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.

The Practice of Creative Writing

A Guide for Students

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Author: Heather Sellers

Publisher: Bedford/St. Martin's

ISBN: 9781319040161

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 528

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The Practice of Creative Writing

A Guide for Students

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Author: Heather Sellers

Publisher: Macmillan Higher Education

ISBN: 1319049362

Category: Literary Collections

Page: 464

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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.

The Cambridge Introduction to Creative Writing

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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.

Page after Page

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Author: Heather Sellers

Publisher: Writer's Digest Books

ISBN: 9781582976181

Category: Reference

Page: 240

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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.

Chapter After Chapter

Discover the Dedication and Focus You Need to Write the Book of Your Dreams

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Author: Heather Sellers

Publisher: Writer's Digest Books

ISBN: 9781582974255

Category: Reference

Page: 300

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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: 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.

Naming the World

And Other Exercises for the Creative Writer

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Author: Bret Anthony Johnston

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 0307488586

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 400

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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.

The College Handbook of Creative Writing

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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.

Reflective Writing

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Author: Kate Williams,Mary Woolliams,Jane Spiro

Publisher: Macmillan International Higher Education

ISBN: 0230377246

Category: Education

Page: 136

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Reflective Writing provides concise and practical guidance on how students can improve their MA26 writing through self-reflective thinking, reading and writing. Covering a range of frameworks and strategies, it includes advice on applying reflective practices to personal and CV development.

Room to Write

Daily Invitations to a Writer's Life

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Author: Bonni Goldberg

Publisher: Tarcher

ISBN: 9780874778250

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 206

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In two hundred ingenious essays, a teacher of creative writing explores the writing process in a series of exercises designed to kindle a writer's imagination, reveal the world through a writer's eyes, and respond to the creativity manifested by good writing. Original.

Creative Research

The Theory and Practice of Research for the Creative Industries

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Author: Hilary Collins

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 1350034479

Category: Education

Page: 208

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In creative contexts, a visual approach to research is often more appropriate, but this must be underpinned with systematic and rigorous techniques. Creative Research assesses how academic research methodologies must be adapted to suit the creative disciplines and industries and offers a guide to the process of undertaking a research project in this context.

Metro

Journeys in Writing Creatively

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Author: Hans A. Ostrom,Wendy Bishop,Katharine Haake

Publisher: Longman Publishing Group

ISBN: 9780321011329

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 434

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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.

The Practice of Poetry

Writing Exercises From Poets Who Teach

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Author: Robin Behn

Publisher: Harper Collins

ISBN: 0062276077

Category: Poetry

Page: 320

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A distinctive collection of more than 90 effective poetry-writing exercises combined with corresponding essays to inspire writers of all levels.

The Bloomsbury Introduction to Creative Writing

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Author: Tara Mokhtari

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 1472578465

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 224

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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.

Creative Writing in the Digital Age

Theory, Practice, and Pedagogy

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Author: Michael Dean Clark

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 1472574109

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 208

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Creative Writing in the Digital Age explores the vast array of opportunities that technology provides the Creative Writing teacher, ranging from effective online workshop models to methods that blur the boundaries of genre. From social media tools such as Twitter and Facebook to more advanced software like Inform 7, the book investigates the benefits and potential challenges these technologies present instructors in the classroom. Written with the everyday instructor in mind, the book includes practical classroom lessons that can be easily adapted to creative writing courses regardless of the instructor's technical expertise.

Developing Research Writing

A Handbook for Supervisors and Advisors

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Author: Susan Carter,Deborah Laurs

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 113488818X

Category: Education

Page: 258

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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.

Zing! Seven Creativity Practices for Educators and Students

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Author: Pat Mora

Publisher: Corwin Press

ISBN: 1412978394

Category: Education

Page: 140

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Evocatively written in the form of letters, this guide offers seven powerful practices and corresponding activities for cultivating your own creativity and that of all your students.

The Best American Short Stories 2014

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Author: Jennifer Egan

Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

ISBN: 0547819226

Category: Fiction

Page: 384

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Presents twenty of the best works of short fiction of the past year from a variety of acclaimed sources.

Screen Production Research

Creative Practice as a Mode of Enquiry

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Author: Craig Batty,Susan Kerrigan

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 3319628372

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 253

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Aimed at students and educators across all levels of Higher Education, this agenda-setting book defines what screen production research is and looks like—and by doing so celebrates creative practice as an important pursuit in the contemporary academic landscape. Drawing on the work of international experts as well as case studies from a range of forms and genres—including screenwriting, fiction filmmaking, documentary production and mobile media practice—the book is an essential guide for those interested in the rich relationship between theory and practice. It provides theories, models, tools and best practice examples that students and researchers can follow and expand upon in their own screen production projects.