The Routledge Creative Writing Coursebook

This step-by-step practical guide to the process of creative writing provides genre-based chapters, including life writing, novels and short stories, poetry, and screenwriting.

Author: Paul Mills

Publisher: Psychology Press

ISBN: 0415317851

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 242

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This step-by-step practical guide to the process of creative writing provides genre-based chapters, including life writing, novels and short stories, poetry, and screenwriting.

Creative Writing

Suitable for use by students, tutors, writers’ groups or writers working alone, this book offers: a practical and inspiring section on the creative process, showing you how to stimulate your creativity and use your memory and experience ...

Author: Linda Anderson

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781317797036

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 664

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Creative Writing is a complete writing course that will jump-start your writing and guide you through your first steps towards publication. Suitable for use by students, tutors, writers’ groups or writers working alone, this book offers: a practical and inspiring section on the creative process, showing you how to stimulate your creativity and use your memory and experience in inventive ways in-depth coverage of the most popular forms of writing, in extended sections on fiction, poetry and life writing, including biography and autobiography, giving you practice in all three forms so that you might discover and develop your particular strengths a sensible, up-to-date guide to going public, to help you to edit your work to a professional standard and to identify and approach suitable publishers a distinctive collection of exciting exercises, spread throughout the workbook to spark your imagination and increase your technical flexibility and control a substantial array of illuminating readings, bringing together extracts from contemporary and classic writings in order to demonstrate a range of techniques that you can use or adapt in your own work. Creative Writing: A Workbook with Readings presents a unique opportunity to benefit from the advice and experience of a team of published authors who have also taught successful writing courses at a wide range of institutions, helping large numbers of new writers to develop their talents as well as their abilities to evaluate and polish their work to professional standards. These institutions include Lancaster University and the University of East Anglia, renowned as consistent producers of published writers.

Doing Creative Writing

Are you beginning a creative writing course? Or thinking about taking one? Doing Creative Writing is the ideal guide to what you should expect, what will be expected of you and how you can get the most from your course.

Author: Steve May

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781134143115

Category: Education

Page: 168

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Are you beginning a creative writing course? Or thinking about taking one? Doing Creative Writing is the ideal guide to what you should expect, what will be expected of you and how you can get the most from your course. It clearly and concisely outlines: the contexts for creative writing courses, explaining where the subject has come from and why that matters the content, structure and delivery of the courses, helping you to understand how your course will be shaped, what you will be asked to do and why the skills you will develop, from self-discipline and time management through to the organization of ideas, 'reading as a writer' and editing possibilities beyond the course, showing how you continue to benefit from what you've learned. Drawing on years of teaching and writing experience, as well as interviews with a wide range of students, Steve May provides all the background, advice and encouragement you need to embark on a creative writing course with complete confidence and to get maximum benefit from every writing session.

Creative Writing and the New Humanities

Acknowledgements This book is based on a doctoral thesis written at the
University of Melbourne . I would ... I am grateful to the academic readers for
Routledge , whose comments were encouraging and very useful in helping me
revise my ...

Author: Paul Dawson

Publisher: Psychology Press

ISBN: 0415332214

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 254

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This book examines the institutional history and disciplinary future of creative writing in the contemporary academy, looking well beyond the perennial questions 'can writing be taught?' and 'should writing be taught?'. Paul Dawson traces the emergence of creative writing alongside the new criticism in American universities; examines the writing workshop in relation to theories of creativity and literary criticism; and analyzes the evolution of creative writing pedagogy alongside and in response to the rise of 'theory' in America, England and Australia. Dawson argues that the discipline of creative writing developed as a series of pedagogic responses to the long-standing 'crisis' in literary studies. His polemical account provides a fresh perspective on the importance of creative writing to the emergence of the 'new humanities' and makes a major contribution to current debates about the role of the writer as public intellectual.

My Father s Trapdoors

The mysterious complicity that exists between the living and the dead is the subject of these poems, in which Peter Redgrove winds inner and outer worlds closer and closer together.

Author: Peter Redgrove

Publisher: Jonathan Cape

ISBN: UOM:39015032979356

Category: English poetry

Page: 52

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The mysterious complicity that exists between the living and the dead is the subject of this book, in which Peter Redgrove winds inner and outer worlds closer and closer together. In a number of moving autobiographical poems. he both recalls and re-imagines his late parents exploring the vast potential of our life now and the possible' varieties of an afterlife. Peter Redgrove is working the rich seam of his maturity, The freshness and vigour of his inspiration continues unabated. Whether in poems about violins, waxworks, frozen champagne or the Waterworks at Staines, he is always extending his emmensely versatile repertoire With its ardent precision, confirming sensuality and ironic cordiality his voice is indeed that of our Visionary Emeritus.

In Short

A collection of brief essays offers reflections on hummingbirds, ice cream, a cemetery, nostalgia, and sighing

Author: Judith Kitchen

Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company

ISBN: 0393039609

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 334

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A collection of brief essays offers reflections on hummingbirds, ice cream, a cemetery, nostalgia, and sighing

The Maeve Binchy Writers Club

The Cambridge Introduction to Creative Writing by David Morley, Cambridge
University Press, 2007 The Complete Idiot's Guide to Writing a Novel by Tom
Monteleone, Alpha Books, 2004 The Creative Writing Coursebook: Forty Authors
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Author: Maeve Binchy

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 9781409106203

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 176

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Fascinating and informative - advice to inspire budding writers as well as entertaining Maeve Binchy fans the world over. 'The most important thing to realise is that everyone is capable of telling a story. It doesn't matter where we were born or how we grew up' Maeve Binchy THE MAEVE BINCHY WRITERS' CLUB gives a unique insight into how a No. 1 bestselling author writes. Inspired by a course run by the National College of Ireland, it comprises twenty letters from Maeve offering advice, tips and her own wonderfully witty take on the life of a writer, in addition to contributions from top writers, publishers and editors. Whether you want to write a saga or a thriller, comedy or journalism, or write for the radio or stage, the book also gives advice on the best way to get started, and what editors, publishers and agents are looking for.

Writing Fiction

This volume makes use of new versions of key chapters from the recent Routledge/Open University textbook Creative Writing: A Workbook with Readings for writers who are specializing in fiction.

Author: Linda Anderson

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781135035709

Category: Education

Page: 216

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Writing Fiction offers the novice writer engaging and creative activities, making use of insightful, relevant readings from well-known authors to illustrate the techniques presented. This volume makes use of new versions of key chapters from the recent Routledge/Open University textbook Creative Writing: A Workbook with Readings for writers who are specializing in fiction. Using their experience and expertise as teachers as well as authors, Linda Anderson and Derek Neale guide aspiring writers through such key aspects of writing as: how to stimulate creativity keeping a writer’s notebook character creation setting point of view structure showing and telling. The volume is further updated to include never-before published interviews with successful fiction writers Andrew Cowan, Stevie Davies, Maggie Gee, Andrew Greig, and Hanif Kureishi. Concise and practical, Writing Fiction offers an inspirational guide to the methods and techniques of authorship and is a must-read for aspiring writers.

American Book Publishing Record

New York : Routledge , c2007 . ... 042 The making of a story : a Norton guide to
creative writing | Alice LaPlante . ... 042 Thesis and dissertation writing in a
second language : a handbook for supervisors / Brian Paltridge and Sue Starfield
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Publisher:

ISBN: UOM:39015066180442

Category: American literature

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Just Imagine

Just Imagine is an exciting, unique and versatile resource that provides teachers with practical and stimulating creative writing activities for fiction, non-fiction and poetry.

Author: James Carter

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781136578830

Category: Education

Page: 160

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Just Imagine is an exciting, unique and versatile resource that provides teachers with practical and stimulating creative writing activities for fiction, non-fiction and poetry. Taking three different, but interconnected media by which to generate and explore creative writing – ‘Text and Themes’, ‘Images’ and ‘Music’ – the book/CD offers inspiration for a wide range of creative writing workshops. The books is organised into three sections: Texts and themes: 8 theme-based sections that use a variety of texts, interview clips and discussion points to explore such topics as memories, dreams, school life, friendships, outsiders, journeys, time and the wild; Images: a gallery of photographs and illustrations in a range of styles and forms, encompassing a range of themes including characters, landscapes, events and objects; Music: a CD which features instrumental tracks and soundscapes of different styles, moods and tempos. This second edition includes three brand new tracks on the CD as well as many new images, texts and also interview clips with high profile children’s authors. Sets of activities and teachers’ notes accompany each of the selected pieces and stimuli throughout, all of which can be easily adapted according to the needs of individual classes. Just Imagine offers a wealth of material to help children develop confidence with their writing, deepen their understanding of the creative process and, above all, enjoy their creativity. It will appeal to Primary and Secondary English Teachers, as well as students studying on undergraduate and postgraduate initial teacher education courses in primary English/Literacy, PGCE Secondary English and Undergraduate courses in Creative Writing.

The Art of Writing Fiction

He lays open to the reader his own notes, his writing, and the experiences from his own life that he has drawn on in his fiction allowing the reader to develop their own writing project alongside the author as they go through the book.

Author: Andrew Cowan

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781317861539

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 240

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The Art of Writing Fiction guides the reader through the processes of creative writing from journal-keeping to editing, offering techniques for stimulating creativity and making language vivid. Readers will master key aspects of fiction such as structure, character, voice and setting. Andrew Cowan provides an insightful introduction that brings his own well-crafted prose style to bear on the processes and pleasures of writing fiction, offering practical and personal advice culled from his own experience and that of other published writers. He lays open to the reader his own notes, his writing, and the experiences from his own life that he has drawn on in his fiction allowing the reader to develop their own writing project alongside the author as they go through the book.

Teaching Creative Writing

EricPrenowitz, Stigmata: EscapingTexts (London: Routledge, 1998), pp.139–52.
Cook, Jon, 'ABrief History of Workshops,' The Creative Writing Coursebook, Eds.
Julia Bell and Paul Magrs (New York: Macmillan – now Palgrave Macmillan, ...

Author: H. Beck

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9781137284464

Category: Education

Page: 198

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Teaching Creative Writing includes lively contributions from two dozen leading practitioners in the field. Topics addressed include history of Creative Writing, workshops, undergraduate, postgraduate, reflective activities, assessment, critical theory, and information technology.

Descriptosaurus

Descriptosaurus is the first book for creative writing that is a thematic expansion of a dictionary and a thesaurus.

Author: Alison Wilcox

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781134033089

Category: Education

Page: 248

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Descriptosaurus is the first book for creative writing that is a thematic expansion of a dictionary and a thesaurus. It provides children with a comprehensive resource with which to expand their descriptive vocabulary, experiment with language and sentence structure and build up narratives based around the following areas: Settings – landscapes, settlements and atmosphers Characters – appearance, emotions and personality Creatures – appearance, abilities and habitats. This model was created as a result of feedback from children as to the resources they required to inspire and assist them with their writing. For reluctant writers or those faced with blank page syndrome, Descriptosaurus provides useful starting points to encourage putting pen to paper. Using Descriptosaurus will not only inspire children, it will build their confidence and dramatically improve the content of their writing.

Writing Short Stories

This new edition of Writing Short Stories has been updated throughout to include new and revised exercises, up-to-date coverage of emerging technologies and a new glossary of key terms and techniques.

Author: Ailsa Cox

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781317354826

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 170

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This new edition of Writing Short Stories has been updated throughout to include new and revised exercises, up-to-date coverage of emerging technologies and a new glossary of key terms and techniques. Ailsa Cox, a published short-story writer, guides the reader through the key aspects of the craft, provides a variety of case studies and examples of how others have approached the genre and sets a series of engaging exercises to help hone your skills. This inspiring book is the ideal guide for those new to the genre or for anyone wanting to improve their technique.

New Selected Poems

Edwin Morgan's classic Selected Poems was published in 1985. The millennium New Selected brings readers up to date. It contains most of the 1985 volume, to which Morgan adds later poems.

Author: Edwin Morgan

Publisher: Carcanet Press

ISBN: UOM:39015050153017

Category: Poetry

Page: 179

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Edwin Morgan's classic Selected Poems was published in 1985. The millennium New Selected brings readers up to date. It contains most of the 1985 volume, to which Morgan adds later poems. The complete sequence of Sonnets from Scotland appears in book form for the first time, gaining in relevance now that Scotland's Parliament is established. Hitherto uncollected too is Planet Wave, a suite of ten poems covering the history of the earth from the Big Bang to the time of Copernicus. It was set to music by jazz saxophonist and composer Tommy Smith. Morgan is unique in the courage of his experiments, his openness to the poetries of other languages and to science and science fiction. However spectacular his leaps in time and space, he always comes back to ground in Scotland, in Glasgow, in a present tense which he inhabits with exuberance and hope, and without cultural regrets.

Creative Writing for Social Research

Leavy, P. (ed) (2019) Handbook of Arts-Based Research (Paperback edition),
New York: Guilford. Lefebvre, H. (1991) The Production of Space, translated by
Nicholson-Smith, D., Oxford: Blackwell. Le Ha, P. (2009) 'Strategic, passionate,
but ...

Author: Richard Phillips

Publisher:

ISBN: 9781447355977

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 184

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Inviting beginners and more experienced researchers to explore new ways of writing, this book introduces readers to creatively written research in a variety of formats including plays and poems, videos and comics. It not only gives social researchers permission, but also shows them how, to write creatively.

Writing Talk

Writing Talk includes interviews with nineteen well-known contemporary writers, exploring the ways in which they research and find their original ideas.

Author: Derek Neale

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9780429842573

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 232

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Writing Talk includes interviews with nineteen well-known contemporary writers, exploring the ways in which they research and find their original ideas. Working across genres such as fiction, scriptwriting, radio, life writing, biography and more, the writers offer insight into how they interpret, hone and develop these ideas. The conversations examine the roles of technique, craft, language, reading, memory, serendipity, habit and persistence. They offer technical detail about the creative process and give unique insights into the borderlands between genres as well as offering rich, personal insights and universal resonances. A wide-ranging introduction surveys the reasons why we are intrigued by the mysteries of individual writing practice and how these illuminate critical attitudes to literature and performance. Offering a rare glimpse into the creative process of some of this generation’s most eminent voices, Writing Talk is a must read for anyone interested in how stories are found and made. Interviewees: Alan Ayckbourn, Iain Banks, Helen Blakeman, Louis de Bernières, Sarah Butler, Andrew Cowan, Jenny Diski, Patricia Duncker, David Edgar, Tanika Gupta, Richard Holmes, Hanif Kureishi, Bryony Lavery, Toby Litt, Kareem Mortimer, Michèle Roberts, Jane Rogers, Willy Russell and Sally Wainwright.

Poetry

" "Poetry: The Basics is an invaluable and easy-to-read guide for anyone wanting to get to grips with reading and writing poetry."--Jacket.

Author: Jeffrey Wainwright

Publisher: Psychology Press

ISBN: 0415287634

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 223

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"Drawing on examples ranging from Chaucer to children's rhymes, Cole Porter to Carol Ann Duffy, and from around the English-speaking world, it looks at aspects including : how technical aspects such as rhythm and measures work; how different tones of voice affect a poem; how poetic language relates to everyday language; how different types of poetry work, from sonnets to free verse; and how the form and 'space' of a poem contribute to its meaning." "Poetry: The Basics is an invaluable and easy-to-read guide for anyone wanting to get to grips with reading and writing poetry."--Jacket.