Imaginative Writing: The Elements of Craft

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Longman, Jan 4, 2010 - Language Arts & Disciplines - 394 pages
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Janet Burroway's bestselling Imaginative Writng:#xA0; The Elements of Craftexplores the craft of creative writing in four genres:#xA0; Fiction, Poetry, Drama, and Creative Nonfiction.#xA0; A trade author as well as a professor of creative writing, Burroway brings her years of teaching and writing to this book.#xA0; "Try-This" exercises appear throughout each chapter. Provocative and fun, these exercises help#xA0;writers develop the specific writing skills discussed within the text.#xA0; #x1C;Working toward a draft#x1D; exercises encourage#xA0;writers to develop their ideas into complete drafts.#xA0; In response to reviewer requests, the preface #x1C;Invitation to the Writer#x1D; has been expanded into a full chapter. This new chapter introduces writers to important skills such as reading like a writer, journaling, and participating in the writer#x19;s workshop.#xA0; This book offers lots of ideas and encouragement at a great price! #xA0; #xA0;

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A good overview of all four genres. - Goodreads
Collage test book from Creative writing 101. - Goodreads
It really depends on how one teaches an intro. - Goodreads
... class in creative writing, I think. - Goodreads
The explanations are clear. - Goodreads

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User Review  - Jennifer Louden - Goodreads

Excellent smart overview of writing fiction and memoir, written with the college student in mind. Janet Burroway is one of the most insightful and practical writing instructors. If her classic ... Read full review

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User Review  - Kayla Batz - Goodreads

It has helped me begin writing in a more concise and creative manner. I enjoyed the way it made me think about my writing in new ways. The writing techniques are very informative and I would recommend this to anyone wanting to get a better handle on their writing skills. Read full review


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JANET BURROWAY is the author of seven novels and two texts on creative writing. Her Writing Fiction, now in its seventh edition, is the most widely used creative writing text in the United States. She divides her time among Tallahassee, London, and Wisconsin.