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Revised and updated throughout, this 10th-anniversary edition of Can Creative Writing Really Be Taught? is a significantly expanded guide to key issues and practices in creative writing teaching today.Challenging the myths of creative writing teaching, experienced and up-and-coming teachers explore what works in the classroom and workshop and what does not. Now brought up-to-date with new issues that have emerged with the explosion of creative writing courses in higher education, the new edition includes:· Guides to and case studies of workshop practice· Discussions on grading and the myth of “the easy A”· Explorations of the relationship between reading and writing· A new chapter on creative writing research· A new chapter on games, fan-fiction and genre writing· New chapters on identity and activismCan Creative Writing Really Be Taught? is supported by a companion website at www.bloomsbury.com, including extensive links to online resources, teaching case studies and lesson plans.
By Rebecca Manery (editor)

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9781474285056 | 2 anv edition (Bloomsbury USA Academic, April 6, 2017), cover price $86.00 | About this edition: Revised and updated throughout, this 10th-anniversary edition of Can Creative Writing Really Be Taught?

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9781474285049 | 2 anv edition (Bloomsbury USA Academic, April 6, 2017), cover price $29.95

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Product Description: A three-volume essay writing course for students in American English. Academic Writing Skills 2 takes students through a step-by-step process of writing expository, argumentative, and compare and contrast essays. It is appropriate for students wishing to focus on specific essay types that require the use and integration of sources to complete academic writing tasks...read more

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9781107621091 | Student edition (Cambridge Univ Pr, March 1, 2017), cover price $27.31 | About this edition: A three-volume essay writing course for students in American English.

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Product Description: Get advice from the best in the business on every stage of the novel-writing and publishing process! In The Complete Handbook of Novel Writing, 3rd Edition, you'll learn from established writers about how to make your novel a reality...read more

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9781440348396 | 3 edition (Writers Digest Books, January 13, 2017), cover price $19.99 | About this edition: Get advice from the best in the business on every stage of the novel-writing and publishing process!

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Product Description: Roy Peter Clark, one of America's most influential writing teachers, draws writing lessons from 25 great texts.Where do writers learn their best moves? They use a technique that Roy Peter Clark calls X-ray reading, a form of reading that lets you penetrate beyond the surface of a text to see how meaning is actually being made...read more

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9780316282178 | Little Brown & Co, January 26, 2016, cover price $25.00 | About this edition: Roy Peter Clark, one of America's most influential writing teachers, offers writing lessons we can draw from 25 great texts.

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9780316282147 | Little Brown & Co, January 3, 2017, cover price $15.99 | About this edition: Roy Peter Clark, one of America's most influential writing teachers, draws writing lessons from 25 great texts.

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Product Description: Engage Your Readers with Emotion While writers might disagree over showing versus telling or plotting versus pantsing, none would argue this: If you want to write strong fiction, you must make your readers feel. The reader's experience must be an emotional journey of its own, one as involving as your characters' struggles, discoveries, and triumphs are for you...read more

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9781440348372 | Writers Digest Books, December 30, 2016, cover price $16.99 | About this edition: Engage Your Readers with Emotion While writers might disagree over showing versus telling or plotting versus pantsing, none would argue this: If you want to write strong fiction, you must make your readers feel.

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Product Description: A Mystery Writers of America Edgar Award Finalist for Best Critical/Biographical Work Discover the secrets to crafting an unforgettable mystery! To piece together the puzzle of your mystery novel, you need patience, resilience, a solid understanding of the craft, and a clear blueprint for combining the plot, characters, setting, and more...read more

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9781440347160 | 2 rev exp edition (Writers Digest Books, January 13, 2017), cover price $17.99 | About this edition: A Mystery Writers of America Edgar Award Finalist for Best Critical/Biographical Work Discover the secrets to crafting an unforgettable mystery!

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Product Description: Give your story its best start! The best beginnings possess a magical quality that grabs readers from the first word and never lets them go. But beginnings aren't just the door into a fictional world. They are the gateway to the realm of publishing--one that could shut as quickly as it opens...read more

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9781440347177 | Writers Digest Books, November 29, 2016, cover price $17.99 | About this edition: Give your story its best start!

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Product Description: Over three and a half decades, Ted Conover has ridden the rails with hoboes, crossed the border with Mexican immigrants, guarded prisoners in Sing Sing, and inspected meat for the USDA. His books and articles chronicling these experiences, including the award-winning Newjack: Guarding Sing Sing, have made him one of the premier practitioners of immersion reporting...read more

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9780226416168 | Univ of Chicago Pr, November 22, 2016, cover price $55.00 | About this edition: Over three and a half decades, Ted Conover has ridden the rails with hoboes, crossed the border with Mexican immigrants, guarded prisoners in Sing Sing, and inspected meat for the USDA.

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9780226113067 | Univ of Chicago Pr, November 22, 2016, cover price $18.00 | About this edition: Over three and a half decades, Ted Conover has ridden the rails with hoboes, crossed the border with Mexican immigrants, guarded prisoners in Sing Sing, and inspected meat for the USDA.

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Product Description: 365 questions and inspirations for the writer inside all of us.Each daily entry in this stylish journal features engaging prompts designed to help writers think about their process, observe the world around them, and focus on the act of crafting thoughtful, beautiful writing.
By Potter (corporate author)

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9780451494900 | Gjr edition (Clarkson Potter, November 15, 2016), cover price $16.99 | About this edition: 365 questions and inspirations for the writer inside all of us.

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Product Description: The Magic of Memoir is a memoirist’s companion for when the going gets tough. Editors Linda Joy Myers and Brooke Warner have taught and coached hundreds of memoirists to the completion of their memoirs, and they know that the journey is fraught with belittling messages from both the inner critic and naysayers, voices that make it hard to stay on course with the writing and completion of a book...read more
By Brooke Warner (editor)

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9781631521478 | She Writes Pr, November 15, 2016, cover price $16.95 | About this edition: The Magic of Memoir is a memoirist’s companion for when the going gets tough.

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Product Description: Inside Story tackles the myriad approaches to the burgeoning genre of creative nonfiction—from memoir to criticism to literary journalism to the lyric essay—by deeply exploring each stage of the generation, reportage, writing and editing of stories...read more

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9780997020779 | Leaf Storm Pr Llc, November 15, 2016, cover price $19.95 | About this edition: Inside Story tackles the myriad approaches to the burgeoning genre of creative nonfiction—from memoir to criticism to literary journalism to the lyric essay—by deeply exploring each stage of the generation, reportage, writing and editing of stories.

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Product Description: Songwriter's Market is the go-to source for songwriters and performing artists who seek career advice and up-to-date information for placing their songs with music publishers, discovering record companies or producers, securing representation with a manager, and much more...read more
By Cris Freese (editor)

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9781440347795 | 40 edition (Writers Digest Books, November 2, 2016), cover price $29.99 | About this edition: Songwriter's Market is the go-to source for songwriters and performing artists who seek career advice and up-to-date information for placing their songs with music publishers, discovering record companies or producers, securing representation with a manager, and much more.

By Axel & Ash (corporate author)

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9780987449337 | Axel & Ash, November 1, 2016, cover price $34.99

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Product Description: You've just boarded a plane. You've loaded your phone with your favorite podcasts, but before you can pop in your earbuds, disaster strikes: The guy in the next seat starts telling you all about something crazy that happened to him--in great detail...read more

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9781440348235 | Writers Digest Books, November 1, 2016, cover price $19.99 | About this edition: You've just boarded a plane.

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Product Description: A classic how-to manual, William Wallace Cook's Plotto is one writer's personal theory--"Purpose, opposed by Obstacle, yields Conflict"--painstakingly diagrammed through hundreds of situations and scenarios In the 1920s, dime store novelist William Wallace Cook painstakingly diagramed and cataloged his personal writing method―“Purpose, opposed by Obstacle, yields Conflict”―for the instruction and illumination of his fellow authors...read more
By Paul Collins (foreword by)

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9781941040553 | Tin House Books, November 1, 2016, cover price $18.95 | About this edition: A classic how-to manual, William Wallace Cook's Plotto is one writer's personal theory--"Purpose, opposed by Obstacle, yields Conflict"--painstakingly diagrammed through hundreds of situations and scenarios In the 1920s, dime store novelist William Wallace Cook painstakingly diagramed and cataloged his personal writing method―“Purpose, opposed by Obstacle, yields Conflict”―for the instruction and illumination of his fellow authors.

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Product Description: “A column by Glenn Garvin on Dec. 20 stated that the National Science Foundation ‘funded a study on Jell-O wrestling at the South Pole.’ That is incorrect. The event took place during off-duty hours without NSF permission and did not involve taxpayer funds...read more

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9780226290768 | Univ of Chicago Pr, October 21, 2016, cover price $55.00 | About this edition: “A column by Glenn Garvin on Dec.

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9780226290935 | Reprint edition (Univ of Chicago Pr, October 21, 2016), cover price $17.00 | About this edition: “A column by Glenn Garvin on Dec.

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Product Description: Explore Your Motivations. Replenish Your Creativity. Define Your Vision for Success. To become a more creative, confident, and productive writer, you need to focus your attention, visualize your desires, set clearly defined goals, and take action toward your dreams...read more

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9781440347184 | Writers Digest Books, October 18, 2016, cover price $19.99 | About this edition: Explore Your Motivations.

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Product Description: Bold new essays on how to craft a thrilling read--in any genre--from the bestselling author of The Dead LandsAnyone familiar with the meteoric rise of Benjamin Percy's career will surely have noticed a certain shift: After writing two short-story collections and a literary novel, he delivered the werewolf thriller Red Moon and the postapocalyptic epic The Dead Lands...read more

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9781555977597 | Graywolf Pr, October 18, 2016, cover price $16.00 | About this edition: Bold new essays on how to craft a thrilling read--in any genre--from the bestselling author of The Dead LandsAnyone familiar with the meteoric rise of Benjamin Percy's career will surely have noticed a certain shift: After writing two short-story collections and a literary novel, he delivered the werewolf thriller Red Moon and the postapocalyptic epic The Dead Lands.

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Product Description: To get your screenplay in front of the right buyer, you need exclusive information and specific details you can only gain through years of industry experience. That's why The Writers Store has compiled the Hollywood Screenwriting Directory, the product of more than three decades working directly with the decision makers behind the world's favorite films...read more
By Dinah Perez (editor)

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9781440347375 | 9 edition (F & W Pubns Inc, October 10, 2016), cover price $49.99 | About this edition: To get your screenplay in front of the right buyer, you need exclusive information and specific details you can only gain through years of industry experience.

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Product Description: The most trusted guide to publishing poetry! Want to get your poetry published? There's no better tool for making it happen than Poet's Market 2017, which includes hundreds of publishing opportunities specifically for poets, including listings for book publishers, publications, contests, and more...read more
By Robert Lee Brewer (editor)

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9781440347788 | 30 edition (Writers Digest Books, October 5, 2016), cover price $29.99 | About this edition: The most trusted guide to publishing poetry!

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Product Description: Mix it up with this delightful take on the classic cassette tape! Mixed Messages Journal evokes the nostalgic spirit of everyone who ever spent painstaking hours devising the perfect mixtape. This gorgeously-designed blank journal mimics the look and feel of a classic cassette tape: die-cut tape spools and an embossed design on the cover, a sticker sheet (to write the Side A and Side B "names" on your journal), a stained book block, and a black ribbon marker (to evoke the dreaded unspooled tape of a ruined mixtape)...read more

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9780451496584 | Jou edition (Clarkson Potter, October 4, 2016), cover price $12.99 | About this edition: Mix it up with this delightful take on the classic cassette tape!

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Product Description: Craft Vibrant Characters and an Intimate Reading Experience The key to excellent fiction lies in its characters: the unforgettable protagonists, antagonists, and secondary characters who populate the world of your story. Understanding and effectively using point of view allows you to write a powerful narrative that draws readers in and engages them with characters in a meaningful way...read more

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9781440346026 | Writers Digest Books, October 4, 2016, cover price $16.99 | About this edition: Craft Vibrant Characters and an Intimate Reading Experience The key to excellent fiction lies in its characters: the unforgettable protagonists, antagonists, and secondary characters who populate the world of your story.

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