The Practice of Creative Writing

A Guide for Students


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.

Writing in Action


Author: Paul Mills

Publisher: Psychology Press

ISBN: 0415119898

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 223

View: 6725

Writing in Action provides a step-by-step, practical guide to the process of writing. Although the emphasis is on creative writing, fiction, poetry and drama, it also covers autobiographical writing and the writing of reports and essays. Because this is a book about process, rather than product, Writing in Action also looks at the practice of adaptation and editing. This book is crammed with practical suggestions and self-evaluation exercises, as well as invaluable tips on style, sentence structure, punctuation and vocabulary. It is an ideal course text for students and an invaluable guide to self-study.

Das Leben und das Schreiben



Author: Stephen King

Publisher: Heyne Verlag

ISBN: 3641054001

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 384

View: 8197

„Ich schreibe so lange, wie der Leser davon überzeugt ist, in den Händen eines erstklassigen Wahnsinnigen zu sein.“ Stephen King Während der Genesung nach einem schweren Unfall schreibt Stephen King seine Memoiren – Leben und Schreiben sind eins. Ein unverzichtbarer Ratgeber für alle angehenden Schriftsteller und eine Fundgrube für alle, die mehr über den König des Horror-Genres erfahren wollen. Ein kluges und gleichzeitig packendes Buch über gelebte Literatur. »Eine Konfession.« Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung

Creative Composition

Inspiration and Techniques for Writing Instruction


Author: Danita Berg,Lori A. May

Publisher: Multilingual Matters

ISBN: 1783093633

Category: Education

Page: 216

View: 7728

This book brings together contemporary authors and well-respected creative writing instructors and theorists to explore ways creativity in composition may be encouraged in student writers. The question in this anthology is not 'Can writing be taught?' but 'How can we inspire students to embrace the creative process no matter what they write?'

Research Methods in Creative Writing


Author: Jeri Kroll,Graeme Harper

Publisher: Macmillan International Higher Education

ISBN: 1137272538

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 248

View: 6904

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 offer a selection of models that readers can explore and on which they can build.

Creative Writing

A Workbook with Readings


Author: Linda Anderson

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317797035

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 664

View: 6778

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.

Creative Writing

A Practical Approach


Author: Suman Chakraborty

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9788190678896

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 132

View: 6054

Creative Writing: A Practical Approach is a complete guide to creative writing which tries to work as a practical and everyday handbook for the prospective creative writers, as well as students and scholars. It provides extremely useful tips to master the art of brainstorming, an essential and integral part of the creative writing process. It unfolds the secrets of creative writing through four diversified sections: Poem, Dialogue, Travel Account and Short Story. Each chapter is succeeded by a number of highly appreciated specimen creative writings, an immensely helpful bibliography for further reading and an enriched exercise section for further practice. In short Creative Writing: A Practical Approach is sure to enhance the literary creativity of a beginner and is a definitive collection for the established creative writers as well.


A Guide to Better Writing


Author: William J. Kelly,Deborah L. Lawton

Publisher: Allyn & Bacon

ISBN: 9780205314577

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 568

View: 4397

The first full-color work text in the developmental writing market, Odyssey focuses on helping students build paragraph and essay writing skills. With its encouraging tone, careful explanations, and abundance of carefully sequenced and incrementally challenging exercise sets, it enables students to view writing as a means of discovering more about themselves and their surroundings. *The text's organization and self-contained chapters within each part ensure cumulative skill development and allow flexibility in course design: *Part I - A thorough overview of the writing process, including exercises that help students examine their attitudes and fears about writing. *Part II - An introduction to the patterns of development. *Part III - A transition to essay writing that shows how to apply the patterns to longer pieces and adapt them for essay exams. *Parts IV-VI - Self-contained chapters provide review and extensive practice in grammar, punctuation, and mechanics. *Part VII - An anthology of student and professional readings with an introduction on critical reading and comprehension. Also includes writing exercises. every chapter, Odyssey offers a progression of exercises that begin with comprehension and practice of fundamental concepts. Some exercise sets focus on invention and the writing of short pieces. Students can then proceed to exercises that call for critical thinking, drafting, and revision. Grammar, mechanics, and punctuation chapters conclude with summary exercises that call upon students to use all the grammar and sentence skills learned in the chapter. In addition, many chapters contain a pair of Discovering Connections exercises. The first, which falls early in the chapter, is a prewriting assignment with an array of topic possibilities. The second is a drafting and revision exercise based upon the prewriting and calls for peer review.

Successful Academic Writing

A Complete Guide for Social and Behavioral Scientists


Author: Anneliese A. Singh,Lauren Lukkarila

Publisher: Guilford Publications

ISBN: 1462529399

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 260

View: 581

"Subject Areas/Keywords: academic writing, behavioral sciences, dissertations, empirical articles, graduate students, graduate writing, journal articles, peer-reviewed articles, publications, research articles, research methods, research reporting, research reports, scholarly writing, social sciences, thesis DESCRIPTION Using rich examples and engaging pedagogical tools, this book equips students to master the challenges of academic writing in graduate school and beyond. The authors delve into nitty-gritty aspects of structure, style, and language, and offer a window onto the thought processes and strategies that strong writers rely on. Essential topics include how to: identify the audience for a particular piece of writing; craft a voice appropriate for a discipline-specific community of practice; compose the sections of a qualitative, quantitative, or mixed methods research article; select the right peer-reviewed journal for submitting an article; and navigate the publication process. Readers are also guided to build vital self-coaching skills in order to stay motivated and complete projects successfully. "--

English Language, Literature and Creative Writing

A Practical Guide for Students


Author: Sarah Dobbs,Val Jessop,Devon Campbell-Hall,Terry McDonough,Cath Nichols

Publisher: Anthem Press

ISBN: 1783082925

Category: Study Aids

Page: 198

View: 7859

A practical, easy-to-read guide that aims to help undergraduate students cope with the demands of English and Creative Writing degrees. Written by lecturers and industry professionals with decades of experience in professional writing and higher education, this book also includes hints and tips from previous students.

The Columbia Guide to Social Work Writing


Author: Warren J. Green

Publisher: Columbia University Press

ISBN: 0231142951

Category: Social Science

Page: 326

View: 2225

Social work practitioners write for a variety of publications, and they are expected to show fluency in a number of related fields. Whether the target is a course instructor, scholarly journal, fellowship organization, or general news outlet, social workers must be clear, persuasive, and comprehensive in their writing, especially on provocative subjects. This first-of-its-kind guide features top scholars and educators providing a much-needed introduction to social work writing and scholarship. Foregrounding the process of social work writing, the coeditors particularly emphasize how to think about and approach one's subject in a productive manner. The guide begins with an overview of social work writing from the 1880s to the present, and then follows with ideal strategies for academic paper writing, social work journal writing, and social work research writing. A section on applied professional writing addresses student composition in field education, writing for and about clinical practice, the effective communication of policy information to diverse audiences, program and proposal development, advocacy, and administrative writing. The concluding section focuses on specific fields of practice, including writing on child and family welfare, contemporary social issues, aging, and intervention in global contexts. Grounding their essays in systematic observations, induction and deduction, and a wealth of real-world examples, the contributors describe the conceptualization, development, and presentation of social work writing in ways that better secure its power and relevance.

Media Writing

A Practical Introduction


Author: Craig Batty,Sandra Cain

Publisher: Macmillan International Higher Education

ISBN: 1137529563

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 296

View: 390

The media writing industry is constantly changing, making it vital for students and practitioners to be able to adapt to new and different forms and approaches. Now updated in a second edition, this highly accessible and practical guide to media writing brings together a range of different professional contexts, enabling students to develop a solid understanding of the practices that will enable them to excel in any media writing field today. In chapters spanning print, online and broadcast news, magazines, public relations, advertising and screenwriting, Batty and Cain outline the key theories, concepts and tools for writing in each context, exploring their distinctive styles and practices and also identifying their shared ideas and principles. Packed with exercises, case studies and career guidance, this lively resource encourages students to engage with each form and hone transferable skills. The new edition reveals how digital technology is continually expanding the scope of platforms and shaping the way media writing is produced and consumed. This insightful text remains essential reading for students of journalism, creative writing, media studies and communication studies.

Process and Practice

A Guide for Developing Writers


Author: Philip Eggers

Publisher: Longman Publishing Group

ISBN: 9780321012159

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 400

View: 1033

Process and Practice balances process-oriented writing instruction with a traditional emphasis on grammar and correctness. Clear step-by-step discussions of paragraph and essay writing and the rhetorical patterns teach students how to organize their ideas while sample student and professional readings reflecting ethnically diverse perspectives illustrate rhetorical principles. The extensive grammar unit provides a wealth of grammar practice including sentence-combining exercises and diagnostic and review tests. This edition features expanded coverage of some of the latest ideas in composition including critical thinking, computers, and collaboration. ESL sections address problematic issues for non-native speakers.

Evergreen: A Guide to Writing with Readings, Compact Edition


Author: Susan Fawcett

Publisher: Cengage Learning

ISBN: 1133708986

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 560

View: 5627

EVERGREEN combines carefully crafted instruction, high-interest readings, and student models with numerous sequenced practices. This two-volume EVERGREEN COMPACT provides a convenient and portable alternative for instructors who prefer smaller-trim books for their students. The Evergreen Compact instruction book contains all instruction, writing assignments, art, and readings in the regular Evergreen Ninth Edition, but the practices have been moved to the Evergreen Compact Workbook; the workbook contains all practice exercises and visual images that relate to the practices. Each book has its own Annotated Instructor's Edition that provides answers and marginal annotations, Teaching Tips, ESL Tips, and Learning Styles Tips. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

Building Better Essays


Author: Gina Hogan

Publisher: Cengage Learning

ISBN: 1133709788

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 272

View: 5663

Teaching writing as part of a building activity provides students with an easy to remember image that helps them understand and apply good writing construction. This building process helps them see how each writing block sets the foundation for the next block; as a result, their confidence in writing skills grows. The first foundational block is writing correct sentences, the second, writing effective paragraphs, and finally writing effective essays. Just as actual foundations require raw materials, so does each writing building block require specific elements. For example, in grammar, to build a correct sentence, you need nouns, verbs, prepositions, conjunctions, and other grammatical elements. As the third book of the Building Better series, _Building Better Essays_ builds on students' knowledge of effective paragraph construction, covered in Building Better Paragraphs, to get them to the next step of putting paragraphs together successfully for coherent essays. Many writing books present content in too complex a manner without enough opportunities for practice or present so many topics that simply overwhelm the student. The Building Better series evolved to be flexible enough that they can also be used as a quick reference guide by all college students or writing instructors. Any student who needs help writing concise and clear essays can benefit from the pedagogy of Building Better Essays. Instructors looking for a rich focus on essay construction, simple and brief explanations that are easy to remember, and variety of practice exercises will find it in Building Better Essays. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

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Design Thinking fürs Leben


Author: Bill Burnett,Dave Evans

Publisher: Ullstein eBooks

ISBN: 3843713634

Category: Self-Help

Page: 288

View: 3536

Design Thinking hilft, kreative Lösungen für komplexe Probleme zu finden. Die Autoren übertragen dieses Prinzip auf das Leben und die Berufswahl. Denke wie ein Designer: Stelle Fragen, suche Verbündete, mache Fehler, baue Prototypen, denke interdisziplinär – und werde zum Designer deines eigenen Lebens! Diese Ideen präsentieren die beiden Professoren seit sieben Jahren an der Stanford University,was zu chronisch überbuchten Kursen führt.

How to Write Fiction (And Think About It)


Author: Robert Graham

Publisher: Macmillan International Higher Education

ISBN: 0230207898

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 280

View: 416

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 features, such as the focus on reflective learning and tuition on advanced skills including foreshadowing, transitions and producing short story cycles. Throughout, the approach is centred on three kinds of activity: - examining the theory of particular fiction writing skills - analysing the practice of these skills in examples of published work - practising the use of skills in fiction-writing exercises. What makes this guide so distinctive, though, is the way it consistently asks you to reflect on your work, and stresses the importance of being able to articulate the processes of writing. Packed with wisdom about the art of fiction and filled with writing exercises, How To Write Fiction (And Think About It) examines the work of today's finest authors to teach you everything you need to know about writing short stories or longer fiction. Whether you are a student, a would-be professional author, or a general reader who simply likes to write for pleasure, this guide will equip you with a portfolio of key fiction-writing skills.