Imaginative Writing

Author: Janet Burroway
Publisher: Longman Publishing Group
ISBN: 032135740X
Release Date: 2007
Genre: Language Arts & Disciplines

[This book] discusses the elements of craft - image, voice, character, setting, and story - from a multi-genre perspective. Presenting the craft before the genre, this guide and anthology helps students understand the creative techniques shared by all forms of imaginative writing before individually exploring Essay, Fiction, Poetry, and Drama. With an emphasis on technique and experimentation and development and revision, [this book] encourages a sense of enthusiastic play and adventure. -Back cover.

Imaginative Writing

Author: Janet Burroway
Publisher: Longman Publishing Group
ISBN: 0321923170
Release Date: 2014-01-23
Genre: Language Arts & Disciplines

"In the fourth edition of Imaginative Writing I have tried to refine and focus several features of the book without fundamentally changing its purpose, which is to provide a workable and energizing multigenre text for basic creative writing courses" - Preface (page xii)

Imaginative Writing

Author: Janet Burroway
Publisher: Longman Publishing Group
ISBN: 0134053249
Release Date: 2014-10-23
Genre: Language Arts & Disciplines

ALERT: Before you purchase, check with your instructor or review your course syllabus to ensure that you select the correct ISBN. Several versions of Pearson's MyLab & Mastering products exist for each title, including customized versions for individual schools, and registrations are not transferable. In addition, you may need a CourseID, provided by your instructor, to register for and use Pearson's MyLab & Mastering products. Packages Access codes for Pearson's MyLab & Mastering products may not be included when purchasing or renting from companies other than Pearson; check with the seller before completing your purchase. Used or rental books If you rent or purchase a used book with an access code, the access code may have been redeemed previously and you may have to purchase a new access code. Access codes Access codes that are purchased from sellers other than Pearson carry a higher risk of being either the wrong ISBN or a previously redeemed code. Check with the seller prior to purchase. -- For courses in Introduction to Creative Writing or Creative Writing in English or Creative Writing Departments. Written by bestselling author Janet Burroway, Imaginative Writing, covers all four genres: creative nonfiction, fiction, poetry, and drama. This textbook discusses elements of craft common to all creative writing before delving into the individual genres. After an introduction, the next five chapters each investigate a specific element of craft--Image, Voice, Character, Setting, and Story--from a perspective that crosses all genres. Nearly half of the selections in all four genres are new. New "Try This" exercises give students plenty of practice. Imaginative Writing is a very popular book for courses on teaching the craft of creative writing.

The Oxford Book of American Short Stories

Author: Joyce Carol Oates
Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
ISBN: 9780199744398
Release Date: 2013
Genre: Fiction

Presents a collection of fifty-nine familiar and unfamiliar stories by such writers as John Cheever, Ray Bradbury, Flannery O'Connor, Edmund White, and Richard Wright.

Creative Writing Four Genres in Brief

Author: David Starkey
Publisher: Macmillan Higher Education
ISBN: 9781319071172
Release Date: 2016-12-16
Genre: Language Arts & Disciplines

How can students with widely varied levels of literary experience learn to write poetry, fiction, creative nonfiction, and drama -- over the course of only one semester? In Creative Writing: Four Genres in Brief, David Starkey offers some solutions to the challenges of teaching the introductory creative writing course: (1) concise, accessible instruction in the basics of writing poetry, fiction, creative nonfiction, and drama; (2) short models of literature to analyze, admire and emulate; (3) inventive and imaginative assignments that inspire and motivate. In the third edition, in response to reviewer requests, the literature and writing prompts have been significantly refreshed and expanded, while new treatment of getting published and the growing trend of hybrid creative writing have been added.

The Cambridge Introduction to Narrative

Author: H. Porter Abbott
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 9781107469716
Release Date: 2008-04-07
Genre: Literary Criticism

What is narrative? How does it work and how does it shape our lives and the texts we read? H. Porter Abbott emphasizes that narrative is found not just in literature, film, and theater, but everywhere in the ordinary course of people's lives. This widely used introduction, now thoroughly revised, is informed throughout by recent developments in the field and includes two new chapters. With its lucid exposition of concepts and suggestions for further reading, this book is not only an excellent introduction for courses focused on narrative but also an invaluable resource for students and scholars across a wide range of fields, including literature and drama, film and media, society and politics, journalism, autobiography, history, and still others throughout the arts, humanities, and social sciences.

A Writer s Country

Author: Jeff Knorr
Publisher: Longman Publishing Group
ISBN: 0130274410
Release Date: 2000-07-01
Genre: Art

Compiled by the editors of the award-winning Clackamas Literary Review, this anthology of twenty short stories and fifty poems gives readers the opportunity to read from a broad range of styles, perspectives, and generations spanning the last century. The anthology is not separated by genre, as are most literature anthologies available today (but rather loosely co-mingles poems and stories according to gradually developing themes); and places canonized writing, and some lesser known yet accomplished writing, together under the same cover. Includes Writer biographies. Features works by James Joyce, Alice Munro, Alice Walker, Gracey Paley, Tim O'Brien, Jamaica Kincaid, Bobbie Ann Mason, William Faulkner, Gabriel Garcia Márquez, John Cheever, Raymond Carver, Melissa Pritchard, Jorge Luis Borges, John Wolff, Ernest Hemingway, Anton Chekhov, Carolyn Forche, Flannery O'Connor, Mary Robinson, Gary Soto, Sharon Olds, Joy Hado, Rohert Hayden, Gary Thompson, Wiliam Stafford, Walt McDonald, Alberto Rios, Theodore Roethke, Marilynne Chin, Gary Snyder, Linda Hogan, Beckian Fritz Goldberg, Anne Sexton, Daisy Zamora, Lucille Clifton, Emily Dickinson, Stephen Dobyns, Octavio Paz, James Haggard, Lanston Hughes, Rita Dove, Carolyn Kizer, Naomi Shihab Nye, Donald Hall, Jimmy Santiago Boca, Maya Angelou, Claribe Alegria, Elizabeth Bishop, James Dickey, Richard Hugo, Denise Levertov, Mary Oliver, James Wright, Jim Harrison, Robert Frost. For anyone interested in Twentieth-Century short stories or poems or Creative Writing (fiction and poetry).

Open Roads

Author: Diane Thiel
Publisher: Longman Publishing Group
ISBN: 0321127609
Release Date: 2004-10
Genre: Language Arts & Disciplines

In Open Roads, a wealth of fresh and innovative writing exercises and a diverse anthology of poetic forms address specific elements of craft while sparking readers' imaginations and developing their writing skills. Clear, concise discussions of particular techniques of writing poetry are followed by practice of these individual techniques. An extensive anthology of both classic and contemporary poems features poems from Keats to Komunyakaa, and from Auden to Espaillat.

On Writing

Author: Stephen King
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 9780743455961
Release Date: 2002-06-25
Genre: Biography & Autobiography

The author shares his insights into the craft of writing and offers a humorous perspective on his own experience as a writer.

Vintage Book of Contemporary American Poetry

Author: J. D. McClatchy
Publisher: Turtleback Books
ISBN: 141769081X
Release Date: 2003-04-01
Genre: Literary Criticism

A comprehensive collection of poems by America's greatest contemporary poets features works by such authors as Robert Lowell, Elizabeth Bishop, and Rita Dove.

Strong measures

Author: Philip Dacey
Publisher: Longman Pub Group
ISBN: UOM:39015011319582
Release Date: 1986
Genre: Fiction

Presents a new, wide-ranging selection of contemporary but structured American verse by almost two hundred poets

Love an Index

Author: Rebecca Lindenberg
Publisher: McSweeney's
ISBN: 9781944211141
Release Date: 2016-07-18
Genre: Poetry

A man disappears. The woman who loves him is left scarred and haunted. In her fierce, one-of-a-kind debut, Rebecca Lindenberg tells the story—in verse—of her passionate relationship with Craig Arnold, a much-respected poet who disappeared in 2009 while hiking a volcano in Japan. Lindenberg’s billowing, I-contain-multitudes style lays bare the poet’s sadnesses, joys, and longings in poems that are lyric and narrative, at once plainspoken and musically elaborate. Regarding her role in Arnold’s story, Lindenberg writes with clear-eyed humility and endearing dignity: “The girl with the ink-stained teeth / knows she’s famous / in a tiny, tragic way. / She’s not / daft, after all.” And then later, playfully, of her travels in Italy with the poet, her lover: “The carabinieri / wanted to know if there were bears / in our part of America. Yes, we said, / many bears. Man-eating bears? Yes, of course, / many man-eating bears.” Every poem in this collection bursts with humor, pathos, verve—and an utterly unique, soulful voice. This widely anticipated debut, already selected as a finalist for several prominent book awards, marks the first collection in the newly minted McSweeney’s Poetry Series. MPS is an imprint which seeks to publish a broad range of excellent new poetry collections in exquisitely designed hardcovers—poetry that’s useful and meaningful to anyone in any walk of life.

The Best of Saki

Author: Saki
ISBN: 0140621342
Release Date: 1994
Genre: Great Britain

These 37 stories have been chosen from the complete omnibus volume of Saki's short stories published between 1904 and 1923. The stories are taken from: Reginald (1904), Reginald in Russia (1910), The Chronicles of Clovis (1911), Beasts and Super Beasts (1914) and The Toys of Peace (1923).

Wired for Story

Author: Lisa Cron
Publisher: Random House Digital, Inc.
ISBN: 9781607742456
Release Date: 2012
Genre: Language Arts & Disciplines

"This guide reveals how writers can take advantage of the brain's hard-wired responses to story to captivate their readers' minds through each plot element"--Provided by publisher.