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  • Before You Write Your Novel

    Essential Skills for the First-time Novelist

    By James McCreet

    Before You Write Your Novel sets out the essential techniques and approaches that lay the perfect foundation for writing your first novel. This concise and readable guide addresses the major stumbling blocks of fiction writing: the importance of planning and structure. This book covers the…

    Paperback – 2016-04-13 
    Routledge

  • Landmark Essays on Tropes and Figures

    Edited by Roberto Franzosi

    The collection brings together, under different headings, the most significant 20th century contributions to the study of tropes and figures. The collection opens with Book IV of the anonymous Rhetorica ad Herennium, the seminal, first extant treatment of figures upon which all subsequent work…

    Paperback – 2016-03-15 
    Routledge
    Landmark Essays Series

  • The Observing Self (Routledge Revivals)

    Rediscovering the Essay

    By Graham Good

    First published in 1988, this title is a study of the essay as a literary genre, not just in terms of its general intellectual and literary history, but as an exploration of the creative possibilities of the form. The rise of the essay is discussed in relation to the rise of the novel and the…

    Paperback – 2015-12-08
    Routledge
    Routledge Revivals

  • Poetry: The Basics

    3rd Edition

    By Jeffrey Wainwright

    Now in its third edition Poetry: The Basics remains an engaging exploration of the world of poetry. Drawing on examples ranging from Chaucer to children's rhymes, Cole Porter to Carol Ann Duffy, and from around the English-speaking world, it shows how any reader can understand and gain more…

    Paperback – 2015-11-09
    Routledge
    The Basics

  • Creating Comics as Journalism, Memoir and Nonfiction

    By Randy Duncan, Michael Ray Taylor, David Stoddard

    This book provides student journalists, artists, designers, creative writers and web producers with the tools and techniques they need to tell nonfiction stories visually and graphically. Weaving together history, theory, and practical advice, seasoned nonfiction comics professors and scholars…

    Paperback – 2015-10-20
    Routledge

  • Utopias and the Environment

    Edited by Geoffrey Berry

    Utopias and the Environment explores the way in which the kind of ‘dreaming’, or re-visioning, known as the ‘utopian imaginary’ takes environmental concerns into account. This kind of creative intervention is increasingly important in an era of ecological crisis, as we witness the failure of…

    Hardback – 2015-10-05
    Routledge

  • The Routledge Handbook of Language and Creativity

    Edited by Rodney H. Jones

    The Routledge Handbook of Language and Creativity provides an introduction to and survey of a wide range of perspectives on the relationship between language and creativity. Defining this complex and multifaceted field, this book introduces a conceptual framework through which the various…

    Hardback – 2015-09-08
    Routledge
    Routledge Handbooks in English Language Studies

  • Screenplay

    Building Story Through Character

    By Jule Selbo

    Screenplay: Building Story Through Character is designed to help screenwriters turn simple or intricate ideas into exciting, multidimensional film narratives with fully-realized characters. Based on Jule Selbo’s unique 11-step structure for building story through characters, the book teaches…

    Paperback – 2015-08-03
    Routledge

  • S. J. Perelman

    An Annotated Bibliography

    Edited by Steven H. Gale

    First published in 1985, this bibliography focuses on the works of S. J. Perelman as a humorist, author, and screenwriter. It is divided into two major sections: "Works by S. J. Perelman" and "Critical Responses". Within each section, there are subdivisions which focus on various areas of S. J.…

    Hardback – 2015-07-28
    Routledge
    Routledge Revivals

  • S. J. Perelman

    Critical Essays

    Edited by Steven H. Gale

    First published in 1992, this book focuses on the oeuvre of S. J. Perelman. Taken together, the essays included serve as an introduction to this important humorist’s work, both in terms of the specific short prose pieces, plays, and films examined and as an overview of his lengthy professional…

    Hardback – 2015-07-28
    Routledge
    Routledge Revivals

  • Encyclopedia of American Humorists

    Edited by Steven H. Gale

    First published in 1988, this book contains entries on famous American Humorists. Humor has been present in American literature, from the beginning, and has developed characteristics that reflect the American character, both regional and national. Although American literature was, in the…

    Hardback – 2015-07-24
    Routledge
    Routledge Revivals

  • Authorship Contested

    Cultural Challenges to the Authentic, Autonomous Author

    Edited by Amy E. Robillard, Ron Fortune

    This volume explores a dimension of authorship not given its due in the critical discourse to this point—authorship contested. Much of the existing critical literature begins with a text and the proposition that the text has an author. The debates move from here to questions about who the author is…

    Hardback – 2015-06-24
    Routledge
    Routledge Studies in Rhetoric and Communication

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