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Covering a wide range of forms and genres, The Bloomsbury Introduction to Creative Writing is a complete introductory manual for students of creative writing. Through a structured series of practical writing exercises - perfect for the classroom, the writers workshop or as a starting point for a portfolio of work - the book builds the student writer from the first explorations of their own voice, through to mastery of a wide range of genres and forms. The Bloomsbury Introduction to Creative Writing covers such genres as: -Autobiographical writing - Short fiction - Poetry - Screenwriting -…mehr

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Covering a wide range of forms and genres, The Bloomsbury Introduction to Creative Writing is a complete introductory manual for students of creative writing. Through a structured series of practical writing exercises - perfect for the classroom, the writers workshop or as a starting point for a portfolio of work - the book builds the student writer from the first explorations of their own voice, through to mastery of a wide range of genres and forms. The Bloomsbury Introduction to Creative Writing covers such genres as: -Autobiographical writing - Short fiction - Poetry - Screenwriting - Writing for performance - Writing for digital media With practical guidance on writing scholarly critiques of your own work and a glossary of terms for ease of reference, this book is an essential manual for any introductory creative writing course and a practical companion for more advanced writers.
  • Produktdetails
  • Verlag: Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
  • Erscheinungstermin: 29. Januar 2015
  • Englisch
  • Abmessung: 238mm x 156mm x 17mm
  • Gewicht: 445g
  • ISBN-13: 9781472578433
  • ISBN-10: 1472578430
  • Artikelnr.: 41493951
Inhaltsangabe
Introduction:
On writing
On knowing
Tips on attacking the practical exercises

1. Writing and Knowledge
The Writers' Block myth
The reading writer
Knowing
Your writer self
Emotion as material

2. Writing the Self
Memoir and autobiography
Reflective writing
Human interest features
Personal essays, and 'Why I Write'

3. Poetics and Poetry Composition
Poetic movements: An abridged whirlwind history
Poetry as 'Language Distilled'
Sound devices
Poetry and orality
Form and meaning
Finding your poem

4. Fiction Conventions
Fiction and creativity: The Anecdote, The Muse and The Visionary
Often forgotten forms of fiction
Ideas and themes
Narrative structure
Narrative structure toolbox
Plot and conflict
Characterization
Setting: Time, place and context
Finding your voice

5. Screenwriting Techniques
Screenwriting as literary form
The slug line
Action
Dialogue
Characterization
Theme and narrative
Screenwriting technical toolbox

6. Writing for Performance
Performance as hybrid art
One act plays
Monologue and soliloquy
Spoken word

7. Writing for Digital Media
The dark side of digital content
Digital storytelling
Video scripts for social media
Writing for video games
Writing for virtual reality
Web 2.0 and journalism as conversation
Online media toolbox
Personal publishing

8. Critique and Exegesis
Critique
Referencing scholarly texts
Referencing creative texts
Analysing your creative work
Conclusions
Critique writing toolbox
Exegesis
Exegesis research methods
Identifying your exegetical thesisHermeneutics and close reading as primary research
Exegesis planning and structure
Linking creative and scholarly writing
Glossary of Terms
Works Cited
Index