• Title: Crossroads: Creative Writing in Four Genres
  • Author: Diane Thiel
  • ISBN: 9780321127617
  • Page: 359
  • Format: Paperback
  • Crossroads Creative Writing in Four Genres In Crossroads a wealth of exercises and rich diversity of models address the elements of writing fiction poetry creative nonfiction and drama while developing an individual s writing skills Clear
    In Crossroads, a wealth of exercises and rich diversity of models address the elements of writing fiction, poetry, creative nonfiction, and drama while developing an individual s writing skills Clear, concise discussions of particular techniques of creative writing are followed by practice of these individual techniques Potent, vital models are offered in an extensive anIn Crossroads, a wealth of exercises and rich diversity of models address the elements of writing fiction, poetry, creative nonfiction, and drama while developing an individual s writing skills Clear, concise discussions of particular techniques of creative writing are followed by practice of these individual techniques Potent, vital models are offered in an extensive anthology of classic and contemporary readings.

    One Reply to “Crossroads: Creative Writing in Four Genres”

    1. This book served its purpose for my creative writing course as an undergraduate. The essays were as helpful as any writing book can be, and it's a textbook I've continued to hold onto.

    2. Many creative writing texts offer a smattering of examples from published, cherished texts, but well over half of Thiel’s book is comprised of perfectly apt examples to demonstrate all that she wishes to teach. Far from providing her book with padding (I see the wheels moving in the minds of some of you), her examples are a necessary part of the weft of her text. At a time when genres are losing their carefully tended boundaries, this book is a great one to help us understand that unraveling a [...]

    3. I wasn't a huge fan of the way this book was constructed. Separating the content from the example was distracting and inconvenient. I will say that the exercises were fun (most of the time), but the example texts were mostly the same cliche example texts every other writing manual ever written draws upon. I wasn't overly impressed, but I did bookmark a fair number of exercises for later use.

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