Description : Offers a creativity-promoting approach to writing while presenting suggestions on how to overcome writing blocks, in a guide that includes advice on how to focus, verbal directives and visual cues, and writing ideas.
Description : The author of The Playful Way to Serious Writing presents a dynamic workbook that combines verbal directions and visual cues with strategies on developing self awareness as a writer. Original.
Description : Children become writers when the adults in their lives model and celebrate writing. This ground-breaking book presents imple ways to give writing a central place both personally and as a family. Especially recommended for parents of young children.
Description : Provides biographical information on key novelists, authors, playwrights, columnists, journalists, editors, and critics throughout the world.
Description : Suggests more than fifty games to help children become skilled and confident writers, with specific activities to improve handwriting, learn the alphabet, and expand vocabulary
Description : Award-winning novelist Samuel R. Delany has written a book for creative writers to place alongside E. M. Forster’s Aspects of the Novel and Lajos Egri’s Art of Dramatic Writing. Taking up specifics (When do flashbacks work, and when should you avoid them? How do you make characters both vivid and sympathetic?) and generalities (How are novels structured? How do writers establish serious literary reputations today?), Delany also examines the condition of the contemporary creative writer and how it differs from that of the writer in the years of Hemingway, Fitzgerald, and the high Modernists. Like a private writing tutorial, About Writing treats each topic with clarity and insight. Here is an indispensable companion for serious writers everywhere.
Description : This book describes how Latin-American women writers of all classes, from the beginning of the twentieth century to the present, ironize masculinist, classicist, and racist cliches in their narratives.
Description : Patrick Downey finds comedy at the heart of the Western philosophical and theological tradition. In Serious Comedy Downey tracks tragedy and comedy from the beginning of Western thought to the twentieth century, beginning with an in-depth examination of Aristotle and three Platonic dialogues: the Republic, the Phaedrus, and the Symposium. In the book's second section Downey argues that the Bible is at heart a comedic narrative and analyzes the philosophical and theological implications of this comedy. In the third section Downey traces comedy and tragedy in classic and modern philosophers such as Machiavelli, Dante, Hegel, Nietzsche, and Kierkegaard. Readers with an interest in classical philosophy and theology, political philosophy, and narrative theory will be particularly interested in this insightful and thoughtful perspective on the Western tradition.