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

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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.

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.

The Bloomsbury Introduction to Adaptation Studies

- 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.

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.

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

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

Can Creative Writing Really Be Taught

Resisting Lore in Creative Writing Pedagogy (10th anniversary edition)
Stephanie Vanderslice, Rebecca Manery. composition PhD counterparts” (Ritter,
2001, 213). Ritter's study has been important in calling attention to the lack of
emphasis on teacher training in even creative writing ... The course, described as
“a broadranging introduction to theories, research, and methods of teaching
creative writing” ...

Author: Stephanie Vanderslice

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 9781474285063

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 256

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Revised and updated throughout, this 10th-anniversary edition of Can Creative Writing Really Be Taught? is a significantly expanded guide to key issues and practices in creative writing teaching today. Challenging the myths of creative writing teaching, experienced and up-and-coming teachers explore what works in the classroom and workshop and what does not. Now brought up-to-date with new issues that have emerged with the explosion of creative writing courses in higher education, the new edition includes: · Guides to and case studies of workshop practice · Discussions on grading and the myth of “the easy A” · Explorations of the relationship between reading and writing · A new chapter on creative writing research · A new chapter on games, fan-fiction and genre writing · New chapters on identity and activism

Write Yourself

This book explains how and why writing is such an illuminative and cathartic process, and provides many practical exercises that encourage the exploration of emotions, memories and experiences.

Author: Gillie Bolton

Publisher: Jessica Kingsley Publishers

ISBN: 9781849051101

Category: Psychology

Page: 287

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Write Yourself is the ideal introduction to how to facilitate groups and individuals in finding inspiration for their creative personal writing voices. This book explains how and why writing is such an illuminative and cathartic process, and provides many practical exercises that encourage the exploration of emotions, memories and experiences.

The Bloomsbury Group

Author: Lawrence Wayne Markert

Publisher: G K Hall

ISBN: STANFORD:36105211436667

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 325

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The Bloomsbury Group, an exclusive gathering of young intellectuals based in London's Bloomsbury Square during the early 20th century, included writers Virgina Woolf, E.M.Forster and Lytton Strachey; painter Duncan Grant; art critics Clive Bell and Roger Fry; and economist John Maynard Keynes.

Postcolonial Literatures in the Local Literary Marketplace

This book asks what reading means in India, Nigeria, the UK, and Cuba, through close readings of literary texts from postcolonial, spatial, architectural, cartographic, materialist, trauma, and gender perspectives.

Author: Jenni Ramone

Publisher: Springer Nature

ISBN: 9781137569349

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 261

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This book asks what reading means in India, Nigeria, the UK, and Cuba, through close readings of literary texts from postcolonial, spatial, architectural, cartographic, materialist, trauma, and gender perspectives. It contextualises these close readings through new interpretations of local literary marketplaces to assert the significance of local, not global meanings. The book offers longer case studies on novels that stage important reading moments: Alejo Carpentier’s The Lost Steps (1953), Leonardo Padura’s Adios, Hemingway (2001), Tabish Khair’s Filming (2007), Chibundhu Onuzo’s Welcome to Lagos (2017), and Zadie Smith’s Swing Time (2016). Chapters argue that while India’s literary market was disrupted by Partition, literature offers a means of moving beyond trauma; in post-Revolutionary Cuba, the Special Period led to exploitation of Cuban literary culture, resulting in texts that foreground reading spaces; in Nigeria, the market hosts meeting, negotiation, reflection, and trade, including the writer’s trade; while Black consciousness bookshops and writing in Britain operated to challenge the UK literary market, a project still underway. This book is a vindication of reading, and of the resistant power and creative potential of local literary marketplaces. It insists on ‘located reading’, enabling close reading of world literatures sited in their local materialities.

The Bloomsbury Review

While teaching in Oxford recently I called Don Watson, an avant- garde writer, to
find what London's fiction fringe was doing these days. ... has been written since
1922 when Ulysses and The Waste Land were published, and, though there are
others, only one prominent creative writing program exists in the country ... No
horn-blowing introduction for Eidus, either: she sat informally in front of the
audience.

Author: James Knox Polk Miller

Publisher:

ISBN: STANFORD:36105021604165

Category: Books

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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:

ISBN: 1350023353

Category: Creative writing

Page:

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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"--

Bloomsbury Group and Crescent School Contact and Comparison

... however , that other Crescent writers held similar beliefs , which is
unmistakably verified by their creative writing , if not by their arguments . Anyway ,
other writers received the same pejorative labels , such as “ bourgeois men - of -
letters ” and “ the lackeys of ... See his introduction to Contemporary Chinese
Poetry , ed .

Author: Wenying Zhang

Publisher:

ISBN: MINN:31951P00754560E

Category:

Page: 300

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Introducing English Studies

The book covers topics including: · history of English language and linguistics · literature and literary criticism · cinema and new media Studies · composition and rhetoric · creative and professional writing · critical theory · ...

Author: Tonya Krouse

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 9781350055438

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 296

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From literary studies to digital humanities, Introducing English Studies is a complete introduction to the many fields and sub-disciplines of English studies for majors starting out in the subject for the first time. The book covers topics including: · history of English language and linguistics · literature and literary criticism · cinema and new media Studies · composition and rhetoric · creative and professional writing · critical theory · digital humanities The book is organized around the central questions of the field and includes case studies demonstrating how assignments might be approached, as well as annotated guides to further reading to support more in-depth study. A glossary of key critical terms helps readers locate essential definitions quickly when studying and writing and revising essays. A supporting companion website also offers sample assignments and activities, examples of student writing, career guidance and weblinks.

Everything You Need to Know About Creative Writing

Introduction This book is an alphabetical guide to creative writing , intended to
provide a clear , accessible and readable overview for student writers and their
tutors . We hope that you will find it informative and stretching , a guide that you
can ...

Author: Heather Leach

Publisher: Burns & Oates

ISBN: UVA:X030254584

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 195

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Everything You Need to Know About Creative Writing is an accessible, lively and entertaining companion providing practical and informative guidance for anyone interested in developing their writing including members of writing groups, aspiring writers and students taking courses in creative writing. The ideal guide to creative writing, it offers: - An essential, easy-to-use, reference covering all aspects of creative writing including the creative process; form and style; troubleshooting; workshopping; peer review; publishing etc. - An informative, witty and stress-relieving companion for the struggling student, writer and tutor - no-nonsense, practical advice and guidance - Useful contents lists by topic provide alternative routes through the book to enable readers to follow up particular interests or problems - Extensive cross-references to other entries and guides to further reading

Literature An Introduction to Theory and Analysis

In an easy-to-navigate format, Literature: An Introduction to Theory and Analysis covers such topics as: ·Key definitions – from plot, character and style to genre, trope and author ·Literature's relationship to the surrounding world ...

Author: Mads Rosendahl Thomsen

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 9781474271981

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 400

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How does literature work? And what does it mean? How does it relate to the world: to politics, to history, to the environment? How do we analyse and interpret a literary text, paying attention to its specific poetic and fictitious qualities? This wide-ranging introduction helps students to explore these and many other essential questions in the study of literature, criticism and theory. In a series of introductory chapters, leading international scholars present the fundamental topics of literary studies through conceptual definitions as well as interpretative readings of works familiar from a range of world literary traditions. In an easy-to-navigate format, Literature: An Introduction to Theory and Analysis covers such topics as: ·Key definitions – from plot, character and style to genre, trope and author ·Literature's relationship to the surrounding world – ethics, politics, gender and nature ·Modes of literature and criticism – from books to performance, from creative to critical writing With annotated reading guides throughout and a glossary of major critical schools to help students when studying, revising and writing essays, this is an essential introduction and reference guide to the study of literature at all levels

English in Practice

Fully revised and updated, this new edition of English in Practice continues to be an essential practical guide to studying English at University.

Author: Peter Barry

Publisher: A&C Black

ISBN: 9781780931050

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 224

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Fully revised and updated, this new edition of English in Practice continues to be an essential practical guide to studying English at University. It is for all those who are about to embark on an English degree or are in the midst of completing one, and for those who want to re-engage with their reasons for teaching it. The second edition now includes new chapters offering practical advice on writing undergraduate dissertations and on taking your studies beyond undergraduate level, as well as a thoroughly updated chapter on getting the most of out of online resources. Written by an experienced writer and teacher, the book also covers such topics as: • Reading and interpretation • English and Creative Writing • Literary criticism and theory • The English language • Exploring historical contexts • Constructing an essay Including an annotated guide to further reading, English in Practice is an important resource for students keen to succeed in their study of English at University.