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The handbook of creative writing

Steven Earnshaw (Editor)
An invaluable guide for anyone thinking of teaching creative writing, at any level. It's really nice to come across a book that's so thoughtfully organized, so thorough, entertaining and just plain useful'. Catherine Smith, The New Writer, on the first edition 54 chapters cover the 3 central pillars of writing creatively: theories of creativity; the craft of writing; and creative writing as a business. With contributions from over 50 experts - poets, novelists, dramatists, publishers, editors, tutors, critics and scholars - from the United Kingdom, the United States, Canada and Australia, this is the essential guide to writing, and getting published, in the English-speaking world. New for this edition:. Chapters: on 'indie publishing', 'social media', 'flash fiction', 'song lyrics and poetry', 'creative critical hybrids' & 'collaboration in the theatre' Revised chapters on Making a Living as a Writer, Theories of Creativity, and Writing for the Web Chapters updated to reflect changes in teaching, copyright & earning a living as a writer Updated Glossary of Terms Key Features. A 3-in-1 text with outstanding breadth and depth of coverage Grounds the subject of creative writing and provides writing-related tasks Full of examples of ways to approach and improve your writing Valuable practical advice on getting published & making a living from your writing Steven Earnshaw is the published author of numerous short stories, essays on creative writing and books, ranging from Beginning Realism to The Pub in Literature (the essential work in the field). He has contributed to scholarly journals, edited collections and was a winner of the 2011 Brontë Society Literary Competition. During the day, he is Professor of English at Sheffield Hallam University. He has been involved in digital art collaborations
eBook, English, 2014
Second edition View all formats and editions
Edinburgh University Press, Edinburgh, 2014
1 online resource
9780748689774, 9780748689781, 074868977X, 0748689788
Machine generated contents note: Section One Writing: Theories and Contexts
1. Theories of Creativity and Creative Writing Pedagogy / Mary Swander
2. The Evaluation of Creative Writing at MA Level (UK) / Jenny Newman
3. The Creative Writing MFA / Stephanie Vanderslice
4. Creative Writing and Critical Theory / Lauri Ramey
5. Literary Genres / David Rain
6. The Writer as Artist / Steven Earnshaw
7. The Future of Creative Writing / Paul Dawson
Section Two The Craft of Writing
8. Reading, Writing and Teaching the Short Story / E.A. Markham
9. Writing the Memoir / Judith Barrington
10. Introduction to the Novel / Jane Rogers
11. Crime Fiction / John Dale
12. Writing Science Fiction and Fantasy / Crawford Kilian
13. How Language Lives Us: Reading and Writing Historical Fiction / Brian Kiteley
14. Writing Humorous Fiction / Susan Hubbard
15. Writing for Children / Alan Brown
16. Writing for Teenagers / Linda Newbery. Note continued: 17. The `Everything You Ever Wanted to Know About Creative Nonfiction, But were too Naive or Uninformed to Ask' Workshop Simulation / Lee Gutkind
18. Introduction to Poetry / Sean O'Brien
19. What is Form? / W.N. Herbert
20. New Poetries / Aaron Kunin
21. The Poet in the Theatre: Verse Drama / Sean O'Brien
22. The Sequence and the Long Poem / George Szirtes
23. Introduction to Scriptwriting / Mike Harris
24. Writing for the Stage / Brighde Mullins
25. Writing for Radio / Mike Harris
26. Writing for Television / Stephen V. Duncan
27. Writing for Television-UK Differences / John Milne
28. Writing for Film / Bonnie O'Neill
Other Writing
29. Song Lyrics and Poetry / Pat Pattison
30. Flash Fiction / Tony Williams
31. Writing as Experimental Practice / Thalia Field
32. Creative-Critical Hybrids / Hazel Smith
33. Writing as `Therapy' / Fiona Sampson
34. Writing in the Community / Linda Sargent. Note continued: 35. Writing for the Web / James Sheard
36. The Role of the Critical Essay / Scott McCracken
37. Translation / Susan Bassnett
38. Collaboration in the Theatre / Timothy Braun
39. Creative Writing Doctorates / Graeme Harper
40. How to Start a Literary Magazine / Rebecca Wolff
Section Three The Writer's Life
41. How to be a Writer / John Milne
42. How to Present Yourself as a Writer / Alison Baverstock
43. Meet Your Public: Creative Writing and Social Media / Lou Treleaven
44. Publishing Fiction / Mary Mount
45. American PoBiz / Chase Twichell
46. Publishing Poetry in Britain / Sean O'Brien
47. The Literary Agent (Novel) / David Smith
48. The Film Agent / Julian Friedmann
49. The Literary Agent: Television, Theatre and Radio / Alan Brodie
50. Copyright / Lee Penhaligan
51. Self-Publishing and the Rise of the Indie Author / Jane Rowland
52. Literary Life: Prizes, Anthologies, Festivals, Reviewing, Grants / Tom Shapcott. Note continued: 53. The Writer as Teacher / Gareth Creer
54. Making a Living as a Writer / Livi Michael
Previous edition: 2007