Mooring Against the Tide

Mooring Against the Tide : Writing Fiction and Poetry

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For beginning and intermediate creative writing courses (General/Fiction/Poetry). This workshop-based textbook offers a hands-on, interactive approach to writing fiction and poetry. Presenting the fundamental elements of both genres, the text illustrates the creative writing process and guides the students through several drafts of various student sample writings as if they were participating in an actual workshop. Clearly written and organized, it also includes student samples, class-tested exercises, and an easy-to-use guide to the workshop more

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  • Paperback | 320 pages
  • 154.9 x 228.6 x 17.8mm | 385.56g
  • Pearson Education Limited
  • Prentice-Hall
  • Harlow, United Kingdom
  • English
  • illustrations, index
  • 0130260118
  • 9780130260116

About Jeff Knorr

JEFF KNORR: A specialist in both technical writing and poetry at Clackamas Community College, Jeff coordinates the department's efforts in computer-assisted instruction. Jeff and his co-author Tim Schell have also launched the Clackamas Literary Review a prestigious national literary magazine, which offers a contest and poetry, fiction, and essays by leading writers. TIM SCHELL: Committed to promoting writing. Tim also created the Clackamas Literary Review and serves as co-editor with Jeff Knorr: He specializes in the teaching-and writing-of fiction at Clackamas. He has won the prestigious Martindale Prize for Long Fiction in 1993 and has been nominated for the Pushcart Prize for a story published in more

Table of contents

I. POETRY. 1. Getting Started. 2. Imagery. 3. Lines & Stanzas. 4. Sound and the Poem. 5. Rhyme & Meter, the Music of Poems. 6. Voice and How We Create It in Poems. 7. Point of View in Poems. 8. Fixed Forms: Creating Our Poetic World. 9. Putting It All Together: The Whole Poem. 10. Revision. 11. The Poetry Workshop. 12. Workshopping a Free Verse Poem. 13. Workshopping a Fixed Form Poem. II. FICTION. 1. Surrounded by Stories: Where our Stories Come From. 2. Point of View. 3. Plot. 4. Character. 5. Setting. 6. Dialogue. 7. Style, Tone, and Voice. 8. Credible Surprise on the Path to Resonance. 9. Theme. 10. Revision. 11. Participating in the Workshop. 12. Workshopping a Story in the First Person. 13. Workshopping a Story in the Third Person. Glossary Contributor's Biographies Indexshow more

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