9780415317856

The Routledge Creative Writing Coursebook

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    9780415317856

  • ISBN10:

    0415317851

  • Edition: 1st
  • Format: Nonspecific Binding
  • Copyright: 2006-02-10
  • Publisher: Routledge

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Summary

This step-by-step, practical guide to the process of creative writing provides readers with a comprehensive course in its art and skill. With genre-based chapters, such as life writing, novels and short stories, poetry, and screenwriting, it is an indispensable guide to writing successfully. The Routledge Creative Writing Coursebook: *shows new writers how to get started *encourages experimentation and creativity *stimulates critical awareness through discussion of literary theory and a wide range of illustrative texts *approaches writing as a skill, as well as an art form *is packed with individual and group exercises *offers invaluable tips on style, sentence structure, punctuation and vocabulary. Featuring practical suggestions for developing and improving your writing, as well as information on courses, resources and getting published,The Routledge Creative Writing Coursebookis an ideal course text for students and an invaluable guide to self-study.

Table of Contents

Preface x
Acknowledgements xi
Writing as Art
1(41)
Voice
2(8)
Dialect and Diversity
3(2)
Deception and Evasion
5(1)
Finding a Voice
6(1)
Voices under Pressure
7(3)
Orality and Literacy
10(1)
World
10(6)
De-familiarisation
13(1)
Public and Private
13(1)
Imagination
14(2)
Image
16(7)
Words as Images
16(2)
Reading Images
18(2)
Image-making
20(3)
Story
23(19)
Participation, enactment
24(1)
Story and Performance: The Oral Tradition
24(2)
Story and Change
26(1)
Shaping Time: Story Worlds
27(2)
Realism
29(1)
The Moving Edge
30(1)
What if Time Stopped?
31(2)
No Story?
33(1)
Summary
34(1)
Getting Started
35(1)
Suggestions for Writing
36(5)
Revision and Editing
41(1)
Personal Narrative
42(28)
The Story of the Self
42(5)
Focus
47(2)
Memory
49(8)
Travel
57(8)
The Personal and the Collective
65(1)
Summary
66(1)
Suggestions for Writing
67(2)
Revision and Editing
69(1)
Poetry
70(37)
Reading and Listening
70(4)
Acts of Attention
74(3)
Transmitters
77(4)
Convergence
81(1)
Dramatisation
82(2)
Poetry and Story
84(3)
Personae
87(2)
Surroundings
89(1)
Poetic Forms
90(8)
Poetic Style
98(3)
Summary
101(1)
Suggestions for Writing
102(3)
Revision and Editing
105(2)
Fiction
107(49)
A New Genre: The Story of Modern Fiction
107(3)
Realism as Topic and Technique
110(2)
Where, When and Who
112(4)
Extreme Realism
116(2)
Magic Realism
118(2)
Experiments in Modern Fiction
120(4)
Retellings
124(1)
The Other
125(3)
Close Encounters: Short Stories
128(7)
Narrative Image and Progression in Longer Fiction
135(1)
Fiction and Anecdote
136(1)
Camera Perspective
137(2)
Narrators
139(2)
Character Rhythm
141(5)
Dialogue
146(1)
Delay and Suspense
147(3)
Foregrounding
150(1)
Questions and Summary
151(2)
Suggestions for Writing
153(2)
Revision and Editing
155(1)
Children's Fiction
156(28)
Worlds and Voices
156(1)
Crossover Fiction
156(2)
Reading for Pleasure
158(1)
Writing for Younger Readers
159(1)
Convincing Worlds
160(3)
The Child Narrator: how to survive Paddy Clarke
163(3)
Counters in Adult Fiction
166(1)
Counters in Curious Incident
167(1)
Children and Power
168(2)
Magic and Reality
170(6)
Fiction as Record
176(2)
Research Ideas
178(1)
Questions and Summary
179(2)
Suggestions for Writing
181(2)
Revision and Editing
183(1)
Drama
184(44)
Drama and Consequence
184(4)
Drama as Ritual
188(3)
Action Motifs
191(2)
Film
193(6)
Popular Film Narrative
193(1)
Short Fiction Films
194(5)
Radio
199(4)
Theatre
203(25)
Experience of Theatre
204(4)
Status Interactions
208(5)
Naturalistic Representation
213(5)
Issues Theatre: Non-illusionism
218(1)
Developments in Non-Illusionism
219(1)
Story Theatre
220(3)
Discussion and Workshop
223(2)
Suggestions for Writing
225(2)
Revision and Editing
227(1)
Glossary 228(5)
Bibliography 233(5)
Index 238

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