The Practice of Creative Writing

A Guide for Students


Author: Heather Sellers

Publisher: Macmillan

ISBN: 9780312436476

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 412

View: 9741

The Practice of Creative Writing is designed for all students in the introductory course, including those who may never take another writing class. Its message is, simply put: 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. These habits and strategies make it possible for students 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 makes creative writing fun by providing opportunities to be playful and to experiment at the same time she teaches students the importance of discipline and craft.

Process and Practice

A Guide for Developing Writers


Author: Philip Eggers

Publisher: Longman Publishing Group

ISBN: 9780321012159

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 400

View: 4548

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.

Creative Composition

Inspiration and Techniques for Writing Instruction


Author: Danita Berg,Lori A. May

Publisher: Multilingual Matters

ISBN: 178309365X

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 214

View: 7573

For decades theorists have opined that the lines between creative writing and composition need to be lifted, yet little has been written about the pedagogical methods that allow a cohesive approach between the disciplines. 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?’ This book offers multiple strategies to merge the best practices of teaching writing, regardless of the genre.

Evergreen: A Guide to Writing with Readings, Compact Edition


Author: Susan Fawcett

Publisher: Cengage Learning

ISBN: 1111840962

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 560

View: 9521

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.

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: 5420

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.

Write Right!

Creative Writing Using Storytelling Techniques


Author: Kendall F. Haven

Publisher: Libraries Unlimited

ISBN: 9781563086779

Category: Education

Page: 213

View: 1082

Haven's breakthrough approach to creative writing begins with an improbable technique that does not involve writing. Coaching students to "start with storytelling," the author and storyteller shares a vital but often forgotten step of the creative process. His practical and detailed guide provides directions for 38 writing exercises that help students create powerful and dynamic fiction. All the steps - from finding inspiration and creating believable characters to making the final edit - are covered. Activities, coded for grades from primary through high school, can easily be adapted to other levels.

Research Methods in Creative Writing


Author: Jeri Kroll,Graeme Harper

Publisher: Macmillan International Higher Education

ISBN: 1137272538

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 248

View: 9209

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: 1317797027

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 664

View: 1531

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.

Writing Literature Reviews

A Guide for Students of the Social and Behavioral Sciences


Author: Jose L. Galvan

Publisher: Pyrczak Publishing


Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 162

View: 1169

"This easy-to-follow guide instructs students in the preparation of literature reviews for term projects, theses, and dissertations. There are numerous examples from published literature reviews that illustrate the guidelines discussed in this text. New to this edition: Most of the examples have been updated with material from recently published research. Also new: Seven new model literature reviews for discussion and evaluation have been added."--Publisher's website.

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: 6196

"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. "--

How to Write Fiction (And Think About It)


Author: Robert Graham

Publisher: Macmillan International Higher Education

ISBN: 1137019158

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 240

View: 5235

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.

Creative Story Writing

Teach Your Child to Write Good English


Author: Sally A. Jones,Amanda C. Jones

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780955831508

Category: Creative writing (Middle school)

Page: 82

View: 4058

Creative Writing is the essential guide for students wanting to develop their literacy skills and improve their grades in English assignments and exams. Creative Writing will guide students through the story writing process. This book is designed to help the child with thinking up ideas, providing starting points for writing, structuring and organizing their writing into paragraphs. It features writing a good introduction with characters, setting and plot, building up suspense and winding up the plot with a suitable resolution. Attention is given to making writing more interesting by varying sentence types, using punctuation and good grammar. The student will investigate different narrative structures for writing stories, exploring various viewpoints so they can decide if they write in first or third person. They will learn to evoke mood and atmosphere by using good vocabulary. Model answers, sample texts and practice questions are included. Common errors are highlighted and corrected.Also in the 'Teach Your Child Good English' series, now available on is,Learning Persuasive Writing & Argument: 9780955831515Information Writing: 9780955831522Improve Your English: 9780955831553

Key Issues in Creative Writing


Author: Dianne Donnelly,Prof. Graeme Harper

Publisher: Multilingual Matters

ISBN: 1847698492

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 232

View: 1276

Key Issues in Creative Writing explores a range of important issues that inform the practice and understanding of creative writing. The collection considers creative writing learning and teaching as well as creative writing research. Contributors target debates that arise because of the nature of creative writing. These experts – from the UK, USA and Australia – specifically examine creative writing as a subject in universities and colleges and discuss both the creative knowledge and the critical understanding informing the subject and its future. Finally, this volume suggests ways in which addressing current issues will produce significant disciplinary knowledge that will contribute to the success of creative writing in current and future academic environments.

Writing at University

A Guide for Students


Author: Phyllis Creme,Mary R. Lea

Publisher: Open University Press

ISBN: 9780335213252

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 185

View: 5226

This text presents strategies and approaches to allow the reader to gain more control over his or her academic writing in a higher education environment. This second edition has been completely updated with coverage of report writing, learning journals, electronic writing and using the Internet.

Creative Writing and the New Humanities


Author: Paul Dawson

Publisher: Psychology Press

ISBN: 9780415332217

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 254

View: 9417

This book examines the institutional history and disciplinary future of creative writing in the contemporary academy, looking well beyond the perennial questions 'can writing be taught?' and 'should writing be taught?'. Paul Dawson traces the emergence of creative writing alongside the new criticism in American universities; examines the writing workshop in relation to theories of creativity and literary criticism; and analyzes the evolution of creative writing pedagogy alongside and in response to the rise of 'theory' in America, England and Australia. Dawson argues that the discipline of creative writing developed as a series of pedagogic responses to the long-standing 'crisis' in literary studies. His polemical account provides a fresh perspective on the importance of creative writing to the emergence of the 'new humanities' and makes a major contribution to current debates about the role of the writer as public intellectual.

Acts of Revision

A Guide for Writers


Author: Wendy Bishop

Publisher: Heinemann Educational Books


Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 164

View: 628

Revision is a crucial part of the writing process. But many authors resist the act. The contributors to this book know this from experience, whether they've taught freshman comp or other writing courses.

A Guide to Writing for Human Service Professionals


Author: Morley D. Glicken

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 9780742559486

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 242

View: 8194

A Guide to Writing for Human Service Professionals helps students and professionals in the human services learn to improve their writing by explaining the process and rules of writing in non-technical and practical ways. Effective use of APA Style, how to write research reports, client assessments and evaluations, and how to avoid common writing mistakes, among other topics, are explained in clear, concise prose. The book will appeal to students and professionals who struggle with writing and is a necessary resource book for writers in human services who suffer the consequences of poor writing.

Public Relations Writing Student Workbook

Principles in Practice


Author: Donald Treadwell,Jill B. Treadwell

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 9781412914444

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 162

View: 2360

Treadwell & Treadwell's Student Workbook gives students the opportunity to put their learning into practice. The workbook introduces four fictional clients, two of them new, for which students may "work" as they complete assignments. These clients include both commercial and non-profit organizations. A new "Research" section bridges the gap between clients and the real world of the student's college city or region so that clients can be "localized" to the student's area. This will also be useful for faculty who choose to assign actual or other fictional clients. Key Features: More than 60 exercises link macro-level concepts and micro-level writing decisions to put principles into practice Allows students to craft their writing in a variety of situations to address real-world problems and persuade readers An initial research project helps students create a profile of their local college area so that they can write for "real" media and make decisions based on their own experience as well as on the client background provided New "Plan of Attack" forms for writing exercises guide students through the planning needed for writing projects and help faculty assess student thinking and understanding as well as message execution

Breaking Open the Box

A Guide for Creative Techniques to Improve Academic Writing and Generate Critical Thinking


Author: Nancy DaFoe

Publisher: R&L Education

ISBN: 1475802757

Category: Education

Page: 210

View: 4210

We need a more creative approach to teaching writing. A methodology incorporating creativity, as modeled by students in this text, demonstrates the kind of progress we are all seeking, offering an exciting challenge for young writers and educators alike.