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The Writing Experiment : Strategies for Innovative Creative Writing - Hazel Smith

The Writing Experiment

Strategies for Innovative Creative Writing

Paperback Published: 1st March 2005
ISBN: 9781741140156
Number Of Pages: 304

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This demystifying guide to creative writing shows that successful work arises not from talent or inspiration alone but from several stages of development within a systematic strategy. Recommending an exploratory approach to writing, this book offers practical exercises that bring exceptional creative writing within reach. Each chapter is illustrated with extensive examples of student work and published writing including fiction, poetry, plays, performance, and new media.

About the Author

Hazel Smith is a senior research fellow in the school of creative communication at the University of Canberra and founder of the creative writing program at the University of New South Wales. She is the author of Hyperscapes in the Poetry of Frank O'Hara.

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great for providing ideas for experimentation' (Komninos Zervos, TEXTreview)... practical and readable... a worthwhile addition to the personal library of anyone interested in what is going on around them in the world of words.' (Brook Emery, Five Bellsreview)

Prefacep. iv
Introductionp. vii
Introductory strategiesp. 1
Playing with language, running with referentsp. 3
Genre as a moveable feastp. 27
Working out with structuresp. 48
Writing as recyclingp. 65
Narrative, narratology, powerp. 84
Dialoguingp. 110
Advanced strategiesp. 131
Postmodern f(r)ictionsp. 133
Postmodern poetry, avant-garde poeticsp. 156
The invert, the cross-dresser, the fictocriticp. 192
Tongues, talk and technologiesp. 212
New media travelsp. 237
Mapping worlds, moving citiesp. 254
Conclusion: The ongoing editorp. 277
Acknowledgmentsp. 281
Indexp. 283
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ISBN: 9781741140156
ISBN-10: 1741140153
Audience: Tertiary; University or College
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 304
Published: 1st March 2005
Country of Publication: AU
Dimensions (cm): 22.6 x 15.4  x 2.0
Weight (kg): 0.546
Edition Number: 1

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