The Writer's Workbook / Edition 2

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Whether you are taking a course in creative writing or making your first solitary steps in fiction, poetry or drama, this is the book you need. The Writer's Workbook provides a concise introduction to the terrain, with directions to the wider world of writing. It offers key points of good practice, warnings about the main pitfalls, and a variety of exercises to hone your skills. Readers will find advice on writing short stories, poetry, novels, plays, song lyrics, TV, radio and film scripts, as well as advice on writing for children, travel writing, writing on the web, and how to get published.

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From the Publisher
"A unique blend of practical advice and distilled wisdom, invaluable as a guide for anyone seriously interested in a writing career—I wish I'd had it at my elbow when I started out."—Barry Unsworth, Booker Prize-winning novelist
Booker Prize-winning novelist Barry Unsworth

A unique blend of practical advice and distilled wisdom, invaluable as a guide for anyone seriously interested in a writing career--I wish I'd had it at my elbow when I started out.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780340809655
  • Publisher: Bloomsbury Academic
  • Publication date: 5/28/2004
  • Series: A Hodder Arnold Publication
  • Edition description: Second Edition
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 192
  • Product dimensions: 5.86 (w) x 9.35 (h) x 0.70 (d)

Meet the Author

Jenny Newman is Head of the Liverpool John Moores Centre for Writing.

Edmund Cusick is Head of Writing at Liverpool John Moores University, and winner of the Housman Poetry Prize.

Aileen La Tourette is a poet and writes fiction and radio drama, and is a lecturer in Liverpool John Moores Centre for Writing.

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Table of Contents

About the editors
About the contributors
Pt. 1 Exploring
1 The writer's journal 3
2 Reading as a writer 13
3 Working with myth 19
Pt. 2 Advancing
4 Rhythm 29
5 Writing poetry 43
6 Short story writing 53
7 Writing for screen and television 63
8 Writing for stage 81
9 Writing for radio 94
10 Writing a novel 104
Pt. 3 Branching out
11 Song lyric writing 125
12 Travel writing 131
13 Writing on the web 139
14 Writing for children 147
15 Redrafting and editing 155
16 Getting published, produced or performed 162
Conclusion 166
App. A The workshop 167
App. B Writing from research 170
Select bibliography 173
Index 177
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