Written by best-selling author Janet Burroway, " Imaginative Writing" -- an introduction to creative writing -- covers all four genres: creative nonfiction, fiction, poetry, and drama. "Imaginative Writing" discusses elements of craft common to all creative writing before delving into the individual genres. Each of the first five chapters ...
Written by best-selling author Janet Burroway, " Imaginative Writing" -- an introduction to creative writing -- covers all four genres: creative nonfiction, fiction, poetry, and drama. "Imaginative Writing" discusses elements of craft common to all creative writing before delving into the individual genres. Each of the first five chapters investigates a specific element of craft-Image, Voice, Character, Setting, and Story-from a perspective that crosses all genres. Chapter 6 explores development and revision and serves as a bridge between the craft chapters and genre chapters. The last four chapters examine individual genres: Creative Nonfiction, Fiction, Poetry, and Drama. This unique organization allows students to experiment with creative techniques shared by all genres before deciding which form best suits their imagination. Unique "Try-This" exercises help students develop writing skills, while new "Working Toward a Draft" exercises encourage students to think ahead about the direction and possibilities of their work
New. Book Synopsis: Janet Burroway's bestselling Imaginative Writing: The Elements of Craft explores the craft of creative writing in four genres: Fiction, Poetry, Drama, and Creative Nonfiction. A trade author as well as a professor of creative writing, Burroway brings her years of teaching and writing to this book. "Try-This" exercises appear throughout each chapter. Provocative and fun, these exercises help writers develop the specific writing skills discussed within the text. Working toward a draft? exercises encourage writers to develop their ideas into complete drafts. In response to reviewer requests, the preface? Invitation to the Writer? has been expanded into a full chapter. This new chapter introduces writers to important skills such as reading like a writer, journaling, and participating in the writer's workshop. This book offers lots of ideas and encouragement at a great price!
Dr. Burroway illustrates what is necessary for good writing. A must for serious writers.
Jun 11, 2010
Awesome and Inspirational Book
This book was required for my Creative Writing English class back in the day, and let me tell you it's awesome! Comes with so many inspirational thoughts and ideas. Highly recommended! :)
Feb 21, 2008
Are you a writer?
If you're a writer looking for some inspiration in creative fiction, non-fiction, or poetry, this book has useful tips and great story examples at the end of every chapter. The stories vary in style, so you have something to model your final product after in terms of strategy. Great book for creative writers.
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