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Creative Writing A Workbook with Readings

ISBN-10: 0415372437
ISBN-13: 9780415372435
Edition: 2006
Authors: Linda Anderson
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Book details

Copyright year: 2006
Publisher: Routledge
Publication date: 5/1/2006
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 664
Size: 7.00" wide x 9.25" long x 1.25" tall
Weight: 3.278
Language: English

"Creative Writing: A Workbook with Readings" is a complete writing course that will jump-start your writing and guide you through your first steps towards publication. Suitable for use by students, tutors, writers groups or writers working alone, this book offers: * a practical and inspiring section on the creative process, showing you how to stimulate your creativity and use your memory and experience in inventive ways; * in-depth coverage of the most popular forms of writing, in extended sections on fiction, poetry and life writing, including biography and autobiography, giving you practice in all three forms so that you might discover and develop your particular strengths; * a sensible, up-to-date guide to going public, to help you to edit your work to a professional standard and to identify and approach suitable publishers; * a distinctive collection of exciting exercises, spread throughout the workbook to spark your imagination and increase your technical flexibility and control; * a substantial array of illuminating readings, bringing together extracts from contemporary and classic writings in order to demonstrate a range of techniques that you can use or adapt in your own work. "Creative Writing: A Workbook with Readings" presents a unique opportunity to benefit from the advice and experience of a team of published authors who have also taught successful writing courses at a wide range of institutions, helping large numbers of new writers to develop their talents as well as their abilities to evaluate and polish their work to professional standards. These institutions include Lancaster University and the University of East Anglia, renowned as consistentproducers of published writers.

Introduction
The Creative Process
Stimulating creativity and imagination: What really works?
Keeping a writer's notebook
Writing what you know
Writing what you come to know
Writing Fiction
Character creation
Setting
Point of view: Trying on voices
Point of view: Degrees of knowing
Showing and telling
Structure
The story and the reader
Writing Poetry
Drafting
Line
Voice
Imagery
Rhyme
Form
Theme
Life Writing
Strating out
A preface
Finding a form: writing a narrative
Using memory
Versions of a life
Life characters
Going Public
Editing: The big changes
Editing: Later stages
Exploring outlets
Presentation and proposal
Readings
The Creative Process
from 'Fires'
from New Grub Street
from A Writers' Notebook
from Becoming a Writer
from 'A Real-Life Education'
from Cider with Rosie
'Memory: The true key to real imagining'
from Backtalk: Women writers speak out
Writing Fiction
from Cal
from Biggest Elvis
from Bodies
from The Beet Queen
from Age of Iron
from Another World
'The Doctor and the Doctor's Wife'
from Rumours of a Hurricane
from The Dark
'Girl'
from Purple America
from Oxygen
'Going the Last Inch: Some thoughts on showing and telling'
'The Artist'
'The Dream'
'The Black Cap'
'I could see the smallest things'
'The Dying Room'
'Pigeons at Daybreak'
from 'Writing Short Stories'
Writing Poetry
from 'The Handless Maiden'
from The Triggering Town,
from Nothing Not Giving Messages
from The Origin of Consciousness in the Breakdown of the Bicameral Mind
from The Triggering Town
Life Writing
from Einstein in Love: A scientific romance
from Iris: A Memoir of Iris Murdoch
from A Drinking Life: A memoir
Five Poems
from Giving up the Ghost: A memoir
from Where I was From
from The Diary of a Young Girl
from Sidetracks: Explorations of a Romantic Biographer
from In Ethiopia with a Mule
from 'Footsteps: Adventures of a Romantic Biographer
from '"I always wanted you to admire my fasting"; or, Looking at Kafka
from Ake: The Years of Childhood
from Bad Blood
Going Public
from 'Through a Tangle of Branches: Reworking the poem'
from 'Putting Coyalxauhqui Together: A Creative Process'
from 'Redrafting and Editing'
from The Art of Fiction
from Steering the Craft
from English Grammar
from MHRA Style Guide
from How to Publish Your Poetry
from Inside Book Publishing

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