India, Nepal, Bhutan, Bangladesh, Pakistan, Sri Lanka, Maldives & Afghanistan
Creative writing has become a highly professionalised academic discipline, with popular courses and prestigious degree programmes worldwide. This book is a must for all students and teachers of creative writing, indeed for anyone who aspires to be a published writer. It engages with a complex art in an accessible manner, addressing concepts important to the rapidly growing field of creative writing, while maintaining a strong craft emphasis, analysing exemplary models of writing and providing related writing exercises. Written by professional writers and teachers of writing, the chapters deal with specific genres or forms – ranging from the novel to new media – or with significant topics that explore the cutting edge state of creative writing internationally (including creative writing and science, contemporary publishing and new workshop approaches).
Foreword: on criticism and creativity 1. Introduction Part I. Genres and Types: 2. A writing lesson: the Three Flat Tires and the outer story 3. In conversation: a new approach to teaching long fiction 4. Genre and speculative fiction 5. Writing drama 6. Poetics and poetry 7. Travel writing 8. Creative writing and new media 9. Creative translation 10. Life writing Part II. Topics: 11. Serious play: creative writing and science 12. Outside the academy 13. Contemporary publishing 14. Imaginative crossings: transglobal and transcultural narratives 15. Does that make sense? Approaches to the creative writing workshop Further reading Index.