On Creative Writing

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Multilingual Matters, Mar 24, 2010 - Language Arts & Disciplines - 152 pages
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What is Creative Writing? Millions of people do it, but how do we do it, really? What evidence of its human undertaking does Creative Writing produce? How do we explore Creative Writing, as both an art form and a mode of communication? How do we come to understand Creative Writing, creatively and critically? Posing questions about the nature of Creative Writing, On Creative Writing asks us to consider what Creative Writing actually is, and in doing so encourages us to reflect on how our knowledge of Creative Writing can be increased. Emphasizing Creative Writing as an act and actions, On Creative Writing considers what lies at the core of the activity called Creative Writing.

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Concerning the Nature of Creative Writing
Finished Works?
No Unfinished Works are Created by Creative Writers?
All Works of Creative Writing are Disseminated?
All Dissemination of Creative Writing Occurs and
There is Always a Direct Relationship Between Acts
The Activities that are Creative Writing Can Always
Concerning Human Engagement with Creative Writing
Intentions in Creative Writing are Always Met?
Creative Writing is Solely an Act or Range of Acts?
Personal and Social Activities Relating to Creative Writing
The Personal and Social Activities of Creative Writing Have
Communication and Art Hold Equal Status in Society?

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Graeme Harper is a Professor of Creative Writing at Oakland University, Michigan, USA. He is Series Editor of New Writing Viewpoints, as well as Editor of New Writing: the International Journal for the Practice and Theory of Creative Writing. Graeme was the inaugural chair of the Higher Education Committee at the UK's National Association of Writers in Education (NAWE). He is an award-winning fiction writer and a former Commonwealth Scholar in Creative Writing.

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