9780137879120

Creative Writer's Handbook

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  • ISBN13:

    9780137879120

  • ISBN10:

    0137879121

  • Edition: 3rd
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 1/1/1999
  • Publisher: Pearson College Div
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Summary

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. Explores the work of "classic" modern as well as active contemporary writers through examples of effective stories, essays, poems and plays. An extensive look at fundamental creative writing issues includes attitudes, habits, journal-keeping, point of view, language, invention and research, and more. Appropriate for apprentice creative writers.

Table of Contents

Anthology of Poems.
Preface.

I. A WRITER'S CONCERNS.

1. Working like a Writer.
2. Keeping a Journal.
3. Point of View.
4. Language Is Your Medium.
5. Invention and Research.

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.

IV. THE CONCERNS OF THE PLAYWRIGHT.

13. The Elements of Drama.
14. Dialogue and Its Problems.
15. Trifles.

V. THE WRITER'S BUSINESS.

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

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