Masterclasses in Creative Writing

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.

Author: Barbara Dynes

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 9781472110039

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

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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.

Writing Sci fi and Fantasy

Science fiction and fantasy – or speculative fiction – is the literary success story of the 21st century.

Author: Liesel Schwarz

Publisher: Guardian Books

ISBN: 9781783560462

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

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Science fiction and fantasy – or speculative fiction – is the literary success story of the 21st century. The genre has never been so popular and the worlds of film and TV are dominated by adaptations of SF masterworks, from the epic fantasy ‘Game Of Thrones’ through to the dramatic dystopia of ‘The Hunger Games’. ‘Writing Sci-fi and Fantasy’ by award-winning steampunk novelist Liesel Schwarz, is a masterclass on the vital components of writing great speculative fiction. From building credible worlds and engaging characters to devising compelling plots, it will give you the confidence to unleash your stories. With additional, practical advice on how to pitch and present to agents, publishers and readers, it will lead you into the limitless world of SFF. All in an hour. ‘Writing Sci-fi and Fantasy’ covers: + Research: The devil lies in the details + World building + The ingredients of SFF: plot, character and narrative + Manuscript wrangling for beginners + Publication pitfalls + The writer’s life 60-Minute Masterclasses are expert ebooks that help you do more with your creative writing, journalism and entrepreneurship. Locking on to the stuff that you actually need to know, each title is a precise, practical pointer on the matters that matter most.

Dramatic Writing Masterclasses

BY JENNIFER TUCKETT I hope you have enjoyed and found useful Dramatic
Writing Masterclasses: Key Advice from the ... The first MA in Creative Writing was
created in 1970 by Malcolm Bradbury and Angus Wilson at the University of East
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Author: Jennifer Tuckett

Publisher: Oberon Books

ISBN: 9781783193257

Category: Reference

Page: 128

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Dramatic Writing Masterclasses: Key Advice from the Industry Masters brings together the advice of the professionals who have led the way in dramatic writing training in the UK. Including Ola Animashawun, founder of the Royal Court Theatre’s Young Writers Programme Stephen Jeffreys, Literary Associate at the Royal Court Theatre for eleven years and creator of Masterclasses which have led the way in Playwriting training in the UK Caroline Jester, who has been Dramaturg at Birmingham Repertory Theatre, co-author of the book Playwriting Across the Curriculum and has pioneered collaborative and digital playwriting programmes worldwide Fin Kennedy, winner of the first Fringe First award ever awarded to a schools production and co-Artistic Director of Tamasha Theatre Company Kate Ro wland, founder of BBC Writersroom Philip Shelley, instigator of the Channel 4 screenwriting course Nina Steiger, Associate Director at the Soho Theatre Jennifer Tuckett, Course Leader for Drama Centre London at Central Saint Martins’ new MA Dramatic Writing Course Steve Winter, Director of the Kevin Spacey Foundation and co-creator of the Old Vic New Voices 24 Hour Plays and TS Eliot US/UK Exchange John Yo rke, creator of the BBC Writers Academy and former Head of Channel 4 Drama and Controller of BBC Drama Production Suitable for writers, students, teachers, the industry and anyone with an interest in dramatic writing, the book offers key advice on writing for theatre, film, television, radio and digital media.

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, but to write; ... Virginia Woolf (1993: 60) I.
Introduction Workshops are the beating heart of creative writing teaching.

Author: Dianne Donnelly

Publisher: Multilingual Matters

ISBN: 1847693962

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 256

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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.

Masterclass Developing Characters

How to create authentic and compelling characters in your creative writing Irving
Weinman ... 'Don't tell the readeraboutyour character, show the reader your
character' is an often expressed critique in fiction workshops and masterclasses.

Author: Irving Weinman

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 9781471804489

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 256

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LEARN HOW TO WRITE CHARACTERS THAT COME ALIVE ON THE PAGE. A guide to building characterization for writers who want - or need - to go further, this is an ideal course for the person who doesn't have the time or money to attend an advanced fiction writing workshop. It uses a unique interactive Workshop method to engage the writer with their material, editing and redrafting your characters and their contexts to take your work to the next level. With support, advice and inspiration from a leading and respected creative writing tutor, this is an essential book for you if you know you need to polish and hone your manuscript prior to attempting publication. With the help of this highly focused guide you'll create characters with depth and authenticity. 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.

Key Concepts in Creative Writing

As well as promoting books, conferences and writing masterclasses, it publishes
Foundation: The International Review of Science Fiction, a thrice yearly critical
journal, http://www.sf-foundation.org/publications/index.html. It also supports the ...

Author: Matt Morrison

Publisher: Macmillan International Higher Education

ISBN: 9781137118967

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 224

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A comprehensive writers' guide to the terminology used across the creative writing industries and in the major literary movements. Packed with practical tips for honing writing skills and identifying opportunities for publication and production, it also explains the workings of publishing houses, literary agencies and producing theatres.

Key Issues in Creative Writing

Available at: http://www.oprah.com/omagazine/ToniMorrison-on-Writing/3.
Kaufman, S.B and Kaufman, J.C. (2009) (eds) The Psychology of Creative Writing
. Cambridge: ... Roe, S. (2010) Introducing masterclasses. In D. Donnelly (ed.) ...

Author: Dianne Donnelly

Publisher: Multilingual Matters

ISBN: 9781847698490

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 232

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Key Issues in Creative Writing explores a range of important issues that inform the practice and understanding of creative writing. The collection considers creative writing learning and teaching as well as creative writing research. Contributors target debates that arise because of the nature of creative writing. These experts – from the UK, USA and Australia – specifically examine creative writing as a subject in universities and colleges and discuss both the creative knowledge and the critical understanding informing the subject and its future. Finally, this volume suggests ways in which addressing current issues will produce significant disciplinary knowledge that will contribute to the success of creative writing in current and future academic environments.

Write Fantastic Non fiction and Get it Published

Master the art of journalism, memoir, blogging and writing non-fiction Claire
Gillman ... and festivals provide opportunities to hear writers talking about their
work and to participate in workshops and masterclasses on a broad range of
topics.

Author: Claire Gillman

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 9781444136517

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 300

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""Write Fantastic Non-fiction and get it Published"" is designed specifically for you, if you want to turn your idea into a book. If you're wondering where to start, this book clearly explains how to select a subject, hone your research skills, explore different genres and styles and edit your work. It does more than simply review the different genres, however - it will, crucially, help you to master the skill of assessing your own work objectively - essential for any would-be writer. With your confidence strengthened through practical tips, insights and exercises, it will also give you the crucial insider information on and how to approach a publisher or find an agent. Written by an author with a track record of helping new writers secure agents and publishing deals, it will take you from 'would-be writer' to 'writer' quickly and painlessly

The Writer s Handbook 2007

offers a Single or Joint Honours programme in Creative and Media Writing ( full
or part - time ) . ... classes ) includes writing workshops ; critical seminars ;
lectures and workshops from established writers ; introduction to agents and
publishers .

Author: Barry Turner

Publisher: Macmillan Pub Limited

ISBN: 1405049375

Category: Reference

Page: 821

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Completely revised and updated with newly commissioned articles, the 20th anniversary edition of The Writer's Handbook is an indispensible companion for everyone in the writing profession. Containing over 6,000 entries covering every area of writing, with provocative articles and useful advice from leading representatives of the trade, this practical, straightforward guide provides full details on the core markets. In addition to the key areas of UK and US book publishers, agents, magazines, screenwriting, theater and poetry, writer's courses and circles, festivals, and grants and prizes, the guide also offers invaluable expert advice on contracts, copyright, and taxation.

The Screenwriter s Handbook 2010

... of Writing TV Drama . Offers a wide range of initiatives such as production
schemes , masterclasses , networking events and bursaries ... Workshops deal
with the business side as well as the creative side of writing . Workshops take
place ...

Author: Barry Turner

Publisher: Palgrave MacMillan

ISBN: PSU:000064178462

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 278

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Containing thousands of entries covering every aspect of screenwriting, with provocative articles and advice from leading representatives of the trade, this practical, straightforward guide provides full details on the core markets and the way the television and film industries are going.

Networked Language

... poetry writing programs ( formal courses of study and creative writing
workshops ; masterclasses ) ; formal academic ... including databases (
individuals , libraries , Writers ' centres , the ARC - funded Linkage Project '
Australian Poetry ...

Author: Philip Mead

Publisher: Australian Scholary Publishing

ISBN: UOM:39015079249457

Category: Australian literature

Page: 540

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A revelation in literary criticism, Philip Mead's NETWORKED LANGUAGE offers absorbing new perspectives on Australian poetry and its cultural life. This study presents new ways of understanding Australian poetry, drawing on an equal fascination with the artifice of poetry and the complexity of culture. It is about the ways poetry changes in relation to its social, political and historical contexts, the way poetic communities and the readerships of poetry have changed through history, and continue to change in the present. "Mead's scholarly tentacles go very deep and his insights are seriously new. This book will be most valuable, and will last." -- Chris Wallace-Crabbe

Writing True Stories

Writing True Stories is the essential book for anyone who has ever wanted to write a memoir or explore the wider territory of creative nonfiction.

Author: Patti Miller

Publisher: Allen & Unwin

ISBN: 9781760638719

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 352

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Writing True Stories is the essential book for anyone who has ever wanted to write a memoir or explore the wider territory of creative nonfiction. It provides practical guidance and inspiration on a vast array of writing topics, including how to access memories, find a narrative voice, build a vivid world on the page, create structure, use research-and face the difficulties of truth-telling. This book introduces and develops key writing skills, and then challenges more experienced writers to extend their knowledge and practice of the genre into literary nonfiction, true crime, biography, the personal essay, and travel and sojourn writing. Whether you want to write your own autobiography, investigate a wide-ranging political issue or bring to life an intriguing history, this book will be your guide. Writing True Stories is practical and easy to use as well as an encouraging and insightful companion on the writing journey. Written in a warm, clear and engaging style, it will get you started on the story you want to write-and keep you going until you reach the end. 'A rich, practical and accessible source of wisdom ... the complete tool kit.' Caroline Baum 'Patti is the writing whisperer! She taught me how to stop daydreaming and to get writing. I couldn't have written my memoir without her!' Jessica Rowe

American Theatre

AT The Creative Writing Program at Boston University is proud to offer master
classes in playwriting with Nobel Laureate Derek Walcott . Professor Walcott ' s
Boston Playwrights ' Theatre houses two performance spaces ( 65 and 95 seats )
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Publisher:

ISBN: UOM:49015003074540

Category: Periodicals

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Australian Book Review

Five beginning or developing writers work intensively at Varuna for six nights
under the most useful and creative guidance . Over the coming years ,
Masterclasses will explore such genres as Crime , Travel Writing , Speculative
Fiction .

Author:

Publisher:

ISBN: STANFORD:36105113216589

Category: Books

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Poets Writers

The grant is awarded three times yearly to support women and transgender poets
, fiction writers , and creative nonfiction ... Visiting Poets Poetry Writing Ted
Kooser & Natasha Trethewey Chapbooks Resident Poets • Masterclasses
Terrance ...

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Publisher:

ISBN: STANFORD:36105132647525

Category: Authors, American

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Poetry Review

I have in front of me , as I write this , the brochure from the University of
Cambridge Department of Continuing ... at a nice looking old place called
Madingley Hall – the ones we are interested in are called Creative Writing
Masterclasses . To get ...

Author: Stephen Phillips

Publisher:

ISBN: UOM:39015041166557

Category: Poetry

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Writing Characters Who ll Keep Readers Captivated

How do you inhabit a character who isn't like you? Whether you write literary or genre fiction, this book shows you how to create people who keep readers hooked and make you want to tell stories

Author: Roz Morris

Publisher: Spark Furnace Books

ISBN: 1909905968

Category:

Page: 204

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How do you create characters with depth? How do you write the opposite sex, authentic teenagers, plausible antagonists and chilling villains? How do you inhabit a character who isn't like you? Whether you write literary or genre fiction, this book shows you how to create people who keep readers hooked and make you want to tell stories

Writers Artists Guide to How to Write

The advice and techniques suggested in this book have been tested in practice by author William Ryan, successful novelist, and creative writing tutor at City University and Guardian Masterclasses and are an extension of the 'Your Novel' ...

Author: William Ryan

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 9781472978752

Category: Reference

Page: 256

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How to Write is all about writing for publication, it concentrates on advice on how to construct, craft and draft novels across all genres, but the examples and details on what to consider when writing for any audience means it is relevant to writing in all its forms, including books for children and non-fiction. The advice and techniques suggested in this book have been tested in practice by author William Ryan, successful novelist, and creative writing tutor at City University and Guardian Masterclasses and are an extension of the 'Your Novel' writing course he has delivered with W&A over several years.