The Art of Creative Nonfiction

In this one-of-a-kind guide, award-winning author, essayist, teacher, and editor Lee Gutkind gives you concise, pointed advice on every aspect of writing and selling your work, including: * Guidelines for choosing provocative--and salable- ...

Author: Lee Gutkind

Publisher: Wiley

ISBN: 0471113565

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

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A complete guide to the art and craft of creative nonfiction--from one of its pioneer practitioners The challenge of creative nonfiction is to write the truth in a style that is as accurate and informative as reportage, yet as personal, provocative, and dramatic as fiction. In this one-of-a-kind guide, award-winning author, essayist, teacher, and editor Lee Gutkind gives you concise, pointed advice on every aspect of writing and selling your work, including: * Guidelines for choosing provocative--and salable--topics * Smart research techniques--including advice on conducting penetrating interviews and using electronic research tools * Tips for focusing and structuring a piece for maximum effectiveness * Advice on working successfully with editors and literary agents

The Art of Creative Writing

Every type of creative writing depends upon the credibility of a character. This is why a writer must know when a character is one, ...

Author: Lajos Egri

Publisher: Citadel Press

ISBN: 9780806541426

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 224

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“One of the few truly helpful books on fiction writing.” —Chicago Tribune Go beyond Stephen King’s On Writing to master the fundamentals of great storytelling with this foundational guide that reveals the essential elements of what makes the best fiction. The Art of Creative Writing is a timeless testament to the power of dialogue and character development that is accessible for every level of writer from beginner to established author. As in the bestselling The Art of Dramatic Writing, still considered one of the most essential books on playwriting more than 75 years after publication, the author outlines in detail his highly acclaimed Egri Method of Creative Writing and shows how to apply it to all fiction formats—novels, short stories, and screenplays. Grounded in Egri’s assertion that “Every type of creative writing depends upon the credibility of a character,” here is concise, clear advice on the most important element of good writing: characterization. Step by step, Egri shows writers how to probe the secrets of human motivation to create flesh-and-blood characters who create suspense and conflict, and who grow emotionally under stress and strain. As practical as it is inspiring, The Art of Creative Writing remains a timeless, illuminating guide that teaches every writer, and aspiring writer, how to create works that are both compelling and enduring.

Sassoon on the Art of Creative Writing

LEADING A DOUBLE LIFE AS A WRITER posted Mar 15, 2010 9:00 AM [updated Mar 15, 2010 9:04 AM] So you want to be a writer, or other such creative talent, ...

Author: Elias Sassoon

Publisher: Lulu Press, Inc

ISBN: 9781304891457

Category: Fiction

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The book is a compilation of articles I wrote for my daily blog on Facebook. The focal point is the life of the everyday, beaten-down writer and what it takes to be a writer facing the ordinary adversities of the craft. I don’t try to sugarcoat anything; instead, I attempt to let you know what it means to be a functioning writer who struggles for each word, and struggles with the lack of financial and commercial success. How does the ordinary writer who works at a mundane job by day and writes by night hold it together? How do they continue to be productive? How do they continue to inspire themselves in a world that doesn’t care? How do they keep themselves from becoming bored? All of this is explored in the articles contained in this small book on the creative writing process. I hope it can act as an inside look to all those interested in the subject or working in the field.

The Art of Creative Writing A Teacher s Guide

Creative writing allows pupils a sense of freedom. It also enables them to draw on their own interests and unique character. It can often be a cathartic and ...

Author: Rodney Marshall

Publisher: Lulu.com

ISBN: 9780244399276

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The Art of Writing Fiction

He lays open to the reader his own notes, his writing, and the experiences from his own life that he has drawn on in his fiction allowing the reader to develop their own writing project alongside the author as they go through the book.

Author: Andrew Cowan

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1408248344

Category: History

Page: 240

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The Art of Writing Fiction guides the reader through the processes of creative writing from journal-keeping to editing, offering techniques for stimulating creativity and making language vivid. Readers will master key aspects of fiction such as structure, character, voice and setting. Andrew Cowan provides an insightful introduction that brings his own well-crafted prose style to bear on the processes and pleasures of writing fiction, offering practical and personal advice culled from his own experience and that of other published writers. He lays open to the reader his own notes, his writing, and the experiences from his own life that he has drawn on in his fiction allowing the reader to develop their own writing project alongside the author as they go through the book.

A Straightforward Guide to Creative Writing

This guide is the perfect book for all those who wish to develop their skills in this area, whether through a course of study or as a hobby. The book provides the essential knowledge needed to approach this increasingly marketable area.

Author: Stephen Wade

Publisher: Straightforward co Ltd

ISBN: 1847161936

Category: Creative writing

Page: 176

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The latest book in the Straightforward Guide to Creative Writing series updates and builds upon the previous edition by introducing new techniques and practical workshops. The reader is given a firm grounding in the art of creative writing. This guide is the perfect book for all those who wish to develop their skills in this area, whether through a course of study or as a hobby. The book provides the essential knowledge needed to approach this increasingly marketable area.

The Art of Dramatic Writing

The Art of Dramatic Writing is a concise guide to all forms of creative writing, from premise to characters to plot.

Author: Lajos Egri

Publisher: Wildside Press LLC

ISBN: 1434495434

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 308

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The Art of Dramatic Writing is a concise guide to all forms of creative writing, from premise to characters to plot.

Creative Writing 1

It explains in simple terms how they can express themselves correctly and creatively. Filled with lucid examples and practical exercises, this interactive series will turn a budding writer into a master craftsman!

Author: Gratian Vas

Publisher: Sterling Publishers Pvt. Ltd

ISBN: 8120746031

Category: Creative writing

Page: 140

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Everyone wants to write well, but most need to learn how. Creative Writing is a series that effectively helps children master the art of writing. It explains in simple terms how they can express themselves correctly and creatively. Filled with lucid examples and practical exercises, this interactive series will turn a budding writer into a master craftsman!

Creative Writing 4

It explains in simple terms how they can express themselves correctly and creatively. Filled with lucid examples and practical exercises, this interactive series will turn a budding writer into a master craftsman!

Author: Gratian Vas

Publisher: Sterling Publishers Pvt. Ltd

ISBN: 8120746066

Category: Creative writing

Page: 140

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Everyone wants to write well, but most need to learn how. Creative Writing is a series that effectively helps children master the art of writing. It explains in simple terms how they can express themselves correctly and creatively. Filled with lucid examples and practical exercises, this interactive series will turn a budding writer into a master craftsman!

The Creative Journal

Originally released in 1980, Lucia Capacchione’s The Creative Journal has become a classic in the fields of art therapy, memoir and creative writing, art journaling, and creativity development.

Author: Lucia Capacchione

Publisher: Ohio University Press

ISBN: 9780804040679

Category: Self-Help

Page: 200

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Originally released in 1980, Lucia Capacchione’s The Creative Journal has become a classic in the fields of art therapy, memoir and creative writing, art journaling, and creativity development. Using more than fifty prompts and vibrantly illustrated examples, Capacchione guides readers through drawing and writing exercises to release feelings, explore dreams, and solve problems creatively. Topics include emotional expression, healing the past, exploring relationships, self-inventory, health, life goals, and more. The Creative Journal introduced the world to Capacchione’s groundbreaking technique of writing with the nondominant hand for brain balancing, finding innate wisdom, and developing creative potential. This thirty-fifth anniversary edition includes a new introduction and an appendix listing the many venues that have adopted Capacchione’s methods, including public schools, recovery programs, illness support groups, spiritual retreats, and prisons. The Creative Journal has become a mainstay text for college courses in psychology, art therapy, and creative writing. It has proven useful for journal keepers, counselors, and teachers. Through doodles, scribbles, written inner dialogues, and letters, people of all ages have discovered vast inner resources.

Creative Journal Writing

The author shares personal stories and examples that demonstrate the transforming potential of journal writing, in a guide that invites participants to use the activity as a form of healing therapy and an outlet for inspiration.

Author: Stephanie Dowrick

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 1585426865

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 259

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The author shares personal stories and examples that demonstrate the transforming potential of journal writing, in a guide that invites participants to use the activity as a form of healing therapy and an outlet for inspiration.

Image to Word

Using pieces from different historical periods (which can be substituted by similar pieces in any museum), Walsh-Piper shows how to get students to draw upon art, imagination, sensations, and even dreams to develop their writing.

Author: Kathleen Walsh-Piper

Publisher: Scarecrow Press

ISBN: 0810843072

Category: Education

Page: 127

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From painting to decorative arts and sculpture, art is a wonderful avenue for students to explore the basic skills of writing - point of view, stream of consciousness, description, monologue, and more. Using pieces from different historical periods (which can be substituted by similar pieces in any museum), Walsh-Piper shows how to get students to draw upon art, imagination, sensations, and even dreams to develop their writing.

Journal Sparks

Using words, drawing, collage, and observation-based list-making, award-winning author Emily K. Neuburger highlights the many paths into journaling.

Author: Emily K. Neuburger

Publisher: Storey Publishing

ISBN: 9781612126524

Category: Self-Help

Page: 164

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Using words, drawing, collage, and observation-based list-making, award-winning author Emily K. Neuburger highlights the many paths into journaling. Her 60 interactive writing prompts and art how-tos help you to expand your imagination and stimulate your creativity. Every spread invites a new approach to filling a page, from making a visual map of a day-in-my-life to turning random splotches into quirky characters for a playful story. ​It’s the perfect companion to all those blank books and an ideal launchpad to explore creative self-expression and develop an imaginative voice — for anyone ages 10 to 100! Teachers' Choice Award Winner Mom's Choice Awards Winner Foreword INDIES Gold Award Winner National Parenting Product Awards Winner

Zen in the Art of Writing

Eleven essays discuss the joy of writing, the writing process, inspiration, creativity, and the circumstances surrounding the writing of several of his works

Author: Ray Bradbury

Publisher:

ISBN: 1877741094

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 176

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Eleven essays discuss the joy of writing, the writing process, inspiration, creativity, and the circumstances surrounding the writing of several of his works

The Portable MFA in Creative Writing

Covering fiction, memoirs, personal essays, magazine articles, poetry, and playwriting, this book provides you with: • Inspiration and tips on revision, stamina, and productivity • Clear instruction on the craft behind the art • ...

Author: New New York Writers Workshop

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 9781582976945

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 280

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Get the core knowledge of a prestigious MFA education without the tuition. Have you always wanted to get an MFA, but couldn't because of the cost, time commitment, or admission requirements? Well now you can fulfill that dream without having to devote tons of money or time. The Portable MFA gives you all of the essential information you would learn in the MFA program in one book. Covering fiction, memoirs, personal essays, magazine articles, poetry, and playwriting, this book provides you with: • Inspiration and tips on revision, stamina, and productivity • Clear instruction on the craft behind the art • Detailed reading lists to expand your literary horizons • Exercises to improve your writing endeavors By heeding the advice in The Portable MFA, you will gain the wisdom and experience of some of today's greatest teachers, all for just the price of a book.

Leap Write In

In this book you'll find: • On-the-Spot Drops that offer quick “free-fall” prompts on different themes, such as short-winded poems and seven-line stories. • Mini Memoirs to unlock personal narrative to share, or not. • Suddenly a ...

Author: Karen Benke

Publisher: Shambhala Publications

ISBN: 9781611800159

Category: Education

Page: 282

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"Writing is inspired by life, and life can be understood through writing. Get your writing to flow off the page by exploring the inner treasures of your life. This book presents an inward-bound adventure—a way to shake things up from the inside and unleash what you most need and want to say. Leap Write In!is a passport to the wild country of your expanding heart and widening imagination. Stamped on these pages are the exercises, ideas, and prompts that will help you to explore all the wacky, confusing, brave, soul-stirring wonderings and wanderings of your life in a way that will unleash your writing. The ideas, experiments, exercises, and lessons include- amp; • ON-THE-SPOT DROPS that offer quick "free-fall" prompts on different themes, such as short-winded poems and seven-line stories amp; • SURPRISE-YOURSELF SURVEYS for those who think they know everything about themselves amp; • STORY STANZAS that explore feelings and states of being like Fear, Compassion, Kindness, Anxiety, Anger, Jealousy, Happiness, and so on