“Final Note & Recommended Resources” from STARTERS

Well, here we are: the end of this book. With your “taste-test” of the basic creative writing buffet done and your “Let’s Start” portfolio completed, you have begun your journey to writing well. I hope this little guidebook has made … Continue reading

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“Chapter 6: Drama, with Example” from STARTERS

DEFINITION  DRAMA is a unique literary form because – unlike creative non-fiction, fiction, and even poetry – it is also a performance art. In other words, it is meant to be seen and heard, not read, by a captive audience … Continue reading

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“Chapter 5: Fiction Examples” from STARTERS

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  “Boogeyman” from Rowena’s World: Poems and Stories, 2nd Edition The old woman sat on her porch, violently rocking in her chair. After a summer of drought where the sun hung high like a hangman’s noose, the cold, damp October … Continue reading

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“Chapter 4: Fiction” from STARTERS

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DEFINITION FICTION is a form of prose writing – that is, written in sentences and paragraphs – in which 1) all the details are made-up from the imagination of the writer, about 2) a problem in the life of a … Continue reading

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“Chapter 3: Poetry, with Examples” from STARTERS

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DEFINITION  POETRY is a literary form, of which 1) the content can be factual (the details actually happened) or fictional (the writer created the details from his/her imagination) and 2) is written in verse; basically, it is a song using … Continue reading

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