Imaginative Writing: The Elements of Craft, 4th Edition. Janet Burroway, Florida State University. © | Pearson. Share this page. Janet Burroway offers an introduction to creative writing, covering the four genres : creative nonfiction, fiction, poetry and drama. She investigates a specific. Available in: Paperback. Written by best-selling author Janet Burroway, Imaginative Writing — an introduction to creative writing &mdash.

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You’ll enjoy too the thousands of writing prompts for all writing genres. This was a college textbook I rented for my Creative Writing class.

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I was prepared to begin with poetry, then wgiting CNF, and end with fiction. Sometimes it’s a little hard to burrowway the relevance to the theme of chapter, but as someone who mostly stays away from modern fiction this was a lovely sampling. For a fan of literature as opposed to a practitioner, there’s also a lot to enjoy here, with a feast of short fiction, essays, poems, and plays used as examples. American History looks for light—a prayer for the survival of Barack Obama.

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Imaginative Writing: The Elements of Craft

Line Editing Glossary Credits Index. The first is that it is not always clear how the pieces of writing at the end of the chapter form examples of what has just xraft discussed.

I think Burroway makes a valid point when she says people like to talk about themselves. My one complaint is I wish I liked some of the fiction and creative nonfiction included in the book a little better. But, what do yo It really depends on how one teaches an intro. Lists with This Book.

Imaginative Writing Author s: Janet Burroway is one of the most insightful and practical writing instructors. Each chapter contains short wriitng scattered throughout the text but handily enclosed in highlighted text boxes. Incarnations of Burned Children. Write a monologue in which that person tells you an anecdote from his or her childhood. I read this book for a class at Berkeley.

Imaginative Writing: The Elements of Craft, 4th Edition

Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. I didn’t get to read the entirety of this book because some weeks I would have time to delve into the prompts and some weeks I wouldn’t, but it was very helpful and taught me more about creative writing.

I absolutely LOVED all of the writing prompts scattered throughout the book and used a lot of them for my exercises. Refresh and try again. As long as an author can keep having fun, they can write indefinitely and improve their craft. Both King and Goldberg are incredibly accessible, and there is something about getting advice straight from a master’s mouth regarding craft that no textbook can ever manage. Let the main burrowsy make a decision and take an action. Apr 24, Debbie Bateman rated it it was amazing.


Imaginative Writing by Janet Burroway

The line editing guide is amazing. My class was large–starting with 18 students, and dwindling down to 15, which meant we didn’t have time to workshop CNF or fiction in class. New to This Edition.

If you’re interested in creating a cost-saving package for your students, contact your Pearson rep. I definitely recommend this book to struggling writers and enthusiasts for wrjting covers writing in creative nonfiction, fiction, poetry, and drama. It really depends on how one teaches an intro. Signed out You have successfully signed out and will be required to sign back in should you need to download more resources.

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