A Creative Writing Handbook: Developing Dramatic Technique, by Bill Greenwell, Linda Anderson, Derek Neale

By Bill Greenwell, Linda Anderson, Derek Neale

An inspiring diversity of ways to counterpoint your writing talents. jam-packed with stimulating writing workouts, quite a few rates and over 30 extracts from literature throughout a large choice of genres, the publication could be as a whole direction or dipped into all through. Accessibly written by means of 3 released writers and skilled academics from top artistic writing associations, this can be a wealthy sourcebook of recommendations containing: demanding writing routines to extend the writer's process and 'voice'innovative methods of constructing fiction and poetry stylesin-depth introductions to degree, radio and movie writinginsights into the best way varied genres have interaction and the way to conform tales for performanceadvice on format presentation of work"What is beguiling concerning the writing is the fashion - those usually are not educational propositions: they're translations from adventure and perform" David Morley, Professor in inventive Writing, Warwick collage

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Diagnosis depends on the existence of the chest disease, the history of exposure to flax dust, the Monday exacerbation, and in some cases improvement when the patient leaves the industry. Improvement is likely to take place, but the degree varies. Some workers are affected and some are not. This may depend on variations in the dose of flax dust received, or on differences in individual susceptibility. 178–9) Since it is taken from a clinical account, you would have to use the detail in this extract very carefully.

The letter writer is confused by what ‘home’ means – it ‘is here, or there’. He does not ‘know’ the nephew – hence the play on words, as in ‘Someone (I don’t know)’. The form of the poem is dictated by this uncertainty. Although the lines are written in a shifting iambic pentameter, they do not rhyme until the conclusion, which tries to close the poem with the same unsatisfactory reference to the stamp as in the letter. At the same time, a sequence of echoes is threaded through the poem, as in ‘unless/ press’, ‘touch/much’, and others.

The next two activities focus on the differences between two accounts of the same event. In 1982, two writers were engaged upon separate journeys. Paul Theroux was travelling by train in a clockwise journey around Britain, a journey he describes in The Kingdom by the Sea (1983). At the same time, Jonathan Raban was sailing his boat, Gosfield Maid, in an anticlockwise direction around the British coast, an experience he describes in Coasting (1986). Theroux and Raban crossed paths at Brighton, and both described their meeting.

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