Writing for the Screen

Creative and Critical Approaches
Author: Craig Batty,Zara Waldeback
Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan
ISBN: 9780230550759
Category: Literary Criticism
Page: 224
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This fresh approach to scriptwriting, innovative in style and approach, incorporates both creativity and critical appraisal as essential methods in writing for the screen. Contemporary case studies, in-depth analyses and interactive exercises create a wealth of ideas for those wishing to work in the industry or deepen their study of the practice.

Writing for Theatre

Creative and Critical Approaches
Author: Kim Wiltshire
Publisher: Macmillan International Higher Education
ISBN: 1137369213
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
Page: 208
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Writing for theatre is a unique art form, different even from other kinds of scriptwriting. This book will take you on a journey from the origins of theatre to what it means to write for the stage today. Through a series of interviews with writers, directors and dramaturgs, it explores the foundations, traits and skills necessary for playwriting.

Writing Fiction

Creative and Critical Approaches
Author: Amanda Boulter
Publisher: Macmillan International Higher Education
ISBN: 1137021519
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
Page: 224
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Exploring writing as a practice, Boulter draws from the work of writers and theorists to show how cultural and literary debates can help writers enhance their own fiction. Negotiating the creative-critical crossover, this is an approachable book that helps students develop practical writing skills and a critical awareness of creative possibilities.

Creative and Critical Approaches to the Short Story


Author: Noel H. Kaylor, Jr.
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: Literary Criticism
Page: 488
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The collection is unique in that it combines the critical creative approaches to short fiction and includes works by inflential critics and writers who convey their love of the genre through their writing. Contributors include some of the best critics of the Short Story anywhere, talented fiction writers (one a Pulitzer Prize winner).

Creative Writing and Stylistics

Creative and Critical Approaches
Author: Jeremy Scott
Publisher: Macmillan International Higher Education
ISBN: 1137010673
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
Page: 248
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Exploring the practice of writing through stylistics, Jeremy Scott draws on the work of writers and theorists to show how stylistic techniques can help writers enhance their own fiction. Negotiating the creative-critical crossover, this book helps students develop practical writing skills and a critical awareness of creative possibilities.

The Creative Screenwriter

Exercises to Expand Your Craft
Author: Craig Batty,Zara Waldeback
Publisher: A&C Black
ISBN: 1408155192
Category: Performing Arts
Page: 224
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This is a book for aspiring screenwriters who want to establish a powerful writing practice; a manual for teachers and students seeking inspiring exercises to encourage discussion and reflection; and a handbook for professionals wanting to hone their craft and solve specific writing problems. It is a book that will help rekindle the creative spark, remind you why you enjoy writing, and create new ways to help you expertly express the stories you want to tell - and sell!

Writing Poetry

Creative and Critical Approaches
Author: Chad Davidson,Gregory Fraser
Publisher: Red Globe Press
ISBN: 9780230008120
Category: Literary Criticism
Page: 224
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Writing Poetry combines an accessible introduction to the essential elements of the craft, with a critical awareness of its underpinnings. The authors argue that separating the making of poems from critical thinking about them is a false divide and encourage students to become accomplished critics and active readers of poetic texts.

Mobile Media Making in an Age of Smartphones


Author: M. Berry,M. Schleser
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 1137469811
Category: Social Science
Page: 164
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With the rise of smartphones and the proliferation of applications, the ways everyday media users and creative professionals represent, experience, and share the everyday is changing. This collection reflects on emergent creative practices and digital ethnographies of new socialities associated with smartphone cameras in everyday life.

Critical Approaches to Writing about Film


Author: John E. Moscowitz
Publisher: Longman Publishing Group
ISBN: N.A
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
Page: 212
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This book explains how to prepare for and write various types of critical pieces on film. It distinguishes the four main critical formats of writing about film—the review, the critique, the comparative analysis and the documented research paper—from each other (why, when, and how to use each and the different aspects within each). The book provides theory, discussion, component examples and full samples of all formats discussed. The book also provides exercises and strategies to prepare the critic to watch the film and write a first draft. B> preparation for and the process of film criticism, style and structure in film criticism, the review, the analytical critique, the comparative analysis, the documented research paper, primary and secondary sources of works guidelines and an index of names and titles. For anyone interested in critiquing films for personal interest or professional writing.

How to Read Texts

A Student Guide to Critical Approaches and Skills, 2nd Edition
Author: Neil McCaw
Publisher: A&C Black
ISBN: 144119066X
Category: Literary Criticism
Page: 192
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Now covering multi-media texts and practical advice on essay-writing and independent research, this is an essential guide to critical reading at university level

The Cambridge Companion to Creative Writing


Author: David Morley,Philip Neilsen
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 0521768497
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
Page: 222
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A lively, practical guide to creative writing as discipline and craft, ideal for students and teachers.

A Creative Approach to Teaching Writing


Author: Steve Bowkett
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing
ISBN: 1441168044
Category: Education
Page: 176
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Why should children learn to write fluently? What difference will it make to them and the opportunities available to them later on in life? The ability to communicate clearly, accurately and persuasively is a vital life skill. Deficiencies in motivation and thinking skills pervade the challenge of improving children's literacy levels. Get Them Thinking Like Writers! combines practical activities to help children aged 7-11 develop their writing skills, with insights into the attitude that experienced writers apply to their craft. The activities explore different working methods - such as how authors tap into and develop their creativity and how they deal with 'writer's block' - and are supported by strategies for thinking that will develop children's literacy and the way they use language to express their opinions in all subject areas. Steve Bowkett, author, storyteller and education consultant, provides the key concepts and learning benefits of each strategy, along with a series of activities, extension ideas and useful links. Linked resources can be found on the series companion website.

Writing Song Lyrics

A Creative and Critical Approach
Author: Glenn Fosbraey,Andy Melrose
Publisher: Red Globe Press
ISBN: 9781137605382
Category: Literary Criticism
Page: 236
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This book is unique in offering practical advice on writing song lyrics within a critically informed framework. Part I provides the theoretical underpinning, while Part II covers the creative process, pulling together all the best songwriting advice and offering practical exercises. Fusing creative guidance with rigorous criticism, this is an essential companion for undergraduate and postgraduate students of Songwriting, Creative Writing and Music. Lively and accessible, it is a one-stop shop for all aspiring songwriters.

Creative Writing Studies

Practice, Research and Pedagogy
Author: Graeme Harper,Jeri Kroll
Publisher: Multilingual Matters
ISBN: 184769019X
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
Page: 169
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Here creative writers who are also university teachers monitor their contribution to this popular discipline in essays that indicate how far it has come in the USA, the UK and Australia.

Routledge International Encyclopedia of Women

Global Women's Issues and Knowledge
Author: Cheris Kramarae,Dale Spender
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1135963150
Category: Reference
Page: 2050
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For a full list of entries and contributors, sample entries, and more, visit the Routledge International Encyclopedia of Women website. Featuring comprehensive global coverage of women's issues and concerns, from violence and sexuality to feminist theory, the Routledge International Encyclopedia of Women brings the field into the new millennium. In over 900 signed A-Z entries from US and Europe, Asia, the Americas, Oceania, and the Middle East, the women who pioneered the field from its inception collaborate with the new scholars who are shaping the future of women's studies to create the new standard work for anyone who needs information on women-related subjects.

The Psychology of Screenwriting

Theory and Practice
Author: Jason Lee
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing USA
ISBN: 1623564735
Category: Performing Arts
Page: 208
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The Psychology of Screenwriting is more than an interesting book on the theory and practice of screenwriting. It is also a philosophical analysis of predetermination and freewill in the context of writing and human life in our mediated world of technology. Drawing on humanism, existentialism, Buddhism, postmodernism and transhumanism, and diverse thinkers from Meister Eckhart to Friedrich Nietzsche, Theodor Adorno, Jacques Derrida, Jean Baudrillard and Gilles Deleuze, The Psychology of Screenwriting will be of use to screenwriters, film students, philosophers and all those interested in contemporary theory. This book combines in-depth critical and cultural analysis with an elaboration on practice in an innovative fashion. It explores how people, such as those in the Dogme 95 movement, have tried to overcome traditional screenwriting, looking in detail at the psychology of writing and the practicalities of how to write well for the screen. This is the first book to include high-theory with screenwriting practice whilst incorporating the Enneagram for character development. Numerous filmmakers and writers, including David Lynch, Jim Jarmusch, David Cronenberg, Pedro Almodóvar, Darren Aronofsky, Sally Potter and Charlie Kaufman are explored. The Psychology of Screenwriting is invaluable for those who want to delve deeper into writing for the screen.

Second Language Creative Writers

Identities and Writing Processes
Author: Yan Zhao
Publisher: Multilingual Matters
ISBN: 1783093021
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
Page: 216
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This monograph investigates 15 L2 creative writers’ social constructive power in identity constructions. Through interviews and think-aloud story writing sessions, the central study considers how L2 writer voices are mediated by the writers’ autobiographical identities, namely, their sense of selves formulated by their previous language learning and literacy experiences. The inquiry takes the epistemological stance that L2 creative writing is simultaneously a cognitive construct and a social phenomenon and that these two are mutually inclusive. The study contributes to L2 creative writing research and L2 learner identity research and will be of benefit to researchers, language teachers and writing instructors who wish to understand creative writing processes in order to help develop their students’ positive self-esteem, confidence, motivation and engagement with the L2.

The Screenwriter's Handbook 2010


Author: Barry Turner
Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan
ISBN: N.A
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
Page: 352
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This is the essential guide for all new and established writers for the screen. Including useful, easy-to-search contact detail entries from courses, societies and grants to representation and production companies, along with provocative articles and invaluable advice from top UK and US representatives and practitioners of the trade.

Critical Approaches to the Films of Robert Rodriguez


Author: Frederick Luis Aldama
Publisher: University of Texas Press
ISBN: 0292763573
Category: Performing Arts
Page: 264
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Frederick Aldama's The Cinema of Robert Rodriguez (2014) was the first full-scale study of one of the most prolific and significant Latino directors making films today. In this companion volume, Aldama enlists a corps of experts to analyze a majority of Rodriguez's feature films, from his first break-out success El Mariachi in 1992 to Machete in 2010. The essays explore the formal and thematic features present in his films from the perspectives of industry (context, convention, and distribution), the film blueprint (auditory and visual ingredients), and consumption (ideal and real audiences). The authors illuminate the manifold ways in which Rodriguez's films operate internally (plot, character, and event) and externally (audience perception, thought, and feeling). The volume is divided into three parts: "Matters of Mind and Media" includes essays that use psychoanalytic and cognitive psychology to shed light on how Rodriguez's films complicate Latino identity, as well as how they succeed in remaking audiences' preconceptions of the world. "Narrative Theory, Cognitive Science, and Sin City: A Case Study" offers tools and models of analysis for the study of Rodriguez's film re-creation of a comic book (on which Frank Miller was credited as codirector). "Aesthetic and Ontological Border Crossings and Borderlands" considers how Rodriguez's films innovatively critique fixed notions of Latino identity and experience, as well as open eyes to racial injustices. As a whole, the volume demonstrates how Rodriguez's career offers critical insights into the filmmaking industry, the creative process, and the consuming and reception of contemporary film.

Writing: A Manual for the Digital Age, Brief, Spiral bound Version


Author: David Blakesley,Jeffrey L. Hoogeveen
Publisher: Cengage Learning
ISBN: 1133168949
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
Page: 640
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WRITING: A MANUAL FOR THE DIGITAL AGE, BRIEF 2nd Edition, is the rhetorical handbook for composing in the 21st century. Blakesley and Hoogeveen place students' writing front and center with an innovative page format that keeps students' attention focused on their own writing and on activities, checklists, projects, and visual aids that help them write. The page design and innovative visuals make information about writing, reading, research, documentation, technology, and grammar easy for students to access and understand. To accomplish their writing tasks, students are taught to ground their rhetorical decisions in the specific context in which they are writing. Because writing and reading occur both in print and online, WRITING: A MANUAL FOR THE DIGITAL AGE, BRIEF 2nd Edition, prepares students to work with images, audio, video, and print. Technology Toolbox features throughout, as well as two dedicated parts of the book (Parts 6 and 7), teach students how to compose with technology intelligently. A new chapter on Writing in Online Courses, the first of its kind in a handbook, will guide students in addressing this new but increasingly common context for writing. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.