Handbook of Creative Writing

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Edinburgh University Press, 2007 - Language Arts & Disciplines - 496 pages
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An extensive, practical and inspirational resource, this three-in-one volume is aimed at students and practitioners of creative writing at all levels.In 48 distinctive chapters the Handbook:*examines the critical theories behind the practice of creative writing (Part 1). *explains the basics of how to write a novel, script or poetry (Part 2). *explores how to deal with the practicalities and problems of becoming a writer (Part 3). As well as the main creative writing activities, chapters cover other practices, from translation to starting a small magazine and from memoir writing to writing for children. Contributors are all experts in their fields: poets, novelists, dramatists, agents, publishers, editors, tutors, critics and academics. Anyone with an interest in creative writing will find this book invaluable in developing their own creative writing projects and as a way into new areas of writing activity. Key Features*The only book to combine the theory and practice of writing with detailed advice on the business of writing and living as a writer*Combines breadth and depth with original thinking on creativity and evaluation of creative work*Shows ways of approaching the task of writing and how to improve one's work*Presents material which is hard to find elsewhere, e.g. writing for teenagers; writing humorous fiction; finding a film agent
 

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Contents

25 Writing for Radio
273
26 Writing for Television
282
27 Writing for Television UK Differences
291
28 Writing for Film
293
OTHER WRITING
303
29 Writing as Experimental Practice
305
30 Writing as Therapy
312
31 Writing in the Community
320

7 The Future of Creative Writing
78
Section Two The Craft of Writing
91
PROSE
93
8 Reading Writing and Teaching the Short Story
95
9 Writing the Memoir
109
10 Introduction to the Novel
116
11 Crime Fiction
126
12 Writing Science Fiction and Fantasy
134
Reading and Writing Historical Fiction
146
14 Writing Humorous Fiction
154
15 Writing for Children
162
16 Writing for Teenagers
169
17 The Everything You Ever Wanted to Know About Creative Nonfiction But Were Too Na´ve or Uninformed to Ask Workshop Simulation
176
POETRY
181
18 Introduction to Poetry
183
19 What is Form?
199
20 New Poetries
211
Verse Drama
229
22 The Sequence and the Long Poem
236
SCRIPTWRITING
249
23 Introduction to Scriptwriting
251
24 Writing for the Stage
263
32 Writing for the Web
327
33 The Role of the Critical Essay
332
34 Translation
338
35 Creative Writing Doctorates
345
36 How to Start a Literary Magazine
353
Section Three The Writers Life
361
37 How to be a Writer
363
38 How to Present Yourself as a Writer
369
39 Publishing Fiction
376
40 American PoBiz
384
41 Publishing Poetry in Britain
391
42 The Literary Agent Novel
398
43 The Film Agent
405
45 Copyright
422
Prizes Anthologies Festivals Reviewing Grants
436
47 The Writer as Teacher
445
48 Making a Living as a Writer
452
Glossary
459
Useful Websites
465
Contributors
467
Index
474
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