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  1. Poetry: The Basics

    2nd Edition

    By Jeffrey Wainwright

    Series: The Basics

    Now in its second edition, Poetry: The Basics demystifies the traditions and forms of the world of poetry for all those who find it daunting or bewildering. Covering a wide range of poetic voices from Chaucer to children's rhymes, song lyrics and the words of contemporary poets, this book will help...

    Published February 18th 2011 by Routledge

  2. Writing Poetry

    By W. N. Herbert

    This volume presents new versions of key chapters from the recent Routledge/Open University textbook, Creative Writing: A Workbook with Readings for writers who are specialising in writing poetry. It offers the novice writer engaging and creative activities, making use of insightful, relevant...

    Published November 25th 2009 by Routledge

  3. Writing Fiction

    By Linda Anderson, Derek Neale

    Writing Fiction offers the novice writer engaging and creative activities, making use of insightful, relevant readings from well-known authors to illustrate the techniques presented. This volume makes use of new versions of key chapters from the recent Routledge/Open University textbook...

    Published December 12th 2008 by Routledge

  4. Doing Creative Writing

    By Steve May

    Are you beginning a creative writing course? Or thinking about taking one? Doing Creative Writing is the ideal guide to what you should expect, what will be expected of you and how you can get the most from your course. It clearly and concisely outlines: the contexts for creative writing...

    Published October 3rd 2007 by Routledge

  5. The Routledge Creative Writing Coursebook

    By Paul Mills

    This step-by-step, practical guide to the process of creative writing provides readers with a comprehensive course in its art and skill. With genre-based chapters, such as life writing, novels and short stories, poetry, fiction for children and screenwriting, it is an indispensable guide to writing...

    Published December 19th 2005 by Routledge

  6. Creative Writing

    A Workbook with Readings

    Edited by Linda Anderson

    Creative Writing is a complete writing course that will jump-start your writing and guide you through your first steps towards publication. Suitable for use by students, tutors, writers’ groups or writers working alone, this book offers: a practical and inspiring section on the creative process,...

    Published December 5th 2005 by Routledge

  7. Writing Short Stories

    By Ailsa Cox

    Ideal for those new to the genre or for anyone who wishes to improve their technique, Ailsa Cox’s guide will help readers achieve their full potential as a short story writer. The book encourages you to be inventive, to break writing habits and to try something new, by showing the diversity of the...

    Published July 27th 2005 by Routledge