Creative Writing

Creative Writing : A Practical Guide

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This book is a practical guide to creative writing, providing advice on style and form, and help with developing work to be read or heard and how to get published. Drawing on interviews with other writers, and her own long experience as a poet and tutor, Julia Casterton examines many kinds of writing - autobiography, poetry, dialogue, short stories, writing for screen and longer fiction. The third edition includes three completely new chapters, covering preparing poetry for performance and publication, writing your own myth and how to do research. This final chapter will be based on interviews with a novelist, poet and script-writer and will provide a checklist of the stages needed to research a story, poem, novel or film.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 200 pages
  • 155 x 235 x 11.94mm | 264g
  • Red Globe Press
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • Revised
  • 3rd ed. 2005
  • 200 p.
  • 1403942633
  • 9781403942630
  • 326,417

Table of contents

Preface.- Why Write?.- The Space We Inhabit.- Bringing your Descriptions to Life.- Making your Characters Speak.- Making a Short Story.- Speaking in Different Tongues, Different Tones.- Hold the Tension, Hold the Energy.- Myth and Making a Narrative.- Developing your Narrative.- Writing Poetry.- Preparing your Poems for Performance and Publication.- Love Writing.- Doing your Research.- Writing for Yourself Alone.- Reaching an Audience.- Further Reading Some Useful Websites and Addresses.- Index.
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Review quote

'Julia Casterton's book lives up to its title in providing a practical handbook for the writer...this guide is undoubtedly a valuable resource.' - Bloc Online: A Place for Writers and Writing
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About Julia Casterton

JULIA CASTERTON sometime Teacher for the City Literary Institute. She has published three collections of poetry.
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