This handbook is the perfect reference for beginning creative writers. It offers abundant illustrations, exercises, and useful techniques in all genres. While emphasizing problem-solving and the mastery of literary conventions, this handbook also takes the apprentice writer on a journey from inspiration to revision.
Teaches beginning writers to tap and shape their creative energies. Introductory chapters discuss a writer's motivations, journal keeping, point of view, language, and the relationship of invention and research. Subsequent sections address individual genres such as poetry, fiction and nonfiction prose, and drama, and discuss the business of writing. Numerous examples in the text include stories by Joyce, Hemingway, and Salman Rushdie, among others, and more than 30 poems. Annotation c. by Book News, Inc., Portland, Or.