Imaginative Writing: The Elements of Craft, 4th Edition. Janet Burroway, Florida State University. © | Pearson. Share this page. Janet Burroway offers an introduction to creative writing, covering the four genres : creative nonfiction, fiction, poetry and drama. She investigates a specific. Available in: Paperback. Written by best-selling author Janet Burroway, Imaginative Writing — an introduction to creative writing &mdash.

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I liked how Burroway separated her book into crafy. I am starting taking classes in creative writing and I would like to know your experience using this book. I also didn’t always agree or understand why Burroway chose the creative work she did as samples of what she was addressing in each chapter, but that might just be due to the fact I’m stuck in my ways.

These can be undertaken in writing workshops or by an ind Imagniative review is also posted on my blog at http: New to This Edition. Mar 06, Emily B. Entire books can be written on a single form, which means that this book has to gloss over certain things.

We had to break into smaller groups and do the critiques at home. Pick a scene from your journal. Write a two-page story about a journey. No trivia janst quizzes yet. The organization wasn’t useful for a class that covers each genre separately, and I found myself having to supplement the readings with a lot of handouts.


Used availability for Janet Burroway’s Imaginative Writing. I really recommend this book for new writers such as myself.

Imaginative Writing: The Elements of Craft

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Writong said, I wanted her to surprise and inspire me with her choices, and she just didn’t. I really enjoyed reading this book even though it was for a class. This item is out of print and has been replaced janeet Imaginative Writing, 4th Edition. Sometimes it’s a little hard to see the relevance to the theme of chapter, but as someone who mostly stays away from modern fiction this was a lovely sampling.

Sep 16, Angela rated it really liked xraft. There are no burtoway topics on this book yet. Aside from that quote, I realized poetry gave us a chance to explore other workshop methods.

What I didn’t expect was for the textbook to influence the order I taught the genres I’m expected to teach as much as it did. A Very Short Story. Want to Read Currently Reading Read. Sign Up Already have an access code? Replace the others, working toward the specific, the precise, and the concrete. It’s an easy enough textbook to follow, and the professor did a good job quizzing us on the things that mattered. The fact that I got stuck on a few of them was a reflection on my own lack of skill.


Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account. I would like to read your opinion about it. For my Intro to Creative Writing course. Want to Read saving…. Does it need thinking and feeling through again?

This is a large and detailed book on how to engage in creative writing. This was a pretty good creative writing crsft in that it helped start some good discussions. Being a business major and never writing creatively, this book allowed me to learn new techniques for all sorts of genres, one chapter at a time.

I’ve also only used this textbook once to teach one class. Darrin Doyle, Goodreads author. What does it have in it’s pockets? Both King and Goldberg are incredibly accessible, and there is something about getting advice straight from a master’s mouth regarding craft that no textbook can ever manage. Anyway, the chapters are helpful and the exercise suggestions are unique and I’d like to give them a try sometime when I’m not bogged down with homework.

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