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Wordsmithery: The Writer's Craft and Practice

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This workbook is aimed at committed writers who want to engage with ideas about writing and to develop their craft and practice. Drawing on the expertise of a range of contributors, the focus is writing as 'process', moving from practical guidance on 'form and style' through to using themes such as 'body' or 'house' as a creative springboard. Including writing exercises and illustrative extracts, this innovative guide will inspire and challenge.

Table of Contents

Foreword; P.Duncker - Preface - Acknowledgements - Notes on the Contributors - Introduction; J.Steel - PART ONE: MASTERING TECHNIQUE - Creative Space; W.N.Herbert - Form and Style: Grasping the Tools of Fiction; G.Harper - Hanging Together - Structuring the Longer Piece; G.Green - Making Fiction from Fact, Making Fact of Your Fiction; G.Harper - Narrative Point of View: Who Tells the Story?; L.Anderson - The Journey a Poem Makes; T.Deppe - PART TWO: MASTERING THEMES - About a Life: Writing from the Self; G.Green - People Under Pressure: Making Your Characters Choose; J.Newman - Writing Food; J.Steel - Children in Fiction; L.Martin - Writing Home: How to Use Houses in Fiction; J.Newman - Bodily States; L.Anderson - Writing the Landscape; L.Martin - Index

Author Biography

JAYNE STEEL is Lecturer in English and Creative Writing at Lancaster University, UK. She is also an award-winning screenwriter, her work includes Mavis and the Mermaid (winner of 'Kodak Showcase for New European Talent' 2000 and the 'Special Gold Jury Award' at the 2001 WorldFest-Houston International Film Festival), Mermaids and Money Troubles (winner of the 1999 'Carlton Television New Screenwriters Award') and the co-written feature film Frozen which was screened at the 2005 London Film Festival.
Release date NZ
November 10th, 2006
Author
Pages
208
Edition
2006 ed.
Illustrations
208 p.
Country of Publication
United States
Imprint
Palgrave Macmillan
Genre
  • Documentary
Box Dimensions (mm)
138x216x11
UPC
9781403998286
Product ID
1565828

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