What We Talk about When We Talk about Creative Writing

This book captures a wide swathe of ideas on pedagogy, on programs, on the profession and on careers.

Author: Dr. Anna Leahy

Publisher: Multilingual Matters

ISBN: 9781783096039

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 267

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Marking the tenth anniversary of the New Writing Viewpoints series, this new book takes the concept of an edited collection to its extreme, pushing the possibilities of scholarship and collaboration. All authors in this book, including those who contributed to Power and Identity in the Creative Writing Classroom, which launched the series ten years ago, are proof that creative writing matters, that it can be rewarding over the long haul and that there exist many ways to do what we do as writers and as teachers. This book captures a wide swathe of ideas on pedagogy, on programs, on the profession and on careers.

Negotiating the Personal in Creative Writing

This book describes an alternative way to teach Creative Writing, one that replaces the silent writer taking criticism and advice from the teacher-led workshop with an active writer who reflects upon and publically questions the work-in ...

Author: Carl Vandermeulen

Publisher: Multilingual Matters

ISBN: 9781847694409

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 256

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This book describes an alternative way to teach Creative Writing, one that replaces the silent writer taking criticism and advice from the teacher-led workshop with an active writer who reflects upon and publically questions the work-in-progress in order to solicit response, from a writers' group as well as from the teacher. Both accompany the writer, first as readers and fellow writers, only later as critics. Because writers ask, they listen, and dialogues with responders become an inner dialogue that guides later writing and revision. But when teachers accompany writers, teaching CW becomes even more a negotiation of the personal because this teacher who is listener and mentor is also a model for some students of the writer and even the person they would like to become - and still the Authority who gives the grades.

Brilliant Activities for Creative Writing Year 5 Activities for Developing Writing Composition Skills

The Brilliant Activities for Creative Writing series of books provides a flexible, but structured resource for developing writing skills, which both you and your pupils will enjoy.

Author: Irene Yates

Publisher:

ISBN: 0857474677

Category: Education

Page: 48

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The Brilliant Activities for Creative Writing series of books provides a flexible, but structured resource for developing writing skills, which both you and your pupils will enjoy. The activities address many of the Programmes of Study for writing composition in the 2014 National Curriculum for England for primary schools. The activities help children to develop writing skills for different genres, from narrative and poetry to recounts and persuasive writing. The sheets are self-explanatory and ready to use; the only additional resources needed are a pen or pencil and, sometimes, extra paper. Hint boxes provide extra support for the children in completing the task. Word processing on a computer would be a bonus. The teacher tip boxes provide useful ideas and suggestions for making the most of the activities.

A Year of Creative Writing Prompts

In this book, there are a year's worth of unique writing prompts: From writing exercises to solid book ideas, for both beginning and established writers. Three prompts a day, every day, in all genres - over 900 prompts in total.

Author: Love in Ink

Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform

ISBN: 1517402964

Category:

Page: 358

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Instantly Ignite Your Imagination with Over 900 Unique Writing Prompts! Writers know that good writing is dependent on unique, interesting ideas. Kick your imagination into gear with this collection of hand-picked, hand-crafted, explosively creative writing prompts! With hundreds of prompts in every genre included in this book, you are sure to find ideas that will propel your writing and grab your readers' imagination. Write More, Write Better - and Have Fun Doing It! The Love in Ink team is composed of two passionate authors with over a decade of writing experience. We know what good writing consists of - and we know how to bring it into being. In addition to tons of fun writing prompts in all main genres, this book includes a special section of fun Writing Challenges. There, you will find prompts rich with rhetorical techniques that will improve your writing and enhance your confidence as an author. Writer's Block Getting in Your Way? Destroy It, One Amazing Prompt at a Time! As a writer, you know the woes of writer's block. There is nothing worse than wanting to write, but lacking the right idea to get you going. We have the solution! In this book, you will find a year's worth of new, fresh writing prompts: From writing exercises to solid book ideas, for both beginning and established writers. Three prompts a day, every day, in all genres - over nine-hundred prompts in total! You will never be short of ideas again.

Creative Writing

This book is a first-rate guide for writers who are looking for ways to improve their output.

Author: Adèle Ramet

Publisher: How To Books

ISBN: 9781848034198

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 224

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This book is a first-rate guide for writers who are looking for ways to improve their output. It focuses on: - Fiction writing and the world of genre fiction - science, romance, horror and crime. - Ways of drawing on personal experience in order to write non-fiction articles on a wide variety of topics in a number of different styles. - Writing for children which requires specialist skills that, once mastered, bring enormous satisfaction to both the writer and the reader. - The impact of the internet on the creative writer and the opportunities it presents. Crucially, there is also a chapter on presenting your work to a publisher and getting it into print.

Playing With Words

Through a variety of exercises and freewriting prompts, Playing with Words will help you develop your writing, trying out new styles and approaches along the way. Use this book in a class, in a group, or alone in a writer's attic.

Author: Shelley Davidow

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 9781137532541

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 200

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Drawing on years of experience of writing, teaching and publishing, this book offers essential tools for writers interested in honing their craft. Whether you're a poet, non-fiction writer, novelist, journalist, student or simply a lover of words, it will take you on an exciting and challenging journey to becoming a sophisticated writer. As in the learning of any true craft or art, first the focus is on specific skills, then on consolidating those skills, which by the end will be innate. Through a variety of exercises and freewriting prompts, Playing with Words will help you develop your writing, trying out new styles and approaches along the way. Use this book in a class, in a group, or alone in a writer's attic.

Creative Writing

rewards, potentially ensuing from the activity of writing but not part of the experience itself. Researchers have found that creativity increases when a person's motivation is intrinsic. For example, T.M. Amabile carried out an ...

Author: Linda Anderson

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781317797029

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 664

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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.

Creative Writing Mastery

You just need to know how to tap it. In this book, you'll discover easy effective techniques and tips that will help you release your creative juices, generate brilliant ideas faster, and reach your full creative potential.

Author: Mark Fuller

Publisher:

ISBN: 169093719X

Category:

Page: 44

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You Are About To Learn How To Have A Steady Stream Of Out Of This World Spell Binding Ideas That Will Turn You Into A Money Minting Creative Writer! Do you wish to become a better creative writer that can write consistently without running out of ideas? Would you wish to turn this into a money making venture, whether as a self-publisher, a ghostwriter or blogger? If you answered with a yes, keep reading; this book is for you! Creative writing is undoubtedly one of the most fulfilling hobbies or professions that anyone could pursue. Think about it; whether you are writing a fiction piece or a non-fiction creative writing piece, you are 100% in control of the direction in which you want your content to take. And even if you have a plot, the manner in which you weave words to bring out different emotions and to engage the reader as you take him/her on the journey you want to take him/her is entirely up to you. Even then, you have to come to terms with the fact that writing awesome creative pieces takes lots of thinking and planning such that it becomes very easy to feel stuck even when you have all the leeway to direct the story in whichever direction you want to take it. As you well know, creativity rules in creative writing. Whether you want to create a green planet filled with flies the size of elephants, an apocalyptic, a post-apocalyptic world in your story, a story of love, an enchanting thriller or a story set in the mediaeval world, anything you come up with calls for more than average creativity to make it stand out. So what if you just cannot come up with amazing ideas as you would have wanted? What if your creative juices are no longer flowing as they always are? What if you are just beginning your career as a creative writer and want to start on a good footing as far as creativity goes? Well, whatever the case is, this book has powerful information that will jumpstart your creativity and take it to the next level. If you think that some people are born creative (and you're not), think again. Even experts agree that we all possess an overflowing fountain of creative energy. You just need to know how to tap it. In this book, you'll discover easy effective techniques and tips that will help you release your creative juices, generate brilliant ideas faster, and reach your full creative potential. More precisely, you will learn: Stuff for beginner creative writers that you need to be aware of if you are new to creative writing How to increase your odds of success by avoiding some common mistakes discussed in the book Daily rituals you don't want to miss if you want to keep your creative juices flowing How to be a constant source of new ideas without putting too much effort How to discover your inner creativity in ways you've never thought possible How to take your creativity from where it is (even if nonexistent) to top level where you can get paid top dollar for your creative works How to neutralize or get over writer's block all the time And much more! What are you waiting for? Click Buy Now in 1-Click or Buy Now at the top of this page to learn how to keep your creative juices flowing 24/7!

The Elephants Teach

This book traces the development of "creative" writing as a classroom subject, the teaching of fiction- and verse-writing; and as a national system for the employment of fiction writers and poets to teach the subject.

Author: David Gershom Myers

Publisher:

ISBN: 0226554546

Category: Education

Page: 238

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This book traces the development of "creative" writing as a classroom subject, the teaching of fiction- and verse-writing; and as a national system for the employment of fiction writers and poets to teach the subject. It answers the questions, "Why has fiction and verse writing come to be called creative?" and "When and why was this term first used?"

Teaching Creative Writing to Second Language Learners

Creative. Writing. in. ESL. DOI: 10.4324/9781003043492-1 When I think of my language learning, I think of stories. I think of how, as a teenager in Texas, I wrote children's stories in Spanish during my high school years and read them ...

Author: Ryan Thorpe

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781000467406

Category: Education

Page: 294

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This timely and accessible book offers engaging guidance to teachers of second language students on teaching creative writing in their classrooms. Creative writing is a tool that can inspire second language learners to write more, play with language, and enjoy and improve not only their writing, but also their speaking, listening, and reading skills. Addressing the expectations and perceptions of writing in another language, Thorpe demonstrates how to foster successful creative writing environments and teach and assess creative writing in a way that is tailored to the distinct needs of non-native speakers. Covering key topics such as cultural storytelling, voice, genre, and digital composition, assessment, and more, Thorpe shares successful creative writing instructional practices informed by current research in creative writing and second language education. Each chapter includes insights, advice, and student examples that can help new teachers take their first steps in more reflective second language creative writing classroom. An invaluable resource for instructors of non-native students and an ideal text for pre-service teachers in courses in TESOL, writing instruction, and applied linguistics, this book invites you to use creative writing not only as a successful method for teaching L2 writing, but also as a way to improve student motivation and output, for more effective language learning.

The Everything Creative Writing Book

Including exercises, techniques, and dozens of samples of each form of writing, this informative book has all the ingredients necessary to turn any dedicated craftsman into a great writer.

Author: Carol Whiteley

Publisher: Everything

ISBN: 1580626475

Category: Reference

Page: 320

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"The Everything Creative Writing Book" explains in simple terms how to express ideas correctly. This easy-to-follow reference teaches readers the basics of good writing and how to develop a writing style.

Draw and Write

Make your favorite characters come to life in your very own fairy tales. This book is perfect for kids' projects, creative learning, and tons of other imaginative uses!

Author: Uncle Amon

Publisher:

ISBN: 1983223514

Category:

Page: 107

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Create Your Own Story Book / Blank Book for Kids to Write and Draw Stories Makes a fantastic gift for for creative kids that love to write and draw! Now you can write, draw, and create your very own stories in the awesome blank story book for kids! Make your favorite characters come to life in your very own fairy tales. This book is perfect for kids' projects, creative learning, and tons of other imaginative uses! Each page has 5 spacious lines for writing your story and a large box for illustrating and coloring your story. You get to be the creator of your very own adventures, fairy tales, and fables. With this handy book, you can make all of your best ideas come to life on paper. Large, 8.5 x 11 inches Spacious box for illustrations 5 lines per page for your story 100 pages on white paper Do-it-yourself custom table of contents Creative writing allows children to explore their own thoughts, ideas, and topics in a safe way without the worry of what others think. Creative writing is great for expressing thoughts and feelings about anything on your mind. It is also excellent for enhancing creativity! Young writers can build confidence with writing and illustrating. Creating your own stories and cartoons is lots of fun. If you enjoying doodling and drawing, you can create your own "Diary of a Wimpy Kid" style book and show it off to your friends and family. With plenty of pages and a table of contents, you can create multiple stories in this awesome blank story book! Makes the Perfect Gift for Any Occasion Birthdays Parties and sleepovers Holidays and celebrations School events Creative writing and learning Scroll up and click buy to start creating your own story book today!

Creative Writing for Kids 1

The first book in the popular Creative Writing for Kids series is full of great activities and tasks for children of all abilities.

Author: Amanda J Harrington

Publisher: Lulu.com

ISBN: 9780244799267

Category: Education

Page: 74

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The first book in the popular Creative Writing for Kids series is full of great activities and tasks for children of all abilities. From funny stories to comic strips, unique poems and story projects, Creative Writing for Kids helps children rediscover the joy of creating their own worlds, without it feeling like school.

Resources for Teaching Creative Writing

Short story writing using restricted minimal information. Making creative connections. Starter Ask students to write down five examples of 'settings' for a story. Explain to the students that the 'setting' has two elements, ...

Author: Johnnie Young

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 9781441141392

Category: Education

Page: 152

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This resource book is designed to engage students in the process of creative writing. Using ideas and activities he has put into practice himself, Johnnie Young guides the teacher through a series of creative lessons designed to stimulate creative thinking. Each activity is supported by lesson notes, including ideas for starters, pleanaries and follow up work as well as a photocopiable worksheet.

e Conquer Creative Writing For Primary Levels 6

49 When writing an essay, you have been told to include details. ... Personality traits of the characters • Characters and their reactions • Feelings Providing details to your characters adds colour and creativity to your essay.

Author: Natalie A J

Publisher: Singapore Asia Publishers Pte Ltd

ISBN: 9789814438223

Category: Education

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CONQUER CREATIVE WRITING BOOK 6 consists of units covering four areas, all of which aim to strengthen a student’s writing ability. It provides students with situations outside their normal classroom learning, inviting them to stretch their imagination and express their thoughts through writing, thus, enabling them to enjoy and be creative in writing. In this book, students will learn to: write descriptive, narrative, expository and imaginative compositions; differentiate and organize ideas using the methods of classification, comparison and contrast, sequencing and cause and effect; relate to a given situation and its possible outcomes; and think and write creatively. Students will find the exercises interesting and the open-ended questions challenging. It is our desire that students who have completed this series will find themselves equipped to discuss issues beyond their years.

The Creative Writing Workbook

Is it yet another myth about truth and truthfulness in writing, about the real thing and faking it? Write down your thoughts on these questions. Out of these notes compose an article for a writing magazine. Title ± Faking It! .

Author: John Singleton

Publisher: Macmillan International Higher Education

ISBN: 9780333985229

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 288

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This is a companion to The Creative Writing Handbook - now in its second edition. It is very much aimed at the individual writer, based on the idea that real writing comes from within and that writing is a craft, skill with determination, art with attitude. The book is filled with useful ideas and inspiring techniques for exploring and exploiting resources available, both within and without. It focuses on three major areas - the writer's roots (family, class and gender), the writer's resources (memory and language) and the writer's art (form and technique). Chapters focus on many topics, including how memory shapes a writer's material, the pro-creative force of words and the ambiguities of art and artfulness. Many examples of established writers' works are cited to give the fledgling writer much practical help.

Writing Talk

Writing Talk includes interviews with nineteen well-known contemporary writers, exploring the ways in which they research and find their original ideas and the way they interpret, hone and develop them.

Author: Derek Neale

Publisher:

ISBN: 1138320307

Category: Authors

Page: 232

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"Writing Talk includes interviews with nineteen well-known contemporary writers, exploring the ways in which they research and find their original ideas and the way they interpret, hone and develop them. The conversations examine the roles of technique, craft, language, reading, memory, serendipity, habit and persistence. They offer technical detail about the creative process and give unique insights into the borderlands between genres as well as offering rich, personal insights and universal resonances. A thorough introduction surveys the reasons why we are intrigued by the mysteries of individual writing practice and how these illuminate critical attitudes to literature and performance. Interviewees: Alan Ayckbourn, Iain Banks, Helen Blakeman, Louis de Bernières, Sarah Butler, Andrew Cowan, Jenny Diski, Patricia Duncker, David Edgar, Tanika Gupta, Richard Holmes, Hanif Kureishi, Bryony Lavery, Toby Litt, Kareem Mortimer, Michèle Roberts, Jane Rogers, Willy Russell, Sally Wainwright"--

Journal

This 120 page lined journal is perfect for writing everything from short stories to thoughts, dreams, and goals in. It can be used by teachers, students, girls, boys, and a multiple of other professions.

Author: Creative Publishing

Publisher:

ISBN: 1072332116

Category:

Page: 122

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This 120 page lined journal is perfect for writing everything from short stories to thoughts, dreams, and goals in. It can be used by teachers, students, girls, boys, and a multiple of other professions.