Inside Creative Writing: Interviews with Contemporary Writers

Inside Creative Writing: Interviews with Contemporary Writers

By: Graeme Harper (editor)Paperback

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What is involved in the act of creative writing? How do renowned authors such as Robert Pinsky, Iain Banks and Philip Pullman write? Proving that there is no single way of writing creatively, Inside Creative Writing features original interviews with award-winning authors from around the globe and reveals the different ways in which they speak of their writing lives. Organised around central themes such as drafting, writing habits and skills, the book explores a wide variety of approaches to the craft of creative writing. With practical exercises and reflective questions tied to each theme, this is essential reading for all practising and aspiring creative writers interested in how they are forging their own, unique ways of working.

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GRAEME HARPER Professor of Creative Writing at Bangor University, UK. He is Editor-in-Chief of New Writing: The International Journal for the Practice and Theory of Creative Writing and series editor of Palgrave Macmillan's Approaches to Writing series.


Introduction Beginning Creative Writing Creative Writers and Others Passions for Creative Writing That Word 'Creative' The Idea of Drafting Other Creative Writers Creative Work-In-Progress Creative Writing Habitats Knowledge: Subjects and Themes Writing Craft and Skills Reading and Not Writing Other Practicalities Exploring Creative Writing Exercises Asking Another Writer a Question Past, Present and Future Conclusion: Inside Creative Writing Further Reading Index

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  • publication date: 26/11/2009
  • ISBN13: 9780230212176
  • Format: Paperback
  • Number Of Pages: 224
  • ID: 9780230212176
  • weight: 217
  • ISBN10: 0230212174

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