The College Handbook of Creative Writing / Edition 2

The College Handbook of Creative Writing / Edition 2

by Robert De Maria
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Harcourt College Publishers


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The College Handbook of Creative Writing / Edition 2

This essential component of any creative writing course provides many of the tools of a traditional English handbook with special instruction for the creative writing student. Coverage spans fiction, poetry and drama, following the basic elements of theme, setting, character, and plot.

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ISBN-13: 9780155011878
Publisher: Harcourt College Publishers
Publication date: 08/28/1994
Edition description: Older Edition
Pages: 404
Product dimensions: 4.72(w) x 7.09(h) x (d)

About the Author

Robert DeMaria received his PhD in Modern British Literature at Columbia University. He has directed writing programs in several universities and was an editor at Macmillan. The bulk of his creative work consists of his 20 novels, but he has also published poetry, an off-Broadway play, and a libretto for an opera. For several years he was the academic dean of the New School for Social Research. He was also the director of an overseas program for American students and writers in residence. His work has been highly praised in publications such as THE LONDON TIMES, THE NEW YORK TIMES, THE BOSTON GLOBE, THE WASHINGTON POST, and many literary magazines. He and his family now divide their time between Long Island and a house in Mallorca, Spain. His latest novel is BLEECKER STREET BLUES, set in Greenwich Village.

Table of Contents

1. Theme. 2. Setting. 3. Characters. 4. Plot. 5. Point of View. 6. Tone and Style. 7. Description. 8. Dialogue. 9. Thoughts. 10. Time. 11. Images and Sounds. 12. The Performance Factor: Plays and Film Scripts. 13. Fundamentals of Writing. 14. Writing as a Career.

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