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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

2019 | Creative Writing | Book

The Multimodal Writer

Creative Writing Across Genres and Media

These are exciting times for creative writing. In a digital age, the ability to move between types of writing and technologies - often at speed - is increasingly essential for writers. Yet, such flexibility can be difficult to achieve, and, how to …

Author:
Dr. Josie Barnard

2019 | Creative Writing | Book

New and Experimental Approaches to Writing Lives

With recent advances in digital technology, a number of exciting and innovative approaches to writing lives have emerged, from graphic memoirs to blogs and other visual-verbal-virtual texts. This edited collection is a timely study of new …

Author:
Dr. Jo Parnell

2019 | Creative Writing | Book

Print Cultures

A Reader in Theory and Practice

This reader is the most comprehensive selection of key texts on twentieth and twenty-first century print culture yet compiled. Illuminating the networks and processes that have shaped reading, writing and publishing, the selected extracts also …

Editor:
Caroline Davis

2019 | Creative Writing | Book

Writing Speculative Fiction

Creative and Critical Approaches

In this engaging and accessible guide, Eugen Bacon explores writing speculative fiction as a creative practice, drawing from her own work, and the work of other writers and theorists, to interrogate its various subgenres. Through analysis of …

Author:
Dr. Eugen Bacon

2019 | Creative Writing | Book

Writing for the Screen

Creative and Critical Approaches

This revised and refreshed edition guides the contemporary screenwriter through a variety of creative and critical approaches to a deeper understanding of how to tell stories for the screen. With a renewed focus on theme and structure, the book is …

Authors:
Dr. Craig Batty, Zara Waldeback

2019 | Creative Writing | Book

Writing Song Lyrics

Creative and Critical Approaches

This book is unique in offering practical advice on writing song lyrics within a critically informed framework. Part I provides the theoretical underpinning, while Part II covers the creative process, pulling together all the best songwriting …



Authors:
Glenn Fosbraey, Andy Melrose

2019 | Creative Writing | Book

The Desire to Write

The Five Keys to Creative Writing

In this dynamic exploration of the discipline of creative writing, Graeme Harper departs from the established ‘how-to’ model in a personal manifesto which analyses why human beings are, and have long been, passionate about writing. Illuminating …

Author:
Prof. Graeme Harper

2018 | Creative Writing | Book

The Magic of Writing

In this engaging guide, teacher, poet and lyricist Adrian May shows how magic is a tool used by writers to generate creativity, where concepts of magic are seen as portals of creative power. This unique book features approachable chapters on …

Author:
Adrian May

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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