A Companion to Creative Writing, 1st Edition

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  • ISBN-10: 111832577X
  • ISBN-13: 9781118325773
  • DDC: 808.042
  • Grade Level Range: College Freshman - College Senior
  • 450 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2013 | Published/Released March 2014
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2013

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A Companion to Creative Writing is a comprehensive collection covering myriad aspects of the practice and profession of creative writing in the contemporary world. The book features contributions from an international cast of creative writers, publishers and editors, critics, translators, literary prize judges, and many other top professionals. Chapters not only consider the practice of creative writing in terms of how it is done, but also in terms of what occurs in and around creative writing practice. Chapters address a wide range of topics including the writing of poetry and fiction; playwriting and screenwriting; writing for digital media; editing; creative writing and its engagement with language, spirituality, politics, education, and heritage. Other chapters explore the role of literary critics and ideas around authorship, as well as translation and creative writing, the teaching of creative writing, and the histories and character of the marketplace, prizes, awards and literary events. With its unprecedented breadth of coverage, A Companion to Creative Writing is an indispensable resource for those who are undertaking creative writing, studying creative writing at any level, or considering studying creative writing.  

Table of Contents

Front Cover.
Half Title Page.
Blackwell Companions to Literature and Culture.
Title Page.
Copyright Page.
Notes on Contributors.
Foreword by Sir Andrew Motion.
1: Creative Writing.
2: The Architecture of Story.
3: Writing Creative Nonfiction.
4: Writing Poetry.
5: Writing for Children and Young Adults.
6: Write On! Practical Strategies for Developing Playwriting.
7: Writing for Sound/Radio.
8: Writing the Screenplay.
9: New Media Writing.
10: How to Make a Pocket Watch: The British Ph.D. in Creative Writing.
11: Creative Writing and the Other Arts.
12: The Creative Writer's Profession.
13: Agents, Publishers, and Booksellers: A Historical Perspective.
14: The Changing Role of the Editor: Editors Past, Present, and Future.
15: Translation as Creative Writing.
16: Creative Writing and “the lash of criticism”.
17: But What's Really at Stake for the Barbarian Warrior? Developing a Pedagogy for Paraliterature.
18: Creative Writing and Education.
19: The Rise and Rise of Writers' Festivals.
20: Creative Writing Research.
21: Literary Prizes and Awards.
22: Creative Writing in the World.
23: D.H. Lawrence, Forever on the Move: Creative Writers and Place.
24: The Psychology of Creative Writing.
25: Creative Writing around the World.
26: Creative Hauntings: Creative Writing and Literary Heritage at the British Library.
27: Politics.
28: Creative Writing and the Cold War University.
29: “To The Imagination, the Sacred is Self-Evident”: Thoughts on Spirituality and the Vocation of Creative Writing.
30: The Writer-Teacher in the United States: The Place of Teachers in the Community of Writers.
31: Creative Writing to the Future.