Summary: This accessible, multi-genre creative writing textbook presents detailed information on the craft of writing poetry, drama, fiction, and literary non-fiction. Practical yet inspirational, the text begins with discussions of creativity and the writing process followed by coverage of the elements of literature and concrete techniques for writing in each genre. Integral to the presentation are the text's four different types of exercises that allow students plenty of wr ...show moreiting practice, from warm-up activities to revising full-length pieces. Student and professional works are included for discussion. The final chapter provides sound advice for student writers looking to get their work published. An appendix comprised of 365 journal writing prompts is featured as well as an appendix covering Internet resources for writers.