ABSTRACT

Creative Writing: A Workbook with Readings provides a complete creative writing course: from ways to jump-start your writing and inspire your creativity, right through to presenting your work to agents and publishers.

It covers the genres of fiction, poetry and life writing (including autobiography, biography and travel writing), combining discussions of technique with readings and exercises to guide you step by step towards becoming more adept at creative writing.

The second edition has been updated and in large part newly written, with readings by a diverse group of contemporary authors displaying a variety of styles and approaches. Each chapter also features an array of inspiring writing exercises, enabling you to experiment with different methods and discover your strengths. Above all, Creative Writing: A Workbook with Readings will help you to develop your abilities while nurturing your individual voice as a writer.

chapter |2 pages

Introduction

BySally O’Reilly, Jane Yeh

part Part 1|61 pages

The creative process

chapter Chapter 1|22 pages

Stimulating creativity and imagination

BySally O’Reilly, Linda Anderson

chapter Chapter 2|19 pages

Writing what you know

ByDerek Neale

chapter Chapter 3|19 pages

Writing what you come to know

ByDerek Neale

part Part 2|135 pages

Writing fiction

chapter Chapter 4|19 pages

Character

ByEd Hogan, Linda Anderson

chapter Chapter 5|19 pages

Setting

ByEd Hogan, Linda Anderson

chapter Chapter 6|18 pages

Point of view

ByEd Hogan, Linda Anderson

chapter Chapter 7|20 pages

Showing and telling

ByDerek Neale

chapter Chapter 8|18 pages

Structure and time

ByDerek Neale

chapter Chapter 9|19 pages

The story and your readers

ByDerek Neale

chapter Chapter 10|19 pages

Editing fiction

ByClare Spencer, Sara Haslam

part Part 3|119 pages

Writing poetry

chapter Chapter 11|24 pages

Introduction to poetry

ByJane Yeh

chapter Chapter 12|25 pages

Voice and language

ByJane Yeh

chapter Chapter 13|22 pages

Poetic structure

ByJane Yeh

chapter Chapter 14|27 pages

Rhyme and metre

ByJane Yeh

chapter Chapter 15|18 pages

Revising poetry

ByJane Yeh

part Part 4|103 pages

Life writing

chapter Chapter 16|19 pages

Starting out

BySally O’Reilly, Sara Haslam

chapter Chapter 17|21 pages

Finding a form

ByEd Hogan, Sara Haslam

chapter Chapter 18|16 pages

Using memory

ByDerek Neale

chapter Chapter 19|21 pages

Versions of a life

ByDerek Neale

chapter Chapter 20|21 pages

Life characters

ByDerek Neale

part Part 5|37 pages

Going public

chapter Chapter 21|19 pages

Going public

BySally O’Reilly

chapter Chapter 22|17 pages

Presenting your work

BySally O’Reilly, Mary Hammond

part Part 1|22 pages

The creative process

chapter Chapter 1|4 pages

Readings

BySally O’Reilly, Jane Yeh

chapter Chapter 2|8 pages

Readings

BySally O’Reilly, Jane Yeh

chapter Chapter 3|8 pages

Readings

BySally O’Reilly, Jane Yeh

part Part 2|66 pages

Writing fiction

chapter Chapter 4|6 pages

Readings

BySally O’Reilly, Jane Yeh

chapter Chapter 5|5 pages

Readings

BySally O’Reilly, Jane Yeh

chapter Chapter 6|10 pages

Readings

BySally O’Reilly, Jane Yeh

chapter Chapter 7|18 pages

Readings

BySally O’Reilly, Jane Yeh

chapter Chapter 8|8 pages

Readings

BySally O’Reilly, Jane Yeh

chapter Chapter 9|7 pages

Readings

BySally O’Reilly, Jane Yeh

chapter Chapter 10|8 pages

Readings

BySally O’Reilly, Jane Yeh

part Part 4|50 pages

Life writing

chapter Chapter 16|4 pages

Readings

BySally O’Reilly, Jane Yeh

chapter Chapter 17|12 pages

Readings

BySally O’Reilly, Jane Yeh

chapter Chapter 18|10 pages

Readings

BySally O’Reilly, Jane Yeh

chapter Chapter 19|13 pages

Readings

BySally O’Reilly, Jane Yeh

chapter Chapter 20|8 pages

Readings

BySally O’Reilly, Jane Yeh

part Part 5|10 pages

Going public

chapter Chapter 21|5 pages

Readings

BySally O’Reilly, Jane Yeh

chapter Chapter 22|2 pages

Readings

BySally O’Reilly, Jane Yeh