A guide to the modes and methods of Creative Writing research, designed to be invaluable to university staff and students in formulating research ideas, and in selecting appropriate strategies. Creative writing researchers from around the globe offer a selection of models that readers can explore and on which they can build.
Drawing on years of experience of writing, teaching and publishing, this book offers essential tools for anyone interested in honing their craft. With a variety of exercises and freewriting prompts to help you try new styles and approaches, it is suitable for aspiring poets, non-fiction writers, novelists and all lovers of words.
Heroic characters can be broken down into 16 archetypes. By following the guidelines detailing the archetypes in this reference work, writers can create memorable characters in order to elevate their writing to a higher level. The authors give examples from literature and classic films.
A guide to writing fiction by the Booker Prize-winning author of Vernon God Little.Part biography, part reflection and part practical guide, Release the Bats explores the mysteries of why and how we tell stories, and the craft of writing fiction.
Detox Your Writing is intended to be a companionable work book - something doctoral researchers can use throughout their doctorate to ask questions about taken-for-granted ways of writing and reading, and to develop new and effective approaches.
We're living in a time of unprecedented diversity in produced media content, with more characters appearing who are Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic (BAME), Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender (LGBT), disabled, or from other religions or classes. What's more, these characters are appearing more and more in genre pieces, accessible to...
A guide to fiction with introductions to over 1,100 authors. This book covers twentieth-century fiction, popular classics, autobiographical fiction and foreign language translations, and includes 34 overviews by best-selling authors introducing different genres.
In this series of interviews drawn from his BBC Radio 3 series, John Tusa talks to some of the leading creative minds of our times - including Howard Hodgkin, Edward Bond, Eve Arnold, Frank Auerbach and Muriel Spark. Two essays by John Tusa on creativity and on interviewing are also included.
'Both a writer's notebook and a manual. To explain what techniques? Something like those involved in the in the miracle at Whitsum. When tongues of fire filled the house and the apostles received the gifts of words. A preparatory manual. Practical. Straightforward. Containing hope.'
Rules for Mavericks is a guidebook to leading a creative life, to being a renaissance dilettante, to infesting your art form with other art forms, to taking a stand against mediocrity, to rejecting bloodless orthodoxies, to embracing your own pretension and, most of all, to dealing with your failure(s).
David Galef provides a guide to writing flash fiction, from tips on technique to samples by canonical and contemporary authors to provocative prompts that inspire powerful stories in a little space. Brevity is an indispensable resource for anyone working in this increasingly popular form.
A revised edition of the very successful fully illustrated guide to writing fantastical fiction, which provides instruction and motivation for aspiring authors from some of today's bestselling fantasy authors
And how did a tiny firm set up by two men in 1925 - weathering obstacles from wartime paper shortages to dramatic financial crashes - survive to this very day?
Toby Faber has grown up with these stories, and uses a range of humorous and surprising sources to tell the history of the publisher in its own words.
In this dynamic exploration of the discipline of creative writing, Graeme Harper departs from the established `how-to' model in a personal manifesto which analyses why human beings are, and have long been, passionate about writing.
This edited collection is a timely study of new approaches to writing lives, including literary docu-memoir, autobiographical cartography, social media life writing and autobiographical writing for children.
Looking at the complex relationship between the discipline of history and the writing of lives, this key textbook provides an original and insightful introduction to a growing and increasingly important area of historical scholarship and research.