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The Creative Writing Handbook

by John Singleton

The Creative Writing Handbook Synopsis

This revised and updated edition of The Creative Writing Handbook now includes new chapters on writing for stage and radio and on writing screenplays for film and television. Written by professional writers and tutors, it covers all aspects of the writing process, from drafting first thoughts to shaping them into polished and publishable work. In a series of lively and stimulating chapters, all major areas of writing are explored, from screen-writing to short fiction, from autobiography to experimental prose. The Handbook offers new and experienced writers a whole range of creative ideas, sound advice and open-ended tasks for exploring experience, mastering technique and thereby releasing the full potential of the imagination. As most taught courses in creative writing are in workshop form, each chapter includes invaluable ideas on how to run group sessions and offer a rich fund of suggestions for developing writing beyond the workshop.

The Creative Writing Handbook Press Reviews

'...The Creative Writing Handbook is worth reading for its chapter on screenwriting alone. In fact, the book's range is so broad - from writing for film, stage and radio to short fiction, autobiography and experimental prose - that almost any developing writer will find their concerns addressed...one of the book's strengths is its workshop tie-in's at the end of each chapter, making it invaluable for anyone teaching creative writing at university or A-Level.' - Amanda Cameron, Amazon.co.uk

Book Information

ISBN: 9780333792261
Publication date: 9th November 1999
Author: John Singleton
Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan
Format: Paperback / softback
Pagination: 326 pages
Categories: Creative writing & creative writing guides, Writing skills,

About John Singleton

JOHN SINGLETON is Course Director of Creative Writing at The Manchester Metropolitan University. His publications include children's stories, sixth form text books, short fiction, poetry and technical manuals. He is currently writing a novel for a PhD at Lancaster University. MARY LUCKHURST is an award-winning playwright, dramaturge and translator. She is currently teaching playwriting skills for the Cambridge Arts Theatre and studying for a Doctorate at Cambridge University.

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