The Handbook of Creative Writing

In this new edition 54 chapters cover the central pillars of writing creatively: the theories behind the creativity, the techniques and writing as a commercial enterprise.

Author: Steven Earnshaw

Publisher:

ISBN: 0748689397

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 548

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The go-to guide for tutors, students and other creative writing professionals!In this new edition 54 chapters cover the central pillars of writing creatively: the theories behind the creativity, the techniques and the writing as a commercial enterprise. With contributions from over 50 poets, novelists, dramatists, publishers, editors, tutors, critics and scholars, this is theessential guide to writing and getting published.

The Creative Writing Handbook

This revised and updated edition of The Creative Writing Handbook now includes new chapters on writing for stage and radio and on writing screenplays for film and television.

Author: Mary Luckhurst

Publisher: Macmillan International Higher Education

ISBN: 9781349908134

Category: Creative writing

Page: 284

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The College Handbook of Creative Writing

This book ... describes how universal writing problems have been dealt with by experienced writers, and it explains how the mistakes commonly made by novice writers can be avoided. The book is organized to be as practical as possible.

Author: Robert DeMaria

Publisher: Harcourt College Pub

ISBN: UCSC:32106016916790

Category: Reference

Page: 359

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This book ... describes how universal writing problems have been dealt with by experienced writers, and it explains how the mistakes commonly made by novice writers can be avoided. The book is organized to be as practical as possible. It outlines the general principles of writing and then moves on to specific problems that writers encounter. Chapters 1-4 discuss the fundamental elements in a piece of creative writing-theme, setting, characters, and plot. Chapters 5-11 deal with the basic techniques for handling point of view, tone, description, dialogue, time, and imagery. Chapters 12 and 13 go over the mechanics of manuscript preparation and present a brief review of grammar, punctuation, and spelling. Finally, Chapter 14 looks at writing as a career and offers suggestions on such things as marketing, inquiries, and agents. (Cont. in TofC).

Creative Writer s Handbook

This handbook is the perfect reference for beginning creative writers.

Author: Philip K. Jason

Publisher: Prentice Hall

ISBN: 0131893718

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 410

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This handbook is the perfect reference for beginning creative writers. It offers abundant illustrations, exercises, and useful techniques in all genres. While emphasizing problem-solving and the mastery of literary conventions, this handbook also takes the apprentice writer on a journey from inspiration to revision.Explores the work of ¿classic¿ modern as well as active contemporary writers through examples of effective stories, essays, poems and plays. An extensive look at fundamental creative writing issues includes attitudes, habits, journal-keeping, point of view, language, invention and research, and more.Appropriate for apprentice creative writers.

The Handbook of Creative Writing

Anyone with an interest in creative writing will find this book invaluable in developing their own creative writing projects and as a way into new areas of writing activity.

Author: Steven Earnshaw

Publisher:

ISBN: 0748621369

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 485

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A practical & inspirational resource for creative writers at all levels. In 48 distinctive chapters, the Handbook is split into three parts: * Part 1: examines the critical theories behind the practice of creative writing * Part 2: explains the basics of how to write a novel, script or poetry * Part 3: explores how to deal with the practicalities and problems of becoming a writer Alongside the main creative writing activities, chapters cover other practices, from translation to starting a small magazine and from memoir writing to writing for children. Contributors are all experts in their fields: poets, novelists, dramatists, agents, publishers, editors, tutors, critics and academics. Anyone with an interest in creative writing will find this book invaluable in developing their own creative writing projects and as a way into new areas of writing activity.

Creative Writer s Toolkit

The creative writer's handbook is divided into sections covering different aspects of the writing process - coming up with ideas, planning, punctuation and grammar - as well as advice on different forms of writing, including stories, blogs, ...

Author: Katie Daynes

Publisher:

ISBN: 147492249X

Category:

Page: 96

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The latest in our creative writing series is a colourful and engaging reference book, rather than a write-in book, designed to appeal to creative writers from age 9 to 99. The book is divided into sections covering different aspects of the writing process - coming up with ideas, planning, punctuation and grammar - as well as advice on different forms of writing, including stories, blogs, non-fiction and poetry. Throughout, there are helpful tips and suggestions, internet links and quotations from well known authors to illustrate different writing techniques Illustrations: Full colour throughout

The Creative Writing Student s Handbook

This new handbook takes students through the entire creative writing process.

Author: Cathie Hartigan

Publisher: CreateSpace

ISBN: 1500599549

Category: Education

Page: 264

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This new handbook takes students through the entire creative writing process. You will find plenty of practical advice, helpful exercises, lots of tips and links to useful websites in this indispensable manual for new and seasoned writers alike. Cathie Hartigan and Margaret James are highly motivated authors and creative writing tutors. Between them, they have over thirty years of successful teaching experience for Writers News Home Study Division, The London School of Journalism and Exeter College. They are readers and judges for many international writing competitions and, with Sophie Duffy, are the founders and administrators of both The Exeter Novel Prize and The Exeter Story Prize – see www.creativewritingmatters.co.uk for more information about literary competitions and services to writers. 'A very helpful guide.' Dr Paul Vlitos - Programme Director of BA English Literature with Creative Writing. University of Surrey, Guildford, UK

The Creative Writing MFA Handbook Revised and Updated Edition

This second edition updates and builds upon the first edition, which was published in 2005 to great acclaim.

Author: Tom Kealey

Publisher: Continuum

ISBN: UCSC:32106019658449

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 226

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The Creative Writing MFA Handbook guides prospective graduate students through the difficult process of researching, applying to, and choosing graduate schools in creative writing. This second edition updates and builds upon the first edition, which was published in 2005 to great acclaim.

The Creative Writer s Toolbelt Handbook

This book has been written for you with one simple aim: to present the fundamentals of creative writing in a practical, accessible way that you can apply straight away to your own work.

Author: Andrew J Chamberlain

Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform

ISBN: 1976168406

Category:

Page: 328

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This book has been written for you with one simple aim: to present the fundamentals of creative writing in a practical, accessible way that you can apply straight away to your own work. Each chapter takes you through the principles of the craft, combining the best advice from professional writers, artists, and editors with examples from classic and contemporary literature. The Handbook is full of "toolbelt tips"; applicable advice on every dimension of the craft; from story development to genre, narrative structure to writing voice, and characterisation to world-building & setting. This is what other writers have been saying about the Creative Writer's Toolbelt Handbook: "A unique and comprehensive handbook... it lays the foundations and then helps you build." "A refreshing change to many writing books." "I've found so few advice givers as competent and informative as Andrew Chamberlain" The handbook divides into eight chapters, each focusing on dimension of the craft, with sections in each chapter giving you a range of tools that you can apply straight away to your own writing. Chapter 1: Creating a Story Learn the classic shape of stories and understand why throughout history, one approach to story construction has been so successful. Chapter 2: Characters and characterisation Explore the two primary aspects of characterisation: character essence and goal, motivation, and passion. Learn why getting these right is most of the hard work of character development. Chapter 3: Setting, world-building, and research Understand the two critical requirements of a setting - that it be credible and immersive. Grounded with examples, we also look at the best way to gather and apply research, with expert insights into the process, and guidance on the important issue of understanding and writing 'the other'. Chapter 4: Tools of the trade Understand how to use the most important tools of the craft; from 'showing not telling' to point of view, and foreshadowing to exploiting the power of sensory description. Chapter 5: The building blocks of writing Explore the techniques for harnessing the power of punctuation and structure, understand the power of verbs in driving the pace of a sentence. Chapter 6: The sound of your writing Unlock the secrets of tone, style, and voice, and wield the sharpest tools in the toolbelt: clarity, brevity, and precision. Chapter 7: Story identity - Genre and theme Explore the strategies for harnessing genre and trope tooth reassure and absorb the reader. See how symbol, dilemma, and innovation interweave with theme and moral, and how to apply these aspects to enrich and enhance our work Chapter 8: The Writer's Life Think about living well. From physical health to mental and emotional wellbeing, the handbook offers suggestions for the writer's life. This chapter also explores the author experience with publishers and some thoughts on how to effectively market both ourselves and our work. The Creative Writer's Toolbelt Handbook gives you practical, accessible advice that you can apply straight away to your own writing. Find out more about the Handbook and the Creative Writer's Toolbelt Podcast at andrewjchamberlain.com

The Creative Writing MFA Handbook

This handbook includes special sections about Low-Residency writing programs, PhD programs, publishing in literary journals, and workshop and teaching advice.

Author: Tom Kealey

Publisher: A&C Black

ISBN: 0826418430

Category: Education

Page: 214

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Guides prospective graduate students through the difficult process of researching, applying to, and choosing graduate schools in creative writing. This handbook includes special sections about Low-Residency writing programs, PhD programs, publishing in literary journals, and workshop and teaching advice.

The Handbook of Creative Writing

In North America, the primary organisation representing creative writers who work in academe is the Association of Writers and Writing Programs (AWP ...

Author: Steven Earnshaw

Publisher: Edinburgh University Press

ISBN: 9780748689774

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 496

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In this new edition 54 chapters cover the central pillars of writing creatively: the theories behind the creativity, the techniques and writing as a commercial enterprise. With contributions from over 50 poets, novelists, dramatists, publishers, editors, tutors, critics and scholars, this is the essential guide to writing and getting published. DT A 3-in-1 text with outstanding breadth of coverage on the theories, the craft & the business of creative writing DT Includes practical advice on getting published & making money from your writing New for this edition: DT Chapters on popular topics such as 'self-publishing and the rise of the indie author', 'social media', 'flash fiction', 'song lyrics', 'creative-critical hybrids' and 'collaboration in the theatre' DT New and updated exercises to help you practice your writing DT Up-to-date information on teaching, copyright, writing for the web & earning a living as a writer DT Updated Glossary of Terms

Teaching Creative Writing

You can now get the student edition of this book. The student edition is Learning Creative Writing.

Author: Valerie Hockert, Ph.d.

Publisher: CreateSpace

ISBN: 1499378300

Category: Education

Page: 162

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Eliminate writers' block and creatively express one's thoughts through creative writing Do you need some yawn-proof and sleep-proof writing exercises to get your students to actively participate? Then this book is for you, as it is very complete and is designed to be taught over 16 weeks. It can, of course, be taught in less, by combining some of the lessons into one week. So it would work with an 8-week or even a12-week course schedule. The book includes many creative writing exercises to get the creative juices flowing, and is a more understandable and comprehensible textbook than those of its competitors. Various types of paragraph development and stories to rewrite are all designed to get the students' creative juices flowing, and have proved to be quite beneficial to students of various writing levels.

The Creative Writing Workbook

This is a companion to The Creative Writing Handbook - now in its second edition.

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.

Creative Writing

The book is divided into the following sections: Teaching Adults Teaching Writing Workshop Exercises Problems and Issues Resources and Information Of course some of the material is now wildly out of date and there are virtually no web-based ...

Author: Sue Thomas

Publisher: Sue Thomas

ISBN: 185041078X

Category: Creative writing

Page: 164

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By Sue Thomas www.suethomas.net In the early 1990s there were very few creative writing degrees in the UK but lots of creative writing workshops in the community. Many writers, including me, taught creative writing in libraries, prisons, hospitals, schools, even living rooms. The students were hugely varied, from enthusiastic poets to prospective autobiographers and hopeful screenwriters and everything in between. I’m no longer involved in that way but such groups are still very popular, and they often provide a valuable income for self-employed writers. The idea for ‘Creative Writing: A Handbook for Workshop Leaders’ came from a collaboration between East Midlands Arts and the University of Nottingham’s Department of Adult Education, both now defunct. Its aim was to support creative writing teachers by collecting the wisdom of those East Midlands writers who were already involved in the practice. Many writers who teach writing have no formal training in teaching or facilitation and can find very few resources to help them when they’re starting out, or support them as they develop their skills. The book is divided into the following sections: Teaching Adults Teaching Writing Workshop Exercises Problems and Issues Resources and Information Of course some of the material is now wildly out of date and there are virtually no web-based resources but a lot of it will still be useful. I especially like the inspiring vignettes by writers Catherine Byron, Kevin Fegan, Martin Glynn, Jacek Laskowski and Kathy Page.