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Creative Writing

Drafting, Revising and Editing

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This stimulating edited collection focuses on the practice of revision across all creative writing genres, providing a guide to the modes and methods of drafting, revising and editing. Offering an overview of how creative...

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This stimulating edited collection focuses on the practice of revision across all creative writing genres, providing a guide to the modes and methods of drafting, revising and editing. Offering an overview of how creative writing is generated and improved, the chapters address questions of how creative writers revise, why editing is such a crucial part of the creative process and how understanding the theories underpinning revision can enhance writers' projects. 

Innovative and thought-provoking, this book is ideal for undergraduate and postgraduate students of Creative Writing, along with all creative writers looking to hone and polish their craft.        




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  • Considers revising and editing across creative writing genres, rather than being focused on one genre
  • Written by a team of creative writers from around the world, including prize-winning authors
  • Combines key practical and critical approaches to assist creative writing learners. 


Introduction: Creative Writing: Drafting, Revising, Editing, Graeme Harper and Jeri Kroll
DRAFTING.-Chapter One: What is Creative Writing Drafting?, Graeme Harper
Chapter Two: Drafting Autobiographical Memoir, Donna Lee Brien
Chapter Three: Drafting in the Communication Industries: Undressing the Cover Up, Gail Pittaway
Chapter Four: Fashioning a Framework: The Role of New Technologies in Drafting Creative Writing Projects, Russell Carpenter and Karen J. Head
Chapter Five: Drafts as Archival Sources: The British Archive for Contemporary Writing (BACW) at the University of East Anglia (UEA), Justine Mann
REVISING
Chapter Six: Revising Picturebooks, Kathleen Ahrens
Chapter Seven: Revising Fiction, Mike Kardos
Chapter Eight: Revising, dramaturgy and the theatre workshop, Kim Wiltshire
Chapter Nine: The Role of the Script Editor, Revised, Craig Batty and Stayci Taylor
Chapter Ten: Using Cognitive Stylistic Frameworks to Revise Poetry, Nigel McLoughlin
EDITING
Chapter Eleven: Editing as Dialogue in the Academy, Jeri Kroll
Chapter Twelve: Editing Letters: Resources, Challenges, and Mysteries, Laurence Davies
Chapter Thirteen: To Edit or not to Edit: The Foreign Language Classroom Question, Elizabeth Maldonado
Chapter Fourteen: Diversity in Editing: Manifest Manners, False Representations, and Rhetorical Sovereignty, Resa Crane Bizzaro
Chapter Fifteen: Edited Collections: From Book Idea to Book Production, Graeme Harper and Jeri Kroll.  

  
    
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Graeme Harper is a Dean and Professor of Creative Writing at Oakland University, Michigan, USA. He is editor of New Writing: the International Journal for the Practice and Theory of Creative Writing, and Director of the Great Writing International Creative Writing Conference at Imperial College London, and now in its 19th year. Graeme was the inaugural chair of the Higher Education Committee at the UK's National Association of Writers in Education (NAWE). A former Commonwealth Scholar in Creative Writing, he is an award-winning fiction writer, having won such awards as the Premier's Award for New Fiction, the NBC Award for New Fiction and, most recently, the Mutter Fellowship (2013).   

Jeri Kroll is...

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Graeme Harper is a Dean and Professor of Creative Writing at Oakland University, Michigan, USA. He is editor of New Writing: the International Journal for the Practice and Theory of Creative Writing, and Director of the Great Writing International Creative Writing Conference at Imperial College London, and now in its 19th year. Graeme was the inaugural chair of the Higher Education Committee at the UK's National Association of Writers in Education (NAWE). A former Commonwealth Scholar in Creative Writing, he is an award-winning fiction writer, having won such awards as the Premier's Award for New Fiction, the NBC Award for New Fiction and, most recently, the Mutter Fellowship (2013).   

Jeri Kroll is Emeritus Professor of English and Creative Writing at Flinders University, South Australia, and was the inaugural Dean of Graduate Research. She also holds an Adjunct Professorship at Central Queensland University. Past President of the Australasian Association of Writing Programs, she holds a PhD in Literature from Columbia University. An award-winning writer for adults and young people, she has published over twenty-five titles (including two Children's Book Council of Australia Notable Awards). Her verse novel Vanishing Point was shortlisted for the Queensland Literary Awards and a stage adaptation was a winner in the 47th Kennedy Center American College Theatre Festival.

 



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