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English Language Literature and Creative Writing

English Language  Literature and Creative Writing Author Sarah Dobbs
ISBN-10 9781783082926
Release 2014-09-01
Pages 198
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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.

Creative Writing

Creative Writing Author Julia Casterton
ISBN-10 9781137114969
Release 2005-04-20
Pages 200
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Creative Writing has been writing in one form or another for most of life. You can find so many inspiration from Creative Writing also informative, and entertaining. Click DOWNLOAD or Read Online button to get full Creative Writing book for free.

Gotham Writers Workshop Writing Fiction

Gotham Writers  Workshop  Writing Fiction Author Bloomsbury Publishing
ISBN-10 1596917911
Release 2010-08-10
Pages 304
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Gotham Writers' Workshop has mastered the art of teaching the craft of writing in a way that is practical, accessible, and entertaining. Now the techniques of this renowned school are available in this book. Here you'll find: - The fundamental elements of fiction craft-character, plot, point of view, etc.-explained clearly and completely - Key concepts illustrated with passages from great works of fiction - The complete text of "Cathedral" by Raymond Carver-a masterpiece of contemporary short fiction that is analyzed throughout the book - Exercises that let you immediately apply what you learn to your own writing Written by Gotham Writers' Workshop expert instructors and edited by Dean of Faculty Alexander Steele, Writing Fiction offers the same methods and exercises that have earned the school international acclaim. Once you've read-and written-your way through this book, you'll have a command of craft that will enable you to turn your ideas into effective short stories and novels. You will be a writer.

The Cambridge Introduction to Creative Writing

The Cambridge Introduction to Creative Writing Author David Morley
ISBN-10 0521547547
Release 2007-05-10
Pages 273
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All kinds of writing are covered in this useful and inspiring guide for students and aspiring writers.

The Creative Writing MFA Handbook

The Creative Writing MFA Handbook Author Tom Kealey
ISBN-10 0826418430
Release 2005
Pages 214
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Guides prospective graduate students through the difficult process of researching, applying to, and choosing graduate schools in creative writing. This handbook includes special sections about Low-Residency writing programs, PhD programs, publishing in literary journals, and workshop and teaching advice.

Creative Writing

Creative Writing Author Suman Chakraborty
ISBN-10 8190678892
Release 2010
Pages 132
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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.

Creative Writing For Dummies

Creative Writing For Dummies Author Maggie Hamand
ISBN-10 9781119992448
Release 2010-11-18
Pages 384
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Do you have an idea that you’re burning to get down on paper? Do you want to document your travels to far-flung places, or write a few stanzas of poetry? Whether you dream of being a novelist, a travel writer, a poet, a playwright or a columnist, Creative Writing For Dummies shows you how to unlock your creativity and choose the genre of writing that suits you best. Walking you through characterisation, setting, dialogue and plot, as well as giving expert insights into both fiction and non-fiction, it’s the ideal launching pad to the world of creative writing. Creative Writing For Dummies covers: Part I: Getting started Chapter 1: Can Everyone Write? Chapter 2: Getting into the Write Mind Chapter 3: Finding the Material to work with Part II: The Elements of Creative Writing Chapter 4: Creating Characters Chapter 5: Discovering Dialogue Chapter 6: Who is telling the story? Chapter 7: Creating your own world Chapter 8: Plotting your way Chapter 9: Creating a Structure Chapter 10: Rewriting and editing Part III: Different Kinds of Fiction Writing Chapter 11: Short stories Chapter 12: Novels Chapter 13: Writing for children Chapter 14: Plays Chapter 15: Screenplays Chapter 16: Poetry Part IV: Different kinds of Non-fiction writing Chapter 17: Breaking into journalism - Writing articles/ magazine writing Chapter 18: Writing from life and autobiography Chapter 19: Embroidering the facts: Narrative non-fiction Chapter 20: Exploring the world from your armchair - Travel writing Chapter 21: Blogging – the new big thing Part V: Finding an audience Chapter 22: Finding editors/ publishers/ agents Chapter 23: Becoming a professional Part VI: Part of Tens Chapter 24: Ten top tips for writers Chapter 25: Ten ways to get noticed

The Practical Guide to Writing

The Practical Guide to Writing Author Sylvan Barnet
ISBN-10 0321023919
Release 2000
Pages 588
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The Eighth Edition of this classic rhetoric, reader, and handbook helps students to write effective college essays. Because college writing is a process that includes both reading and critical thinking. "The Practical Guide to Writing" offers more than 50 essays-by students and by professional writers-that provide not only subjects for analysis but also examples of effective writing. New Features in the English Edition: An extensively revised Chapter 2, "Drafting and Revising," provides a series of drafts and revisions by the journalist and historian Frances FitzGerald . A new chapter, Chapter 7, "The Writer's Voice," not only offers advice on developing style but also discusses stylistic differences among the academic disciplines . A thoroughly revised and updated Chapter 16, "The Research Essay," offers up-to-date coverage of online research strategies, including guidance on evaluating Internet material; it also includes the latest MLA guidelines for documenting electronic sources . Chapter 17, "Writing About Literature," includes stories by Isabel Allende and Charlotte Perkins Gilman, a new series of drafts and revisions by a student writer, and a brief discussion of current critical approaches to literature . New essays on topics students are likely to encounter in other courses (the Internet, plagiarism, Vietnam), as well as new work by such writers as Steve Martin, Robert B. Reich, Debra Dickerson, and Patricia J. Williams . A list of Frequently Asked Questions, on the inside front cover, to help students and instructors quickly locate answers to their most important writing questions . Other Important Features An opening chapter, "Discovering Ideas," that addresses students' anxiety about writing and shows them how to begin . An effective and often-imitated chapter on analysis, Chapter 8, "Analytic Thinking and Writing." . Three engaging (and thorough) chapters on sentence-level revision . Detailed practical advice on writing essay examinations, writing book reviews, and writing essays based on interviews . A concise, readable handbook . Visual material, including drawings, photographs, and cartoons .

Creative Writing in the Digital Age

Creative Writing in the Digital Age Author Michael Dean Clark
ISBN-10 9781472574107
Release 2015-01-29
Pages 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.

The Portable MFA in Creative Writing

The Portable MFA in Creative Writing Author New York Writers Workshop
ISBN-10 1582973504
Release 2006-05-13
Pages 280
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Get the core knowledge of a prestigious MFA education without the tuition. Have you always wanted to get an MFA, but couldn't because of the cost, time commitment, or admission requirements? Well now you can fulfill that dream without having to devote tons of money or time. The Portable MFA gives you all of the essential information you would learn in the MFA program in one book. Covering fiction, memoirs, personal essays, magazine articles, poetry, and playwriting, this book provides you with: Inspiration and tips on revision, stamina, and productivity Clear instruction on the craft behind the art Detailed reading lists to expand your literary horizons Exercises to improve your writing endeavors By heeding the advice in The Portable MFA, you will gain the wisdom and experience of some of today's greatest teachers, all for just the price of a book.

Research Methods in Creative Writing

Research Methods in Creative Writing Author Jeri Kroll
ISBN-10 9781137272546
Release 2012-12-07
Pages 248
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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.

The Psychology of Creative Writing

The Psychology of Creative Writing Author Scott Barry Kaufman
ISBN-10 9780521881647
Release 2009-06-29
Pages 382
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The Psychology of Creative Writing takes a scholarly, psychological look at multiple aspects of creative writing, including the creative writer as a person, the text itself, the creative process, the writer's development, the link between creative writing and mental illness, the personality traits of comedy and screen writers, and how to teach creative writing. This book will appeal to psychologists interested in creativity, writers who want to understand more about the magic behind their talents, and educated laypeople who enjoy reading, writing, or both. From scholars to bloggers to artists, The Psychology of Creative Writing has something for everyone.

Making Your Case

Making Your Case Author Rebecca Stott
ISBN-10 0582382440
Release 2000-01
Pages 158
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Writers investigate and learn about the processes of essay writing - from collecting information, identifying an argument and designing a plan to editing, proof-reading and referencing.

Deepening Fiction

Deepening Fiction Author Sarah Stone
ISBN-10 032119537X
Release 2005
Pages 431
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A section on the writing life includes candid discussions of writer's block, talent, habit, rejection, publication, and endurance to help aspiring professionals develop sustainable lives as writers."--Jacket.

Rip the Page

Rip the Page Author Karen Benke
ISBN-10 9781590308127
Release 2010
Pages 246
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Presents exercises and wordplay experiments to teach amateur writers how to enjoy writing creatively, and includes tips for finding inspiration, returning to old ideas with fresh perspectives, and retaining confidence in writing.

Teaching English Literature 16 19

Teaching English Literature 16   19 Author Carol Atherton
ISBN-10 9781136310416
Release 2013-07-18
Pages 216
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Teaching English Literature 16 – 19 is an essential new resource that is suitable for use both as an introductory guide for those new to teaching literature and also as an aid to reflection and renewal for more experienced teachers. Using the central philosophy that students will learn best when actively engaged in discussion and encouraged to apply what they have learnt independently, this highly practical new text contains: discussion of the principles behind the teaching of literature at this level; guidelines on course planning, pedagogy, content and subject knowledge; advice on teaching literature taking into account a range of broader contexts, such as literary criticism, literary theory, performance, publishing, creative writing and journalism; examples of practical activities, worksheets and suggestions for texts; guides to available resources. Aimed at English teachers, teacher trainees, teacher trainers and advisors, this resource is packed full of new and workable ideas for teaching all English literature courses.

The English Studies Book

The English Studies Book Author Rob Pope
ISBN-10 9781134795451
Release 2005-10-05
Pages 448
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The English Studies Book is uniquely designed to support students and teachers working across the full range of language, literature and culture. Combining the functions of study guide, critical dictionary and text anthology, it has rapidly established itself as a core text on a wide variety of degree programmes nationally and internationally. Revised and updated throughout, features of the second edition include: * a new prologue addressing changes and challenges in English Studies * substantial entries on over 100 key critical and theoretical terms, from 'absence' and 'author' to 'text' and 'versification' - with new entries on 'creative writing', 'travel writing' and 'translation' * practical introductions to all the major theoretical approaches, with new sections on aesthetics, ethics, ecology and sexuality * a rich anthology of literary and related texts from Anglo-Saxon to Afro-Caribbean, with fresh selections representing the sonnet, haiku, slave narratives and science fiction, and with additional texts by Elizabeth Barrett Browning, Charles Darwin, Ian McEwan, Margaret Atwood, Amy Tan and others * handy frameworks and checklists for close reading, research, essay writing and other textual activities, including use of the Internet.