Creative Writing

Topics: Writing, Creative writing, Writers Pages: 72 (23937 words) Published: August 26, 2013
16 writers on writing creative writing course study guide
with 48 tasksheets 1 2 3 4 5 6 Beginnings – Inspiration – The role of the writer Writing from personal experience – Subjects Methods – Drafting – Research Character – Setting – Plot Form – Genre Language – Audience

British edition of the Writers on Writing study guide first published MCMLXXXVIII by Pergamon Educational Productions, an Imprint of Wheaton Publishers Limited, Maxwell Pergamon Publishing Corporation New American edition first published MCMXC by The Roland Collection British edition © Pergamon Educational Productions MCMLXXXVIII American edition © The Roland Collection MCMXC All rights reserved Written by Andrea Berkeley and Ian Wall Educational Consultant Jeremy Raymond US edition Edited by Daphne Tagg Design by Lucienne Roberts and associates Typeset by Wordsmiths Typesetting Limited Printed by Graphis Press Limited The video series Writers on Writing is produced by ICA Video, Institute of Contemporary Arts (ICA), London, sponsored by British Petroleum plc, with assistance from The Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation Distributed by The Roland Collection The Roland Collection Tillingham Peasmarsh East Sussex TN31 6XJ England and 22-D Hollywood Avenue Ho-Ho-Kus New Jersey 07423 USA

Contents page 7 Introduction Video 1 Beginnings – Inspiration – The role of the writer 10 Using this video Tasksheet 1.1 13 The ingredients of writing Tasksheet 1.2 14 Keeping a writing record Tasksheet 1.3 15 Beginnings Tasksheet 1.4 16 What is inspiration? Tasksheet 1.5 18 Looking at other writers' work Tasksheet 1.6 20 The role of the writer Video 2 Writing from personal experience – Subjects 22 Using this video Tasksheet 2.1 23 The ingredients of writing Tasksheet 2.2 24 Writing from personal experience Tasksheet 2.3 25 Finding subjects to write about Tasksheet 2.4 26 Subjects and themes Tasksheet 2.5 27 Discovering what you have to say Tasksheet 2.6 30 Looking at other writers' work Tasksheet 2.7 32 Autobiographical writing Tasksheet 2.8 33 Writing to persuade Tasksheet 2.9 34 Writing fantasy Tasksheet 2.10 36 Personal writing

Video 3

Methods – Drafting – Research 38 Using this video Tasksheet 3.1 39 The ingredients of writing Tasksheet 3.2 40 Planning a piece of writing Tasksheet 3.3 42 Methods and research Tasksheet 3.4 43 How you write Tasksheet 3.5 45 Using research Tasksheet 3.6 47 Looking at other writers' work Tasksheet 3.7 49 Follow-up work

Video 4

Character – Setting – Plot 52 Using this video Tasksheet 4.1 53 The ingredients of writing Tasksheet 4.2 54 Defining the terms Tasksheet 4.3 56 Using characters, setting and plot Tasksheet 4.4 57 Looking at other writers' work Tasksheet 4.5 59 Characters and settings Tasksheet 4.6 60 Place and atmosphere Tasksheet 4.7 61 Building a character Tasksheet 4.8 63 Plot structure Tasksheet 4.9 64 Follow-up work

Video 5

Form – Genre 68 Using this video Tasksheet 5.1 69 The ingredients of writing Tasksheet 5.2 70 Form and genre Tasksheet 5.3 71 Choice of form and genre Tasksheet 5.4 72 Thinking about form Tasksheet 5.5 73 Thinking about genre Tasksheet 5.6 74 Looking at other writers' work Tasksheet 5.7 77 Experimenting with form Tasksheet 5.8 78 Experimenting with genre

Video 6

Language – Audience 80 Using this video Tasksheet 6.1 81 The ingredients of writing Tasksheet 6.2 82 Style and audience Tasksheet 6.3 83 Language Tasksheet 6.4 85 Audience and readership Tasksheet 6.5 86 Looking at translation Tasksheet 6.6 88 Looking at other writers' work Tasksheet 6.7 90 Experimenting with language Tasksheet 6.8 91 Writing for different audiences 92 Biographical notes 101 Acknowledgments 102 Order form

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Introduction Writers on Writing is a major new resource in video and print designed to stimulate creative writing and literary appreciation. It is based on conversations between contemporary writers discussing their work at the Institute of Contemporary Arts in...
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