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Creative Writing eBooks @ ACC
Here are just a few of the eBooks covering creative writing topics that are available for checkout from the ACC Library. You can find many more writing, style, and grammar guides by searching our online catalog!
A Companion to Creative Writing by
Publication Date: 2013-03-18
A Companion to Creative Writing comprehensively considers key aspects of the practice, profession and culture of creative writing in the contemporary world. The most comprehensive collection specifically relating to the practices and cultural and professional place of creative writing Covers not only the "how" of creative writing, but many more topics in and around the profession and cultural practices surrounding creative writing Features contributions from international writers, editors, publishers, critics, translators, specialists in public art and more Covers the writing of poetry, fiction, new media, plays, films, radio works, and other literary genres and forms Explores creative writing's engagement with culture, language, spirituality, politics, education, and heritage
The Complete Idiot's Guide to Creative Writing by
Publication Date: 1997-01-01
Provides steps to writing novels, short stories, plays, poetry, scripts, screenplays and more. It features tips for unlocking the secrets behind creative writing and warm up exercises for overcoming writer's block, plus essential information on selling a work, finding an agent, negotiating contracts and fees, and dealing with success and failure.
The Future for Creative Writing by
Publication Date: 2014-03-14
This is a compelling look at the current state and future direction of creative writing by a preeminent scholar in the field. Explores the practice of creative writing, its place in the world, and its impact on individuals and communities Considers the process of creative writing as an art form and as a mode of communication Examines how new technology, notably the internet and cell phones, is changing the ways in which creative work is undertaken and produced Addresses such topics as writing as a cultural production, the education of a creative writer, the changing nature of communication, and different attitudes to empowerment
Let the Crazy Child Write! by
Publication Date: 1998-01-01
Twelve lively, in-depth chapters reveal how following our untrained impulses -- our creative unconscious or "Crazy Child" -- gives an authentic grasp on writing stories, poems, plays, and essays. Let the Crazy Child Write! introduces exercises that explicitly tap this knowledge and also presents guidelines on how to give, and receive, constructive feedback. This is the first how-to-write text to give full credit to the creative unconscious since Becoming a Writer, the 1934 classic by Dorothea Brande. Matson goes further by developing writing techniques step by step: Image Detail, Slow Motion, Hook, Persona Writing, Point of View, Dialogue, Plot, Narrative Presence, Good Clichés, Character, Surrealism, and Resolution.