Second Edition   ©2013

Creative Writing

Four Genres in Brief

David Starkey

  • ISBN-10: 1-4576-1156-2; ISBN-13: 978-1-4576-1156-8; Format: Paper Text, 368 pages

Write briefly but well in four creative genres

How can students with widely varied levels of literary experience learn to write poetry, fiction, creative nonfiction, and drama — over the course of only one semester? In Creative Writing: Four Genres in Brief, David Starkey offers some solutions to the challenges of teaching the introductory creative writing course: (1) concise, accessible instruction in the basics of writing poetry, fiction, creative nonfiction, and drama; (2) short models of literature to analyze, admire and emulate; (3) inventive and imaginative assignments that inspire and motivate.

"There is no introductory creative writing text covering all four genres that is as inspiring, accessible, thorough, clear, stimulating, and in-depth — in a surprisingly condensed format — as this text." 
— Lauri Ramey, California State University-Los Angeles