how to run group sessions and offer a rich fund of suggestions for developing writing beyond the workshop.

e Conquer Creative Writing For Primary Levels 2

The reading required to do the exercises in this book will lead to better comprehension and writing skills.

Author: Meena Newaskar

Publisher: Singapore Asia Publishers Pte Ltd

ISBN: 9789814438186

Category: Education

Page:

View: 821

DOWNLOAD →

CONQUER CREATIVE WRITING BOOK 2 aims to provide young children with a systematic and progressive approach to composition writing. There are various types of exercises in this book: Cloze passage, with pictures but without helping words The pictures serve as clues to the answers. The students fill in each blank with an appropriate word by looking at each picture. This will train them to extend their vocabulary, and at the same time, to be more aware of grammatical rules. Cloze passage, without pictures and helping words The students have to read through a passage once to get the general idea of the story. This will help them to think of the most appropriate word to fill in each blank to complete a story. Picture comprehension, guided by questions The exercises aim to teach students to think about a topic, theme or subject before writing. Picture comprehension, without questions but with helping words The exercises encourage free response and writing. Given a theme, the students can write about their own experiences or make up an interesting story. Helping words are given to help them express themselves better. Composition writing, with pictures and helping words The students have to study the pictures carefully to get the general idea of the story. Helping words are given to guide them along in their writing. Composition writing, with a single picture and helping words The picture plays an important role here as it shows the main theme of the composition. Helping words are given to guide them along in their writing. The various themes used in these exercises present a list of vocabulary that students will find useful when writing compositions on similar themes in school. The reading required to do the exercises in this book will lead to better comprehension and writing skills.

Creative Writing in Foreign Language Teaching

After having defined creative writing in school, it is furthermore important to
examine why creative writing should actually be part of foreign language
teaching. An important feature of the teaching of foreign languages is the holistic
approach.

Author: Kirsten Hinzpeter

Publisher: GRIN Verlag

ISBN: 9783656108382

Category:

Page: 32

View: 961

DOWNLOAD →

Seminar paper from the year 2009 in the subject English - Pedagogy, Didactics, Literature Studies, grade: 1,0, University of Hamburg, language: English, abstract: The idea of creativity in the classroom first came up in the 1970s as a means of "Erneuerung, Veranderung [und] Selbstentfaltung" and in order to combat "Verkrustung, Erstarrung [und] Routine" (Thaler in Klippel 2008: 236). At first merely German lessons were affected by this new trend but soon afterwards it became a part in foreign language teaching as well. Today creative writing is considered by many scholars as an important component of teaching foreign languages. In the following it will be discussed what crea-tive writing actually is and why it is important. Furthermore, the process character and the question how creative writing should be marked will be examined."

e Conquer Creative Writing For Primary Levels 1

The reading required to do the exercises in this book will improve the students’ comprehension and writing skills.

Author: Meena Newaskar

Publisher: Singapore Asia Publishers Pte Ltd

ISBN: 9789814438179

Category: Education

Page:

View: 258

DOWNLOAD →

CONQUER CREATIVE WRITING BOOK 1 aims to provide young children with a systematic and progressive approach to composition writing. There are various types of exercises in this book: Rearrangement of words to form a sentence These exercises will encourage the students to think of the structure of a sentence carefully. Cloze passage, with pictures and helping words The pictures are direct references to the answers. The students will learn to associate a picture with a word to complete a story. This enables them to pick up new words and reinforce those that they have already learnt. Cloze passage, with a single picture and helping words The picture plays an indirect role here as it shows only the general theme of the passage. The students complete the story with the help of the words given. This encourages them to read carefully before choosing their answers. Cloze passage, without pictures but with helping words The students have to read through a passage once to get the general idea of the story. This will help them to choose the most appropriate word to fill in each blank to complete the story. Rearrangement of given sentences with pictures Reading and understanding are the focus of such questions. The students learn to rearrange given sentences to form a story based on the pictures given. Rearrangement of given sentences without pictures The students learn to think about a story in a logical sequence of events. They learn to rearrange the given sentences according to what they think is correct and logical. • Picture comprehension, guided by questions and helping words The exercises aim to teach students to think about a topic, theme or subject before writing. Helping words are given to help them express themselves better. Picture comprehension, without questions but with helping words The exercises encourage free response and writing. Given a theme, the students can write about their own experiences or make up an interesting story. Helping words are given to help them express themselves better. Imaginative writing Given a theme, the students will be asked several questions. They can use their imagination to answer the questions. These exercises enable them to be creative and to express their ideas freely. The various themes used in these exercises present a list of vocabulary that students will find useful when writing compositions on similar themes in school. The reading required to do the exercises in this book will improve the students’ comprehension and writing skills.

A Companion to Creative Writing

Both creative writing and translation as textual transformation of thoughts, words
and worlds share a renewal ability and energy. Writing can be therefore
understood, cognitively or metaphorically, as the translation of one's own voice
into a ...

Author: Graeme Harper

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9781118325773

Category: Education

Page: 456

View: 396

DOWNLOAD →

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

Creative Writing A Beginner S Manual

We often say that words began as an attempt to project the pictures in our mind .
So , when we write , we are in a sense , painting with words . What we need to
learn is that artistic / creative writing is a craft and one of the tools that can help
the ...

Author: Anjana Neira Dev

Publisher: Pearson Education India

ISBN: 8131719847

Category: Creative writing

Page: 244

View: 577

DOWNLOAD →

Countdown to Creative Writing

Step by Step Approach to Writing Techniques for 7-12 Years Stephen Bowkett ... (
and adults) whose elementary understanding precludes them from appreciating
the nuances and subtleties of language – and the tricks that words can play!

Author: Stephen Bowkett

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781135246563

Category: Education

Page: 208

View: 126

DOWNLOAD →

Developing children's writing abilities boosts their confidence, creates enjoyment and relevance in the task and cultivates a range of decision-making and problem-solving skills that can then be applied across the curriculum. The Countdown series provides all the support you need in helping children to improve their prose, poetry and non-fiction writing. Countdown to Creative Writing is a comprehensive and flexible resource that you can use in different ways: 60 stand-alone modules that cover all the essential aspects of writing a story countdown flowchart providing an overview showing how modules are linked and how teachers can progress through them with the children photocopiable activity sheets for each module that show how to make the decisions and solve the problems that all writers face along the road from first idea to finished piece of work teachers' notes for each module with tips and guidance including how modules could be used as stand-alone units, but also with suggestions for useful links between modules, and curriculum links a self-study component so that children can make their own progress through the materials, giving young writers a sense of independence in thinking about their work 'headers' for each module showing where along the 'countdown path' you are at that point. In short Countdown to Creative Writing saves valuable planning time and gives you all the flexibility you need - teachers might want to utilise either the self-study or 'countdown' aspects of the book, or simply dip into it for individual lesson activities to fit in with their own programmes of work.

Creative Writing

Poetry enables us to become as conscious as possible about the nuances of
language, indeed to manipulate those elements to an aesthetic end. For some
writers, the task is to remain as authentic to those patterns as possible; for others,
their ...

Author: Linda Anderson

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781317797029

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 664

View: 194

DOWNLOAD →

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.