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Author Harper, Graeme
Title A Companion to Creative Writing
Imprint Hoboken : John Wiley & Sons, Incorporated, 2013
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Edition 1st ed
Descript 1 online resource (430 pages)
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Series Blackwell Companions to Literature and Culture Ser
Blackwell Companions to Literature and Culture Ser
Note Intro -- Blackwell Companions to Literature and Culture -- Title page -- Copyright page -- Notes on Contributors -- Foreword by Sir Andrew Motion -- Introduction -- Part I: Creative Writing -- 1: The Architecture of Story -- To Build a Story -- Drafting the Blueprint: Prewriting -- Building Materials: The Elements of Fiction -- Pouring the Foundation: Characterization -- Framing: Perspective -- Construction: The Writing Process -- 2: Writing Creative Nonfiction -- Genres in Creative Nonfiction -- Writing Approaches -- Truth, Ethics, and Representation -- 3: Writing Poetry -- Definitions -- Poetry as Knowledge -- Poetry and the Generation of Knowledge -- Poetry as Discovery in Action -- Poetry as a Cycle of Making Knowledge -- 4: Writing for Children and Young Adults -- Overview of the Children's and Young Adult Market -- Audience Analysis -- Recommended Resources -- Where You Fit In -- Your Voice, Your Story -- 5: Write On! Practical Strategies for Developing Playwriting -- Genre and Narrative -- Structure -- Characterization, Dialogue, and Conflict -- Finding an Audience: A Conclusion -- Recommended Plays -- 6: Writing for Sound/Radio -- What Do We Mean by Radio? -- For Whom Are We Writing? -- Do We Hope to Earn Meaningful Income from Writing for Sound? -- By What Process Does a Writer Get Work Made for BBC Radio? -- What Other Avenues Are There in the Writing and Production of Creative Work in Sound? -- Conclusion -- 7: Writing the Screenplay -- The Nature of Screenwriting -- Working with Ideas -- The World of Your Story -- Understanding Character -- Dealing with Structure -- Writing Visually -- Using Voiceover -- Conclusion -- 8: New Media Writing -- New Media, New Storytelling Opportunities -- Characters in Works of New Media -- Plot in Works of New Media -- Structure in Works of New Media -- The Unique Characteristics of New Media Narratives
The Must-Haves of the New Media Writer -- 9: How to Make a Pocket Watch: The British Ph.D. in Creative Writing -- Research in Creative Writing? -- Beginnings -- Middles -- Endings -- Consequences -- 10: Creative Writing and the Other Arts -- A Capacious Sphere of Writing -- The Writing-PAD Project and Network -- Duality Imposed -- A&D Knowing, Being, Making -- Creative Writings -- Writing in Creative Practice, the Intellect Journal (2007-) -- Writing Experiments: Some Acts and Actions -- Conclusions -- Part II: The Creative Writer's Profession -- 11: Agents, Publishers, and Booksellers: A Historical Perspective -- The Evolution of the Publishing Industry -- The Business of Publishing -- Agents, Authors, and Publishers -- Making the Contemporary Publishing Industry -- The Retail Revolution: The Remaking of British Bookselling -- 12: The Changing Role of the Editor: Editors Past, Present, and Future -- Terminology -- The Origins and Rise of Editors -- The Editor's Responsibilities -- Decision-Making and Market Nous -- The Commissioning Process -- The Publishing Web -- Other Types of Editor -- Editorial Skills -- Modern Commissioning Editors: Working beyond the Call of Duty? -- The Death of the Editor? -- 13: Translation as Creative Writing -- Writers as Translators -- The Nature of Translation and Adaptation -- Translators as Writers -- 14: Creative Writing and "the lash of criticism" -- Taking Sides -- Where Is Criticism? -- "The 'ordinary' reader, the living writer, the professional critic, the academic theorist, and the amateur scholar" -- Academics, Critics, Canons, and Public Spheres -- The Public Sphere -- The Creative Work -- The Writer, the Reader, the Critic -- 15: But What's Really at Stake for the Barbarian Warrior?: Developing a Pedagogy for Paraliterature -- 16: Creative Writing and Education -- The Writer in the Schools
The Writer in the Community -- The Writer in Higher Education -- Conclusion: The Global Writer in Education -- 17: The Rise and Rise of Writers' Festivals -- Writers' Festivals and Geography -- Peripheral and International Writers' Festivals -- Writers' Festivals as Sites of Public Culture -- Writers' Festivals and the Digital -- 18: Creative Writing Research -- Practice-Led Research -- Research or Creative Activities? -- Critical Understanding -- Reflection, Reflexivity, Response -- Research about Creative Writing -- Research Using Creative Writing -- The Excitement and the Challenges -- Conclusion -- 19: Literary Prizes and Awards -- The History and Development of Literary Prize Culture and Scholarship -- The Booker Prize -- Contemporary Literary Prize Culture -- Part III: Creative Writing in the World -- 20: D.H. Lawrence, Forever on the Move: Creative Writers and Place -- 21: The Psychology of Creative Writing -- The Creative Writer -- The Creative Writing Process -- Conclusion -- 22: Creative Writing around the World -- What Is Culture? -- Intercultural Writing -- Language, Culture, and Creative Writing -- 23: Creative Hauntings: Creative Writing and Literary Heritage at the British Library -- 24: Politics -- 25: Creative Writing and the Cold War University -- 26: "To the imagination, the sacred is self-evident": Thoughts on Spirituality and the Vocation of Creative Writing -- "Thou shalt have no other gods before me" -- "Thou shalt not make unto thee any graven images" -- "Thou shalt not take the name of the lord thy god in vain" -- "Remember the Sabbath day, to keep it holy" -- "Honor thy father and thy mother" -- "Thou shalt not kill" -- "Thou shalt not commit adultery" -- "Thou shalt not steal" -- "Thou shalt not bear false witness" -- "Thou shalt not covet" -- Conclusion
27: The Writer-Teacher in the United States: The Place of Teachers in the Community of Writers -- Puritanism, Emerson and "an indestructible instinct" -- Pragmatism: "the common air that bathes the globe" and Individual Experience -- Expressivist or Pragmatist: The Writer-Teacher Tradition and the Valuing of Writerly Experience -- Writer-Teacher and Teacher-Writer Identities: Self-Identification and Self-Representation in Composition Studies -- A Writer-Teacher in Composition Studies Is Often a Teacher-Writer -- McPoem = The Poetic Mode: Some Further Thoughts on the Writer-Teacher and the Teacher-Writer -- 28: Creative Writing to the Future -- Aspects of the Past -- New Technologies of the Late Twentieth Century -- Tools Support Products -- Books and Bookstores -- Creative Writing and Education -- Revising the Present -- Engaging in and Responding to the Future -- Index
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Electronic reproduction. Ann Arbor, Michigan : ProQuest Ebook Central, 2020. Available via World Wide Web. Access may be limited to ProQuest Ebook Central affiliated libraries
Link Print version: Harper, Graeme A Companion to Creative Writing Hoboken : John Wiley & Sons, Incorporated,c2013 9780470656938
Subject Creative writing
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