Doing Creative Writing

Author:   Steve May
Publisher:   Taylor & Francis Ltd
Edition:   New edition
ISBN:  

9780415402392


Pages:   168
Publication Date:   04 October 2007
Format:   Paperback
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Author:   Steve May
Publisher:   Taylor & Francis Ltd
Imprint:   Routledge
Edition:   New edition
Dimensions:   Width: 13.30cm , Height: 0.90cm , Length: 19.70cm
Weight:   0.181kg
ISBN:  

9780415402392


ISBN 10:   0415402395
Pages:   168
Publication Date:   04 October 2007
Audience:   Professional and scholarly ,  College/higher education ,  Professional & Vocational ,  Undergraduate
Format:   Paperback
Publisher's Status:   Active
Availability:   In Print   Availability explained
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Contents Acknowledgements Foreword Stephanie Vanderslice, University of Central Arkansas General Introduction Who is this book for? How will you benefit from it? What's in this book Part I The Context 1 Creative Writing: can it be taught? Practice makes perfect - or does it? Pressing the brake to go faster Craft and mystery Summary 2 Creative Writing: why take a university course? A course is a course, isn't it? What makes a degree course different Process and Product: Authors, dead or alive Writer, reader and reality Summary 3 Creative Writing now Creative Writing - where to find it The History of Creative Writing - what's it to you? Creative Writing within other subjects The growth of Creative Writing - how it affects your course Who's teaching Creative Writing, and why? Who's doing Creative Writing, and why? Summary Part II Studying Creative Writing 4 How courses are organised, how you will learn How are creative writing courses taught? Lectures, Tutorials, and Virtual Learning Environments Seminars and Workshops Get-to-know-you and guidelines Training and the real event Games and exercises within the workshop Something you prepared earlier Dealing with feedback Giving good feedback How much do I have to tell them? Progression Summary 5 Assessment It's subjective, isn't it? Assessment in the writing industries Assessment criteria Non-creative assessment items Other assessment methods Assessment and feedback How is assessment monitored in a degree programme? Attendance Final word Summary Part III: Writers' habits, writers' skills 6 Developing your own working habits Tough to do at homeA Where to write When to write Word counts: the false gods Writing is not just writing Experiment Analysis Research Reading as a writer A note on Plagiarism Organising yourself: the notebook - and more Summary 7 Writing and editing How do you write? Levels of editing: how to edit, and when Too much for Normous The naming of files Task avoidance Word counts again Presentation and Layout: make your work a pleasure to read Summary Conclusion: Beyond the course Had enough? The academic route: further study Writing Journalism Books Scriptwriting Poetry Writing related careers And finally Case Studies: James Joyce and other writers Further Reading

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Steve May is Head of the Department of Creative Studies at Bath Spa University. He has won awards for fiction, drama, and poetry. Radio credits include FACING THE MIRROR, CHESS WARS and ARTHUR, all broadcast in 2004. His latest novel, One Chance, was also published in that year.

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