The Creative Writing Student's Handbook

Author: Cathie Hartigan,Margaret James

Publisher: CreateSpace

ISBN: 9781500599546

Category: Education

Page: 264

View: 8279

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: 3877

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

View: 5219

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: 7648

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

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: 7298

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

Key Issues in Creative Writing

Author: Dianne Donnelly,Prof. Graeme Harper

Publisher: Multilingual Matters

ISBN: 1847698492

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 232

View: 7216

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.

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: 4443

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.

Creative Writing-The Kelly Manual of Style

Author: kelly chance beckman

Publisher: Lulu.com

ISBN: 1312351993

Category: Reference

Page: 336

View: 1434

THIS IS NOT THE USUAL HOW TO WRITE CREATIVELY BOOK.IT IS A TEXTBOOK WITH ACTUAL PUBLISHED WORKS AND A STEP-BY STEP PROCESS DEFINED. WE TAKE THE WRITER FROM YAWN TO GREATNESS WITH 20 NEW WRITING TOOLS. 60 CHAPTERS AND 8 INDICES PROVIDE THE NECESSARY INFORMATION TO KNOW THE BOOK BUSINESS, HOW TO WRITE WITH ILLUMINATION, CREATIVITY AND MAGIC. AND EVEN CREATE A SCRIPT. EXPLAINED ARE GETTING BOOK IDEAS, THEMES, STORYTELLING, THREE SYNOPSIS, AND HOW TO WRITE WITH PASSION AND CLARITY. THE NEW WRITER MUST LEARN NEW WRITING TOOLS TO SURVIVE THE ELECTRONIC AGE, PRINT ON DEMAND PUBLISHING, LARGE BOOKSELLERS, AND GLOBAL MARKETS. THIS IS THE KEY TO HIS SUCCESS.

Power and Identity in the Creative Writing Classroom

The Authority Project

Author: Dr. Anna Leahy

Publisher: Multilingual Matters

ISBN: 1847696260

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 222

View: 6971

Power and Identity In the Creative Writing Classroom remaps theories and practices for teaching creative writing at university and college level. This collection critiques well-established approaches for teaching creative writing in all genres and builds a comprehensive and adaptable pedagogy based on issues of authority, power, and identity. A long-needed reflection, this book shapes creative writing pedagogy for the 21st century.

Creative Writing in the Community

A Guide

Author: Terry Ann Thaxton

Publisher: A&C Black

ISBN: 1441197729

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 256

View: 5099

Creative Writing in the Community is the firstbook to focus on the practical side of creative writing. Connecting classroomexperiences to community-based projects, it prepares creative writing studentsfor teaching in schools, homeless centres, youth clubs and care homes. Each chapteris packed with easy-to-use resources including: specific lesson plans; case studies of students working with community groups; lists of suitable writing examples; "how to..." sections; examples and theoretical applications of creative writing pedagogy and techniques; reflection questions; writings by workshop participants. Enhanced by contributions from directors,students and teachers at successful public programs, Creative Writing in the Community is more than an essential guidefor students on creative writing courses and leaders of community-basedlearning programs; it is practical demonstration of the value of art insociety.

Creative Writing Guidebook

Author: Graeme Harper

Publisher: A&C Black

ISBN: 1623566436

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 152

View: 8524

"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

International Handbook of Research in Arts Education

Author: Liora Bresler

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 1402030525

Category: Education

Page: 1629

View: 9784

Providing a distillation of knowledge in the various disciplines of arts education (dance, drama, music, literature and poetry and visual arts), this essential handbook synthesizes existing research literature, reflects on the past, and contributes to shaping the future of the respective and integrated disciplines of arts education. While research can at times seem distant from practice, the Handbook aims to maintain connection with the live practice of art and of education, capturing the vibrancy and best thinking in the field of theory and practice. The Handbook is organized into 13 sections, each focusing on a major area or issue in arts education research.

The Arts Management Handbook: New Directions for Students and Practitioners

New Directions for Students and Practitioners

Author: Meg Brindle,Constance DeVereaux

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317458273

Category: Social Science

Page: 368

View: 9054

Whether the art form is theater, dance, music, festival, or the visual arts and galleries, the arts manager is the liaison between the artists and their audience. Bringing together the insights of educators and practitioners, this groundbreaker links the fields of management and organizational management with the ongoing evolution in arts management education. It especially focuses on the new directions in arts management as education and practice merge. It uses cases studies as both a pedagogical tool and an integrating device. Separate sections cover Performing and Visual Arts Management, Arts Management Education and Careers, and Arts Management: Government, Nonprofits, and Evaluation. The book also includes a chapter on grants and raising money in the arts.

English Language, Literature and Creative Writing

A Practical Guide for Students

Author: Sarah Dobbs,Val Jessop,Devon Campbell-Hall,Terry McDonough,Cath Nichols

Publisher: Anthem Press

ISBN: 1783082925

Category: Study Aids

Page: 198

View: 2840

A practical, easy-to-read guide that aims to help undergraduate students cope with the demands of English and Creative Writing degrees. Written by lecturers and industry professionals with decades of experience in professional writing and higher education, this book also includes hints and tips from previous students.

The Practice of Creative Writing

A Guide for Students

Author: Heather Sellers

Publisher: Macmillan

ISBN: 9780312436476

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 412

View: 8329

The Practice of Creative Writing is designed for all students in the introductory course, including those who may never take another writing class. Its message is, simply put: 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. These habits and strategies make it possible for students 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 makes creative writing fun by providing opportunities to be playful and to experiment at the same time she teaches students the importance of discipline and craft.

Effective Learning and Teaching of Writing

A Handbook of Writing in Education

Author: Gert Rijlaarsdam,Huub Bergh,Michel Couzijn

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9781402027246

Category: Education

Page: 669

View: 1694

Effective Learning and Teaching of Writing is a handbook on research on the effective teaching and learning of writing. It is a reference for researchers and educators in the domain of written composition in education. Effective Learning and Teaching of Writing covers all age ranges and school settings and it deals with various aspects of writing and text types. Research methodology varies from experimental studies to reflective classroom practitioners’ research. This new volume in the series Studies in Writing brings together researchers from all kinds of disciplines involved in writing research and countries in their endeavour to improve the teaching of written composition. It is the result of co-operation of researchers all over the world and shows that in spite of the differences in educational regions over the world, research in writing shares similar problems, and tries to find answers, and generate new questions. The body of knowledge in this volume will inspire researchers and teachers to improve research and practice.

The Student Assessment Handbook

New Directions in Traditional and Online Assessment

Author: Lee Dunn,Chris Morgan,Meg O'Reilly,Sharon Parry

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1134310145

Category: Education

Page: 320

View: 600

A guide to current practice in assessment, particularly for those professionals coming to terms with new pressures on their traditional teaching practices. Increased use of IT, flexible assessment methods and quality assurance all affect assessment, and the need to diversify and adapt traditional assessment practices to suit new modes of learning is clearer than ever. The Student Assessment Handbook looks at the effectiveness of traditional methods in the present day and provides guidelines on how these methods may be developed to suit today's teaching environments. It is a practical resource with case studies, reflection boxes and diagnostic tools to help the reader apply the principles to everyday teaching. The book provides advice on a wide range of topics including: * assessing to promote particular kinds of learning outcomes * using meaningful assessment techniques to assess large groups * the implications of flexible learning on timing and pacing of assessment * the pros and cons of online assessment * tackling Web plagiarism and the authentication of student work * mentoring assessment standards * assessing generic skills and quality assurance.

Creative Writing and the New Humanities

Author: Paul Dawson

Publisher: Psychology Press

ISBN: 9780415332200

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 254

View: 4559

This polemic account provides a fresh perspective on the importance of Creative Writing to the emergence of the 'new humanities' and makes a major contribution to current debates about the role of the writer as public intellectual.

Creative Writing

A Handbook for Workshop Leaders

Author: Sue Thomas

Publisher: Sue Thomas

ISBN: 9781850410782

Category: Creative writing

Page: 164

View: 5262

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.

Doing English Language

A Guide for Students

Author: Angela Goddard

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 0415618835

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 153

View: 4617

"Doing English Language provides a concise, lively and accessible introduction to the field of English Language studies for readers who are interested in taking courses at university level. This book addresses the fundamental questions about studying English Language, including: How is English Language studied and researched? ; Which subject areas does English Language draw on? ; How are different topics approached? ; How is the study of English Language relevant to real world contexts? ; What careers can English Language lead to?"--Publisher's website.