Imaginative Writing The Elements of Craft

ISBN-10: 032135740X
ISBN-13: 9780321357403
Edition: 2nd 2007 (Revised)
Authors: Janet Burroway
List price: $57.80
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Description: Adorned with compelling images at the beginning of each chapter, this introduction to creative writing by best selling author Janet Burroway spans all four genres; creative non-fiction, fiction, poetry and drama.Unlike most texts, Imaginative  More...

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List price: $57.80
Edition: 2nd
Copyright year: 2007
Publisher: Longman Publishing Group
Publication date: 6/9/2006
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 432
Size: 6.25" wide x 9.00" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 1.540
Language: English

Adorned with compelling images at the beginning of each chapter, this introduction to creative writing by best selling author Janet Burroway spans all four genres; creative non-fiction, fiction, poetry and drama.Unlike most texts, Imaginative Writing discusses craft before genre. Each of the first five chapters looks at a specific element of craft-Image, Voice, Character, Setting, and Story-from a perspective that crosses all genres. Within the text, integrated readings from talented and renowned writers illustrate the chapter topics to give great general accessibility to the reader.This new second edition contains more than two dozen new selections - poems, stories, essays and plays - woven into the text to great effect with additional photographs and images that trigger creative concepts in the mind of the reader.

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
Figures of Speech
Readings
Creative Nonfiction
"The Giant Water Bug"
"The Ring of Time"
Fiction
"The Diamond Mine"
Poems
"The Hawk in the Rain"
"Snow Day"
"Facing It"
"Naming of Parts"
Drama
Her Deer Story
Voice
Your Voice
Persona
Character Voice
Point of View
Readings
Creative Nonfiction
"Beauty: When the Other Dancer is the Self"
"A Note About Allen Tate"
Fiction
"Sitting With the Dead"
Poems
"Black Hair"
"Ginkgo Tree"
"Kong Looks Back on His Tryout With the Bears"
"Father"
"The Language of Bees"
Drama
French Fries
Character
As Desire
As Image
As Voice
As Action
As Thought
As Presented by the Author
As Conflict
Stock and Flat Characters
Readings
Creative Nonfiction
"The Inheritance of Tools"
Fiction
"Interpreter of Maladies"
Poems
"I Knew a Woman"
"Stonecarver"
"To Aunt Rose"
"One Flesh"
"Life Cycle of Common Man"
Drama
Brother
Setting
As the World
As a Camera
As Mood and Symbol
As Action
Readings
Creative Nonfiction
"At the Dam"
"A Wind from the North"
Fiction
"The School"
Poems
"At Navajo Monument Valley Tribal School"
"Earthmoving Malediction"
"Trials of a Tourist"
"Nude Interrogation"
Drama
The Philadelphia
Story
As a Journey
As a Power Struggle
As Connection and Disconnection
Readings
Creative Nonfiction
"Red Sky in the Morning"
Fiction
"Missing"
"The Story"
Poems
"A Story About the Body"
"Columbine High School/Littleton, CO"
"Short Story"
"Woodchucks"
"The Hammock"
Drama
The Battle of Bull Run Always Makes Me Cry
Development and Revision
Developing a Draft
Structuring
Research
Revision
Editing
The Workshop
Examples
First and final drafts of "One Art"
The Opening of Indian Dancer: A Revision Narrative
Growing "Four Tangerines"
The Genres
Creative Nonfiction
The Essay and Creative Nonfiction
Memoir and the Personal Essay
Techniques of Creative Nonfiction
Fact and Truth
Readings
"The Female Body"
"Do He Have Your Number, Mr. Jeffrey?"
"Interlude"
"The Knife"
Creative Nonfiction Format
Fiction
Story and Plot
Scene and Summary
Backstory and Flashback
Text and Subtext
Readings
"Snow"
"Story"
"A Clean, Well-lighted Place"
"Bigfoot Stole My Wife"
Fiction Format
Poetry
Free Verse and Formal Verse
Imagery, Connotation, and Metaphor
Density and Intensity
Prosody, Rhythm, and Rhyme
Readings
"Stillborn"
"The Grammar Lesson"
"Annus Mirabilis"
"Fathers"
"Black Silhouettes of Shrimpers"
"The Pardon"
"The Language of the Brag"
"Dream Song 14"
Poetry Format
Drama
The Difference Between Drama and Fiction
Sight: Sets, Action, Costumes, Props
Sound: Verbal and Nonverbal
Some Notes on Screenwriting
Readings
Duet for Bear and Dog
Gas
Removing the Head
Eukiah
Drama Format
A Basic Prosody
Glossary
Credits
Index

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