The Creative Writing Handbook

Techniques for New Writers

  • Editors
  • John Singleton
  • Mary Luckhurst

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-viii
  2. John Singleton, Mary Luckhurst
    Pages 1-17
  3. Liz Allen
    Pages 18-40
  4. John Singleton, Geoff Sutton
    Pages 41-76
  5. Ailsa Cox
    Pages 77-99
  6. John Singleton
    Pages 100-128
  7. Elizabeth Baines
    Pages 129-163
  8. John Lennard
    Pages 164-200
  9. Mary Luckhurst, Betty Princep
    Pages 233-259
  10. Liz Cashdan, Mary Luckhurst, John Singleton
    Pages 260-279
  11. Back Matter
    Pages 280-284

About this book


The Creative Writing Handbook is a new kind of textbook which will prove an indispensable guide for anyone who wants to develop and improve their writing. Written by professional writers and teachers it covers all aspects of the writing process, from drafting first thoughts to shaping them into polished and publishable work. In a series of lively and stimulating chapters all major areas of writing are explored, from journalism, play-scripting and screen writing to short fiction, autobiography, poetry and experimental prose. The Handbook combines an approachable and accessible style with an informed and perceptive view of creative writing and its place in our contemporary world. The Handbook offers the new writer a whole range of creative ideas, sound advice and open-ended tasks for exploring experience, mastering technique and thereby releasing the full potential of the imagination. The workshop descriptions are full of invaluable ideas on how to run group sessions and offer a rich fund of suggestions for developing writing beyond the classroom. The emphasis throughout is on the play of the imagination, on the discipline of crafting and on the inventive and original use of language. Above all it's about making words work, and making them work well.


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