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.
This bestselling guide to all areas of the media, now in its 106th edition, has been completely revised and updated. With 100 articles written by successful authors and publishing insiders, it advises, guides and inspires writers and artists on how to get published.
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.
Is your key to finding inspiration when and where you want it. With hundreds of thought provoking prompts, exercises, and illustrations, you'll immediately: get started; overcome writer's block; develop a writing habit; think more creatively; and master style, revision and other elements of the craft.
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.
A guide to writing a short story. It features a collection of 24 essays from the short story writers, many of them prize winners in the toughest short story competitions in the English language. It includes writing exercises, and lists of published stories.
Why is it that some of the greatest works of literature have been produced by writers in the grip of alcoholism, an addiction that cost them personal happiness and caused harm to those who loved them? This book examines the link between creativity and alcohol through the work and lives of six men.
A general anthology of speeches which includes examples from the pulpit, from the Commons and from the scaffold. They range from the Sermon on the Mount to Kennedy's "Ask not what" speech, from the Gettysburg Address to Winston Churchill's war speeches, and from Adolf Hitler to Martin Luther.
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.
The third edition of 'Fowler's Modern English Usage' 1996 provided a complete revision and an expansion of the original text, bringing the book fully up to date on all matters of grammar, usage, syntax and style. This is a reissue of the revised third edition of 1998, which includes a new Supplement and revised entries.
This book provides a practical introduction to creative writing from an authorial team comprising novelists, poets and dramatists who are also experienced teachers of creative writing. It offers explains good practice, warnings about the most frequent pitfalls and exercises to hone readers' skills in writing and how to get published.
Offers advice, such as when and where to write, how to criticise your own material, and how to present your work for publication. This book features exercises which help the reader improve technique. It also includes suggestions for further reading which allows the reader to continue their interest and build on the skills developed.
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.
Many people want to write poetry, yet while it is not difficult to write poetry badly, it is harder to write it well. With examples from successful poets, this guide explains how the creative process works, from the initial impulse to write through to crafted and expressive poetry at the end.
'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.'
A brilliantly funny and clever exploration of why it's only in a bookshop that you'll find something you never knew you wanted to read, from the author of The Etymologicon, The Horologicon and The Elements of Eloquence
Taken from award-winning writer Lorrie Moore's debut short story collection Self-Help (1985), this is a wryly witty deconstruction of tips for aspiring writers, told in vignettes by a self-absorbed narrator who fails to observe the world around her.