In this innovative fusion of practice and criticism, Jeremy Scott shows how insights from stylistics can enrich the craft of creative writing. Focusing on crucial methodological issues that confront the practicing writer,
Creative Writing and Stylistics:
- introduces key topics from stylistics;
- provides in-depth analysis of a wide range of writing examples;
- includes practical exercises to help develop creative writing skills.
Clear and accessible, this invaluable guide will give both students and writers a greater critical awareness of the creative possibilities of language.
Jeremy Scott is Lecturer in English at the University of Kent, UK. He has published many articles on contemporary fiction, narrative technique and stylistics-based approaches to the teaching of creative writing. He has also published several short stories and is currently working on a novel.
Contents.- Acknowledgements.- Introduction: Style, Composition, Creative Practice.- 1. Seeing Through Language.- 2. Building Blocks I: A Grammar of Creative Writing.- 3. Building Blocks II: Narrative and Structure (Story Narratology).- 4. Through the Looking Glass: Who Sees? Who Tells? (Discourse Narratology).- 5. Writing Voices: Presenting Speech and Thought.- 6. Creating a World: Text-world Theory and Cognitive Poetics.- 7. Creative Writing: Figurative Language.- 8. Meaning and Play: Metaphor.- 9. Creating Soundscapes: Rhythm and Meter, Sound and Sense.- Appendix.- Notes.- Bibliography.- References and selected further reading.