Imaginative Writing: The Elements of Craft, 4th Edition. Janet Burroway, Florida State University. © | Pearson. Share this page. Janet Burroway offers an introduction to creative writing, covering the four genres : creative nonfiction, fiction, poetry and drama. She investigates a specific. Available in: Paperback. Written by best-selling author Janet Burroway, Imaginative Writing — an introduction to creative writing &mdash.

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Imaginative Writing: The Elements of Craft

Some of poetry on the other hand is a bit less maudlin and I found some of the pieces quite clever and amusing. Then put away the notes and write what you seem to have learned, in the form of a poem or a dialogue.

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The exercises are very useful and the explanations of the various categories are detailed and useful as well. The fact that I got stuck on a few of them was a reflection on my own lack of skill. The Opening of Indian Dancer.

Imaginative Writing: The Elements of Craft, 4th Edition

Anne Bernays and Pamela Painter. You’ll enjoy too the thousands of writing prompts for all writing genres. Recommended to Laura by: I definitely imaginatlve this book to struggling writers and enthusiasts for this covers writing in creative nonfiction, fiction, poetry, and drama. Jun crafg, Jack rated it really liked it Shelves: Janet Burroway offers an introduction to creative writing, covering the four genres: Mar 11, Clare rated it liked it Shelves: I did like reading all the different pieces though, aside from the political poems which are sure to date the book, especially ones about Obama.


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Students complained that the craft discussions in most chapters dragged on for too long, and honestly in some places I agreed with them. Express it in an image. Used availability for Janet Burroway’s Imaginative Writing. Janet Burroway’s bestselling Imaginative Writng: We’ve just begun theSpring semester, and this is my first term teaching this title by Burroway whose book, “Writing Fiction” I’ve often used for a class by the same title.

I really enjoyed reading this book even though it was for a class. Signed out You have successfully signed out and will be required to sign back in should you need to download more resources.

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Nobody Dies in the Spring. I like the short stories and poems within this volume, as well as the writing prompts. I could see this useful for teaching a creative writing class, or as a self-guided seminar.

Sometimes it’s a little hard to see the relevance to the theme of chapter, but as someone who mostly stays away from modern fiction this was a lovely sampling.


We don’t recognize your username or password. Excellent smart overview of writing fiction and memoir, written with the college student cradt mind.

Imaginative Writing by Janet Burroway

I gave burrowah textbook 4 stars instead of 5 because my students still resonated more with the handouts from King’s, On Writing and Goldberg’s, Writing Down the Bones. When the Other Dancer Is the Self. May 23, Ashley Elliott rated it really liked it. The creative work in the book is good as well, and diverse, but I feel more comfortable teaching the work I already know.

What if your main character was a giraffe? The Elements of Craft 4th Edition Author s: For sure, aside from the theories this book has offered, what you’ll love the most is the “Try This” section where as a reader and writer you can follow through and try it yourself.

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