The Everything Creative Writing Book

All you need to know to write novels, plays, short stories, screenplays, poems, articles, or blogs

Author: Wendy Burt-thomas

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 144050153X

Category: Reference

Page: 320

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Many people can write. But writing well enough to get published takes hours of practice, the ability to take criticism, and expert advice. Filled with stories and tips from published authors, this easy-to-use guide teaches you the basics of the writing craft. Whether you want to create poems or plays, children's books or online blogs, romance novels or a memoir, you'll learn to write more effectively and creatively. Published author, editor, and PR consultant Wendy Burt-Thomas covers all aspects of writing, including how to: Prepare to write, from planning to research to organization Properly structure your piece to fit your chosen genre Stay focused during the drafting and editing processes Work with other authors Overcome writer's block Market your writing
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The Cambridge Introduction to Creative Writing

Author: David Morley

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521547543

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 273

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All kinds of writing are covered in this useful and inspiring guide for students and aspiring writers.
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The Psychology of Creative Writing

Author: Scott Barry Kaufman,James C. Kaufman

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 0521881641

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.
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Gotham Writers' Workshop: Writing Fiction

The Practical Guide From New York's Acclaimed Creative Writing School

Author: Bloomsbury Publishing

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing USA

ISBN: 9781596917910

Category: Reference

Page: 304

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Gotham Writers' Workshop has mastered the art of teaching the craft of writing in a way that is practical, accessible, and entertaining. Now the techniques of this renowned school are available in this book. Here you'll find: - The fundamental elements of fiction craft-character, plot, point of view, etc.-explained clearly and completely - Key concepts illustrated with passages from great works of fiction - The complete text of "Cathedral" by Raymond Carver-a masterpiece of contemporary short fiction that is analyzed throughout the book - Exercises that let you immediately apply what you learn to your own writing Written by Gotham Writers' Workshop expert instructors and edited by Dean of Faculty Alexander Steele, Writing Fiction offers the same methods and exercises that have earned the school international acclaim. Once you've read-and written-your way through this book, you'll have a command of craft that will enable you to turn your ideas into effective short stories and novels. You will be a writer.
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The Art of Writing Fiction

Author: Andrew Cowan

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317861523

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.
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On Writing

Author: Stephen King

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 0743455967

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 297

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The author shares his insights into the craft of writing and offers a humorous perspective on his own experience as a writer.
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Creative Writing For Dummies

Author: Maggie Hamand

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1119992443

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 384

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Do you have an idea that you’re burning to get down on paper? Do you want to document your travels to far-flung places, or write a few stanzas of poetry? Whether you dream of being a novelist, a travel writer, a poet, a playwright or a columnist, Creative Writing For Dummies shows you how to unlock your creativity and choose the genre of writing that suits you best. Walking you through characterisation, setting, dialogue and plot, as well as giving expert insights into both fiction and non-fiction, it’s the ideal launching pad to the world of creative writing. Creative Writing For Dummies covers: Part I: Getting started Chapter 1: Can Everyone Write? Chapter 2: Getting into the Write Mind Chapter 3: Finding the Material to work with Part II: The Elements of Creative Writing Chapter 4: Creating Characters Chapter 5: Discovering Dialogue Chapter 6: Who is telling the story? Chapter 7: Creating your own world Chapter 8: Plotting your way Chapter 9: Creating a Structure Chapter 10: Rewriting and editing Part III: Different Kinds of Fiction Writing Chapter 11: Short stories Chapter 12: Novels Chapter 13: Writing for children Chapter 14: Plays Chapter 15: Screenplays Chapter 16: Poetry Part IV: Different kinds of Non-fiction writing Chapter 17: Breaking into journalism - Writing articles/ magazine writing Chapter 18: Writing from life and autobiography Chapter 19: Embroidering the facts: Narrative non-fiction Chapter 20: Exploring the world from your armchair - Travel writing Chapter 21: Blogging – the new big thing Part V: Finding an audience Chapter 22: Finding editors/ publishers/ agents Chapter 23: Becoming a professional Part VI: Part of Tens Chapter 24: Ten top tips for writers Chapter 25: Ten ways to get noticed
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On Becoming a Novelist

Author: John Gardner

Publisher: Open Road Media

ISBN: 1453203508

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 150

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John Gardner’s classic exploration of the creative processes and career paths of modern fiction writers In this essential guide, John Gardner advises the aspiring fiction author on such topics as the value of creative writing workshops, the developmental stages of literary growth, and the inevitable experience of writer’s block. Drawn from his two decades of experience in creative writing, Gardner balances his compassion for his students with his knowledge of the publishing industry, and truthfully relates his experiences of the hardships that lie ahead for aspiring authors. On Becoming a Novelist is a must-read for those dedicated to the craft and profession of fiction writing. This ebook features a new illustrated biography of John Gardner, including original letters, rare photos, and never-before-seen documents from the Gardner family and the University of Rochester Archives.
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Creative Writing

Years 7-8

Author: Alan Horsfield

Publisher: Pascal Press

ISBN: 9781741251500

Category: Creative writing

Page: 174

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Adventures in Creative Writing

Author: Karen Benke

Publisher: Shambhala Publications

ISBN: 1590308123

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 246

View: 5688

Presents exercises and wordplay experiments to teach amateur writers how to enjoy writing creatively, and includes tips for finding inspiration, returning to old ideas with fresh perspectives, and retaining confidence in writing.
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Bird by Bird

Some Instructions on Writing and Life

Author: Anne Lamott

Publisher: Anchor

ISBN: 9780307424983

Category: Reference

Page: 272

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"A warm, generous and hilarious guide through the writer's world and its treacherous swamps." --Los Angeles Times Advice on writing and on life from an acclaimed bestselling author: "Thirty years ago my older brother, who was ten years old at the time, was trying to get a report on birds written that he'd had three months to write. It was due the next day. We were out at our family cabin in Bolinas, and he was at the kitchen table close to tears, surrounded by binder paper and pencils and unopened books on birds, immobilized by the hugeness of the task ahead. Then my father sat down beside him, put his arm around my brother's shoulder, and said, 'Bird by bird, buddy. Just take it bird by bird.'"
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Creative Writing

A Workbook with Readings

Author: Linda Anderson

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317797035

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.
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The Art of Creative Writing

Author: Lajos Egri

Publisher: Citadel Press

ISBN: 9780806502007

Category: Reference

Page: 224

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'Every type of creative writing depends upon the credibility of a character.' This fundamental observation serves as the basis of Lajos Egri's book. In it he offers a step by step guide for the development of fiction, plays, & TV & radio scripts. He shows how to probe the secrets of human motivation to define flesh-&-blood characters who create suspense & conflcit & who grow emotionally under stress & strain Engri is the author of THE ART OF DRAMATIC WRITING, YOUR KEY TO SUCCESSFUL WRITING, the first of which has been translated into 17 languages.
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Creative Writing: A Beginner’s Manual

Author: Dev, Anjana Neira,Marwah, Anuradha,Pal, Swati

Publisher: Pearson Education India

ISBN: 8131742938

Category:

Page: 244

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In Creative Writing: A Beginner’s Manual, the authors provide numerous and exciting exercises, classroom tutorials, activities, workshops, case studies, and interviews with creative writers from different fields. The book guides the reader through every stage of the writing process. The authors demonstrate the flexibility of English that allows it to express a multitude of cultural identities, and encourage the readers to use the language assertively to express their ideas.
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Creative Writing and Stylistics

Creative and Critical Approaches

Author: Jeremy Scott

Publisher: Macmillan International Higher Education

ISBN: 1137010673

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 248

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Exploring the practice of writing through stylistics, Jeremy Scott draws on the work of writers and theorists to show how stylistic techniques can help writers enhance their own fiction. Negotiating the creative-critical crossover, this book helps students develop practical writing skills and a critical awareness of creative possibilities.
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Stein On Writing

A Master Editor of Some of the Most Successful Writers of Our Century Shares His Craft Techniques and Strategies

Author: Sol Stein

Publisher: St. Martin's Press

ISBN: 1466864990

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 320

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Your future as a writer is in your hands. Whether you are a newcomer or an accomplished professional, a novelist, story writer, or a writer of nonfiction, you will find this book a wealth of immediately useful guidance not available anywhere else. As Sol Stein, renowned editor, author, and instructor, explains, "This is not a book of theory. It is a book of useable solutions-- how to fix writing that is flawed, how to improve writing that is good, how to create interesting writing in the first place." You will find one of the great unspoken secrets of craftsmanship in Chapter 5, called "Markers: The Key to Swift Characterization." In Chapter 7, Stein reveals for he first time in print the wonderful system for creating instant conflict developed in the Playwrights Group of the Actors Studio, of which he was a founder. In "Secrets of Good Dialogue," the premier teacher of dialogue gives you the instantly useable techniques that not only make verbal exchanges exciting but that move the story forward immediately. You won't need to struggle with flashbacks or background material after you've read Chapter 14, which shows you how to bring background into the foreground. Writers of both fiction and nonfiction will relish the amphetamines for speeding up pace, and the many ways to liposuction flab, as well as how to tap originality and recognize what successful titles have in common. You'll discover literary values that enhance writing, providing depth and resonance. You'll bless the day you read Chapters 32 and 33 and discover why revising by starting at page one can be a serious mistake, and how to revise without growing cold on your manuscript. In the pages of this book, nonfiction writers will find a passport to the new revolution in journalism and a guide to using the techniques of fiction to enhance nonfiction. Fresh, useful, informative, and fun to read and reread, Stein on Writing is a book you will mark up, dog-ear, and cherish.
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The College Handbook of Creative Writing

Author: Robert DeMaria

Publisher: Heinle

ISBN: 9780155053014

Category: Reference

Page: 452

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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.
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Teaching Creative Writing

Author: Graeme Harper

Publisher: A&C Black

ISBN: 9780826477262

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
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