The Road to Somewhere is designed to provide students with a comprehensive, lively and interesting guide to learning creative writing. It reflects on the writer's life, deals with elements of craft and explores the skills and knowledge needed to develop as a writer.
It is written by a team of published writers, who all have wide experience of teaching Creative Writing in Higher Education.
About the Editors
Robert Graham is Head of the Writing Course at Edge Hill College of Higher Education.
Helen Nnewall is a Professional Playwright and Teaches part-time on the Drama and Writing courses at Edge Hill College of Higher Education.
Heather Leach is Lecturer in the Department of Contemporary Arts, Manchester Metropolitan University. Winner of the 2004 Palgrave Macmillan/THES Writing Prize.
Julie Armstrong Teaches in the Department of Contemporary Arts, Manchester Metropolitan.
John Singleton was one time Head of the well-respected degree in Writing at Manchester Metropolitan University. He is the author of several well-known creative writing books, including The Creative Writing Handbook and The Creative Writing Workbook.
'The idea of life as a story, and the story being a journey explains the title The Road to Somewhere. As a writer you need to keep progressing and improving, and the four people who have co-edited the book together aim to help you along that journey...If you are starting out and are feeling a little lost and lonely, here is an excellent companion.' - Richard Bell, Writing Magazine 'This comprehensive, intelligent guide approaches writing on all levels, from basics like punctuation to the trickier parts like plotting and structure. As well as nuts and bolts advice, it includes chapters on journal writing,creativity and dreams. With dozens of writing books around, this one stands out for its greater range and depth, and its eminently readable style.' - Sarah Tierney, City Life
|Becoming a Writer|
|Journals and Notebooks|
|Writing as Self-Invention|
|Creativity, Developing Skills and Writing as Play|
|Day in the Life|
|Reading as a Writer|
|The Blank Page/Screen and Developing Writing Routines and Reading|
|Workshops, Groups and Peer-Group Appraisal*Sense of Place|
|The Necessity of Mess|
|How Not to Write a Novel|
|Visions, Dreams and Images|
|Publishing: Success, Rejection, Reality|
|Ending and Letting Go|
|Bibliography of Texts|
|Table of Contents provided by Publisher. All Rights Reserved.|
Audience: Tertiary; University or College
Number Of Pages: 310
Published: 22nd November 2005
Publisher: Palgrave USA
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 21.7 x 13.8 x 1.8
Weight (kg): 0.41
Edition Number: 1