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Crossroads: Creative Writing in Four Genres, 1st edition

  • Diane Thiel

Published by Pearson (October 6th 2004) - Copyright © 2005

1st edition

Crossroads: Creative Writing in Four Genres

ISBN-13: 9780321127617

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Overview

In Crossroads, a wealth of exercises and rich diversity of models address the elements of writing fiction, poetry, creative nonfiction, and drama while developing an individual's writing skills. Clear, concise discussions of particular techniques of creative writing are followed by practice of these individual techniques. Potent, vital models are offered in an extensive anthology of classic and contemporary readings.

Table of contents

Preface to the Instructor.

Introduction.

I. ACROSS THE GENRES: EXERCISES FOR DEVELOPING CRAFT AND TECHNIQUE.

Beginning/Points of Inspiration.

Keeping a Journal.

Personal Stories: History as Your Own Heartbeat.

Memory and Imagination.

Telling Lies to tell the Truth.

Voice, Tone and Style.

Finding Your True Subjects.

A Question of Style.

Conditional Voice.

Shifting Tone.

Breaking the Rules.

Perspective and Point of View.

Choosing a Point of View.

Embodying a Voice.

Innocent Perspective.

Using Biography.

Detail, Image, and Symbol.

Detailing a Story.

Turning Abstractions into Images and Action.

Using All of Your Senses.

Writing from Art.

Symbols, not Cymbals.

Figurative Language.

Diction.

Origins of Words.

Parts of Speech.

Foreign Flavor.

Surrealist game.

Simplify.

Tell-Tale Dialect.

Setting.

Setting with Personality.

Setting from Family History.

Setting Your Hometown.

Plot and Tension.

Foundations of Plot.

Reversing the Plot.

Trading Characters, Settings, and Conflicts.

Reverberating Closure.

Rhythm.

Finding Your Rhythm: Poetry in Prose.

Parallel Structures.

Listening to Nature.

Character and Speaker.

Populating a Piece.

Assuming a Voice.

Inside a Character's Mind.

Dialogue.

Dialogue Makes Character.

The Unsaid.

Dropping from the Eaves.

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