Writing Coursebook


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Also available as a printed book see title verso for ISBN details


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

■ includes illustrative extracts from the work of a wide range of published writers

■ stimulates critical awareness through discussion of literary theory, and offers new concepts and perspectives

■ approaches writing as a skill, as well as an art form

■ is packed with individual and group exercises, and invaluable advice on the revision and editing processes

■ develops fresh insights into the practice and reception of writing as an art form.

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.

Paul Mills teaches creative writing at York St John College. He has held writing fellowships at Leeds and Manchester universities and a Fulbright Teaching exchange fellowship in the US. He is a poet and dramatist.


Paul Mills


Taylor Ik Fi a ntis Group


First published 2006 by Routledge 2 Park Square, Milton Park, Abingdon, Oxon OX14 4RN

Simultaneously published in the USA and Canada by Routledge 29 West 35th Street, New York,

NY 10001

Routledge is an imprint of the Taylor & Francis Group This edition published in the Taylor & Francis e-Library, 2006. To purchase your own copy of this or any of Taylor & Francis or Routledge's collection of thousands of eBooks please go to http://www.ebookstore.tandf.co.uk/.

© 2006 Paul Mills

All rights reserved. No part of this book may be reprinted or reproduced or utilised in any form or by any electronic, mechanical, or other means, now known or hereafter invented, including photocopying and recording, or in any information storage or retrieval system, without permission in writing from the publishers.

British Library Cataloguing in Publication Data A catalogue record for this book is available from the British Library

Library of Congress Cataloging in Publication Data Mills, Paul, 1948- The Routledge creative writing coursebook/Paul Mills. p. cm. Includes bibliographical references and index. ISBN 0-415-31784-3—ISBN 0-415-31785-1 (pbk.) 1. English language—Rhetoric—Study and teaching. 2. Creative writing—Study and teaching. I. Title. PE1404.M56 2005 808'.02—dc22 2005012238

ISBN 0-203-49901-8 Master e-book ISBN

ISBN 0-203-60161-0 (OEB Format) ISBN10:0-415-31785-1 (Print Edition) ISBN13:978-0-415-31785-6 (pbk) ISBN10:0-415-31784-3 (Print Edition) ISBN13:978-0-415-31784-9 (hbk)


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