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  • Paperback: 150 pages
  • Publisher: Continuum (8 Oct. 2008)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0826494293
  • ISBN-13: 978-0826494290
  • Product Dimensions: 17 x 0.8 x 24.4 cm
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Mention -Book News, February 2009

"Graeme Harper is quite possibly the best person in the country to edit this book." - Richard Kerridge, Bath Spa University, UK

Mention --Book News, February 2009

Mention Book News, February 2009

"[Creative Writing Guidebook] is much more than simply another book of creative writing exercises ... Clearly informed by academic enquiry into Creative Writing practice, it is also about developing and exploring, often in surprisingly idiosyncratic ways, what Harper calls the 'active critical sense' of the writer." - Writing in Education


Creative writing is a popular subject area which is growing rapidly. With a wealth of excellent international contributors in genre specific and cross-genre chapters this book sets out an informative and inspiring introduction to writing creatively."The Creative Writing Guidebook" is the key text for learning creative writing. Packed full of useful advice, exercises and readings, it sets out an informative and inspiring introduction to writing creatively. Taking a practical, workshop approach to creative writing, this comprehensive guidebook includes introductions to genres of writing, including the novel, poetry, screenwriting, new media and non-fiction. It also includes workshop exercises suitable for each genre; a wide-range of examples and suggestions for further reading and discussions of cross-genre issues such as point of view, character, setting and voice.Written by internationally renowned experts, this is the definitive textbook on creative writing for students.

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