Metro Journeys in Writing Creatively

ISBN-10: 0321011325
ISBN-13: 9780321011329
Edition: 2001 (Student Manual, Study Guide, etc.)
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Description: Metro is a unique multi-genre creative writing text that provides exercises and prompts to help students move beyond terms and concepts to active writing. By using "guided writing," the authors help students through the creative processes in  More...

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Book details

List price: $114.60
Copyright year: 2001
Publisher: Longman Publishing Group
Publication date: 7/17/2000
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 464
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.00" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 1.298
Language: English

Metro is a unique multi-genre creative writing text that provides exercises and prompts to help students move beyond terms and concepts to active writing. By using "guided writing," the authors help students through the creative processes in fiction, poetry, drama, and creative nonfiction. A mini-anthology with relevant exercises makes this sourcebook complete.

Prologue: Concerning Writing-Exercises and Ways to Approach Them
Writing Prompts and Activities
Riding the Blue LineReading
Getting Started
Of Reading
Fitting Yourself into the Conversation of Writing You Love
Reading Yourself
And How About Your Reading Habits?
Your Own Canon
Reading Your Times: When You Came to Be
Reading Home: Organizing and Developing Memories
Correspondences: Imitation and Inspiration
Collecting Epigraphs for a Textual Mosaic
Writing Provocations: Responding to Other Writing
Eight Steps for Inhabiting and Transforming a Poem
Travels With the Essay
Reading and Writing Out of Other Art
History as a Collaboration of Fact and Imagination
Shadows, Doubles, and Others
Can You Name That Epiphany? The Narrow Road to Mixing Genres
Reading Form as a Product of Perspective
Reading and Writing in the Workshop
Responding to, Evaluating, and Grading Alternative Style
Riding the Green LineInvention
Getting Started
Dislodge the Icon of "The Writer"
Narrative Anxiety Cure-All (Not Sold In Stores)
Coming to Our Overlooked Senses
Taste: Writing About Food and Family
Sounds and Smells
Places and Things
The Familiar Place as Frontier: Seeing the Rare in the Ordinary
Beginning with Nostalgia: Lost Childhood Places
Places, Memories, Desires
The Text(ure) of Public Places
Writing About or With Objects
Writing from Expertise, Not Just From Experience
Language and Form
The Power of Names
Writing From Your Name: An Introductory Poem (an Acrostic)
First Words of Stories: This Sentence, These Words
The Perfect Grammar of Form: Finding Your Own Ideal Form
Nonsense and Sound Poems: Demystifying Formal Verse
Burrowing: Writing That Springs from Language Itself
There's Something About a Sonnet: Easing Into a 10 X 14 Poem
Piecemeal Fictions
Comparison vs. Contiguity: Using Metaphor and Metonymy
Working With Metaphor
Premises, Assumptions, Hypothetical Situations
Y and X-land: Dropping Characters into Places They Don't Belong
Under What Circumstances Would Someone...?
Against the Grain: Ignoring Conventional Wisdom
Against the Grain, Part Two
The Nonexistent Relative: Viewing "The Facts as Malleable
Ambiguity Is Certainly Useful
Drama = Conflict = Power
Story Spinning: 51 Prompts for Story Ideas
Memory
Listing and Memory
The Most Important Spectator in Your Writing Life-You
How New Writing Grows Out of Old
Riding the Orange LineDevelopment and Improvisation
Time
Playing With Time: Some Basic Moves
Telling Time 1: Order
Telling Time 2: Frequency
Telling Time 3: Duration
Telling Time: Down and Dirty
Developing Characters, Points of View, and Other Elements
Character Witness: 20 Questions
Building Character
Pardon Me, Your Nemesis Is Showing
Turning the Lens: Framing Narrative Perspective
Narrative "Voice and Listeners Within Stories
Using Delay as an Organizing Principle
Writing What Cannot Be Filmed
A Certain Conventional Element
Deconstructing and<$$$>

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