The Cambridge Introduction to Creative Writing

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Cambridge University Press, May 10, 2007 - Language Arts & Disciplines - 273 pages
This pioneering book introduces students to the practice and art of creative writing and creative reading. It offers a fresh, distinctive and beautifully written synthesis of the discipline. David Morley discusses where creative writing comes from, the various forms and camouflages it has taken, and why we teach and learn the arts of fiction, poetry and creative nonfiction. He looks at creative writing in performance; as public art, as visual art, as e-literature and as an act of community. As a leading poet, critic and award-winning teacher of the subject, Morley finds new engagements for creative writing in the creative academy and within science. Accessible, entertaining and groundbreaking, The Cambridge Introduction to Creative Writing is not only a useful textbook for students and teachers of writing, but also an inspiring read in its own right. Aspiring authors and teachers of writing will find much to discover and enjoy.

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I thought this was an interesting approach to a subject which is probably written to death. Morley is a scientist who thinks that all writing is creative and that good writing should be taught in all ... Read full review

Contents

Introducing creative writing
1
Creative writing in the world
36
Challenges of creative writing
64
Composition and creative writing
88
Processes of creative writing
125
The practice of fiction
155
Creative nonfiction
177
Writing poetry
194
Performing writing
215
Writing in the community and academy
234
Illustrative bibliography
258
Index
264
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David Morley is Senior Lecturer in English and Director of the Warwick Writing Programme at the University of Warwick.

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