Creative Writer's Handbook / Edition 3

Creative Writer's Handbook / Edition 3

by Philip K. Jason, Allan B. Lefcowitz
     
 

ISBN-10: 0137879121

ISBN-13: 9780137879120

Pub. Date: 07/01/1998

Publisher: Prentice Hall

This handbook is the perfect reference for beginning creative writers. It offers abundant illustrations, exercises, and useful techniques in all genres. While emphasizing problem-solving and the mastery of literary conventions, this handbook also takes the apprentice writer on a

Overview

This handbook is the perfect reference for beginning creative writers. It offers abundant illustrations, exercises, and useful techniques in all genres. While emphasizing problem-solving and the mastery of literary conventions, this handbook also takes the apprentice writer on a journey from inspiration to revision. Explores the work of "classic" modern as well as active contemporary writers through examples of effective stories, essays, poems and plays. An extensive look at fundamental creative writing issues includes attitudes, habits, journal-keeping, point of view, language, invention and research, and more. Appropriate for apprentice creative writers.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780137879120
Publisher:
Prentice Hall
Publication date:
07/01/1998
Edition description:
Older Edition
Pages:
411
Product dimensions:
6.01(w) x 8.95(h) x 0.78(d)

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Table of Contents

I. A WRITER'S CONCERNS.

1. Working like a Writer.

2. Keeping a Journal.

3. Point of View.

Rhody's Path, William Goyen.

4. Language Is Your Medium.

5. Invention and Research.

Ellis Island: Then and Now, Sharon Spencer.

II. THE CONCERNS OF THE POET.

6. The Elements of Poetry.

7. Practicing Poetry.

8. Poetry Problems.

III. THE CONCERNS OF THE STORYTELLER.

9. The Elements of Fiction.

10. Narration and Its Problems.

11. Creative Nonfiction.

12. Stories and Memoirs.

The Thing with Willie, Karen Sagstetter. A Very Short Story, Ernest Hemingway . The Boarding House, James Joyce. Sunday in the Park, Bel Kaufman. The First Day, Edward Jones. Just Married, Tony Earley. Chinese Medicine, Hilary Tham. Close Encounters of the SneakyKind, Richard Conniff.

IV. THE CONCERNS OF THE PLAYWRIGHT.

13. The Elements of Drama.

14. Dialogue and Its Problems.

The Day They Shot John Lennon, James McLure.

15. Plays and Screen Plays.

Procedure, Joyce Carol Oates. Last Day of Camp, Jeffrey Sweet.

V. THE WRITER'S BUSINESS.

16. From Revision to Submission.

17. Tools and Resources.

Glossary of Key Terms.

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