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Macmillan Higher Education Palgrave Higher Education

A Writer's Craft

Multi-Genre Creative Writing

ISBN 9781137610942
Publication Date July 2017
Formats Paperback Ebook Hardcover 
Publisher Palgrave

This introductory creative writing text uses a unique, multi-genre approach to provide students with a broad-based knowledge of their craft, treating them as professional writers. Beginning by discussing elements common to all genres, this book underscores the importance of learning good writing habits before committing to a genre, encouraging writers to look beyond their genre expectations and learn from other forms.

The book then devotes one chapter to each of the major literary genres: fiction, poetry, drama and creative nonfiction. These style-specific sections provide depth as they compare the different genres, furnishing students with a comprehensive understanding of creative writing as a discipline and fostering creativity. The discussion concludes with a chapter on digital media and an appendix on literary citizenship and publishing. With exercises at the end of each chapter, a glossary of literary terms, and a list of resources for further study, A Writer’s Craft is the ideal companion to an introductory creative writing class. 

Kendall Dunkelberg is Professor of English and Director of Creative Writing at Mississippi University for Women, USA. He has taught creative writing for over twenty years, and has published three books of poetry, as well as translations of fiction, poetry, and essays.

About the Author
Introduction
1. The Writing Process
2. Language, Rhythm, and Sound
3. The Writer in the World
4. Past Worlds
5. Invented Worlds
6. Character and Voice
7. Perspective and Point of View
8. Finding Patterns
9. Creative Nonfiction
10. Poetry
11. Fiction
12. Drama
13. Other Genres
Appendix
Resources
Glossary.

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