• Language Arts & Disciplines

The Practice of Creative Writing

A Guide for Students
Author: Heather Sellers
Publisher: Macmillan Higher Education
ISBN: 1319073093
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
Page: 528
View: 8162
When it comes to writing, The Practice of Creative Writing has a simple message: you can do this, and it's worthwhile to try. Designed for all students in the introductory course, The Practice of Creative Writing teaches students how to harness their imaginations to focus and create stories. Heather Sellers, who writes in multiple genres herself, has developed an approach that focuses on the elements and strategies that produce good writing in any genre: Images; Energy; Tension; Pattern; Insight; and Revision. She provides opportunities to be playful and to experiment at the same time that she teaches students the importance of discipline and craft. ? In addition to writing strategies and process, The Practice of Creative Writing teaches students how to read like writers, featuring ample and diverse readings in every genre. As a result, students come away with more sophisticated reading skills and exposure to a wide range of innovative and new literature. This new edition features a wealth of new readings, as well as coverage of revisions, short forms, and new genres, such as lists and monologues.

    • Language Arts & Disciplines

The Practice of Creative Writing

A Guide for Students
Author: Heather Sellers
Publisher: Bedford/St. Martin's
ISBN: 9781319040161
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
Page: 528
View: 1355

    • Literary Collections

The Practice of Creative Writing

A Guide for Students
Author: Heather Sellers
Publisher: Macmillan Higher Education
ISBN: 1319049362
Category: Literary Collections
Page: 464
View: 8211
Designed for all students in the introductory course, The Practice of Creative Writing has a simple message: you can do this, and it’s worthwhile to try. Heather Sellers, who writes in multiple genres herself, has developed an approach that focuses on the habits and strategies that produce good writing in any genre: Images; Energy; Tension; Pattern; Insight; and Revision. She teaches students how to focus, to generate lots of writing, and to get to the good stuff — the powerful imagery and the stories they really want to tell. She provides opportunities to be playful and to experiment at the same time she teaches students the importance of discipline and craft. This new edition gives students even more support and encouragement, with earlier attention to structure — because students struggle with this strategy — and with expanded coverage of revision and a wider range of genres they can use as generative tools.

    • Language Arts & Disciplines

The Cambridge Introduction to Creative Writing


Author: David Morley
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 9780521547543
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
Page: 273
View: 5094
All kinds of writing are covered in this useful and inspiring guide for students and aspiring writers.

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Playing With Words

An Introduction to Creative Writing Craft
Author: Shelley Davidow,Paul Williams
Publisher: Macmillan International Higher Education
ISBN: 1137532548
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
Page: 200
View: 3578
Drawing on years of experience of writing, teaching and publishing, this book offers essential tools for anyone interested in honing their craft. With a variety of exercises and freewriting prompts to help you try new styles and approaches, it is suitable for aspiring poets, non-fiction writers, novelists and all lovers of words.

    • Reference

Page after Page


Author: Heather Sellers
Publisher: Writer's Digest Books
ISBN: 9781582976181
Category: Reference
Page: 240
View: 1520
You Are a Writer—Believe It! False starts. Self-doubt. Mind games. They end the moment you pick up this book. With an inspiring mix of humor, wisdom, and creativity, Page After Page shows you how to find the courage and commitment to start writing and keep writing. Author Heather Sellers draws on twenty years of teaching and personal writing experience to provide lively anecdotes and exercises to help you develop a mindset and lifestyle conducive to daily creation. As each chapter takes you deeper into the eccentric, exclusive world known only to writers, you'll learn how to build a productive creative life that keeps you writing page after page, day after day.

    • Language Arts & Disciplines

Naming the World

And Other Exercises for the Creative Writer
Author: Bret Anthony Johnston
Publisher: Random House
ISBN: 0307488586
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
Page: 400
View: 1021
You already have the tools to become a gifted writer; what you need is the spark. Harvard creative writing professor and acclaimed author Bret Anthony Johnston brings you an irresistible interactive guide to the craft of narrative writing. From developing characters to building conflict, from mastering dialogue to setting the scene, Naming the World jump-starts your creativity with inspiring exercises that will have you scrambling for pen and paper. Every chapter is a master class with the country’s most eminent authors, renowned editors, and dedicated teachers. • Infuse emotion into your fiction with three key strategies from Margot Livesey. • Christopher Castellani dumps the “write what you know” maxim and challenges you to really delve into the imagination. • A point-of-view drill from Susan Straight can be just the breakthrough you need to flesh out your story. • Jewell Parker Rhodes shares how good dialogue is not just about what is being said but about what is being left unsaid. Brimming with imaginative springboards and hands-on exercises, Naming the World has everything you need to become a stronger, more inventive writer. “A delicious book. Imagine yourself at a cocktail party crammed with literary lions. You have the chance to spend a few moments with each of them. Wit and wisdom abound.” –Julia Cameron, author of The Artist’s Way “A highly useful and perceptive book. With charm and intelligence it touches on nearly every teachable aspect of the devilishly difficult art of writing.” –Ethan Canin, professor of creative writing at the Iowa Writers Workshop, and author of Carry Me Across the Water “These entertaining and useful exercises, intelligently organized, are a boon for both beginning and experienced writers.” –Andrea Barrett, National Book Award—winning author of The Air We Breathe “Forget about getting an MFA! For any writer struggling with his craft, here is the equivalent of a master class in writing by some of the best writer/teachers around.” –Betsy Lerner, author of The Forest for the Trees: An Editor’s Advice to Writers From the Trade Paperback edition.

    • Reference

The College Handbook of Creative Writing


Author: Robert DeMaria
Publisher: Heinle
ISBN: 9780155053014
Category: Reference
Page: 452
View: 4712
THE COLLEGE HANDBOOK OF CREATIVE WRITING is a best-selling textbook designed for all creative writing courses. Covering fiction, poetry, and drama, it explores such across-the-genres subjects as theme, setting, characters, plot, point of view, tone, style, description, dialogue, thoughts, time, images, and sounds. There are also useful chapters on The Performance Factor, Fundamentals of Writing, and Writing as a Career, which includes sample listings of jobs for writers. Contemporary and classic selections serve to illustrate discussions and act as models to promote the writing process, and are followed by exercises and writing suggestions at the end of each chapter. A glossary of literary terms and a bibliography complete this concise textbook, resulting in a design that allows for a maximum of information in a portable little book.

    • Reference

Chapter After Chapter

Discover the Dedication and Focus You Need to Write the Book of Your Dreams
Author: Heather Sellers
Publisher: Writer's Digest Books
ISBN: 9781582974255
Category: Reference
Page: 300
View: 8849
Writing a book requires a focus, a sense of knowing and trusting in yourself and your work. And it requires an unflinching commitment to staying the course. Chapter After Chapter shows you how to build on your good writing habits, accrue and recognize tiny successes, and turn your dedication to the craft into the book you always knew you could write if you could just stay with it. &break;&break;Heather Sellers, author of Page After Page, draws on her first-hand experience as a novelist, poet, memoirist, and children's book author to help you prepare for whatever roadblocks you might encounter while writing the book of your dreams. You'll discover how to celebrate the momentum of slow and steady, stay in love with your book project through soggy middles and long revisions, and embrace the nakedness that is creative expression. &break;&break;And you'll realize you've got exactly what it takes write your book!

    • Creative writing

Creative Writing

Forms and Techniques
Author: Lavonne Mueller,Jerry D. Reynolds
Publisher: NTC/Contemporary Publishing Company
ISBN: 9780844253664
Category: Creative writing
Page: 53
View: 3313

    • Biography & Autobiography

Reading Like a Writer

A Guide for People Who Love Books and for Those Who Want to Write Them
Author: Francine Prose
Publisher: Union Books
ISBN: 1908526149
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Page: 304
View: 1779
DIV In her entertaining and edifying New York Times bestseller, acclaimed author Francine Prose invites you to sit by her side and take a guided tour of the tools and tricks of the masters to discover why their work has endured. Written with passion, humour and wisdom, Reading Like a Writer will inspire readers to return to literature with a fresh eye and an eager heart – to take pleasure in the long and magnificent sentences of Philip Roth and the breathtaking paragraphs of Isaac Babel; to look to John le Carré for a lesson in how to advance plot through dialogue and to Flannery O’Connor for the cunning use of the telling detail; to be inspired by Emily Brontë’s structural nuance and Charles Dickens’s deceptively simple narrative techniques. Most importantly, Prose cautions readers to slow down and pay attention to words, the raw material out of which all literature is crafted, and reminds us that good writing comes out of good reading. /div

    • Language Arts & Disciplines

Metro

Journeys in Writing Creatively
Author: Hans A. Ostrom,Wendy Bishop,Katharine Haake
Publisher: Longman Publishing Group
ISBN: 9780321011329
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
Page: 434
View: 6037
Metro is a unique multi-genre creative writing book that provides exercises and prompts to help readers move beyond terms and concepts to active writing. By using "guided writing," the authors help the reader through the creative processes in fiction, poetry, drama, and creative nonfiction. A mini-anthology with relevant exercises makes this sourcebook complete. For anyone interested in enhancing their creative writing skills.

    • Language Arts & Disciplines

Creative Writing: Four Genres in Brief


Author: David Starkey
Publisher: Macmillan Higher Education
ISBN: 1319071171
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
Page: 400
View: 7425
How can students with widely varied levels of literary experience learn to write poetry, fiction, creative nonfiction, and drama -- over the course of only one semester? In Creative Writing: Four Genres in Brief, David Starkey offers some solutions to the challenges of teaching the introductory creative writing course: (1) concise, accessible instruction in the basics of writing poetry, fiction, creative nonfiction, and drama; (2) short models of literature to analyze, admire and emulate; (3) inventive and imaginative assignments that inspire and motivate. In the third edition, in response to reviewer requests, the literature and writing prompts have been significantly refreshed and expanded, while new treatment of getting published and the growing trend of hybrid creative writing have been added.

    • Language Arts & Disciplines

The Bloomsbury Introduction to Creative Writing


Author: Tara Mokhtari
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing
ISBN: 1472578465
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
Page: 224
View: 3146
Covering a wide range of forms and genres, The Bloomsbury Introduction to Creative Writing is a complete introductory manual for students of creative writing. 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 their own voice, 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 · Writing for performance · Writing for digital media With practical guidance on writing scholarly critiques of your own work and a glossary of terms for ease of reference, this book is an essential manual for any introductory creative writing course and a practical companion for more advanced writers.

    • Language Arts & Disciplines

Creative Writing

A Workbook with Readings
Author: Linda Anderson
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1317797035
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
Page: 664
View: 3570
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.

    • Education

Developing Research Writing

A Handbook for Supervisors and Advisors
Author: Susan Carter,Deborah Laurs
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 113488818X
Category: Education
Page: 258
View: 8368
Developing Research Writing is designed to encourage, inspire and improve the advisory practice of providing writing feedback. This book provides insights and advice that supervisors can use to advance their support of their research students’ writing and, at the same time, survive increasing supervisory demands. Book parts are framed by empirical supervisor and doctoral student experiences and chapters within each part provide multiple approaches. The carefully chosen contributors are specialists on research writing and doctoral pedagogy, who guide the reader through the key stages of providing feedback. Split into nine key parts the book covers: starting a new supervision with writing in focus; making use of other resources along the way; encouraging style through control of language; writing feedback on English as an Additional Language (EAL) writing; Master’s and Honours smaller projects’ writing feedback; thesis by publication or performance-based writing; maintaining and gathering momentum; keeping the examiner happy; writing feedback as nudging through identity transition. The parts cohere into a go-to handbook for developing the supervision process. Drawing on research, literature and experience, Developing Research Writing offers well-theorized, yet practical and grounded advice conducive to good practices.

    • Biography & Autobiography

On Writing


Author: Stephen King
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 0743455967
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Page: 297
View: 5258
The author shares his insights into the craft of writing and offers a humorous perspective on his own experience as a writer.

    • Education

Zing! Seven Creativity Practices for Educators and Students


Author: Pat Mora
Publisher: Corwin Press
ISBN: 1452271429
Category: Education
Page: 152
View: 5242
Cultivate your own creativity and the creative potential of all your students! Inventive teaching is an art form that enriches lives and transforms teachers and students. This beautifully written guide offers seven powerful practices for personal creativity and professional inventiveness. For each practice, author Pat Mora proposes a symbol and presents parallel exercises for teachers and students. Evocatively written in the form of letters to teachers and librarians, this book: Helps educators access their creative selves and, in the process, become better teachers Nurtures students in expressing themselves through writing and other creative pursuits Includes activities at the end of each chapter

    • Language Arts & Disciplines

Studying Creative Writing - Successfully


Author: Stephanie Vanderslice
Publisher: Creative Writing Studies
ISBN: 9781907076862
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
Page: 170
View: 3892
A practical guide for current and prospective students of creative writing in higher education. Experienced teachers in North America explain what to expect from a course of study, what is required from students, how students can make the most of opportunities and achieve success, and how they can sustain themselves as writers after graduation.