Imaginative Writing: The Elements of Craft (Penguin Academics Series) (3rd Edition)Author:
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Pub Date: 2010
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This book was used in a Creative Writing course. Throughout the semester, I was assigned readings from this book in order to familiarize myself with particular writing styles and how to have the best and strongest affect on the reader. I found this book very helpful.The Creative Writing course was fun and intriguing, and I enjoyed taking a class where I could be myself and put my original ideas on paper.read more
From this book, I learned how to have the greatest impact on the reader(s) of my work. I also learned about the different writing styles and when it is appropriate to use particular formats and styles in writing.
This book is very well written and explained. The book gives specific examples and the writer clarifies what she is explaining.read more
The least helpful part was the vocabulary only because it wasn't to clear and formatted in a way where you understood the meaning of the word in a clear, given definition.
There are many examples in this book and it makes good points on how to write effectively. As a basic touch on the subjects of non-fiction, fiction, poetry, and drama writing, this is a must-have for beginners of creative writing who want to ease themselves into the world of being a writer. There are also dozens of writing exercises within the book that Burroway give. These little prompts are more than enough to get the reader writing. Burroway also makes excellent points on not only how to write effectively, but she also stresses the importance of reading as well.read more
To be honest, this book has fantastic pointers. There is little I can think of that is wrong with this as it is somewhat of a pointer for beginners who want to write, but aren't sure of where they should start.
Pub Date: 2010