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The Handbook of Creative Writing Paperback – 16 Apr 2007

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  • Paperback: 464 pages
  • Publisher: Edinburgh University Press; 1st edition (16 April 2007)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0748621369
  • ISBN-13: 978-0748621361
  • Product Dimensions: 24.4 x 2.8 x 17.3 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.4 out of 5 stars 7 customer reviews
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 787,589 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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This is a timely and perceptive guide to the practice, pedagogy, and prospects for one of the fastest growing areas in English studies. For the range and richness of its contributions covering the craft of composition from every imaginable angle, and for the variety and vibrancy of its engagement with literary art as a public form, this volume will become a touchstone for all who value creative writing as an engaging art, and an art of engagement. -- Professor Willy Maley, University of Glasgow It's an invaluable guide for anyone thinking of teaching creative writing, at any level -- I really wish it had been available years ago... It's really nice to come across a book that's so thoughtfully organised, so thorough, entertaining and just plain useful. -- Catherine Smith The New Writer This is a timely and perceptive guide to the practice, pedagogy, and prospects for one of the fastest growing areas in English studies. For the range and richness of its contributions covering the craft of composition from every imaginable angle, and for the variety and vibrancy of its engagement with literary art as a public form, this volume will become a touchstone for all who value creative writing as an engaging art, and an art of engagement. It's an invaluable guide for anyone thinking of teaching creative writing, at any level -- I really wish it had been available years ago... It's really nice to come across a book that's so thoughtfully organised, so thorough, entertaining and just plain useful.

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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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