The Art of Creative Writing

“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 ...

Author: Lajos Egri

Publisher: Citadel Press

ISBN: 9780806541426

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

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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.

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

Page: 224

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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

Writing True

This book shows writers of all ages how to find and develop nonfiction topics that matter to them--in ways that make readers care too.

Author: Sondra Perl

Publisher: Wadsworth Publishing Company

ISBN: 1133307434

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 390

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This book shows writers of all ages how to find and develop nonfiction topics that matter to them--in ways that make readers care too. It emphasizes writing for discovery, not just writing what one knows. It emphasizes a strong authorial presence (voice) and a convincing point of view. Most important, it not only tells but also shows how writing true involves the poet's attention to language, the fiction writer's power of storytellling, the journalist's pursuit of fact, and the scholar's reliance on research. The first part of the book offers ten practical chapters from getting started to turning first ideas into finished work. Topics include: The Power of the Notebook, Ten Ways to a Draft, Taking Shape, Finding Voice, Twenty Ways to Talk About Writing, The Craft of Revision, The Role of Research, The Ethics of Creative Nonfiction, Workshopping a Draft, and Exploring New Media. The second part of the book is an anthology of the best nonfiction writing for aspiring writers to read and study in order to write with creativity, integrity, and authenticity. Organized by form, they include Memoir, Personal Essay, Portrait, Essay of Place, Narrative Journalism, and Short Shorts. Selections represent a variety of experience from classic masters (E.B.White and George Orwell) to major contemporary writers (such as Alice Walker, Stephen Dunn, and Scott Russell Sanders) to up and coming writers (such as E.J. Levy and Amy Butcher). The anthology also includes "Stories of Craft," with five prominent writers, including Patricia Hampl and Sue Miller, describing the challenges and rewards of writing engaging nonfiction.

The Art of Creative Writing

This book guides teachers through the process, exploring a range of topics, from story starters, through genre writing, to how historical events and topical debates can be used as launching pads for story writing.

Author: Rodney Marshall

Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform

ISBN: 1723273775

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Most children at Key Stages 2 and 3 enjoy creative writing. It allows them a freedom which other parts of the English curriculum do not. It also offers them an opportunity to express their personalities and can even be a therapeutic process. Unfortunately, it tends to be the one area which many teachers struggle with. As a pupil, I was frequently provided with a title and then asked to write a narrative. We were told to plan carefully and were provided with (artificial) techniques such as bolting on metaphors and similes every few lines, or adding lots of adjectives. This approach remains standard practice in many primary schools, but it is lazy or misguided teaching which will only produce stories which do not ring true. Professional writers research thoroughly before picking up a pen. Students need to do the same. This book guides teachers through the process, exploring a range of topics, from story starters, through genre writing, to how historical events and topical debates can be used as launching pads for story writing. The guide also contains vocabulary banks and examples of pupils' writing. Following it will result in personal narratives which children of any ability can enjoy sharing in the classroom. (Same content as other editions; larger print).

The Art of Creative Research

This kind of experiential research is an art form of its own, and this book is the first to treat it as such.

Author: Philip Gerard

Publisher: University of Chicago Press

ISBN: 9780226179803

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 220

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Everyone who writes a novel, a poem, or a memoir almost certainly conducts research along the waywhether to develop a story idea, or to capture the voice, the speech patterns, or the exact words of a character, or to ensure authenticity or accuracy of detail in describing a person, a place, an object, a setting. This kind of experiential research is an art form of its own, and this book is the first to treat it as such. Addressing writers of fiction, poetry, and nonfiction, Philip Gerard covers all the different kinds of archives that might inform creative work, including historical documents, site visits, interviews, and memory. He offers practical tips for drawing on these different types of sources, including such mundane matters as planning and budgeting for travel costs, arranging access in advance, and troubleshooting when plans go awry. And he illustrates how the insights gleaned from research can be incorporated into stories, poems, and nonfiction using examples from a wide range of writers."

Sassoon on the Art of Creative Writing

Elias Sassoon. SASSOON on the Art of Creative Writing Articles from my
Facebook blog By Elias Sassoon Sassoon on the Art of Creative Writing ISBN:
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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

Rodney Marshall. The Art of Credfive Writing: A Teccher's Guide Rodney
Marshall THE ART OF CREATIVE WRITING A TEACHER'S GUIDE RODNEY
MARSHALL. Front Cover.

Author: Rodney Marshall

Publisher: Lulu.com

ISBN: 9780244399276

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Creative Writing and Art History

The topics covered within this varied collection include Paul Gauguin’s collages of quotations, Sophie Calle’s collaboration with Paul Auster, Henry James’ portraiture, Bernard Berenson’s fictional artist ‘Amico di Sandro’, ...

Author: Catherine Grant

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9781444350395

Category: Art

Page: 208

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Originally published as Volume 34, Issue 2 of Art history, 2012.

The Art of Writing

A complete kit designed to help readers develop their writing skills and stimulate new ideas includes The Art of Writing, a guide designed to help writers get started that includes tips on writing techniques, avoiding creative blocks, and ...

Author: Sandra Bark

Publisher: Tarcher

ISBN: 1585423645

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 90

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A complete kit designed to help readers develop their writing skills and stimulate new ideas includes The Art of Writing, a guide designed to help writers get started that includes tips on writing techniques, avoiding creative blocks, and other essential skills; thirty cards with daily writing exercises; and a blank book and pen. Original. 17,500 first printing.

The Art of Creative Thinking

Get ready to get inspired In short and engaging entries, this deceptively simple volume presents examples of creative thinkers from the worlds of writing, music, architecture, painting, technology, and more, shedding light on their process, ...

Author: Rod Judkins

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 9780698410770

Category: Self-Help

Page: 208

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Get ready to get inspired In short and engaging entries, this deceptively simple volume presents examples of creative thinkers from the worlds of writing, music, architecture, painting, technology, and more, shedding light on their process, and showing how each of us can learn from them to improve our lives and our work. Subjects range from the grueling practice schedule of the Beatles and the relentless revisions of Tolkien, Sondheim, and Picasso to the surprisingly slapdash creation of The Simpsons. You’ll learn about the most successful class in history (in which every student won a Nobel Prize), how frozen peas were invented, why J.K. Rowling likes to write in cafes, and how 95 percent of Apocalypse Now ended up on the cutting-room floor. Takeaways include: - Doubt everything all the time. - Plan to have more accidents. - Be mature enough to be childish. - Contradict yourself more often. - Be practically useless. - If it ain’t broke, break it. - Surprise yourself. - Look forward to disappointment. - Be as incompetent as possible. From the Trade Paperback edition.

Image to Word

This guide is a masterpiece of ideas and inspiration that marries the act of writing imaginatively with the art of observation. Includes a CD-ROM featuring a collection of images by known artists.

Author: Kathleen Walsh-Piper

Publisher: R&L Education

ISBN: 9781461649427

Category: Education

Page: 160

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Lessons on point of view, stream of consciousness, description, and monologue are developed along with imagination, sensations, and dreams. This guide is a masterpiece of ideas and inspiration that marries the act of writing imaginatively with the art of observation. Includes a CD-ROM featuring a collection of images by known artists.

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: 9781317861539

Category: Literary Criticism

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.

The Art of Creativity

THE ART OF CREATIVITY is a practical guide to help you unlock your creative potential and find fulfilment and happiness in the process.

Author: Susie Pearl

Publisher: TRAPEZE

ISBN: 1409183084

Category: Art

Page: 240

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The Art of Writing Speaking the English Language

PART III GENERAL PRINCIPLES OF CREATIVE COMPOSITION Introductory . As
this work is intended for the ordinary person , who makes no pretense at genius ,
it may seem unnecessary to discuss “ creativewriting . Many may doubt the ...

Author: Sherwin Cody

Publisher:

ISBN: HARVARD:HN6HRF

Category: English language

Page: 126

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Discover the Joy of Creative Writing

If you want to practice the art of writing, hone your craft or explore creative writing options, getting started and having fun should be your focus, and that's what this book focuses on - the personally-rewarding and joyful aspect of ...

Author: Paul Lima

Publisher: Paul Lima

ISBN: 0980986915

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(re)Discover the Joy of Creative Writing - Ideal for new writers looking to overcome writer's block or boost their creativity or for experienced writers looking to reignite their creative fuse. "I feel invigorated and out of the rut." - Kathy Tyre. ..".a nourishing shot in the arm..." - Pam Roster. With over 50 exercises to get you started and to keep you writing, (re)Discover the Joy of Creative Writing will spark ideas - whether you are an aspiring writer or an experienced writer looking for a creative spark. It will help you discover, or rediscover, the joy of writing. And it will encourage you to push your writing to the point where you can think seriously about completing longer works of fiction, a series of thematically-related short stories or perhaps a collection of poetry. If you want to practice the art of writing, hone your craft or explore creative writing options, getting started and having fun should be your focus, and that's what this book focuses on - the personally-rewarding and joyful aspect of creative writing."Your creative techniques for idea generation will be put immediately to use." - Stephanie Ort

Parallel Mind The Art of Creativity

Packed with practical examples and exercises from every medium: visual art, theater, music, video, poetry, scriptwriting, and dance, this book shows you how to use art to first express, and then clarify thoughts and emotions to create ...

Author: Aliyah Marr

Publisher: Parallelmindzz

ISBN:

Category: Self-Help

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Parallel Mind, The Art of Creativity is not about how to draw or paint, but how to think like an artist. Aliyah Marr draws from her experience as a teacher, visual artist, poet, graphic designer, and art director to demonstrate how you can change your body, your profession, your relationship, and your life just by changing your thoughts. A powerful reference guide for artists, educators, psychologists, entrepreneurs, scientists, and for those who have an interest in a practical form of self-development. Packed with practical examples and exercises from every medium: visual art, theater, music, video, poetry, scriptwriting, and dance, this book shows you how to use art to first express, and then clarify thoughts and emotions to create whatever you want.

The Art of Fiction

This classic guide, from the renowned novelist and professor, has helped transform generations of aspiring writers into masterful writers—and will continue to do so for many years to come.

Author: John Gardner

Publisher: Vintage

ISBN: 9780307756718

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 240

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This classic guide, from the renowned novelist and professor, has helped transform generations of aspiring writers into masterful writers—and will continue to do so for many years to come. John Gardner was almost as famous as a teacher of creative writing as he was for his own works. In this practical, instructive handbook, based on the courses and seminars that he gave, he explains, simply and cogently, the principles and techniques of good writing. Gardner’s lessons, exemplified with detailed excerpts from classic works of literature, sweep across a complete range of topics—from the nature of aesthetics to the shape of a refined sentence. Written with passion, precision, and a deep respect for the art of writing, Gardner’s book serves by turns as a critic, mentor, and friend. Anyone who has ever thought of taking the step from reader to writer should begin here. From the Trade Paperback edition.

Creative Writing 3

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: 8120746058

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!

Contemporary Creative Nonfiction

The most inclusive collection of creative nonfiction available, Contemporary Creative Nonfiction: The Art of Truth is the only anthology that brings together examples of all three of the main forms in the genre: the literary memoir, the ...

Author: Bill Roorbach

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: 0195135563

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 563

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The most inclusive collection of creative nonfiction available, Contemporary Creative Nonfiction: The Art of Truth is the only anthology that brings together examples of all three of the main forms in the genre: the literary memoir, the personal essay, and literary journalism. Featuring a generous and diverse sampling of more than sixty works, this collection includes beautiful, disturbing, and instructive works of literary memoir by such writers as Mary McCarthy, Annie Dillard, and Judy Ruiz; smart, funny, and moving personal essays by authors ranging from E.B. White to Phillip Lopate to Ntozake Shange; and incisive, vivid, and quirky examples of literary journalism by Truman Capote, Barbara Ehrenreich, Sebastian Junger, and many others. This unique volume also contains examples of captivating nature writing, exciting literary travel writing, brilliant essays in science, surprising creative cultural criticism, and moving literary diaries and journals, incorporating several classic selections to set a context for the contemporary work. The editor's general introduction and introductions to each of the five sections provide useful definitions, crucial history, critical context, and abundant issues to debate. Ideal for undergraduate and graduate courses in creative nonfiction, literary journalism, essay writing, and all levels of composition, Contemporary Creative Nonfiction: The Art of Truth is also an essential resource for all nonfiction writers, from novices to professionals.