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This is a companion to The Creative Writing Handbook - now in its second edition. It is very much aimed at the individual writer, based on the idea that real writing comes from within and that writing is a craft, skill with determination, art with attitude. The book is filled with useful ideas and inspiring techniques for exploring and exploiting resources available, both within and without. It focuses on three major areas - the writer's roots (family, class and gender), the writer's resources (memory and language) and the writer's art (form and technique). Chapters focus on many topics, including how memory shapes a writer's material, the pro-creative force of words and the ambiguities of art and artfulness. Many examples of established writers' works are cited to give the fledgling writer much practical help.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780333792162
ISBN-10: 0333792165
Format: Paperback
(216mm x 138mm x 16mm)
Pages: 288
Imprint: Palgrave Macmillan
Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan
Publish Date: 22-Mar-2001
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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Author Biography - John Singleton

JOHN SINGLETON was the main editor of The Creative Writing Handbook and has taught creative writing for many years. He was formerly Head of Creative Writing at Manchester Metropolitan University.

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