“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 the process of creative writing a little less mysterious and more do-able, and my parting gift to you are these recommended resources. May you continue on your journey: take risks, keep writing, and fare thee well.


Creative Non-Fiction

Creative Nonfiction: True Stories, Told Well. Creative Nonfiction, 2012, www.creativenonfiction.org.

The Mayborn. Frank W. & Sue Mayborn School of Journalism, University of North Texas, www.themayborn.com.

“The Moth Radio Hour.” The Moth: True Stories Told Live, The Moth, 2017, themoth.org/radio-hour

Zinsser, William. On Writing Well. New. HarperCollins, 2006.



Fussell, Paul. Poetic Meter & Poetic Form. Revised Edition. McGraw-Hill, 1979.

Poets.org. Academy of American Poets, www.poets.org.

Poetry Foundation. Poetry Foundation, 2017, www.poetryfoundation.org.



Eilam, Maya. “The Shapes of Stories by Kurt Vonnegut.” Visually, 25 May 2012, visual.ly/kurt-vonnegut-shapes-stories-0

King, Stephen. On Writing: A Memoir of the Craft. Pocket Books, 2000.

Mumford, Tracy. “Short Story Month: Best Short Stories to Read Online for Free.” MPRNews, Minnesota Public Radio, 15 May 2015, www.mprnews.org/story/2015/05/15/books-short-stories.

Stanton, Andrew. “The Clues to a Great Story.” TED: Ideas Worth Spreading, TED Conferences LLC, Feb. 2012, www.ted.com/talks/andrew_stanton_the_clues_to_a_great_story

“Selected Shorts.” PRI, Public Radio International, www.pri.org/programs/selected-shorts

Vogler, Christopher. “Hero’s Journey.” Storytech, www.thewritersjourney.com/hero’s_journey.htm



Dorf, Jonathan. Playwriting 101. F+W, 2017, www.playwriting101.com/

“528: The Radio Drama Episode.” This American Life, 20 June 2014, m.thisamericanlife.org/radio-archives/episode/528/the-radio-drama-episode

“Royalty-Free One-Act Plays.” One-Act-Plays.com, one-act-plays.com/royalty_free_plays.html


General Reference

Kristin Lamb’s Blog (We Are Not Alone). Kristin Lamb, 2017, warriorwriters.wordpress.com

The Purdue Online Writing Lab. Purdue U Writing Lab, 2016, owl.english.purdue.edu.

Writer’s Digest. F+W, 2017, www.writersdigest.com




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