1st Edition

Critical Approaches to Creative Writing

ISBN 9781138931558
Published October 11, 2018 by Routledge
146 Pages

USD $26.95

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Book Description

What is creative writing? In Critical Approaches to Creative Writing, Graeme Harper draws on both creative and critical knowledge to look at what creative writing is, and how it can be better understood. Harper explores how to critically consider creative writing in progress, while also tutoring the reader on how to improve their own final results. Throughout the book, Harper explains the nature of ‘creative exposition’, where creative writing is closely and directly examined in practice as well as through its final results. This book aims to empower you to develop your own critical approaches so that you can consider any creative writing situations you face, develop creative exposition that can be applied to writing problems, provide you with more creative choices and assist you in building your creative writing strengths.

Table of Contents


  1. Creative Exposition Past and Present
  2. The Actions of Creative Writers
  3. The Material Evidence of Creative Writing
  4. Responding to your Creative Writing Practice


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Graeme Harper is Professor of Creative Writing and Dean at Oakland University, Michigan, USA. For over a dozen years, he assessed creative writing for Britain’s Arts and Humanities Research Council. Awarded the first doctorate in Creative Writing in Australia, he holds a second doctorate in Creative and Critical Writing from the University of East Anglia, UK. An award-winning fiction writer, he examines creative writing in universities throughout the world and is editor of the journal New Writing (Taylor & Francis).