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Creative Writer's Handbook

Creative Writer's Handbook - 4th edition

Creative Writer's Handbook - 4th edition

ISBN13: 9780131893719

ISBN10: 0131893718

Creative Writer
Edition: 4TH 05
Copyright: 2005
Publisher: Prentice Hall, Inc.
Published:
International: No
Creative Writer

ISBN13: 9780131893719

ISBN10: 0131893718

Edition: 4TH 05

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Summary

For Creative Writing as well as General English courses.

This handbook is the perfect reference for beginning creative writers. It offers abundant illustrations, exercises, and useful techniques in all genres. While emphasizing problem-solving and the mastery of literary conventions, this handbook also takes the apprentice writer on a journey from inspiration to revision.

Table of Contents

Table of Contents

I. A WRITER'S CONCERNS.

1. Working like a Writer.
2. Keeping a Journal.
3. Point of View.
Rhody's Path, William Goyen.
4. Language Is Your Medium.
5. Invention and Research.
Ellis Island: Then and Now, Sharon Spencer.

II. THE CONCERNS OF THE POET.

6. The Elements of Poetry.
7. Practicing Poetry.
8. Poetry Problems.

III. THE CONCERNS OF THE STORYTELLER.

9. The Elements of Fiction.
10. Narration and Its Problems.
11. Creative Nonfiction.
12. Stories and Memoirs.
The Thing with Willie, Karen Sagstetter. A Very Short Story, Ernest Hemingway . The Boarding House, James Joyce. Sunday in the Park, Bel Kaufman. The First Day, Edward Jones. Just Married, Tony Earley. Chinese Medicine, Hilary Tham. Close Encounters of the Sneaky Kind, Richard Conniff.

IV. THE CONCERNS OF THE PLAYWRIGHT.

13. The Elements of Drama.
14. Dialogue and Its Problems.
The Day They Shot John Lennon, James McLure.
15. Plays and Screen Plays.
Procedure, Joyce Carol Oates. Last Day of Camp, Jeffrey Sweet.

V. THE WRITER'S BUSINESS.

16. From Revision to Submission.
17. Tools and Resources.
Glossary of Key Terms.