Imaginative Writing: The Elements of Craft, 5th edition

  • Janet Burroway

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Imaginative Writing is a concise, multigenre introduction to writing that strives to inform, inspire and provide meaningful practice, without overwhelming you. Bestselling author Janet Burroway’s approach begins by helping you understand the various creative techniques shared by all forms of imaginative writing: image, voice, character, setting, and story. You’ll then focus on development and revision as they apply to creative non-fiction, fiction, poetry, and drama. This unique organization allows you to experiment with creative techniques shared by all genres before deciding which form best suits your imagination. Unique "Try-This" exercises throughout will help you develop your writing skills, while “Working Toward a Draft” exercises will encourage you to think ahead about the direction and possibilities of your work.

The 5th Edition of this trusted resource integrates readings from talented and renowned writers that illustrate the chapter topics. The reach and diversity of these examples has been greatly expanded.

Published by Pearson (August 3rd 2023) - Copyright © 2024

ISBN-13: 9780137674152

Subject: Literature

Category: Creative Writing

Table of contents

  1. Invitation to the Writer
  2. Image
  3. Voice
  4. Character
  5. Setting
  6. Story
  7. Development and Revision
  8. Creative Nonfiction
  9. Fiction
  10. Poetry
  11. Drama

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