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The Road to Somewhere : A Creative Writing Companion - Robert Graham

The Road to Somewhere

A Creative Writing Companion

By: Robert Graham (Editor), Helen Newall (Editor), Heather Leach (Editor), John Singleton (Editor), Julie Armstrong (Editor)

Paperback Published: 22nd November 2005
ISBN: 9781403916402
Number Of Pages: 310

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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.

Industry Reviews

'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

Getting Going
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
Keeping Going
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
Going Where?
Displacement Activities
Publishing: Success, Rejection, Reality
Ending and Letting Go
Bibliography of Texts
Further Reading
Table of Contents provided by Publisher. All Rights Reserved.

ISBN: 9781403916402
ISBN-10: 1403916403
Audience: Tertiary; University or College
Format: Paperback
Language: English
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