Imaginative Writing is an introductory creative writing text covering the four genres-essay, fiction, poetry, and drama-written by best-selling author Janet Burroway. Unlike most texts, Imaginative Writing discusses craft before genre. Each of the first five chapters looks at a specific element of craft-Image, Voice, Character, Setting, and Story ...
Imaginative Writing is an introductory creative writing text covering the four genres-essay, fiction, poetry, and drama-written by best-selling author Janet Burroway. Unlike most texts, Imaginative Writing discusses craft before genre. Each of the first five chapters looks at 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 and genre chapters. The last four chapters examine the genres-Essay, Fiction, Poetry, and Drama. The book's organization allows students to experiment with creative techniques before deciding on a preferred form. Unique "Try-This" exercises help students develop writing skills. The emphasis of Imaginative Writing is on serious play. Imaginative Writing is part of the Penguin Academics Series. The Penguin Academic Series, in the tradition of Penguin Publishers, offers highly respected, highly affordable, trade-format books by pre-eminent scholars.
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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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