Masterclasses in Creative Writing

Inspirational instruction and exercises for writers of fiction Barbara Dynes ... MASTERCLASS EXAMPLE I don't know anything about inspiration because I don't know what inspiration is – I've heard about it, but I never saw it.

Author: Barbara Dynes

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 9781472110039

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 240

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What often holds aspiring writers back is the lack of confidence to get started. How do I structure my story? How do I bring my characters to life and make them believable? How do I write convincing dialogue? In this dip-into book a professional, award-winning writer and lecturer on creative writing has developed a collection of revealing and highly accessible masterclasses that will inform and encourage creative writers. The book is arranged in easy-to-find subjects and includes mini tutorials, examples, top tips, and summaries of learning points in · Developing all your writing skills · Keeping the reader involved · Creating great characters · Writing natural dialogue · Using viewpoint effectively · Enjoying the process of writing The lessons are designed to increase your skills, add to your knowledge, and help you fulfil your creative potential.

Masterclasses in Creative Writing

In this volume creative writers will find exercises and masterclasses - plus top tips from well known authors - that will help improve their confidence as writers.

Author: Barbara Dynes

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ISBN: OCLC:1310739828

Category: Creative writing

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In this volume creative writers will find exercises and masterclasses - plus top tips from well known authors - that will help improve their confidence as writers. One of the main things that holds new writers back is the lack of confidence to get started. How do I structure my story? How do I bring my characters to life and make them believable? How do I write convincing dialogue? This book provides an accessible series of masterclasses, arranged by subject, that will inform and encourage new writers, as well as those who are already writing.

Teaching Creative Writing

Ideas, exercises, resources and lesson plans for teachers of creative-writing classes Helen Stockton. Other titles from How To Books MASTERCLASSES IN CREATIVE WRITING Barbara Dynes 365 WAYS TO GET YOU WRITING Jane Cooper GET WRITING ...

Author: Helen Stockton

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 9781472110121

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 224

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If you teach creative writing or facilitate a writing group, you will want to inspire, inform and encourage would-be writers. This book is a unique, practical resource offering guidance, ideas and exercises to help you do just that. It moves from planning and structuring courses to giving ideas and exercises on all the key aspects of creative writing, providing a wealth of really useful advice and tips. It will enable you to pass on your particular expertise and enthusiasm imaginatively and professionally to all your students. · Guidance on teaching all the skills of creative writing · Ideas on lesson content, example exercises and setting homework · Support on dealing with problems and adapting for different abilities · Tips on group management and feedback · A – Z of specific genres with examples of learning activities. This book will ensure that your teaching will be effective, fun and immensely rewarding.

How To Write Romantic Fiction

Janey runs workshops at the Winchester Writers' Conference and at the Matera Women's Fiction Festival in Italy, as well as being a guest speaker at numerous events including the Chipping Norton Literary Festival, the Guildford Literary ...

Author: Sophie King

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 9781845285821

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 208

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Romantic fiction is one of the most competitive areas for a writer to crack. Whether you’re a beginner or an already-published writer, you’ll find something new here.This book will help you to write novels that both sizzle and sell. You'll learn how to dream up heroes and heroines who breathe (heavily) from the page, plan plots to keep the reader up all night, find a happy ending, which is both surprising and believable - and most importantly get published!

Literary Rebels

A History of Creative Writers in Anglo-American Universities Lise Jaillant ... This gratitude has led him to accept regular invitations to give talks and masterclasses to creative writing students in Norwich.

Author: Lise Jaillant

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780192855305

Category: Creative writing (Higher education)

Page: 289

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How many times have you heard that creative writing programmes are factories that produce the same kind of writers, isolated from real life? Only by escaping academia can writers be completely free. Universities are profoundly conservative places, designed to favour a certain way of writing-preferably informed by literary theory. Those who reject the creative/ critical discourse of academia are the true rebels, condemned to live (or survive) in a tough literary marketplace. Conformity is on the side of academia, the story goes, and rebellion is on the other side. This book argues against the notion that creative writing programmes are driven by conformity. Instead, it shows that these programmes in the United States and Britain were founded and developed by literary outsiders, who left an enduring mark on their discipline. To this day, creative writing occupies a marginal position in Anglo-American universities. The multiplication of new programmes, accompanied by rising student enrolments, has done nothing to change that positioning. As a discipline, creative writing strives on opposition to the mainstream university, while benefiting from what the university has to offer. Historically, this opposition to scholars was so virulent that it often led to the separation of creative writing and literature departments. The Iowa Writers' Workshop, founded in the 1930s, separated from the English department three decades later--and it still occupies a different building on campus, with little communication between writers and scholars. This model of institutional division is less common in Britain, where the discipline formally emerged in the late 1960s and early 1970s. But even when creative writing is located within literature departments, relationships with scholars remain uneasy. Creative writers and scholars are not, and have never been, natural bedfellows.

Creative Writing Scholars on the Publishing Trade

Cantrell et al. argue for training of creative writers in vital career skills, including resilience around criticism and rejection, which can both be developed in workshops. However, they note that an MFA in writing is not 'job ...

Author: Sam Meekings

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781000423051

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 192

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In Creative Writing Scholars on the Publishing Trade: Practice, Praxis, Print, Sam Meekings and Marshall Moore, along with prominent scholar-practitioners, undertake a critical examination of the intersection of creative writing scholarship and the publishing industry. Recent years have seen dramatic shifts within the publishing industry as well as rapid evolution and development in academic creative writing programs. This book addresses all of these core areas and transformations, such as the pros and cons of self-publishing versus traditional publishing, issues of diversity and representation within the publishing industry, digital transformations, and possible career pathways for writing students. It is crucial for creative writing pedagogy to deal with the issues raised by the sudden changes within the industry and this book will be of interest to creative writing students and practitioners as well as publishing students and professionals.

Writers Artists Yearbook 2017

Writers' retreats and creative writing courses 669 Writers' retreats and ... programme for writers of all ages, abilities and genres featuring courses, talks, workshops, panels and one-to-one sessions, all run by expert tutors.

Author: Bloomsbury Publishing

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 9781472928665

Category: Reference

Page: 816

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This bestselling guide to all areas of publishing and the media is completely revised and updated every year. The Yearbook is packed with advice, inspiration and practical guidance on who to contact and how to get published. New articles in the 2017 edition on: Stronger together: writers united by Maggie Gee Life writing: telling other people's stories by Duncan Barrett (co-author of the Sunday Times bestseller GI Brides) The how-to of writing 'how-to' books by Kate Harrison (author of the 5:2 Diet titles) Self-publishing Dos and Dont's by Alison Baverstock The Path to a bestseller by Clare Mackintosh (author of the 2015 Let Me Go) Getting your lucky break by Claire McGowan Getting your poetry out there by Neil Astley (MD and Editor at Bloodaxe Books) Selling yourself and your work online by Fig Taylor Then and now: becoming a science fiction and fantasy writer - Aliette de Bodard Writing (spy) fiction - Mick Herron Making waves online - Simon Appleby All articles are reviewed and updated every year. Key articles on Copyright Law, Tax, Publishing Agreements, E-publishing, Publishing news and trends are fully updated every year. Plus over 4,000 listings entries on who to contact and how across the media and publishing worlds In short it is 'Full of useful stuff' - J.K. Rowling Foreword to the 2017 edition by Deborah Levy.

Does the Writing Workshop Still Work

Masterclasses. SUE ROE Perhaps the quickest way to understand the elements of what a novelist is doing is not to read, ... Virginia Woolf (1993: 60) I. Introduction Workshops are the beating heart of creative writing teaching.

Author: Dianne Donnelly

Publisher: Multilingual Matters

ISBN: 9781847693969

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 259

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This book explores the effectiveness of the workshop in the Creative Writing classroom, and looks beyond the question of whether or not the workshop works to address the issue of what an altered pedagogical model might look like. In visualising what else is possible in the workshop space, the sixteen chapters collected in ‘Does the Writing Workshop Still Work?’ cover a range of theoretical and pedagogical topics and explore the inner workings and conflicts of the workshop model. The needs of a growing and diverse student population are central to the chapter authors’ consideration of non-normative pedagogies. The book is a must-read for all teachers of Creative Writing, as well as for researchers in Creative Writing Studies.

Writers Artists Yearbook 2023

Offers vocational courses with top travel photographers and travel writers in London , including beginners ' weekends , masterclasses and creative retreats . Online tuition also available . Founded 2004 . Tŷ Newydd Writing Centre Tŷ ...

Author: Bloomsbury Publishing

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 9781399406574

Category: Reference

Page: 832

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'A definitive guide, in here you'll find everything you need' S. J. Watson With over 4,000 industry contacts and over eighty articles from a wide range of leading authors and publishing industry professionals, the latest edition of this bestselling Yearbook is packed with all of the practical information, inspiration and guidance you need at every stage of your writing and publishing journey. Designed for authors and illustrators across all genres and markets, it is relevant for those looking for a traditional, hybrid or self-publishing route to publication; writers of fiction and non-fiction, poets and playwrights, writers for TV, radio and videogames. If you want to find a literary or illustration agent or publisher, would like to self-publish or crowdfund your creative idea then this Yearbook will help you. As well as sections on publishers and agents, newspapers and magazines, illustration and photography, theatre and screen, there is a wealth of detail on the legal and financial aspects of being a writer or illustrator. Includes advice from writers such as Peter James, Cathy Rentzenbrink, S.J. Watson, Kerry Hudson, and Samantha Shannon. Additional articles, free advice, events information and editorial services at www.writersandartists.co.uk

Writers Artists Yearbook 2018

Workshops are led by award-winning novelist and inspiring tutor Lesley Glaister. TLC Literary Adventures offers an ... The retreat is open to writers of fiction, memoir and general non-fiction. Groups are limited to a maximum of 12.

Author: Bloomsbury Publishing

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 9781472935045

Category: Reference

Page: 816

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This bestselling guide to all areas of publishing and the media is completely revised and updated every year. The Yearbook is packed with advice, inspiration and practical guidance on who to contact and how to get published. Foreword to the 2018 edition by David Lodge New articles in the 2018 edition on: - Writing popular history by Tom Holland - Editing and writing by Diana Athill - Ghostwriting by Gillian Stern - Writing Thrillers by Kimberley Chambers - The health and wellness market by Anita Bean - Self-publishing online by Harry Bingham - How to choose your agent by Jo Unwin - First Chapters by Emma Flint - Pitching your ideas by Mike Unwin - How to make a living by Alison Branagan All articles are reviewed and updated every year. Key articles on Copyright Law, Tax, Publishing Agreements, E-publishing, Publishing news and trends are fully updated every year. Plus over 4,000 listings entries on who to contact and how across the media and publishing worlds In short it is 'Full of useful stuff' - J.K. Rowling