Writing Fiction

Author: Janet Burroway
Publisher: Longman Publishing Group
ISBN: 9780205750344
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The most widely used and respected text in its field, Writing Fiction, 7e by novelists Janet Burroway and Elizabeth Stuckey-French guides the novice story writer from first inspiration to final revision by providing practical writing techniques and concrete examples. Written in a tone that is personal and non-prescriptive, the text encourages students to develop proficiency through each step of the writing process, offering an abundance of exercises designed to spur writing and creativity. The text also integrates diverse contemporary short stories in every chapter in the belief that the reading of inspiring fiction goes hand-in-hand with the writing of fresh and exciting stories.

Fire Up Your Writing Brain

Author: Susan Reynolds
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 159963919X
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Ignite Your Writing Brain! Whether you're an experienced writer or just starting out, an endless number of pitfalls can trip up your efforts, from procrastination and writer's block to thin characters and uninspired plots. Luckily, you have access to an extraordinary writing tool that can help overcome all of these problems: your brain. Fire Up Your Writing Brain teaches you how to develop your brain to its fullest potential. Based on proven, easy-to-understand neuroscience, this book details ways to stimulate, nurture, and hone your brain into the ultimate writing tool. Inside, you'll learn how to: • Identify the type of writer you are: Do you think or feel your way through writing a book? Are you a pantser or a plotter? • Develop writing models that accelerate your learning curve. • Hardwire your brain for endurance and increased productivity. • Brainstorm better character concepts and plot points. • Learn to edit your manuscript on both a macro and micro level. • Recharge a lagging brain to gain an extra burst of creativity. Filled with accessible instruction, practical techniques, and thought-provoking exercises, Fire Up Your Writing Brain shows you how to become a more productive, creative, and successful writer--a veritable writing genius! "An excellent resource--the way that neuroscience and the art of writing are jointly explored allows for a new, unique, and practical integration of the two." --Teresa Aubele-Futch, Ph.D., Assistant Professor of Neuroscience at Saint Mary's College, Notre Dame and co-author of Train Your Brain to Get Happy and Train Your Brain to Get Rich "Full of neuroscience facts and tips, this inspiring book will change your brain--and your writing life. I learned techniques that I'll apply to my students and my own writing." --Linda Joy Myers, President of the National Association of Memoir Writers and award-winning author of Don't Call Me Mother: A Daughter's Journey from Abandonment to Forgiveness

Crime Fiction As World Literature

Author: Louise Nilsson
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing USA
ISBN: 1501319345
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While crime fiction is one of the most widespread of all literary genres, this is the first book to treat it in its full global is the first book to treat crime fiction in its full global and plurilingual dimensions, taking the genre seriously as a participant in the international sphere of world literature. In a wide-ranging panorama of the genre, twenty critics discuss crime fiction from Bulgaria, China, Israel, Mexico, Scandinavia, Kenya, Catalonia, and Tibet, among other locales. By bringing crime fiction into the sphere of world literature, Crime Fiction as World Literature gives new insights not only into the genre itself but also into the transnational flow of literature in the globalized mediascape of contemporary popular culture.

Writing Intersectional Identities

Author: Janelle Adsit
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing
ISBN: 1350065749
Size: 66.27 MB
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Is it okay to write about people of other genders, races and identities? And how do I do this responsibly? Whether you are working in fiction, poetry, drama or creative non-fiction, becoming conscious of how you represent people of different social identities is one of the most important responsibilities you have as a writer. This is the first practical guide to thinking and writing reflectively about these issues. Organised in an easy-to-use A to Z format for practicing writers, teachers and students, Writing Intersectional Identities covers such key terms as: Appropriation Authenticity Body Class Counternarrative Disability Essentialism Gender Indigenous Power Privilege Representation The book is meant for writers of fiction, poetry, screenplays and creative non-fiction who are seeking to develop a writing practice that is attentive to the world. The book is supported by a companion website at www.criticalcreativewriting.com.

On Being Stuck

Author: Laraine Herring
Publisher: Shambhala Publications
ISBN: 0834840154
Size: 25.36 MB
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Writer’s block. If you are a writer, you know it can be a haunting, terrifying force—a wolf at the door, a vast conspiracy, something that keeps you up at night, spinning your wheels, going nowhere. But what if we’ve been thinking about writer’s block all wrong? What if, by paying attention to its qualities and inquiring into its hidden gifts, we can release that power? On Being Stuck is an empowering guide to working with your blocks and finding the friend within the beast. Using deep inquiry, writing prompts, body and breath exercises, and a range of interdisciplinary approaches, On Being Stuck will help you uncover the gifts hidden within your creative blocks, while also deepening your relationship to your work and reawakening your creative process.

Creating Nonfiction

Author: Jen Hirt
Publisher: SUNY Press
ISBN: 1438461151
Size: 48.82 MB
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A diverse collection of essays and companion interviews that offer insight into the inspiration, drafting, and revision process. With a title that suggests both the genre and the process of composing it, Creating Nonfiction is a collection of essays and interviews that aims to open readers’ and writers’ eyes to the formal possibilities of creative nonfiction. Included are memoirs, personal essays, literary journalism, graphic essays, and lyric essays, and the content is equally diverse, with topics ranging from childbirth to child labor, from dandelions to domestic violence. Whereas most anthologies leave readers to speculate about the evolution of each contribution, Creating Nonfiction provides companion interviews that offer insight into the inspiration, drafting, and revision process that produced the essays. Cheryl Strayed talks about how working as a reporter for her hometown newspaper influenced her later writings. Dinty W. Moore reflects on the delicate balance between observation and judgment when writing about subjects whose values differ from your own. Kristen Radtke explains how she decides between textual and visual images when creating a graphic essay. Although they offer an eclectic mix of voices and styles, what these essays all have in common is that ultimately, as contributor Faith Adiele observes, “truth becomes art.” “The selections in Creating Nonfiction are fresh, diverse, and inspiring.” — Lisa Knopp, author of What the River Carries: Encounters with the Mississippi, Missouri, and Platte “An excellent collection of essays by some of our best contemporary essayists.” — Ned Stuckey-French, coauthor of Writing Fiction: A Guide to Narrative Craft, Ninth Edition

Bloodshot Stories

Author: Jeff P. Jones
Publisher: Sunshot Press
ISBN: 9781944977238
Size: 53.88 MB
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Bloodshot Stories, First Place Winner of the 2017 Sunshot Book Award for Fiction, includes tales so prescient that one can almost feel this world slipping away toward a dark and uncertain future. But in the bleakness, hope, love, and rebellion still glimmer. Bloodshot Stories will terrify and delight readers in many lovely and unexpected ways.

Forthcoming Books

Author: R.R. Bowker Company. Department of Bibliography
Publisher:
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Size: 37.11 MB
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The Riverside Reader

Author: Joseph F. Trimmer
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin College Division
ISBN: 9780618433841
Size: 70.89 MB
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Top reader compiled by two leaders in the field of composition features works by distinguished essayists. This rhetorically arranged reader contains 71 selections representing diverse voices and views from some of the most respected professional essayists working in the English language, along with short stories and student examples. Carefully developed apparatus, including headnotes and post-reading material, analyzes each reading in a context that helps students better understand the craft of writing and then apply what they learn to their own writing. Expanded treatment of the writing process offers more guidance in planning, drafting, and revising. Visual texts, including one photograph per chapter and an eight-page color photo essay, emphasize the power of images to evoke insights and ideas and encourage new ways for students to create writing topics based on what they see. A thematic unit on "Discoveries" features eight selections, one for each rhetorical method plus a short story, by such writers as John Fleischman, Witold Rybczynski, H.W. Ruslander, Dava Sobel, Andrew Sullivan, and Arthur C. Clarke.