The Soul of Creative Writing

  • ISBN13:


  • ISBN10:


  • Edition: 1st
  • Format: Nonspecific Binding
  • Copyright: 2009-03-15
  • Publisher: Routledge

Note: Supplemental materials are not guaranteed with Rental or Used book purchases.

Purchase Benefits

  • Free Shipping On Orders Over $35!
    Your order must be $35 or more to qualify for free economy shipping. Bulk sales, PO's, Marketplace items, eBooks and apparel do not qualify for this offer.
  • Get Rewarded for Ordering Your Textbooks! Enroll Now
List Price: $46.95 Save up to $25.37
  • Rent Book $42.26
    Add to Cart Free Shipping


Supplemental Materials

What is included with this book?

  • The New copy of this book will include any supplemental materials advertised. Please check the title of the book to determine if it should include any access cards, study guides, lab manuals, CDs, etc.
  • The Rental and eBook copies of this book are not guaranteed to include any supplemental materials. Typically, only the book itself is included. This is true even if the title states it includes any access cards, study guides, lab manuals, CDs, etc.


Language is a deep ocean of living words, as varied as undersea life. It is a gift inherited by each person when he or she is born. It is enormous, complex, and inexhaustible gift. The Soul of Creative Writing is a tribute to language and to its potentials. It explores the elements of style, rhythm, sound, meaning and the choice of the right word. Writers and readers will find it an indispensible source of inspiration and instruction. Book jacket.

Author Biography

Richard Goodman is the author of French Dirt: The Story of a Garden in the South of France. He has written for many national publications, including the New York Times, Creative Nonfiction, Harvard Review, and Commonweal. Goodman teaches writing at Spalding University's MFA in Writing Program in Louisville, Kentucky.

Table of Contents

Acknowledgementsp. ix
Introductionp. 1
The Music of Prosep. 7
In Search of the Exact Wordp. 19
The Secret Strength of Wordsp. 29
Some Things English Can't Do-and Shouldn'tp. 39
The Nerve of Poetryp. 49
Using the Techniques of Fiction to Make Your Creative Nonfiction Even More Creativep. 63
Finding a Great Titlep. 77
The Eminent Domain of Punctuationp. 87
It's About Nothing: Finding Subjects for Creative Writing in Everyday Lifep. 99
Maxims about Writingp. 107
Notesp. 119
Name Indexp. 125
Title Indexp. 129
Table of Contents provided by Ingram. All Rights Reserved.

Rewards Program

Write a Review