A Companion to Creative Writing

A Companion to Creative Writing

Editor(s): Graeme Harper

Published Online: 1 APR 2013 10:16PM EST

Print ISBN: 9780470656938

Online ISBN: 9781118325759

DOI: 10.1002/9781118325759

About this Book

A Companion to Creative Writing comprehensively considers key aspects of the practice, profession and culture of creative writing in the contemporary world.


  • The most comprehensive collection specifically relating to the practices and cultural and professional place of creative writing
  • Covers not only the "how" of creative writing, but many more topics in and around the profession and cultural practices surrounding creative writing
  • Features contributions from international writers, editors, publishers, critics, translators, specialists in public art and more
  • Covers the writing of poetry, fiction, new media, plays, films, radio works, and other literary genres and forms
  • Explores creative writing's engagement with culture, language, spirituality, politics, education, and heritage


Table of contents

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  1. Part I: Creative Writing

  2. Part II: The Creative Writer's Profession

  3. Part III: Creative Writing in the World

    1. Chapter 21

      The Psychology of Creative Writing (pages 320–333)

      Marie J. C. Forgeard, Scott Barry Kaufman and James C. Kaufman

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