“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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“Chapter 2: Creative Non-Fiction Examples” from STARTERS

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“Afterword” in “My Kind of Comedy”: An Exegetical Reading of Flannery O’Connor as Medieval Drama   In the summer of 2006, my Flannery O’Connor dissertation was already written, accepted, and defended when, hard-earned PhD in hand, I made my maiden … Continue reading

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“Chapter 1: Creative Non-Fiction” from STARTERS

DEFINITION CREATIVE NON-FICTION is a form of prose writing – that is, written in sentences and paragraphs – in which 1) all the details actually happened, 2) the writer is either a participant, a witness, or an expert of what … Continue reading

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“Introduction” from STARTERS

I. Do You Need This Book? Honestly, you don’t need this guidebook to learn how to do creative writing. Take me as an example. My first official creative writing class was when I was in graduate school, where I earned … Continue reading

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A Start for 2017: a Creative Writing Guide

Well, here we are, twenty-two days into 2017, and I realized that it’s been over two years, when I published Scaffolds and Structures in October 2014. Back then, I was able to kick out two books pretty much simultaneously because I was … Continue reading

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