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The Soul of Creative Writing - Richard Goodman

The Soul of Creative Writing


Published: 31st December 2011
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The Soul of Creative Writing is a tribute to language and its potentials. It explores the elements
of language, style, rhythm, sound, and the choice of the right word. Goodman’s stunningly
creative collection was written after a lifetime of working and struggling with language. He collects
rich examples from writers of the past and present, both great and small, and uses them to illustrate how each element of our written language can be used. The book begins
with an analysis of words and how they can be used to create music on the page. He discusses
how to find the proper title and how to find a fitting subject. He shows how to create
nonfiction work that is vivid and memorable through the use of the same techniques fiction
writers employ. Goodman’s volume is written with humor and clarity—with fascination
and reverence. Writers will find it an indispensable source of creative inspiration
and instruction.

The music of prose -- In search of the exact word -- The secret strength of words -- Some things English can't do--and shouldn't -- The nerve of poetry -- Using the techniques of fiction to make your creative nonfiction even more creative -- Finding a great title -- The eminent domain of punctuation -- It's about nothing: finding subjects for creative writing in everyday life -- Maxims about writing.

ISBN: 9781412815901
ISBN-10: 1412815908
Format: PDF
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 141
Published: 31st December 2011