The Handbook of Creative Writing
Edinburgh University Press

The Handbook of Creative Writing

  • Publish Date: 2007-08-23
  • Binding: Paperback
  • Author: Steven Earnshaw

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An extensive, practical and inspirational resource, this three-in-one volume is designed as a textbook for 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, 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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