Creative Writing is a complete writing course that will jump-start your writing and guide you through your first steps towards publication. Suitable for use by students, tutors, writers’ groups or writers working alone, this book offers: a practical and inspiring section on the creative process, showing you how to stimulate your creativity and use your memory and experience in inventive ways in-depth coverage of the most popular forms of writing, in extended sections on fiction, poetry and life writing, including biography and autobiography, giving you practice in all three forms so that you might discover and develop your particular strengths a sensible, up-to-date guide to going public, to help you to edit your work to a professional standard and to identify and approach suitable publishers a distinctive collection of exciting exercises, spread throughout the workbook to spark your imagination and increase your technical flexibility and control a substantial array of illuminating readings, bringing together extracts from contemporary and classic writings in order to demonstrate a range of techniques that you can use or adapt in your own work. Creative Writing: A Workbook with Readings presents a unique opportunity to benefit from the advice and experience of a team of published authors who have also taught successful writing courses at a wide range of institutions, helping large numbers of new writers to develop their talents as well as their abilities to evaluate and polish their work to professional standards. These institutions include Lancaster University and the University of East Anglia, renowned as consistent producers of published writers.
Writing Fiction offers the novice writer engaging and creative activities, making use of insightful, relevant readings from well-known authors to illustrate the techniques presented. This volume makes use of new versions of key chapters from the recent Routledge/Open University textbook Creative Writing: A Workbook with Readings for writers who are specializing in fiction. Using their experience and expertise as teachers as well as authors, Linda Anderson and Derek Neale guide aspiring writers through such key aspects of writing as: how to stimulate creativity keeping a writer’s notebook character creation setting point of view structure showing and telling. The volume is further updated to include never-before published interviews with successful fiction writers Andrew Cowan, Stevie Davies, Maggie Gee, Andrew Greig, and Hanif Kureishi. Concise and practical, Writing Fiction offers an inspirational guide to the methods and techniques of authorship and is a must-read for aspiring writers.
Effectively integrating grammar instruction with writing practice, INSIDE WRITING WITH READINGS gives you extensive practice through examples and excercises, as well as expanded coverage of sentence combining. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.
Writing prompts address creative writing, opinion making, brainstorming, and more while teaching how to craft support statements, create characters, construct haikus, and other skills. Fun themes: comic books, movies, food, animals, and aliens.
Life Writing offers the novice writer engaging and creative activities, making use of insightful, relevant readings from well-known authors to illustrate the techniques presented. This volume makes use of new versions of key chapters from the recent Routledge/Open University textbook, Creative Writing: A Workbook with Readings for writers who are specializing in life writing. Using their experience and expertise as teachers as well as authors, Derek Neale and Sara Haslam guide aspiring writers through such key writing skills as: writing what you know investigating biography and autobiography using prefaces finding a form using memory developing characters using novelistic, poetic and dramatic techniques. The volume is further updated to include never-before published interviews and conversations with successful life writers such as Jenny Diski, Robert Fraser, Richard Holmes, Michael Holroyd, Jackie Kay, Hanif Kureishi and Blake Morrison. Concise and practical, Life Writing offers an inspirational guide to the methods and techniques of authorship and is a must-read for aspiring writers.
This is a comprehensive academic writing skills book that includes authentic readings and a study of grammar. A Writer's Workbook takes advanced-level writing students systematically from reading to writing. Along the way, students read high-interest texts; study the structure of academic essays; grapple with troublesome areas of grammar and writing mechanics; read and analyze student model essays; and write, revise, and edit.
About the Book Learning on the School Bus: A Reading Comprehension and Creative Writing Workbook for Secondary Students provides unique reading comprehension and creative writing opportunities about learning outside the classroom. The author, Keshia L. Gaines, Ph.D., offers ground-breaking techniques to expand areas for learning opportunities. According to Dr. Gaines, students should learn from academic content on the school bus and other unique learning areas (the bus stop, cafeteria, playgrounds, bathrooms, academic clothing, etc.) Since students are not meeting academic expectations in the general classroom, it is important to consider all methods and areas for students to learn. The vocabulary words from each chapter’s word review are in bold lettering once within the chapter. In addition, a few QR Codes (Quick Response Codes) will be featured throughout the workbook. These QR Codes will take you directly to a web page when scanned by a smartphone with a QR Code app. Audience and Purpose This workbook is designed for use in various secondary classrooms and for general use by anyone who would like to complete reading comprehension and creative writing activities about the Bus-stop 2 Bus-stopTM method and learning outside the classroom. Learning on the School Bus is also appropriate for other academic courses because of its discussion questions, journal activities, informative graphics, vocabulary words, critical thinking areas, and more. This workbook’s purpose is to provide students with an interesting and educational learning experience.
JUMPSTART! with Readings is designed to build the confidence and competence students need to make the successful transition into college writing. While it primarily focuses on the most frequently occurring sentence-level grammar and structure issues, the text also teaches the whole writing process, including coverage of the paragraph and whole discourse.
The revised and updated fourth edition of this classic book contains many new features and new readings. The author has selected seven new high interest pieces and retained five favorites from the third edition. The readings represent a wide variety of genres, with at least one academic reading per unit. A Writer's Workbook takes advanced level writing students systematically from reading to writing. Along the way, students read a high interest text; study the structure of academic essays; grapple with troublesome areas of grammar and writing mechanics; read and analyse student model essays; and write, revise and edit.
This book is a text as well as a workbook. It is designed for use by ESL students at an intermediate to advanced level of English, or by native speakers of American English who need help with sentence structure, grammar, punctuation, and organization.-Pref.