The Psychology of Creative Writing

The Psychology of Creative Writing takes a scholarly, psychological look at multiple aspects of creative writing, including the creative writer as a person, the text itself, the creative process, the writer's development, the link between ...

Author: Scott Barry Kaufman

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9781139480932

Category: Psychology

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The Psychology of Creative Writing takes a scholarly, psychological look at multiple aspects of creative writing, including the creative writer as a person, the text itself, the creative process, the writer's development, the link between creative writing and mental illness, the personality traits of comedy and screen writers, and how to teach creative writing. This book will appeal to psychologists interested in creativity, writers who want to understand more about the magic behind their talents, and educated laypeople who enjoy reading, writing, or both. From scholars to bloggers to artists, The Psychology of Creative Writing has something for everyone.

The Psychology of Creative Writing

And I am delighted and proud that the two psychologists who edited The Psychology of Creative Writing are both former graduate students of mine.

Author: Scott Barry Kaufman

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521881647

Category: Education

Page: 382

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The Psychology of Creative Writing takes a scholarly, psychological look at multiple aspects of creative writing, including the creative writer as a person, the text itself, the creative process, the writer's development, the link between creative writing and mental illness, the personality traits of comedy and screen writers, and how to teach creative writing. This book will appeal to psychologists interested in creativity, writers who want to understand more about the magic behind their talents, and educated laypeople who enjoy reading, writing, or both. From scholars to bloggers to artists, The Psychology of Creative Writing has something for everyone.

Writing Well Creative Writing and Mental Health

This volume will be an invaluable practical resource and imaginative inspiration for creative writing tutors and mental health professionals.

Author: Debra Penman

Publisher: Jessica Kingsley Publishers

ISBN: 9780857001030

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 160

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Writing Well is a practical handbook of creative writing exercises which forms the basis of an indirect, nonconfrontational approach specifically intended for therapeutic use within the mental health field. Although people with emotional or psychological problems can find creative writing particularly difficult and unsettling, when writing courses are sensitively designed they are known to be of therapeutic benefit to people with mental health problems. The exercises are taken from the authors' successful practice with groups of people from a range of backgrounds in a variety of settings. The book is structured to be accessible and easy to use. The warm-ups and main exercises are organised by themes, such as positive memories, imagined worlds, changes and painful feelings. Guidelines are given for developing and adapting the exercises and practical suggestions for materials are included in the appendix. This volume will be an invaluable practical resource and imaginative inspiration for creative writing tutors and mental health professionals.

Inside Creative Writing

Jane Piirto, 'The Personalities of Creative Writers', in Scott Barry Kaufman and James C. Kaufman, eds, The Psychology of Creative Writing, ...

Author: Graeme Harper

Publisher: Macmillan International Higher Education

ISBN: 9781137294371

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 224

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What is involved in the act of creative writing? How do renowned authors such as Robert Pinsky, Iain Banks and Philip Pullman write? Proving that there is no single way of writing creatively, Inside Creative Writing features original interviews with award-winning authors from around the globe and reveals the different ways in which they speak of their writing lives. Organised around central themes such as drafting, writing habits and skills, the book explores a wide variety of approaches to the craft of creative writing. With practical exercises and reflective questions tied to each theme, this is essential reading for all practising and aspiring creative writers interested in how they are forging their own, unique ways of working.

Applied Imagination Principles and Procedures of Creative Writing

The purpose of this book is to present the principles and procedures of creative thinking.

Author: Alex Osborn

Publisher: Read Books Ltd

ISBN: 9781447480723

Category: History

Page: 332

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The purpose of this book is to present the principles and procedures of creative thinking. Chapters included are, the all importance of imagination, indispensability of creativity in science. Many of the earliest books, particularly those dating back to the 1900s and before, are now extremely scarce and increasingly expensive. We are republishing these classic works in affordable, high quality, modern editions, using the original text and artwork.

100 Creative Writing Activities to Promote Positive Thinking

This is a versatile book of inspiring, ready-to-use, creative writing activities.

Author: Karen Holford

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781351709774

Category: Education

Page: 138

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This is a versatile book of inspiring, ready-to-use, creative writing activities. Each activity has been designed to encourage writers, providing interesting and fun projects that promote positive healthy emotions, such as thankfulness, fun, happiness, hopefulness, love, wonder, inspiration, creativity, etc. This title includes activities that are attractively presented to help inspire the writer and enhance the appearance of the project. The activities help writers to explore a wide range of positive emotional experiences that may contribute to their wellbeing and mental health. This title includes simple and fun activities that can be used with individuals or groups. It encompasses a wide variety of practical, everyday writing styles and skills, such as thank you cards, shopping lists, instructions, recipes, etc. The activities are not intended to explore painful emotional experiences so can be used safely by non-professionals and individuals working on their own. This book is useful for anyone working with older children, teenagers, and adults of all ages, and in a wide variety of contexts.

Creative Writing From Think to Ink

Plenty of writing advice out there is focused on the nuts and bolts of writing - how to do it, when, how to market it and where, etc. But this is not that sort of book.

Author: Simeon Lindstrom

Publisher:

ISBN: 1518714900

Category: Authorship

Page: 134

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Plenty of writing advice out there is focused on the nuts and bolts of writing - how to do it, when, how to market it and where, etc. But this is not that sort of book. If you want to learn to write more compellingly, with more skill and expertise, you can do it, easily. The really tricky bit, though, is understanding why. Uncover this why for yourself and you get in touch with the inexhaustible engine of your creativity. The human core of why we bother to create at all. Get to know this root well and you will not need gimmicky books full of writing prompts to blast away your writer's block. You will not need "inspiration" or 31 awesome tips and tricks. When you were a baby, something made you open your mouth and speak. Understand the thing that inspired you to do this, and you're more than half way to being the creative, productive and generative human being you were destined to be.When you were a tiny baby, your head was full of mostly nothing and the world was new and unknown. You barely had the skill to move yourself around the environment, and you most definitely lacked the skill to do what humans are most know for - communication.As you grew and developed, though, something strange started to happen. The people around you, the things in your world - you began to understand that they could be reached. That in your infant isolation there was still a way to reach out and touch someone else's experience. You saw all around you evidence of this magical skill that you had yet to develop: language.Since before we were old enough to understand it, we've tried to master this almost god-like ability to shape symbols and concepts, reach into the mind of someone else and affect their hearts and minds, to bring about changes in the world, to connect and understand and share with another human being. At the root of all creative expression is a deep, inborn and very human desire to be heard and understood.For the writers among us, the urge to communicate more clearly, more beautifully, and in new ways never really left us. With the right words, new worlds can be created, new ideas can be incubated and grown, great heights and depths can be reached. Every brilliant idea had its first home in the written or spoken word, and if you are a writer or aspire to be one, you most likely understand this power better than anything.Ask yourself this simple question: why write at all? Once you've managed to answer this question for yourself you'll have found something that will be incredibly valuable to your writing career, wherever it takes you: your purpose. Tapping into the deep roots of why you are compelled to write at all is a brilliant way to unlock your true motivations and your ultimate reason for that urge to take what's in your head and put it out there in the world.Remember, all change and growth begins with the creativity of imagining something different. It's quite likely that opening the door on your innate creativity will invite all sorts of new skills and insights into your life, not just the verbal ones. This book will address: How to tap into your creative self and give your writing a heart Finding your own style and voice Creativity exercises How to develop your writing habit and be a writer 24/7 Ineffective vs. effective writing How to set up a writing community Writer's block, and why you should love it! Common writing myths and why they aren't true Writing blunders that you want to avoid The editing process Launching your work How to handle rejection And much more!

Write Yourself Happy

Based on groundbreaking research in positive psychology, and backed up by extensive scientific studies, the book includes practical exercises and case studies to inspire readers to shift their focus, use different words, see the world in a ...

Author: Megan C Hayes

Publisher: Gaia

ISBN: 1856753824

Category: Self-Help

Page: 224

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The research confirms it: Writing heals. Psychologists tell us that writing helps us cope with and recover from depression, anxiety, job loss and even heartbreak. Exciting new research shows that we can flourish further by actively choosing to write about positive emotions. Journaling is a hot trend - for personal expression, creativity, self-actualisation and goalsetting. In Write Yourself Happy, author Megan Hayes shows us how, using positive journaling, we can journal more consciously, writing in a way that engages and promotes our most supportive and life-affirming emotions. This practical, journal-style workbook demonstrates how to put eight of the most commonly experienced positive emotions - joy, gratitude, serenity, interest, hope, pride, awe and love - to work, helping us not simply to feel better, but to live better. Based on groundbreaking research in positive psychology, and backed up by extensive scientific studies, the book includes practical exercises and case studies to inspire readers to shift their focus, use different words, see the world in a subtly different way - and discover how things go right when we write.

Invented Worlds

The Psychology of the Arts Ellen Winner. creative writer to generate a greater number of unusual ideas , or to perceive connections between things ...

Author: Ellen Winner

Publisher: Harvard University Press

ISBN: 0674463617

Category: Psychology

Page: 431

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Psychologist Ellen Winner studies the creative, nonliteral discourse of children's spontaneous speech, examining how their abilities to use and interpret figurative language change as they grow older, and what such language shows us about the changing feature's of children's minds.

Creativity 101

This book investigates the many definitions of creativity, as well as how it is manifested and measured in schools, the workplace, business, art, media, and more.

Author: James C. Kaufman, PhD

Publisher: Springer Publishing Company

ISBN: 0826106269

Category: Psychology

Page: 256

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"...Full of keen and illuminating insight...Written with creative flair and great elegance." Robert Olen Butler Author, A Good Scent from a Strange Mountain Winner of the 1993 Pulitzer Prize in Fiction "...Witty, charming, and informative...Creativity 101 makes a convincing case for the importance of creativity in society, in our schools, and in our daily lives....And no, we aren't related." Scott Barry Kaufman, PhD Author, The Psychology of Creative Writing "[An] excellent primer or review of what is out there in terms of research, definitions, theoretical considerations, and leading thinkers in the world of creativity."--Gifted and Talented International What is creativity and how can we measure it? Creativity 101 serves as a brief, engaging introduction to the field of creativity. Dr. Kaufman presents the cutting-edge research and analyzes new and emerging theories in the field. This book investigates the many definitions of creativity, as well as how it is manifested and measured in schools, the workplace, business, art, media, and more. Key Topics Discussed: The "Four Ps" of creativity: person, product, process, and press How creativity influences personality, motivation, intelligence, and talent The dark side of creativity: the remarkable relationship between creativity and mental illness Emerging directions in creativity research, with discussions on neuroscience, the media, and literature The Psych 101 Series Short, reader-friendly introductions to cutting-edge topics in psychology. With key concepts, controversial topics, and fascinating accounts of up-to-the-minute research, The Psych 101 Series is a valuable resource for all students of psychology and anyone interested in the field.

Towards a Poetics of Creative Writing

In S.B. Kaufman and J.C. Kaufman (eds) The Psychology of Creative Writing (pp. 149–165). New York: Cambridge University Press. Lucy, N. (ed.) ...

Author: Dominique Hecq

Publisher: Multilingual Matters

ISBN: 9781783093229

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 272

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This book offers an in-depth study on the poetics of creative writing as a subject in the dramatically changing context of practice as research, taking into account the importance of the subjectivity of the writer as researcher. It explores creative writing and theory while offering critical antecedents, theoretical directions and creative interchanges. The book narrows the focus on psychoanalysis, particularly with regard to Lacan and creative practice, and demonstrates that creative writing is research in its own right. The poetics at stake neither denotes the study or the techniques of poetry, but rather the means by which writers formulate and discuss attitudes to their work.

Write Yourself Happy

It is the perfect resource for optimal wellbeing.' Daniel J Tomasulo, PhD, TEP, MFA, MAPP Psychologist and author of Character Strengths Matter 'This book is ideal for anyone who is looking for a creative and uplifting path to happiness.

Author: Megan C Hayes PhD

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 9781856753883

Category: Self-Help

Page: 224

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Psychologists tell us that writing helps us cope with and recover from depression, anxiety, job loss and even heartbreak. Exciting new research shows that we can flourish further by actively choosing to write about positive emotions. Journalling is a hot trend - for personal expression, creativity, self-actualisation and goal-setting. In Write Yourself Happy, author Megan Hayes shows us how, using positive journalling, we can journal more consciously, writing in a way that engages and promotes our most supportive and life-affirming emotions. This practical workbook demonstrates how to put eight of the most commonly experienced positive emotions - joy, gratitude, serenity, interest, hope, pride, awe and love - to work, helping us not simply to feel better, but to live better. Based on groundbreaking research in positive psychology, and backed up by extensive scientific studies, the book includes practical exercises and case studies to inspire readers to shift their focus, use different words, see the world in a subtly different way - and discover how things go right when we write. Praise for Write Yourself Happy: 'The power of positivity comes together with the power of the pen. It is a mighty force for well-being.' Miriam Akhtar MAPP Author of Positive Psychology for Overcoming Depression and What is Post-traumatic Growth? 'Write Yourself Happy is filled with practical, applied and scientifically proven methods - it offers readers a direct path to increase positivity and sustain happiness. It is the perfect resource for optimal wellbeing.' Daniel J Tomasulo, PhD, TEP, MFA, MAPP Psychologist and author of Character Strengths Matter 'This book is ideal for anyone who is looking for a creative and uplifting path to happiness. Megan's encouraging tone and fun exercises not only boost your mood but also help you to forge a stronger connection with yourself. I highly recommend the read - and doing each of the writing exercises in it!' Susanna Halonen The Happyologist® and author of Screw Finding Your Passion 'Forget the pressure to become a perfectionist Photoshop you. Write Yourself Happy is about easing into a reality that already exists and needs nothing more to bloom than pen on paper. Let the scientifically nuanced and reassuring rhythm of your compassionate Sherpa Megan C Hayes steal you away.' Kristen Truempy, MAPP Creator of the Positive Psychology Podcast 'Megan artfully combines the world of writing with positive psychology producing this guide to 'writing yourself happy'. Written with a delicate balance of scientifically based wellbeing advice alongside an open playfulness that allows the reader to consider and interpret things for themselves. It is thanks to reading this book that my clients, and of course myself, enjoy the many benefits of Positive Journaling.' Samantha Spafford Psychologist and Director of Positive Mind Works

Key Issues in Creative Writing

Massoudi, M. (2003) Can scientific writing be creative? Journal of Science Education & Technology 12.2 ... The Psychology of Creative Writing (pp. 101–116).

Author: Dianne Donnelly

Publisher: Multilingual Matters

ISBN: 9781847698490

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

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Key Issues in Creative Writing explores a range of important issues that inform the practice and understanding of creative writing. The collection considers creative writing learning and teaching as well as creative writing research. Contributors target debates that arise because of the nature of creative writing. These experts – from the UK, USA and Australia – specifically examine creative writing as a subject in universities and colleges and discuss both the creative knowledge and the critical understanding informing the subject and its future. Finally, this volume suggests ways in which addressing current issues will produce significant disciplinary knowledge that will contribute to the success of creative writing in current and future academic environments.

Research Methods in Creative Writing

Sawyer, Keith R. 'Writing as Collaborative Act' in S. B. Faufman and J. C. Kaufman, eds, The Psychology of Creative Writing, Cambridge: Cambridge University ...

Author: Jeri Kroll

Publisher: Macmillan International Higher Education

ISBN: 9781137272539

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 248

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A guide to the modes and methods of Creative Writing research, designed to be invaluable to university staff and students in formulating research ideas, and in selecting appropriate strategies. Creative writing researchers from around the globe offer a selection of models that readers can explore and on which they can build.

Habit Stacking How To Write 3000 Words Avoid Writer s Block The Power Habits Of A Great Writer

Every day we see the newly released books hitting the shelves or e-books becoming available online, and we are compelled to consider what it takes to turn our way with words into a vessel which is able to transport us to greatness as ...

Author: Scott Green

Publisher: Publisher s21017

ISBN: 9786050386851

Category: Self-Help

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If you have always been drawn to word, have vivid imagination, and possess knack for putting your mental pictures into words, you have probably been drawn to, or tried your hand at writing, one or more times in your life. Every day we see the newly released books hitting the shelves or e-books becoming available online, and we are compelled to consider what it takes to turn our way with words into a vessel which is able to transport us to greatness as authors. Effective writers, both past and current, whom have left a literary mark of depth and inspiration upon the world, have a way of thinking which differs from others around them. Like anyone who is filled with creative drive, their thought processes may seem a little off, but it is their acceptance of this fact and their willingness to publicly embrace their own psychology that has taken them where they are today. So, do you think like an individual who has the potential to be a writer of renown, one who will leave a permanent mark on the hearts and minds of those who enter your written world? Here we will review the way great writers think and the way they process and respond to their own thoughts, and we will show the parallels between these characteristics and the brilliant works they produce. Read on to find out where you stand psychologically and how your psychological make-up stacks up to that of a consistently successful and sought after writer.

How We Write

How We Write is an accessible guide to the entire writing process, from forming ideas to formatting text.

Author: Mike Sharples

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781134665389

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 240

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How We Write is an accessible guide to the entire writing process, from forming ideas to formatting text. Combining new explanations of creativity with insights into writing as design, it offers a full account of the mental, physical and social aspects of writing. How We Write explores: how children learn to write the importance of reflective thinking processes of planning, composing and revising visual design of text cultural influences on writing global hypertext and the future of collaborative and on-line writing. By referring to a wealth of examples from writers such as Umberto Eco, Terry Pratchett and Ian Fleming, How We Write ultimately teaches us how to control and extend our own writing abilities. How We Write will be of value to students and teachers of language and psychology, professional and aspiring writers, and anyone interested in this familiar yet complex activity.

Writing

Essential skills for creative writing: integrating multiple domain-specific perspectives. Thinking Skills and Creativity. Barron, F. (1966). The psychology ...

Author: Elena L. Grigorenko

Publisher: Psychology Press

ISBN: 9781848728127

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 483

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This book captures the diversity and richness of writing as it relates to different forms of abilities, skills, competencies, and expertise. Psychologists, educators, researchers, and practitioners in neighboring areas are interested in exploring how writing develops and in what manner this development can be fostered, but they lack a handy, unified, and comprehensive source of information to satisfy their interest. The goal of this book is to fill this void by reflecting on the phenomenon of writing from a developmental perspective. It contains an integrated set of chapters devoted to issues of writing: how writing develops, how it is and should be taught and how writing paths of development differ across writing genres. Specifically, the book addresses typologies of writing; pathways of the development of writing skills; stages of the development of writing; individual differences in the acquisition of writing skills; writing ability and disability; teaching writing; and the development and demonstration of expertise in writing.

A Companion to Creative Writing

Psychology. of. Creative. Writing. Marie. J.C.. Forgeard,. Scott. Barry. Kaufman,. and. James. C. Kaufman. Approximately 3 billion books are sold each year ...

Author: Graeme Harper

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9781118325773

Category: Education

Page: 456

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A Companion to Creative Writing comprehensively considers key aspects of the practice, profession and culture of creative writing in the contemporary world. The most comprehensive collection specifically relating to the practices and cultural and professional place of creative writing Covers not only the “how” of creative writing, but many more topics in and around the profession and cultural practices surrounding creative writing Features contributions from international writers, editors, publishers, critics, translators, specialists in public art and more Covers the writing of poetry, fiction, new media, plays, films, radio works, and other literary genres and forms Explores creative writing’s engagement with culture, language, spirituality, politics, education, and heritage

Creative Writing in the Elementary School

This volume will serve as a stimulus for classroom teachers by offering a wealth of suggestions and techniques that can be used to motivate, reinforce, and evaluate the creative writing efforts of young children.

Author: Don Pease

Publisher: CreateSpace

ISBN: 1507699824

Category: Education

Page: 218

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This volume will serve as a stimulus for classroom teachers by offering a wealth of suggestions and techniques that can be used to motivate, reinforce, and evaluate the creative writing efforts of young children.