Imaginative Writing

The Elements of Craft

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Author: Janet Burroway

Publisher: Longman Publishing Group

ISBN: 9780321923172

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 416

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"In the fourth edition of Imaginative Writing I have tried to refine and focus several features of the book without fundamentally changing its purpose, which is to provide a workable and energizing multigenre text for basic creative writing courses" - Preface (page xii)

Imaginative Writing

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Author: Janet Burroway

Publisher: Longman Publishing Group

ISBN: 9780134053240

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 432

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ALERT: Before you purchase, check with your instructor or review your course syllabus to ensure that you select the correct ISBN. Several versions of Pearson's MyLab & Mastering products exist for each title, including customized versions for individual schools, and registrations are not transferable. In addition, you may need a CourseID, provided by your instructor, to register for and use Pearson's MyLab & Mastering products. Packages Access codes for Pearson's MyLab & Mastering products may not be included when purchasing or renting from companies other than Pearson; check with the seller before completing your purchase. Used or rental books If you rent or purchase a used book with an access code, the access code may have been redeemed previously and you may have to purchase a new access code. Access codes Access codes that are purchased from sellers other than Pearson carry a higher risk of being either the wrong ISBN or a previously redeemed code. Check with the seller prior to purchase. -- For courses in Introduction to Creative Writing or Creative Writing in English or Creative Writing Departments. Written by bestselling author Janet Burroway, Imaginative Writing, covers all four genres: creative nonfiction, fiction, poetry, and drama. This textbook discusses elements of craft common to all creative writing before delving into the individual genres. After an introduction, the next five chapters each investigate a specific element of craft--Image, Voice, Character, Setting, and Story--from a perspective that crosses all genres. Nearly half of the selections in all four genres are new. New "Try This" exercises give students plenty of practice. Imaginative Writing is a very popular book for courses on teaching the craft of creative writing.

Imaginative Writing

The Elements of Craft

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Author: Janet Burroway

Publisher: Longman Publishing Group

ISBN: 9780321357403

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 402

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[This book] discusses the elements of craft - image, voice, character, setting, and story - from a multi-genre perspective. Presenting the craft before the genre, this guide and anthology helps students understand the creative techniques shared by all forms of imaginative writing before individually exploring Essay, Fiction, Poetry, and Drama. With an emphasis on technique and experimentation and development and revision, [this book] encourages a sense of enthusiastic play and adventure. -Back cover.

The Oxford Book of American Short Stories

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Author: Joyce Carol Oates

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: 0199744394

Category: Fiction

Page: 873

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Presents a collection of fifty-nine familiar and unfamiliar stories by such writers as John Cheever, Ray Bradbury, Flannery O'Connor, Edmund White, and Richard Wright.

The Practice of Creative Writing

A Guide for Students

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Author: Heather Sellers

Publisher: Macmillan Higher Education

ISBN: 1319073093

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 528

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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.

Creative Writing: Four Genres in Brief

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Author: David Starkey

Publisher: Macmillan Higher Education

ISBN: 1319071171

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 400

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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.

A Writer's Country

A Collection of Fiction and Poetry

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Author: Jeff Knorr,Tim Schell

Publisher: Longman Publishing Group

ISBN: 9780130274410

Category: Art

Page: 328

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Compiled by the editors of the award-winning Clackamas Literary Review, this anthology of twenty short stories and fifty poems gives readers the opportunity to read from a broad range of styles, perspectives, and generations spanning the last century. The anthology is not separated by genre, as are most literature anthologies available today (but rather loosely co-mingles poems and stories according to gradually developing themes); and places canonized writing, and some lesser known yet accomplished writing, together under the same cover. Includes Writer biographies. Features works by James Joyce, Alice Munro, Alice Walker, Gracey Paley, Tim O'Brien, Jamaica Kincaid, Bobbie Ann Mason, William Faulkner, Gabriel Garcia Márquez, John Cheever, Raymond Carver, Melissa Pritchard, Jorge Luis Borges, John Wolff, Ernest Hemingway, Anton Chekhov, Carolyn Forche, Flannery O'Connor, Mary Robinson, Gary Soto, Sharon Olds, Joy Hado, Rohert Hayden, Gary Thompson, Wiliam Stafford, Walt McDonald, Alberto Rios, Theodore Roethke, Marilynne Chin, Gary Snyder, Linda Hogan, Beckian Fritz Goldberg, Anne Sexton, Daisy Zamora, Lucille Clifton, Emily Dickinson, Stephen Dobyns, Octavio Paz, James Haggard, Lanston Hughes, Rita Dove, Carolyn Kizer, Naomi Shihab Nye, Donald Hall, Jimmy Santiago Boca, Maya Angelou, Claribe Alegria, Elizabeth Bishop, James Dickey, Richard Hugo, Denise Levertov, Mary Oliver, James Wright, Jim Harrison, Robert Frost. For anyone interested in Twentieth-Century short stories or poems or Creative Writing (fiction and poetry).

Writing for Science

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Author: Robert Goldbort

Publisher: Yale University Press

ISBN: 9780300117936

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 330

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This book encompasses the entire range of writing skills that today's experimental scientist may need to employ. Chapters cover routine forms, such as laboratory notes, abstracts, and memoranda; dissertations; journal articles; and grant proposals. Robert Goldbort discusses how best to approach various writing tasks as well as how to deal with the everyday complexities that may get in the way of ideal practice--difficult collaborators, experiments gone wrong, funding rejections. He underscores the importance of an ethical approach to science and scientific communication and insists on the necessity of full disclosure.

Strong measures

contemporary American poetry in traditional forms

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Author: Philip Dacey,David Jauss

Publisher: Longman Pub Group

ISBN: N.A

Category: Fiction

Page: 492

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Presents a new, wide-ranging selection of contemporary but structured American verse by almost two hundred poets

The Third Policeman

A Novel

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Author: Flann O'Brien

Publisher: Dalkey Archive Press

ISBN: 9781564782144

Category: Fiction

Page: 200

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With the publication of The Third Policeman, Dalkey Archive Press now has all of O'Brien's fiction back in print.

Love, an Index

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Author: Rebecca Lindenberg

Publisher: McSweeney's

ISBN: 1944211144

Category: Poetry

Page: 96

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A man disappears. The woman who loves him is left scarred and haunted. In her fierce, one-of-a-kind debut, Rebecca Lindenberg tells the story—in verse—of her passionate relationship with Craig Arnold, a much-respected poet who disappeared in 2009 while hiking a volcano in Japan. Lindenberg’s billowing, I-contain-multitudes style lays bare the poet’s sadnesses, joys, and longings in poems that are lyric and narrative, at once plainspoken and musically elaborate. Regarding her role in Arnold’s story, Lindenberg writes with clear-eyed humility and endearing dignity: “The girl with the ink-stained teeth / knows she’s famous / in a tiny, tragic way. / She’s not / daft, after all.” And then later, playfully, of her travels in Italy with the poet, her lover: “The carabinieri / wanted to know if there were bears / in our part of America. Yes, we said, / many bears. Man-eating bears? Yes, of course, / many man-eating bears.” Every poem in this collection bursts with humor, pathos, verve—and an utterly unique, soulful voice. This widely anticipated debut, already selected as a finalist for several prominent book awards, marks the first collection in the newly minted McSweeney’s Poetry Series. MPS is an imprint which seeks to publish a broad range of excellent new poetry collections in exquisitely designed hardcovers—poetry that’s useful and meaningful to anyone in any walk of life.

Wired for Story

The Writer's Guide to Using Brain Science to Hook Readers from the Very First Sentence

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Author: Lisa Cron

Publisher: Random House Digital, Inc.

ISBN: 1607742454

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 262

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"This guide reveals how writers can take advantage of the brain's hard-wired responses to story to captivate their readers' minds through each plot element"--Provided by publisher.

The Left Hand of Darkness

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Author: Ursula K. Le Guin

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 0143111590

Category: FICTION

Page: 288

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The Left Hand of Darkness tells the story of a lone human emissary's mission to Winter, an unknown alien world whose inhabitants can choose--and change--their gender. His goal is to facilitate Winter's inclusion in a growing intergalactic civilization. But to do so he must bridge the gulf between his own views and those of the completely dissimilar culture that he encounters. Exploring questions of psychology, society, and human emotion in an alien world, The Left Hand of Darkness stands as a landmark achievement in the annals of science fiction.

Enhancing Adult Motivation to Learn

A Comprehensive Guide for Teaching All Adults

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Author: Raymond J. Wlodkowski,Margery B. Ginsberg

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1119077990

Category: Education

Page: 512

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The classic interdisciplinary reference on adult education, updated for today's learning environment Enhancing Adult Motivation to Learn provides adult educators with the information and strategies they need to guide non-traditional students toward positive educational outcomes. Providing a clear framework, guidelines for instructional planning, real-world examples, and cutting-edge ideas, this book fills the need for intrinsically motivating instruction targeted specifically toward adults returning to school. This new fourth edition sharpens the focus on community colleges, where most first-generation college students and working adults begin their higher education, and explores the rising use of technology and alternative delivery methods including a new chapter covering online instruction. Since the publication of its first edition, this book has become a classic reference for understanding adult motivation in educational and training settings. As more and more adults re-enter the educational system, instructors and trainers will find extraordinary value in this exploration at the intersection of research and practice. Examine the latest neuroscience and psychological research pertaining to adult motivation and learning Delve into alternative formats including online learning, interactive learning materials, and more Elicit and encourage adult intrinsic motivation using the Motivational Framework for Culturally Responsive Teaching and sixty practical, research-backed strategies Adopt a culturally responsive instructional approach for an inclusive and equitable learning environment. Adult students differ from traditional students in motivation, attitude, experience, and more; this, combined with an increasingly diverse body of students as well electronic delivery methods, makes today's teaching environment a new landscape for instructors to navigate. Enhancing Adult Motivation to Learn provides a clear guide to success for instructors and students alike.

The Subway Stops at Bryant Park

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Author: N. West Moss

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781935248910

Category: Fiction

Page: 160

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Stories of characters inextricably linked to Bryant Park, a safe haven against the secrets, disillusionment, fears, and loses engulfing their lives.

The Song of Achilles

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Author: Madeline Miller

Publisher: A&C Black

ISBN: 1408816032

Category: Fiction

Page: 352

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Greece in the age of Heroes. Patroclus, an awkward young prince, has been exiled to the kingdom of Phthia. Here he is nobody, just another unwanted boy living in the shadow of King Peleus and his golden son, Achilles. Achilles, 'best of all the Greeks', is everything Patroclus is not - strong, beautiful, the child of a goddess - and by all rights their paths should never cross. Yet one day, Achilles takes the shamed prince under his wing and soon their tentative companionship gives way to a steadfast friendship. As they grow into young men skilled in the arts of war and medicine, their bond blossoms into something far deeper - despite the displeasure of Achilles's mother Thetis, a cruel and deathly pale sea goddess with a hatred of mortals. Fate is never far from the heels of Achilles. When word comes that Helen of Sparta has been kidnapped, the men of Greece are called upon to lay siege to Troy in her name. Seduced by the promise of a glorious destiny, Achilles joins their cause, Torn between love and fear for his friend, Patroclus follows Achilles into war, little knowing that the years that follow will test everything they have learned, everything they hold dear. And that, before he is ready, he will be forced to surrender his friend to the hands of Fate. Profoundly moving and breathtakingly original, this rendering of the epic Trojan War is a dazzling feat of the imagination, a devastating love story, and an almighty battle between gods and kings, peace and glory, immortal fame and the human heart.

The Mystics of Mile End

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Author: Sigal Samuel

Publisher: Broadview Press

ISBN: 1554812534

Category: Fiction

Page: 288

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Brother and sister Lev and Samara Meyer live in Montreal’s Mile End—a mashup of hipsters and Hasidic Jews. They have a fairly typical childhood, other than that around the corner Mr. Katz is trying to recreate the Biblical Tree of Knowledge out of plucked leaves, toilet paper rolls, and dental floss. When their father, a professor of Jewish mysticism, is diagnosed with an unusual heart murmur, he becomes convinced that his heart is whispering divine secrets. But when their father’s frenzied attempts to ascend the Tree of Life lead to tragedy, Samara and Lev set out (in separate and divisive ways) to finish what he’s started. It falls to next-door neighbour and Holocaust survivor Chaim Glassman to shatter the silence that divides the members of the Meyer family. But can he break through to them in time? A remarkable debut novel reminiscent of The History of Love by Nicole Krauss and Bee Season by Myla Goldberg.

Ways of Learning

Learning theories and learning styles in the classroom

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Author: Alan Pritchard

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317917626

Category: Education

Page: 160

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Whilst most teachers are skilled in providing opportunities for the progression of children’s learning, it is often without fully understanding the theory behind it. With greater insight into what is currently known about the processes of learning and about individual learning preferences, teachers are better equipped to provide effective experiences and situations which are more likely to lead to lasting attainment. Now fully updated, Ways of Learning seeks to provide an understanding of the ways in which learning takes place, which teachers can make use of in their planning and teaching, including: An overview of learning Behaviourism and the beginning of theory Cognitive and constructivist learning Multiple intelligences Learning styles Difficulties with learning The influence of neuro-psychology Relating theory to practice The third edition of this book includes developments in areas covered in the first and second editions, as well as expanding on certain topics to bring about a wider perspective; most noticeably a newly updated and fully expanded chapter on the influence of neuro-educational research. The book also reflects changes in government policy and is closely related to new developments in practice. Written for trainee teachers, serving teachers, and others interested in learning for various reasons, Ways of Learning serves as a valuable introduction for students setting out on higher degree work who are in need of an introduction to the topic.

The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian

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Author: Sherman Alexie

Publisher: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers

ISBN: 0316219304

Category: Young Adult Fiction

Page: 272

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Bestselling author Sherman Alexie tells the story of Junior, a budding cartoonist growing up on the Spokane Indian Reservation. Determined to take his future into his own hands, Junior leaves his troubled school on the rez to attend an all-white farm town high school where the only other Indian is the school mascot. Heartbreaking, funny, and beautifully written, The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian, which is based on the author's own experiences, coupled with poignant drawings by Ellen Forney that reflect the character's art, chronicles the contemporary adolescence of one Native American boy as he attempts to break away from the life he was destined to live. With a forward by Markus Zusak, interviews with Sherman Alexie and Ellen Forney, and four-color interior art throughout, this edition is perfect for fans and collectors alike.