Preface and acknowledgements; 1. Introducing creative writing; 2. Creative writing in the world; 3. Challenges of creative writing; 4. Composition and creative writing; 5. Processes of creative writing; 6. The practice of Fiction; 7. Creative nonfiction; 8. Writing poetry; 9. Performing writing; 10. Writing in the community and academy.
All kinds of writing are covered in this useful and inspiring guide for students and aspiring writers.
David Morley is Senior Lecturer in English and Director of the Warwick Writing Programme at the University of Warwick.
'No writer-teacher is better qualified than David Morley to lift the veils on the discipline of Creative Writing. He writes with all his feelings and a richness of metaphor that is beguiling for the general reader, the general writer, and the teacher. The exercises are inspired, growing out of the author's profound understanding of the inviolable connection between good writing and good and various reading. This book will be an inspiration and tool for teachers and writers who, like Morley, understand that the development of writing involves aquiring skills, and that inborn genius benefits from training and understanding.' Professor Michael Schmidt, Professor of Poetry, University of Glasgow