Practice of Creative Writing A Guide for Students

ISBN-10: 0312436475

ISBN-13: 9780312436476

Edition: N/A

Authors: Heather Sellers
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Description: "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.

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Book details

List price: $54.99
Publisher: Bedford/Saint Martin's
Publication date: 7/27/2007
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 448
Size: 6.50" wide x 8.75" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 1.474
Language: English

Preface
Introduction for Students
What Creative Writers Do
Questions Creative Writers Ask
The Four Parts of Creative Writing
A Writing Life
Finding Focus
The Mind's Eye
Subject: Focus on What?
Practicing Focus
Lack of Focus
Writing Projects
Writing and Reading
Reading Work in Progress
Reading Finished Work
Types of Creative Writing
Reading to Write: The Art of Imitation
Writing Projects
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Rain (nonfiction)
Buying Wine (poetry)
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