The Practice of Creative Writing

A Guide for Students


Author: Heather Sellers

Publisher: Macmillan

ISBN: 9780312436476

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 412

View: 8449

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.

Creative Writing

A Workbook with Readings


Author: Linda Anderson

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317797035

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 664

View: 6253

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.

Das Leben und das Schreiben



Author: Stephen King

Publisher: Heyne Verlag

ISBN: 3641054001

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 384

View: 2931

„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

Research Methods in Creative Writing


Author: Jeri Kroll,Graeme Harper

Publisher: Macmillan International Higher Education

ISBN: 1137272538

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 248

View: 1502

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.

Evergreen: A Guide to Writing with Readings, Compact Edition


Author: Susan Fawcett

Publisher: Cengage Learning

ISBN: 1111840962

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 560

View: 5847

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.

Creative Writing

A Practical Approach


Author: Suman Chakraborty

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9788190678896

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 132

View: 2161

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.

Writing in Action


Author: Paul Mills

Publisher: Psychology Press

ISBN: 0415119898

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 223

View: 2991

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.

Process and Practice

A Guide for Developing Writers


Author: Philip Eggers

Publisher: Longman Publishing Group

ISBN: 9780321012159

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 400

View: 7000

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.

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: 7921

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 Religion and Theology Student Writer's Manual and Reader's Guide


Author: Joel Hopko,Gregory M. Scott,Stephen M. Garrison, Professor

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 1538100967

Category: Reference

Page: 208

View: 2410

This is a supplemental text for all religion and theology courses that facilitates, invigorates, and enhances student learning by teaching students to read and write effectively.

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: 9608

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


Self and Reflexivity


Author: Celia Hunt,Sampson Fiona

Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan

ISBN: 9781403918765

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 224

View: 3197

This guide is ideal for students of creative writing who wish to explore the writing process and its relationship to self in order to develop as writers. Each chapter links a range of theoretical approaches to one practical aspect of writing, using illustrations from fiction, poetry and literary non-fiction, and suggesting practical exercises for pursuing the topic further. The book will enable students to develop literary, critical and psychodynamic understandings of the creative process and to explore a range of key topics.

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: 2631

"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.

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: 4805

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.

Write Right!

Creative Writing Using Storytelling Techniques


Author: Kendall F. Haven

Publisher: Libraries Unlimited

ISBN: 9781563086779

Category: Education

Page: 213

View: 4895

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.


A Guide to Better Writing


Author: William J. Kelly,Deborah L. Lawton

Publisher: Allyn & Bacon

ISBN: 9780205314577

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 568

View: 6933

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.

Media Writing

A Practical Introduction


Author: Craig Batty,Sandra Cain

Publisher: Macmillan International Higher Education

ISBN: 1137529563

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 296

View: 8212

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.

Acts of Revision

A Guide for Writers


Author: Wendy Bishop

Publisher: Heinemann Educational Books


Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 164

View: 7514

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.

Key Issues in Creative Writing


Author: Dianne Donnelly,Prof. Graeme Harper

Publisher: Multilingual Matters

ISBN: 1847698492

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 232

View: 1987

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.