The Creative Writing Student's Handbook

Author: Cathie Hartigan,Margaret James

Publisher: CreateSpace

ISBN: 9781500599546

Category: Education

Page: 264

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This new handbook takes students through the entire creative writing process. You will find plenty of practical advice, helpful exercises, lots of tips and links to useful websites in this indispensable manual for new and seasoned writers alike. Cathie Hartigan and Margaret James are highly motivated authors and creative writing tutors. Between them, they have over thirty years of successful teaching experience for Writers News Home Study Division, The London School of Journalism and Exeter College. They are readers and judges for many international writing competitions and, with Sophie Duffy, are the founders and administrators of both The Exeter Novel Prize and The Exeter Story Prize – see www.creativewritingmatters.co.uk for more information about literary competitions and services to writers. 'A very helpful guide.' Dr Paul Vlitos - Programme Director of BA English Literature with Creative Writing. University of Surrey, Guildford, UK

The Creative Writing MFA Handbook

A Guide for Prospective Graduate Students

Author: Tom Kealey

Publisher: A&C Black

ISBN: 9780826418432

Category: Education

Page: 214

View: 8707

Guides prospective graduate students through the difficult process of researching, applying to, and choosing graduate schools in creative writing. This handbook includes special sections about Low-Residency writing programs, PhD programs, publishing in literary journals, and workshop and teaching advice.

A Creative Writing Handbook for African Writers and Students

Author: Tanure Ojaide

Publisher: Malthouse Press

ISBN: 9789780231828

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 86

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Creative writing is a relatively new phenomenon in African universities, as the influence of the American higher education system gains ground on the continent. Whilst there are many creative writing course books that focus on American/European audiences, there are almost no books with an African literary emphasis in mind, placing African literature and writing into a wider literary context and tradition, and targeting African writers, students and teachers of creative writing. Intending to fill this gap, this book is meant for teachers and students of creative writing, poetry and African literature on the African continent and beyond, especially young African writers.

Handbook of Creative Writing

Author: Steven Earnshaw

Publisher: Edinburgh University Press

ISBN: 0748629416

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 496

View: 8553

An extensive, practical and inspirational resource, this three-in-one volume is aimed at students and practitioners of creative writing at all levels.In 48 distinctive chapters the Handbook:*examines the critical theories behind the practice of creative writing (Part 1). *explains the basics of how to write a novel, script or poetry (Part 2). *explores how to deal with the practicalities and problems of becoming a writer (Part 3). As well as the main creative writing activities, chapters cover other practices, from translation to starting a small magazine and from memoir writing to writing for children. Contributors are all experts in their fields: poets, novelists, dramatists, agents, publishers, editors, tutors, critics and academics. Anyone with an interest in creative writing will find this book invaluable in developing their own creative writing projects and as a way into new areas of writing activity. Key Features*The only book to combine the theory and practice of writing with detailed advice on the business of writing and living as a writer*Combines breadth and depth with original thinking on creativity and evaluation of creative work*Shows ways of approaching the task of writing and how to improve one's work*Presents material which is hard to find elsewhere, e.g. writing for teenagers; writing humorous fiction; finding a film agent

Creative Writing Guidebook

Author: Graeme Harper

Publisher: A&C Black

ISBN: 1623566436

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 152

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"Graeme Harper is quite possibly the best person in the country to edit this book" Richard Kerridge, Bath Spa University College, UK The Creative Writing Guidebook is the key text for learning creative writing. Packed full of useful advice, exercises and readings, it sets out an informative and inspiring introduction to writing creatively. Taking a practical, workshop approach to creative writing, this comprehensive guidebook includes: introductions to genres of writing, including the novel, poetry, screenwriting, new media and non-fiction; workshop exercises suitable for each genre; a wide-range of examples and suggestions for further reading and discussions of cross-genre issues such as point of view, character, setting and voice. Written by internationally renowned experts, this is the definitive textbook on creative writing for students. Contributors include: Catherine Dent, Ken Dancyge, Adrianne Finlay, Graeme Harper, Gill James, Jeri Kroll, Oliver Mayer, Graham Mort, William S. Penn, Hazel Smith, and Silas Zobal

Creative Composition

Inspiration and Techniques for Writing Instruction

Author: Danita Berg,Lori A. May

Publisher: Multilingual Matters

ISBN: 178309365X

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 214

View: 727

For decades theorists have opined that the lines between creative writing and composition need to be lifted, yet little has been written about the pedagogical methods that allow a cohesive approach between the disciplines. This book brings together contemporary authors and well-respected creative writing instructors and theorists to explore ways creativity in composition may be encouraged in student writers. The question in this anthology is not ‘Can writing be taught?’ but ‘How can we inspire students to embrace the creative process no matter what they write?’ This book offers multiple strategies to merge the best practices of teaching writing, regardless of the genre.

The Low-Residency MFA Handbook

A Guide for Prospective Creative Writing Students

Author: Lori A. May

Publisher: A&C Black

ISBN: 144119844X

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 238

View: 2271

Provides aspiring Creative Writing graduate students with all the information they need on which low-residency program is best suited to them.

The Practice of Creative Writing

A Guide for Students

Author: Heather Sellers

Publisher: Macmillan Higher Education

ISBN: 1319049362

Category: Literary Collections

Page: 464

View: 4928

Designed for all students in the introductory course, The Practice of Creative Writing has a simple message: 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: Images; Energy; Tension; Pattern; Insight; and Revision. She teaches students how 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 provides opportunities to be playful and to experiment at the same time she teaches students the importance of discipline and craft. This new edition gives students even more support and encouragement, with earlier attention to structure — because students struggle with this strategy — and with expanded coverage of revision and a wider range of genres they can use as generative tools.

The Insider's Guide to Graduate Degrees in Creative Writing

Author: Seth Abramson

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 1350000434

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 328

View: 6376

There are so many different graduate creative writing programs out there! How do I find the right one for me? Bringing together data from both Master's and doctoral creative writing programs and interviews with program applicants, students, and faculty, this is a complete practical guide to choosing a graduate creative writing program and putting together a successful application. The Insider's Guide to Graduate Degrees in Creative Writing answers frequently asked questions on such topics as: · Application prerequisites · Program sizes and durations · Funding · Acceptance rates · Cost of living · Program curricula and demographics · Workshopping techniques · Student-faculty ratios · Residency options · Postgraduate fellowship placement · Postgraduate job placement · Programs' reputations and histories The book also includes comprehensive and up-to-date hard data on the hundreds of terminal-degree graduate creative writing programs available throughout the US, UK, and internationally, making this an essential read for anyone planning to pursue a low- or full-residency graduate creative writing degree.

Die Kinder der Regenmacher

eine afrikanische Familiensaga ; Roman

Author: Aniceti Kitereza

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783872944597

Category: German fiction

Page: 332

View: 4432

Belletristik : Tansania/Kerewe ; Volksepos - 19. Jh.

Write Right!

Creative Writing Using Storytelling Techniques

Author: Kendall F. Haven

Publisher: Libraries Unlimited

ISBN: 9781563086779

Category: Education

Page: 213

View: 3900

Haven's breakthrough approach to creative writing begins with an improbable technique that does not involve writing. Coaching students to "start with storytelling," the author and storyteller shares a vital but often forgotten step of the creative process. His practical and detailed guide provides directions for 38 writing exercises that help students create powerful and dynamic fiction. All the steps - from finding inspiration and creating believable characters to making the final edit - are covered. Activities, coded for grades from primary through high school, can easily be adapted to other levels.

Das Licht des frühen Tages

Author: Sarah Rayner

Publisher: Rowohlt Verlag GmbH

ISBN: 3644430918

Category: Fiction

Page: 432

View: 2602

Jeden Tag pendeln Karen, Anna und Lou von Brighton nach London. An diesem Morgen sitzt auch Karens Mann Simon mit im Zug. Mitten im Gespräch bricht er plötzlich zusammen. Herzinfarkt. Hilflos muss Karen mitansehen wie die Sanitäter kommen: Sie können nichts mehr für Simon tun. Karen steht unter Schock. Ihr Mann war erst fünfzig. Warum wurde er so plötzlich aus dem Leben gerissen? Die Kinder sind doch noch so klein. Nur gut, dass sie Anna hat, ihre beste Freundin. Aber auch sie und Lou sind von dem tragischen Ereignis erschüttert. Auch ihr Leben wird nicht mehr dasselbe sein. Das Schicksal hat die drei Frauen zusammengeführt – kann ihre Freundschaft die Wunden heilen? «Der Roman ist gefühlvoll und ergreifend. Es geht um Freundschaft und Loyalität und darum, wie wir traumatische Ereignisse überwinden können. Bewegend!» (Books Quarterly) «Großartig!» (Red Hot) «Eine spannende und berührende Geschichte, die einem ans Herz geht. Ein wahrhaft fesselndes Buch!» (Easy Living) «Freundschaft, Liebe, Leid, Verlust und Neubeginn. Von all dem handelt Sarah Rayners großartiges Buch. Man kann es nur schwer aus der Hand legen – selbst wenn man nach einem Taschentuch greift.» (The Sussex Newspaper)

Key Issues in Creative Writing

Author: Dianne Donnelly,Prof. Graeme Harper

Publisher: Multilingual Matters

ISBN: 1847698492

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 232

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Key Issues in Creative Writing explores a range of important issues that inform the practice and understanding of creative writing. The collection considers creative writing learning and teaching as well as creative writing research. Contributors target debates that arise because of the nature of creative writing. These experts – from the UK, USA and Australia – specifically examine creative writing as a subject in universities and colleges and discuss both the creative knowledge and the critical understanding informing the subject and its future. Finally, this volume suggests ways in which addressing current issues will produce significant disciplinary knowledge that will contribute to the success of creative writing in current and future academic environments.

Writing about Nature

A Creative Guide

Author: John A. Murray

Publisher: UNM Press

ISBN: 9780826330857

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 202

View: 1881

Originally published by the Sierra Club in 1995, this handbook has already helped thousands of aspiring writers, scholars, and students share their experiences with nature and the outdoors. Using exercises and examples, John Murray covers genres, techniques, and publication issues. He uses examples from such masters as Barry Lopez, Annie Dillard, Larry McMurtry, Edward Abbey, Ernest Hemingway, and Henry David Thoreau. Also included are recommended readings, a directory of creative writing programs, professional organizations for writers, and a directory of environmental organizations. This revised edition includes a new chapter on nature writing and environmental activism. "Nature is our grandest and oldest home, older than language, grander than consciousness. John Murray knows that in his bones, and he shares his knowledge generously with anyone who opens this book. Whether you write about the earth for publication or only for deepening your perceptions, you will find keen-eyed guidance here."--Scott Russell Sanders, author ofStaying Put

To the Budding Creative Writer. A Handbook

A Handbook

Author: Roselyne M. Jua,Bate Besong

Publisher: African Books Collective

ISBN: 9956558931

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 120

View: 500

"Reading this handbook, practising writers will gain in confidence as they rationalize their craft, while beginning writers will learn a great deal, from the useful tips, to write better. The book contains, among other things, a beautiful foreword. Two enlightening essays on the responsibility of writer in society and an excellent one on the teachability of creative writing conclude the text. A rare category in African literature, this important handbook will be useful not only to writers but to both students and teachers of African literature."---Shadrach A. Ambanasom, Associate Professor of Literature, University of Yaounde I (ENS Bambili), Cameroon "This is a significant contribution that will benefit young writers striving towards creativity, it will help them to begin understanding this sometimes elusive and equally challenging process. The authors have done a remarkable job appraising the works of select authors in different genres in an effort to buttress their goal of demystifying the creative process to young writers." Emmanuel Fru Doh, Century College, Minnesota, USA To the Budding Creative Writer: A Handbook is designed to help young writers come to grips with questions and problems relative to their creative efforts. `The authors discuss a range of topics, providing guidelines on such issues as style, technique, point of view, characterization, poetic diction, figurative language, denotation and connotation, etc. They equally offer useful critical comments on some of the works of accomplished African writers whom they cite as models for beginning writers, fusing literary creativity with literary criticism. All along the co-authors stress the centrality, in imaginative writing, of both the `what' and the `how' or matter and manner, and how to combine both to good effect.

The Creative Screenwriter

Exercises to Expand Your Craft

Author: Craig Batty,Zara Waldeback

Publisher: A&C Black

ISBN: 1408155192

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 224

View: 1494

This is a book for aspiring screenwriters who want to establish a powerful writing practice; a manual for teachers and students seeking inspiring exercises to encourage discussion and reflection; and a handbook for professionals wanting to hone their craft and solve specific writing problems. It is a book that will help rekindle the creative spark, remind you why you enjoy writing, and create new ways to help you expertly express the stories you want to tell - and sell!

Creative Writing

A Handbook for Workshop Leaders

Author: Sue Thomas

Publisher: Sue Thomas

ISBN: 9781850410782

Category: Creative writing

Page: 164

View: 3838

By Sue Thomas www.suethomas.net In the early 1990s there were very few creative writing degrees in the UK but lots of creative writing workshops in the community. Many writers, including me, taught creative writing in libraries, prisons, hospitals, schools, even living rooms. The students were hugely varied, from enthusiastic poets to prospective autobiographers and hopeful screenwriters and everything in between. I’m no longer involved in that way but such groups are still very popular, and they often provide a valuable income for self-employed writers. The idea for ‘Creative Writing: A Handbook for Workshop Leaders’ came from a collaboration between East Midlands Arts and the University of Nottingham’s Department of Adult Education, both now defunct. Its aim was to support creative writing teachers by collecting the wisdom of those East Midlands writers who were already involved in the practice. Many writers who teach writing have no formal training in teaching or facilitation and can find very few resources to help them when they’re starting out, or support them as they develop their skills. The book is divided into the following sections: Teaching Adults Teaching Writing Workshop Exercises Problems and Issues Resources and Information Of course some of the material is now wildly out of date and there are virtually no web-based resources but a lot of it will still be useful. I especially like the inspiring vignettes by writers Catherine Byron, Kevin Fegan, Martin Glynn, Jacek Laskowski and Kathy Page.

The Psychology Student Writer's Manual and Reader's Guide

Author: Jill M. Scott,Gregory M. Scott, Emeritus Professor,Stephen M. Garrison, Professor

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 1442267003

Category: Psychology

Page: 176

View: 6728

This is a supplemental text for all psychology courses that facilitates, invigorates, and enhances student learning by teaching students to read and write effectively.