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Macmillan Higher Education

Wordsmithery

The Writer's Craft and Practice

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Hardcover - 9781403998279

09 January 2007

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This stimulating workbook is aimed at committed writers and students of Creative Writing who want to engage with ideas about writing and develop their craft and practice. Drawing on the expertise of a range of professional...

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This stimulating workbook is aimed at committed writers and students of Creative Writing who want to engage with ideas about writing and develop their craft and practice. Drawing on the expertise of a range of professional and award-winning contributors, the focus is on writing as 'process', moving from practical guidance on 'form and style' through to using themes such as 'body' or 'house' as a creative springboard. Including specially designed writing exercises and illustrative extracts, this innovative guide will inspire and challenge. It is an essential resource for anyone who wishes to master the art and practice of Creative Writing and galvanise their talent to professional and publication level.

Contributions by: Linda Anderson, Theodore Deppe, George Green, Graeme Harper (aka Brooke Biaz), William Herbert, Lee Martin, Jenny Newman, Jayne Steel and a Foreword by Patricia Duncker.

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Draws on the expertise of a range of experienced contributors and features a Foreword by Patricia Duncker
Includes writing exercises and illustrative extracts to aid the development of skills

Foreword; P.Duncker
Preface
Acknowledgements
Notes on the Contributors
Introduction; J.Steel
PART ONE: MASTERING TECHNIQUE Creative Space; W.N.Herbert; Form and Style: Grasping the Tools of Fiction; G.Harper;- Hanging Together Structuring the Longer Piece; G.Green; Making Fiction from Fact, Making Fact of Your Fiction; G.Harper; Narrative Point of View: Who Tells the Story?; L.Anderson; The Journey a Poem Makes; T.Deppe
PART TWO: MASTERING THEMES About a Life: Writing from the Self; G.Green; People Under Pressure: Making Your Characters Choose; J.Newman; Writing Food; J.Steel; Children in Fiction; L.Martin; Writing Home: How to Use Houses in Fiction; J.Newman; Bodily States; L.Anderson; Writing the Landscape; L.Martin
Index.
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JAYNE STEEL is Lecturer in English and Creative Writing at Lancaster University, UK. She is also an award-winning screenwriter, her work includes Mavis and the Mermaid (winner of 'Kodak Showcase for New European Talent' 2000 and the 'Special Gold Jury Award' at the 2001 WorldFest-Houston International Film Festival), Mermaids and Money Troubles (winner of the 1999 'Carlton Television New Screenwriters Award') and the co-written feature film Frozen which was screened at the 2005 London Film Festival.

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JAYNE STEEL is Lecturer in English and Creative Writing at Lancaster University, UK. She is also an award-winning screenwriter, her work includes Mavis and the Mermaid (winner of 'Kodak Showcase for New European Talent' 2000 and the 'Special Gold Jury Award' at the 2001 WorldFest-Houston International Film Festival), Mermaids and Money Troubles (winner of the 1999 'Carlton Television New Screenwriters Award') and the co-written feature film Frozen which was screened at the 2005 London Film Festival.

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