Imaginative Writing The Elements of Craft

ISBN-10: 0321081919
ISBN-13: 9780321081919
Edition: 2003
Authors: Janet Burroway
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Description: Written by best-selling author Janet Burroway,Imaginative Writing is an introductory creative writing book that covers the four genres: essay, fiction, poetry, and drama,. Part I addresses the elements of craft (Image, Voice, Character, Setting,  More...

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List price: $40.00
Copyright year: 2003
Publisher: Longman Publishing
Publication date: 8/5/2002
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 448
Size: 6.25" wide x 9.00" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 1.540
Language: English

Written by best-selling author Janet Burroway,Imaginative Writing is an introductory creative writing book that covers the four genres: essay, fiction, poetry, and drama,. Part I addresses the elements of craft (Image, Voice, Character, Setting, Story, and Development and Revision) while Part II explores the genres (Essay, Fiction, Poetry, and Drama). "Try This" Exercises appear throughout each chapter. Provocative and fun, the exercises help readers develop the specific writing skills discussed within the chapters. The book also includes an anthology of 90 complete readings in the four genres. Photographs and graphics, with accompanying warm-up activities, open each chapter. Appendices include collaborative exercises to emphasize the sensory foundations of imaginative writing, a description of standard formats for submitting finished work in each of the four genres, and an outline of the basic elements of prosody. For those interested in developing their creative writing skills.

Janet Burrowayis the author of eight novels, includingThe BuzzardsandRaw Silk; two best-selling textbooks,Writing FictionandImaginative Writing; and the forthcoming memoirLosing Tim. She is also the author of numerous plays, short stories, poetry collections, and children's books. She is Robert O. Lawton Distinguished Professor Emerita at Florida State University and divides her time between Lake Geneva, Wisconsin, and Chicago.

Preface to the Instructor
Invitation to the Writer
You ...
... and writing ...
... and reading ...
... and this book ...
... and your journal ...
... and your workshop
The Elements of Craft
Image
Image and Imagination
Concrete, Significant Details
Metaphor and Simile
Essays
"The Giant Water Bug"
From A Heartbreaking Work of Staggering Genius
Fiction
"Sister Godzilla"
"Car Crash While Hitchhiking"
Poems
"The Hawk in the Rain"
"The Haunted Ruin"
"Facing It"
"The Surface"
"How to Use This Body"
"Why Regret?"
Drama
Act Without Words
The Drummer
Voice
Your Voice
Persona
Character Voice
Point of View
Essays
From Angela's Ashes
"Invitation to a Transformation"
Fiction
"In the Kindergarten"
"The School"
Poems
"Order in the Streets"
"Black Hair"
"Hawk Roosting"
"Kong Looks Back on His Tryout with the Bears"
"Father"
"A Mown Lawn"
"The Language of Bees"
Drama
from Talking With ... Handler and French Fries
Character
As Desire
As Image
As Voice
As Action
As Thought
As Presented by the Author
As Conflict
Essay
"The Inheritance of Tools"
Fiction
"Ysrael"
Poems
"I Knew a Woman"
"Stonecarver"
"My Brother's Work"
"Old man Hansen comes in at ten to"
"One Flesh"
"Old Men Playing Basketball"
"Portrait of a Writer"
Drama
Brother
Setting
As the World
As a Camera
As Mood and Symbol
As Action
Essays
"At the Dam"
"Landscape and Narrative"
Fiction
"Snow"
Poems
"Deer Ghost"
"Earthmoving Malediction"
"Vacation"
"Nude Interrogation"
"Advice From the Extractor"
Drama
Dutchman
Story
As a Journey
As a Power Struggle
As Connection/Disconnection
Essay
"Red Sky in the Morning"
Fiction
"Missing"
"Worry"
Poems
"A Story About the Body"
"Digging for China"
"Short Story"
"Woodchucks"
"The Hammock"
"Vita Nova"
Drama
The Battle of Bull Run Always Makes Me Cry
Development and Revision
Developing a Draft
Revision and Editing
The Workshop
Examples
First and final drafts of "One Art"
"The Opening of Time Lapse: a revision narrative"
Developing Scene
Undrafting
Line Editing
The Genres
Essay
Kinds of Essay
Essay Techniques
Fact and Truth
Readings
"The Female Body"
"Those Words That Echo ... Echo ... Echo Through Life"
"The Knife"
"Belongings"
Fiction
Story and Plot
Scene and Summary
Backstory and Flashback
Text and Subtext
Readings
"The Diamond Mine"
"Your Fears Are Justified"
"Mockingbird"
"It's Water, It's Not Going to Kill You"
"Tomorrow's Bird"
Poetry
Free Verse and Formal Verse
Imagery, Connotation, and Metaphor
Density and Intensity
Prosody, Rhythm, and Rhyme
Readings
"Stillborn"
"The Grammar Lesson"
"The Poet, Trying to Surprise God"
"Like This Together"
"Romantic, at Horseshoe Key"
"Locking Yourself Out, Then Trying to Get Back In"
"Prose Poem"
"Black Silhouettes of Shrimpers"
"Repetition"
"Ghazal"
"The Language of the Brag"
"Dream Song 14"
"My Uncle Guillermo Speaks at His Own Funeral"
Drama
The Difference Between Drama and Fiction
Sight: Sets, Action, Costumes, Props
Sound: Nonverbal and Verbal
Some Notes on Screenwriting
Readings
The Road to Ruin
Duet for Bear and Dog
Gas
Eukiah
The Philadelphia
Collaborative Exercises
Formats
Prose fiction and nonfiction
Poetry
Drama
A Basic Prosody
Glossary
Index

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