The Bloomsbury Introduction to Creative Writing

Now in its second edition, the book features an updated and expanded chapter on writing for digital media, and new exercises for reading across the genres and writing hybrid forms.

Author: Tara Mokhtari

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 9781350056695

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 296

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Covering all of the major genres, The Bloomsbury Introduction to Creative Writing is a complete introductory manual for students of creative writing. Now in its second edition, the book features an updated and expanded chapter on writing for digital media, and new exercises for reading across the genres and writing hybrid forms. Through a structured series of practical writing exercises – perfect for the classroom, the writer's workshop or as a starting point for a portfolio of work – the book builds the student writer from the first explorations of voice and the relationship between writing and knowledge, through to mastery of a wide range of genres and forms. The Bloomsbury Introduction to Creative Writing covers such genres as: · Autobiographical writing · Short fiction · Poetry · Screenwriting and writing for performance · Writing for digital media, including video games and social media With practical guidance on writing scholarly critiques of your own work and a glossary of terms for ease of reference, The Bloomsbury Introduction to Creative Writing is an essential manual for any introductory creative writing course and a practical companion for more advanced writers.

The Bloomsbury Introduction to Popular Fiction

Guiding readers through key writers and genres, historical contexts and major theoretical approaches, this is a comprehensive introduction to the study of popular fiction.

Author: Christine Berberich

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 9781441155672

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 304

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Guiding readers through key writers and genres, historical contexts and major theoretical approaches, this is a comprehensive introduction to the study of popular fiction. Charting the rise of commercial fiction from the 19th century to today, The Bloomsbury Introduction to Popular Fiction includes introductory surveys, written by leading scholars, to a wide range of popular genres, including: Science Fiction Crime Writing Romance and Chick Lit Adventure Stories and Lad Lit Horror Graphic Novels Children's Literature Part II of the book also includes case-study readings of key writers and texts, from the work of HG Wells, Ian Fleming and Raymond Chandler to more recent books such as Pride and Prejudice and Zombies. The book also includes a chapter covering "The Writer's Perspective" on popular publishing, while annotated guides to further reading and online resources throughout give students the tools they need to pursue independent study on their courses.

From Language to Creative Writing

Developed by The Open University, this textbook offers an innovative introduction to the study of the English language and the practices, skills and strategies of creative writing.

Author: Philip Seargeant

Publisher: A&C Black

ISBN: 9781408175231

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 176

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Developed by The Open University, this textbook offers an innovative introduction to the study of the English language and the practices, skills and strategies of creative writing. For anyone studying English Language or Creative Writing at tertiary level or in higher education, or for developing writers and those interested in the nature of linguistic creativity, it offers a uniquely integrated approach. Readers will better understand the structure and uses of language and be able to use a full range of strategies in crafting and developing their own writing. Offering a detailed investigation of language, the authors examine both everyday use and examples from literature and the media to illustrate the diverse ways in which language is used in a variety of social contexts. They consider accent and dialect, standard and non-standard English, how language use varies according to its purpose, and the relationship it has to identity. Interwoven with the study of language are creative writing chapters that introduce strategies for the reader to draw upon in their own writing. Practical writing exercises develop the ability to select and shape language for different effects, create 'voice' in a story, and utilise patterns of sound in the composition of poetry. This unique textbook will develop a better appreciation of language in use, as well as the skills to craft writing in distinctive ways.

Creative Writing in the Digital Age

ALSO AVAILABLE FROM BLOOMSBURY The Bloomsbury Introduction to Creative Writing by Tara Mokhtari Creative Writing in the Community by Terry Ann Thaxton ...

Author: Michael Dean Clark

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 9781472574091

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 208

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Creative Writing in the Digital Age explores the vast array of opportunities that technology provides the Creative Writing teacher, ranging from effective online workshop models to methods that blur the boundaries of genre. From social media tools such as Twitter and Facebook to more advanced software like Inform 7, the book investigates the benefits and potential challenges these technologies present instructors in the classroom. Written with the everyday instructor in mind, the book includes practical classroom lessons that can be easily adapted to creative writing courses regardless of the instructor's technical expertise.

Composition Creative Writing Studies and the Digital Humanities

Also available from Bloomsbury The Bloomsbury Introduction to Creative Writing, Tara Mokhtari Creative Writing in the Community: A Guide, Terry Ann Thaxton ...

Author: Adam Koehler

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 9781472591968

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 176

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In an era of blurred generic boundaries, multimedia storytelling, and open-source culture, creative writing scholars stand poised to consider the role that technology-and the creative writer's playful engagement with technology-has occupied in the evolution of its theory and practice. Composition, Creative Writing Studies and the Digital Humanities is the first book to bring these three fields together to open up new opportunities and directions for creative writing studies. Placing the rise of Creative Writing Studies alongside the rise of the digital humanities in Composition/Rhetoric, Adam Koehler shows that the use of new media and its attendant re-evaluation of fundamental assumptions in the field stands to guide Creative Writing Studies into a new era. Covering current developments in composition and the digital humanities, this book re-examines established assumptions about process, genre, authority/authorship and pedagogical practice in the creative writing classroom.

The Insider s Guide to Graduate Degrees in Creative Writing

ALSO PUBLISHED BY BLOOMSBURY The Bloomsbury Introduction to Creative Writing, Tara Mokhtari The Geek's Guide to the Writing Life, Stephanie Vanderslice ...

Author: Seth Abramson

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 9781350000438

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 328

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There are so many different graduate creative writing programs out there! How do I find the right one for me? Bringing together data from both Master's and doctoral creative writing programs and interviews with program applicants, students, and faculty, this is a complete practical guide to choosing a graduate creative writing program and putting together a successful application. The Insider's Guide to Graduate Degrees in Creative Writing answers frequently asked questions on such topics as: · Application prerequisites · Program sizes and durations · Funding · Acceptance rates · Cost of living · Program curricula and demographics · Workshopping techniques · Student-faculty ratios · Residency options · Postgraduate fellowship placement · Postgraduate job placement · Programs' reputations and histories The book also includes comprehensive and up-to-date hard data on the hundreds of terminal-degree graduate creative writing programs available throughout the US, UK, and internationally, making this an essential read for anyone planning to pursue a low- or full-residency graduate creative writing degree.

The Bloomsbury Introduction to Children s and Young Adult Literature

Many creative writing programs are resistant to mentoring writing aimed at young audiences, so in that case, it is generally best to find a program that ...

Author: Karen Coats

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 9781472575555

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 456

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From Maria Edgeworth, Dr Seuss and Lewis Carroll to Sherman Alexie, Sharon Flake, and Gene Luen Yang, this is a comprehensive introduction to studying the infinitely varied worlds of literature for children and young adults. Exploring a diverse range of writing, The Bloomsbury Introduction to Children's and Young Adult Literature includes: - Chapters covering key genres and forms from fiction, nonfiction, and poetry to picture books, graphic novels and fairy tales - A history of changing ideas of childhood and adolescence - Coverage of psychological, educational and literary theoretical approaches - Practical guidance on researching, reading and writing about children's and young adult literature - Explorations of children's and young adult film, TV and new media In addition, “Extending Your Study” sections at the end of each chapter provide advice on further reading, writing, discussion and online resources as well as case study responses from writers and teachers in the field. Accessibly written for both students new to the subject and experienced teachers, this is the most comprehensive single volume introduction to the study of writing for young people.

The Bloomsbury Introduction to Postcolonial Writing

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Author: Jenni Ramone

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 9781474240093

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 376

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Covering a wide range of textual forms and geographical locations, The Bloomsbury Introduction to Postcolonial Writing: New Contexts, New Narratives, New Debates is an advanced introduction to prominent issues in contemporary postcolonial literary studies. With chapters written by leading scholars in the field, The Bloomsbury Introduction to Postcolonial Writing includes: ·Explorations of key contemporary topics, from ecocriticism, refugeeism, economics, faith and secularism, and gender and sexuality, to the impact of digital humanities on postcolonial studies ·Introductions to a wide range of genres, from the novel, theatre and poetry to life-writing, graphic novels, film and games · In-depth analysis of writing from many postcolonial regions including Africa, South Asia, the Caribbean and Latin America, and African American writing Covering Anglophone and Francophone texts and contexts, and tackling the relationship between postcolonial studies and world literature, with a glossary of key critical terms, this is an essential text for all students and scholars of contemporary postcolonial studies.

The Bloomsbury Introduction to Adaptation Studies

Introduction. to. Adaptation. Studies. and. the. Canon. A. theoretical. overview. Despite its increasing popularity as an intriguing and accessible means to ...

Author: Yvonne Griggs

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 9781441167026

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 272

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From David Lean's big screen Great Expectations to Alejandro Amenábar's reinvention of The Turn of the Screw as The Others, adaptations of literary classics are a constant feature of popular culture today. The Bloomsbury Introduction to Adaptation Studies helps students master the history, theory and practice of analysing literary adaptations. Following an introductory overview of major debates and concepts, each chapter focuses on a canonical text and features: - Case study readings of adaptations in a variety of media, from film to opera, televised drama to animated comedy show, YA fiction to novel/graphic novel. - Coverage of popular appropriations and re-imaginings of the text. - Discussion questions and creative exercises throughout to guide students through their own analyses. - Annotated guides to further reading and viewing plus online resources. - The book also includes chapter overviews and a glossary of critical terms to give students quick access to key information for further study, reference and revision. The Bloomsbury Introduction to Adaptation Studies covers adaptations of: Jane Eyre; Great Expectations; The Turn of the Screw; The Great Gatsby.

Changing Creative Writing in America

on the teaching of creative writing, 'writer self-reports' (Bishop, 1990). ... Mokhtari in the Bloomsbury Introduction, this acknowledgement seems to be ...

Author: Prof. Graeme Harper

Publisher: Multilingual Matters

ISBN: 9781783098835

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 208

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In this compelling collection of essays contributors critically examine Creative Writing in American Higher Education. Considering Creative Writing teaching, learning and knowledge, the book recognizes historical strengths and weaknesses. The authors cover topics ranging from the relationship between Creative Writing and Composition and Literary Studies to what it means to write and be a creative writer; from new technologies and neuroscience to the nature of written language; from job prospects and graduate study to the values of creativity; from moments of teaching to persuasive ideas and theories; from interdisciplinary studies to the qualifications needed to teach Creative Writing in contemporary Higher Education. Most of all it explores the possibilities for the future of Creative Writing as an academic subject in America.

Short Form Creative Writing

Short-Form Creative Writing also includes an anthology, offering inspiring examples of short-form writing in all of the styles covered by the book, including work by Charles Baudelaire, Italo Calvino, Lydia Davis, Grant Faulkner, Ilya ...

Author: H. K. Hummel

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 9781350019911

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 368

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Short-Form Creative Writing: A Writer's Guide and Anthology is a complete introduction to the art and craft of extremely compressed works of imaginative literature. H. K. Hummel and Stephanie Lenox introduce both traditional and innovative approaches to the short form and demonstrate how it possesses structure, logic, and coherence while simultaneously resisting expectations. With discussion questions, writing prompts, flash interviews, and illustrated key concepts, the book covers: - Prose poetry - Flash fiction - Micro memoir - Lyric essay - Cross-genre/hybrid writing . . . and much more. Short-Form Creative Writing also includes an anthology, offering inspiring examples of short-form writing in all of the styles covered by the book, including work by Charles Baudelaire, Italo Calvino, Lydia Davis, Grant Faulkner, Ilya Kaminsky, Jamaica Kinkaid , and many others.

Critical Creative Writing

Bringing together 25 essential works of creative writing criticism in a single volume, this is a comprehensive introduction to the key debates in creative writing today, from the ethics of appropriation to the politics of literary ...

Author: Janelle Adsit

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 9781350023321

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 296

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Bringing together 25 essential works of creative writing criticism in a single volume, this is a comprehensive introduction to the key debates in creative writing today, from the ethics of appropriation to the politics of literary evaluation. Critical Creative Writing covers such topics as: · Craft & Politics · Language & Community · Identity & Authorship · Representation & Counternarrative · Appropriation & Intertextuality · Evaluation & Genre The book anthologizes critical essays written by international literary writers. Each essay is contextualized with an introduction as well as sample questions, writing prompts and suggested readings. The book also has a companion website (www.criticalcreativewriting.org) offering supplemental materials such as lesson plans and course materials. Includes writings by: Ayana Mathis, Leslie Marmon Silko, Craig Santos Perez, Natasha Sajé, Porochista Khakpour, Taiye Selasi, Michael Nardone, Conchitina Cruz, Benjamin Paloff, Dorothy Wang, and many more.

The Bloomsbury Introduction to Postmodern Realist Fiction

... creative protest forces in San Francisco during the 1960s and 1970s. ... that are thought to be highly inappropriate for the serious writing of history.

Author: T.V. Reed

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 9781350010826

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 288

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Postmodern realist fiction uses realism-disrupting literary techniques to make interventions into the real social conditions of our time. It seeks to capture the complex, fragmented nature of contemporary experience while addressing crucial issues like income inequality, immigration, the climate crisis, terrorism, ever-changing technologies, shifting racial, sex and gender roles, and the rise of new forms of authoritarianism. A lucid, comprehensive introduction to the genre as well as to a wide variety of voices, this book discusses more than forty writers from a diverse range of backgrounds, and over several decades, with special attention to 21st-century novels. Writers covered include: Kathy Acker, Chimamanda Ngozi Adiche, Julia Alvarez, Sherman Alexie, Gloria Anzaldua, Margaret Atwood, Toni Cade Bambara, A.S. Byatt, Octavia Butler, Angela Carter, Ana Castillo, Don DeLillo, Junot Diaz, Jennifer Egan, Awaeki Emezi, Mohsin Hamid, Jessica Hagedorn, Maxine Hong Kingston, Ursula K. Le Guin, Daisy Johnson, Bharati Mukherjee, Toni Morrison, Vladimir Nabokov, Tommy Orange, Ruth Ozeki, Ishmael Reed, Eden Robinson, Salman Rushdie, Jean Rhys, Leslie Marmon Silko, Art Spiegelman, Kurt Vonnegut, and Jeannette Winterson, among others.

Teaching Creative Writing

Featuring a collection of twelve teaching-focused essays, this work includes an introduction to the subject of creative writing by Graeme Harper.

Author: Graeme Harper

Publisher: A&C Black

ISBN: 0826477267

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 188

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Featuring a collection of twelve teaching-focused essays, this work includes an introduction to the subject of creative writing by Graeme Harper. Each chapter draws on key points about the nature of teaching and learning creative writing, and covers vario

Get Started In Creative Writing Teach Yourself

Available second-hand via the internet. Morley, David, The Cambridge Introduction to Creative Writing (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press Essays, 2007).

Author: Stephen May

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 9781444129311

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 288

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Get Started in Creative Writing is an indispensible guide to unlocking your creativity, finding your voice and choosing a genre of writing that suits you best, whether fiction or non-fiction, short stories or novels, children's books or travel writing. It features guidelines for do's and don'ts along with suggestions for crafting a distinctive style.With tips from some of the best-known writers of fiction and non-fiction, you will receive loads of helpful advice to enable you get your own work published. NOT GOT MUCH TIME? One, five and ten-minute introductions to key principles to get you started. AUTHOR INSIGHTS Lots of instant help with common problems and quick tips for success, based on the author's many years of experience. TEST YOURSELF Tests in the book and online to keep track of your progress. EXTEND YOUR KNOWLEDGE Extra online articles at www.teachyourself.com to give you a richer understanding of creative writing. FIVE THINGS TO REMEMBER Quick refreshers to help you remember the key facts. TRY THIS Innovative exercises illustrate what you've learnt and how to use it.

The Writer s Eye

Observation and Inspiration for Creative Writers Amy E. Weldon ... The Writer's Eye ALSO PUBLISHED BY BLOOMSBURY The Bloomsbury Introduction.

Author: Amy E. Weldon

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 9781350025332

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 232

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Learning to write starts with learning to do one big thing: pay attention to the world around you, even though just about everything in modern life makes this more difficult than it needs to be. Developing habits and practices of observing, and writing down what you notice, can be the first step away from the anxieties and doubts that can hold you back from your ultimate goal as a writer: discovering something to say and a voice to say it in. The Writer's Eye is an inspiring guide for writers at all stages of their writing lives. Drawing on new research into creative writers and their relationship with the physical world, Amy E. Weldon shows us how to become more attentive observers of the world and find inspiration in any environment. Including exercises, writing prompts and sample texts and spanning multiple genres from novels to nonfiction to poetry, this is the ideal starting point for anyone beginning to write seriously and offers refreshing perspectives for experienced writers seeking new inspiration.

Experimental Fiction

Ranging from the modernists, through the Beats to postmodernism and contemporary 'hyperfiction', this is a unique introduction to experimental fiction.

Author: Julie Armstrong

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 9781441107299

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 176

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Ever since Ezra Pound's exhortation to 'make it new', experimentation has been a hallmark of contemporary literature. Ranging from the modernists, through the Beats to postmodernism and contemporary 'hyperfiction', this is a unique introduction to experimental fiction. Creative exercises throughout the book help students grapple with the many varieties of experimental fiction for themselves, deepening their understanding of these many forms and developing their own writing skills. In addition, the book examines the historical contexts and major themes of 20th-century experimental fiction and new directions for the novel offered by writers such as David Shields and Zadie Smith. Making often difficult works accessible for the first time reader and with extensive further reading guides, Experimental Fiction is an essential practical guidebook for students of creative writing and contemporary fiction. Writers covered include: James Joyce, Virginia Woolf, Franz Kafka, Marcel Proust, Ralph Ellison, Allen Ginsberg, Jack Kerouac, William Gibson, Italo Calvino, Jeanette Winterson, Don Delillo, Caitlin Fisher, Geoff Ryeman, Xiaolu Guo, Tom McCarthy, James Frey and David Mitchell.

Creative Writing Guidebook

"Graeme Harper is quite possibly the best person in the country to edit this book" -Richard Kerridge, Bath Spa University College, UK The Creative Writing Guidebook is the key text for learning creative writing.

Author: Graeme Harper

Publisher: A&C Black

ISBN: 9781623566432

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 152

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"Graeme Harper is quite possibly the best person in the country to edit this book" -Richard Kerridge, Bath Spa University College, UK The Creative Writing Guidebook is the key text for learning creative writing. Packed full of useful advice, exercises and readings, it sets out an informative and inspiring introduction to writing creatively. Taking a practical, workshop approach to creative writing, this comprehensive guidebook includes: introductions to genres of writing, including the novel, poetry, screenwriting, new media and non-fiction; workshop exercises suitable for each genre; a wide-range of examples and suggestions for further reading and discussions of cross-genre issues such as point of view, character, setting and voice. Written by internationally renowned experts, this is the definitive textbook on creative writing for students. Contributors include: Catherine Dent, Ken Dancyge, Adrianne Finlay, Graeme Harper, Gill James, Jeri Kroll, Oliver Mayer, Graham Mort, William S. Penn, Hazel Smith, and Silas Zobal

Toward an Inclusive Creative Writing

Resisting Lore in Creative Writing Pedagogy, edited by Kelly Ritter and Stephanie ... 36 Sharon Crowley, A Teacher's Introduction to Deconstruction (Urbana, ...

Author: Janelle Adsit

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 9781350023888

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 208

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The creative writing workshop has existed since the early part of the 20th century, but does it adequately serve the students who come to it today? While the workshop is often thought of as a form of student-centered pedagogy, it turns out that workshop conversations serve to marginalize a range of aesthetic orientations and the cultural histories to which they belong. Given the shifting demographics of higher education, it is time to re-evaluate the creative writing curriculum and move literary writing pedagogy toward a more inclusive, equitable model. Toward an Inclusive Creative Writing makes the argument that creative writing stands upon problematic assumptions about what counts as valid artistic production, and these implicit beliefs result in exclusionary pedagogical practices. To counter this tendency of creative writing, this book proposes a revised curriculum that rests upon 12 threshold concepts that can serve to transform the teaching of literary writing craft. The book also has a companion website www.criticalcreativewriting.org offering supplemental materials such as lesson plans and course materials.

Advanced Creative Nonfiction

BLOOMSBURY WRITER'S GUIDES AND ANTHOLOGIES Bloomsbury Writer's Guides and Anthologies offer established and aspiring creative writers an introduction to the ...

Author: Sean Prentiss

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 9781350067837

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 352

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Advanced Creative Nonfiction: A Writers' Guide and Anthology offers expert instruction on writing creative nonfiction in any form-including memoir, lyric essay, travel writing, and more-while taking an expansive approach to fit a rapidly evolving literary art form. From a history of creative nonfiction, related ethical concerns, and new approaches to revision and publishing, this book offers innovative strategies and ideas beyond what's traditionally covered. Advanced Creative Nonfiction: A Writers' Guide and Anthology also includes: · An anthology of contemporary creative nonfiction by some of today's most inventive and celebrated writers · Advanced explorations into the craft of creative nonfiction across forms · In-depth discussion of truth, ethics, and memory · Practical advice on revision, editing, research, and publishing · Writing prompts and exercises throughout the textbook A companion website is also available for the book at http://www.bloomsburyonlineresources.com/advanced-creative-nonfiction