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Creative Writing

Creative writing

How do you start writing a novel? What makes a good poet? Packed with useful advice and guidance on writing for different genres and audiences.

Creative Writing

2006 | Creative Writing | Book

Writing

Self and Reflexivity

Exploring the writing process and its relationship to self, this guide synthesizes critical and creative theories of writing for both writers and readers. Each chapter links a range of theoretical approaches to one practical aspect of writing …

Authors:
Celia Hunt, Fiona Sampson

2017 | Creative Writing | Book

Playing With Words

An Introduction to Creative Writing Craft

Drawing on years of experience of writing, teaching and publishing, this book offers essential tools for writers interested in honing their craft. Whether you’re a poet, non-fiction writer, novelist, journalist, student or simply a lover of words …

Authors:
Paul Williams, Shelley Davidow

2017 | Creative Writing | Book

The Portable Poetry Workshop

This book explores the art of poetry writing from a practice-based perspective, showing how form, trope and theory inform the practical craft of writing poems. It is divided into three key sections:

Form and structure, covering sonnets, ballads …

Author:
Nigel McLoughlin

2014 | Creative Writing | Book

Writing a First Novel

Reflections on the Journey

In this inspiring collection of essays, a range of award-winning, established and newly published writers offer highly personal accounts of their creative processes. Authors reveal the anxieties, considerations and discoveries that shaped their …

Editor:
Karen Stevens

2007 | Creative Writing | Book

Writing Fiction

Creative and Critical Approaches

Exploring writing as a practice, Boulter draws from the work of writers and theorists to show how cultural and literary debates can help writers enhance their own fiction. Negotiating the creative-critical crossover, this is an approachable book …

Author:
Amanda Boulter

2014 | Creative Writing | Book

Inside the Writers’ Room

Conversations with American TV Writers

Television drama has come to rival cinema in its sophisticated narrative form and high production values. At the heart of this success is the television writer, and TV has become the home of some of the most exciting and high quality writing.

In a …

Author:
Christina Kallas

2016 | Creative Writing | Book

Writing for Theatre

Creative and Critical Approaches

Writing for theatre is a unique art form, different even from other kinds of scriptwriting. Making theatre is a truly collaborative process which can be a tricky aspect to grasp when starting out. This book will take you on a journey from the …

Author:
Kim Wiltshire

2013 | Creative Writing | Book

Research Methods in Creative Writing

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 …

Editors:
Jeri Kroll, Graeme Harper

2007 | Creative Writing | Book

How To Write Fiction (And Think About It)

If you are a writer of fiction, this practical handbook will teach you how to acquire your own writer's tool-box. Here you will learn all about developing your craft. The wide-ranging exploration of fiction-writing skills contains many unique …

Author:
Robert Graham

2017 | Creative Writing | Book

How to Write A Short Story (And Think About It)

Short story publishing is flourishing in the twenty-first century and is no longer seen as a poor relation of the novel. But what is a short story? And how do you write one? Robert Graham takes you through everything you need to know, from how a …

Author:
Robert Graham

2017 | Creative Writing | Book

A Writer's Craft

Multi-Genre Creative Writing

This introductory creative writing text uses a unique, multi-genre approach to provide students with a broad-based knowledge of their craft, treating them as professional writers. Beginning by discussing elements common to all genres, this book …

Author:
Kendall Dunkelberg

2017 | Creative Writing | Book

The Instinctive Screenplay

Watching and Writing Screen Drama

What is it that makes humans engage with a dramatic narrative? Is it linked to our primitive selves, contained within our instinctive experience?

This innovative text argues that understanding how and why our human instincts are brought into play …

Author:
Sam North

2010 | Creative Writing | Book

Screen Adaptation

Impure Cinema

Adaptation studies has historically been neglected in both the English and Film Studies curricula. Reflecting on this, Screen Adaptation celebrates its emergence in the late 20th and 21st centuries and explores the varieties of methodologies and …

Authors:
Deborah Cartmell, Imelda Whelehan

2008 | Creative Writing | Book

Writing for the Screen

Creative and Critical Approaches

This fresh approach to scriptwriting, innovative in style and approach, incorporates both creativity and critical appraisal as essential methods in writing for the screen. Contemporary case studies, in-depth analyses and interactive exercises …

Authors:
Craig Batty, Zara Waldeback

2013 | Creative Writing | Book

Creative Writing and Stylistics

Creative and Critical Approaches

In this innovative fusion of practice and criticism, Jeremy Scott shows how insights from stylistics can enrich the craft of creative writing. Focusing on crucial methodological issues that confront the practicing writer,
Creative Writing and …

Author:
Jeremy Scott

2010 | Creative Writing | Book

Story Logic and the Craft of Fiction

This book illuminates how technique serves 'story logic,' the particular way fiction makes meaning. Writers raid the cupboard of theory looking for what works, and generic rules don't account for the rich variety of strategies they employ. For …

Author:
Catherine Brady

2007 | Creative Writing | Book

Wordsmithery

The Writer’s Craft and Practice

This stimulating workbook is aimed at committed writers and students of Creative Writing who want to engage with ideas about writing and develop their craft and practice. Drawing on the expertise of a range of professional and award-winning …

Editor:
Jayne Steel

2014 | Creative Writing | Book

The Road to Somewhere

A Creative Writing Companion

This revised, updated and expanded new edition of The Road to Somewhere will help you to acquire the craft and disciplines needed to develop as a writer in today's world. It is ideal for anyone - student writers, writing teachers and seasoned …

Editors:
Robert Graham, Heather Leach, Helen Newall, Julie Armstrong, John Singleton

2009 | Creative Writing | Book

Writing Poetry

Creative and Critical Approaches

Writing Poetry combines an accessible introduction to the essential elements of the craft, with a critical awareness of its underpinnings. The authors argue that separating the making of poems from critical thinking about them is a false divide …

Authors:
Chad Davidson, Gregory Fraser

2005 | Creative Writing | Book

Creative Writing

A Practical Guide

This book is a practical guide to creative writing, providing advice on style and form, and help with developing work to be read or heard and how to get published. Drawing on interviews with other writers, and her own long experience as a poet and …

Author:
Julia Casterton