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The Psychology Of Creative Writing

Author : Scott Barry Kaufman
ISBN : 9780521881647
Genre : Education
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The Psychology of Creative Writing takes a scholarly, psychological look at multiple aspects of creative writing, including the creative writer as a person, the text itself, the creative process, the writer's development, the link between creative writing and mental illness, the personality traits of comedy and screen writers, and how to teach creative writing. This book will appeal to psychologists interested in creativity, writers who want to understand more about the magic behind their talents, and educated laypeople who enjoy reading, writing, or both. From scholars to bloggers to artists, The Psychology of Creative Writing has something for everyone.

Inside Creative Writing

Author : Graeme Harper
ISBN : 9781137294371
Genre : Language Arts & Disciplines
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What is involved in the act of creative writing? How do renowned authors such as Robert Pinsky, Iain Banks and Philip Pullman write? Proving that there is no single way of writing creatively, Inside Creative Writing features original interviews with award-winning authors from around the globe and reveals the different ways in which they speak of their writing lives. Organised around central themes such as drafting, writing habits and skills, the book explores a wide variety of approaches to the craft of creative writing. With practical exercises and reflective questions tied to each theme, this is essential reading for all practising and aspiring creative writers interested in how they are forging their own, unique ways of working.

Creativity 101

Author : James C. Kaufman, PhD
ISBN : 0826106269
Genre : Psychology
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"...Full of keen and illuminating insight...Written with creative flair and great elegance." Robert Olen Butler Author, A Good Scent from a Strange Mountain Winner of the 1993 Pulitzer Prize in Fiction "...Witty, charming, and informative...Creativity 101 makes a convincing case for the importance of creativity in society, in our schools, and in our daily lives....And no, we aren't related." Scott Barry Kaufman, PhD Author, The Psychology of Creative Writing "[An] excellent primer or review of what is out there in terms of research, definitions, theoretical considerations, and leading thinkers in the world of creativity."--Gifted and Talented International What is creativity and how can we measure it? Creativity 101 serves as a brief, engaging introduction to the field of creativity. Dr. Kaufman presents the cutting-edge research and analyzes new and emerging theories in the field. This book investigates the many definitions of creativity, as well as how it is manifested and measured in schools, the workplace, business, art, media, and more. Key Topics Discussed: The "Four Ps" of creativity: person, product, process, and press How creativity influences personality, motivation, intelligence, and talent The dark side of creativity: the remarkable relationship between creativity and mental illness Emerging directions in creativity research, with discussions on neuroscience, the media, and literature The Psych 101 Series Short, reader-friendly introductions to cutting-edge topics in psychology. With key concepts, controversial topics, and fascinating accounts of up-to-the-minute research, The Psych 101 Series is a valuable resource for all students of psychology and anyone interested in the field.

Therapeutic Dimensions Of Autobiography In Creative Writing

Author : Celia Hunt
ISBN : 1853027472
Genre : Psychology
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'It was the author's own experience of fictional autobiography that led Celia Hunt serendipiditously to appreciate that such writing could be therapeutic. She noticed, for example, and this was subsequently echoed in many of her students' experiences, a beneficial psychological change - and increased inner freedom, greater psychic flexability (perhaps the key to creativity and psychological health), a stronger sense of personal identity. This book tells us about the hows and whys of such therapeutic change.' - AutoBiographyJournal.com 'A critical examination of the therapeutic possibilities of autobiographical fiction that draws on perspectives from both psychoanalytic and literary studies.' - The Journal Of Critical Psychology, Counselling and Psychotherapy Therapeutic Dimensions of Autobiography in Creative Writing brings together theory and practice from psychoanalysis, literary and cultural studies and the growing field of creative writing studies. It highlights the importance of autobiographical writing not only as an opening into fiction writing, but also as a powerful therapeutic tool. Celia Hunt discusses how autobiographical fiction can be used in therapeutic work by art therapists, psychotherapists and creative writing tutors, as well as in personal development by writers of any kind. She draws up guidelines for a successful course on autobiography and creative writing, and presents case studies and practical ideas for writing about the self. She shows how writing autobiographical fiction can help people to explore significant events and relationships in their lives. Finding a writing voice in this way clarifies and strengthens the writer's sense of identity, leading to a fuller realisation of his or her potential in life.

The Psychology Of Writing

Author : Ronald T. Kellogg
ISBN : 9780195351644
Genre : Language Arts & Disciplines
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The human ability to render meaning through symbolic media such as art, dance, music, and speech defines, in many ways, the uniqueness of our species. One symbolic medium in particular--written expression--has aroused increasing interest among researchers across disciplines, in areas as diverse as the humanities, education, and the social sciences because it offers a fascinating window into the processes underlying the creation and enunciation of symbolic representation. In The Psychology of Writing, cognitive psychologist Ronald T. Kellogg reviews and integrates the fast-growing, multidisciplinary field of composition research, a field that seeks to understand how people formulate and express their thoughts with the symbols of written text. By examining the production of written text, the book fills a large gap in cognitive psychology, which until now has focused on speech production, comprehension, and reading, while virtually ignoring how people write. Throughout, the author masterfully examines the many critical factors that come together during the writing process--including writer personality, work schedules, method of composing, and knowledge. In providing an important new theoretical framework that enables readers from a wide range of backgrounds to navigate the extensive composition literature, the author drives home the profound significance of meaning-making as a defining feature of human cognition. Kellogg not only draws from the work of leading composition scholars, but quotes insights into the writing process proffered by some of the most gifted practitioners of the writing craft--including E.M. Forster, John Updike, and Samuel Johnson. Engaging and lively, The Psychology of Writing is the perfect introduction to the subject for students, researchers, journalists, and interested general readers.

The Routledge Creative Writing Coursebook

Author : Paul Mills
ISBN : 0415317851
Genre : Language Arts & Disciplines
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This step-by-step, practical guide to the process of creative writing provides readers with a comprehensive course in its art and skill. With genre-based chapters, such as life writing, novels and short stories, poetry, fiction for children and screenwriting, it is an indispensable guide to writing successfully. The Routledge Creative Writing Coursebook: *shows new writers how to get started and suggests useful writing habits *encourages experimentation and creativity *stimulates critical awareness through discussion of literary theory and a wide range of illustrative texts *approaches writing as a skill, as well as an art form *is packed with individual and group exercises *offers invaluable tips on the revision and editing processes. Featuring practical suggestions for developing and improving your writing, The Routledge Creative Writing Coursebook is an ideal course text for students and an invaluable guide to self-study.

The Therapeutic Potential Of Creative Writing

Author : Gillie Bolton
ISBN : 9781853025990
Genre : Psychology
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Writing is a means of making sense of experience, and of arriving at a deeper understanding of the self. The use of creative writing therapeutically can complement verbal discussions, and offers a cost- and time-effective way of extending support to depressed or psychologically distressed patients. Suitable both for health-care professionals who wish to implement therapeutic writing with their patients, and for those wishing to start writing creatively in order to help themselves, The Therapeutic Potential of Creative Writing provides practical, well tried and tested suggestions for beginning to write and for developing writing further. It includes ideas for writing individually and for directing groups, and explores journal writing, poetry, fiction, autobiography and writing out trauma, with established writers and those who have taken up writing for private enjoyment.

The Self On The Page

Author : Celia Hunt
ISBN : 1853024708
Genre : Psychology
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This book examines the potential of creative writing as a therapeutic tool. Illustrating a wide range of approaches, the contributors provide an introduction to thinking about creative writing in a personal development context with suggestions for further reading, and look at the potential evolution of therapeutic creative writing in the future.

Key Issues In Creative Writing

Author : Dianne Donnelly
ISBN : 9781847698490
Genre : Language Arts & Disciplines
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Key Issues in Creative Writing explores a range of important issues that inform the practice and understanding of creative writing. The collection considers creative writing learning and teaching as well as creative writing research. Contributors target debates that arise because of the nature of creative writing. These experts – from the UK, USA and Australia – specifically examine creative writing as a subject in universities and colleges and discuss both the creative knowledge and the critical understanding informing the subject and its future. Finally, this volume suggests ways in which addressing current issues will produce significant disciplinary knowledge that will contribute to the success of creative writing in current and future academic environments.

Towards A Poetics Of Creative Writing

Author : Dominique Hecq
ISBN : 9781783093229
Genre : Language Arts & Disciplines
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This book offers an in-depth study on the poetics of creative writing as a subject in the dramatically changing context of practice as research, taking into account the importance of the subjectivity of the writer as researcher. It explores creative writing and theory while offering critical antecedents, theoretical directions and creative interchanges. The book narrows the focus on psychoanalysis, particularly with regard to Lacan and creative practice, and demonstrates that creative writing is research in its own right. The poetics at stake neither denotes the study or the techniques of poetry, but rather the means by which writers formulate and discuss attitudes to their work.

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