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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Since that time, I have returned again and again to the instructional and reading portions and have reused the exercises.

Provocative and fun, these exercises help students develop the specific writing skills discussed within the text. An online manual in Collaborative Exercises offering the instructor a variety of right-brain exercises drawn from various disciplines. Nearly half of the selections in all four genres are new to this edition, including: 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 think Burroway makes a valid point when she says people like to talk about themselves. It covers techniques of fiction writing, creative non fiction, poetry and drama.

Excellent smart overview of writing fiction and memoir, written with the imaginatiev student in mind. I don’t personally like the break-down of image, voice, etc. The explanations are clear. At the end of each chapter, there are short stories, short pieces of creative non fiction, poems and short drama scripts.


This review is also posted on my blog at http: While I think nobody explains elements of craft better than Janet Burroway, overall I was pretty janrt with this textbook.

Doodle a series of lists——of the characteristics of someone you have written about; or of phrases and idioms that character would use; or of objects assoc.

Imaginative Writing: The Elements of Craft

Wrong About the Horse. I really enjoyed reading this book even though it was for a class.

Between the exercises, the example literature at burrowwy ends of chapters, and the detailed appendix, there really isn’t much time to spend on any particular genre. Consult books, reference works, newspapers, the Internet; interview someone, email someone, ask the experts. It covers structure as well as encourages you to use your own voice.

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This book was okay, I didn’t object to it or love it. She couldn’t be more right.

For a fan of literature as opposed to a practitioner, there’s also a lot to enjoy here, with a imaginatjve of short fiction, essays, poems, and plays used as examples. May 23, Ashley Elliott rated janey really liked it. This unique organization allows students to experiment with creative techniques shared by all genres before deciding which form best suits their imagination. Imaginative Writing Author s: The reading selections which I didn’t read all of were sometimes brilliant, other This was a pretty good creative writing textbook in that it helped start some good discussions.


This book offers lots of ideas and encouragement at a great price! The Art of Fiction David Lodge. Imaginatvie and Nonverbal Structure: Can you make us know who the character is?

Furthermore, because the demographic of my classes even at a community college still tend to be young adults, their lives however short are still all they really know, or have to write about. Refresh and try again. Imaginatve to Laura by: I read this book for a class at Berkeley. Mar 06, Emily B. Trivia About Imaginative Writi For my Intro to Creative Writing course.