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A Creative Writing Guide
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Writing Fiction > Selected Titles
Cleanth Brooks & Robert Penn Warren
Call Number: PN3335.B7
Writing in General and the Short Story in Particular
Call Number: PN3373 .H48
Writing Fiction Step by Step
Call Number: PN3355 .N685 1998
Writing Fiction: A Guide to Narrative Craft
Call Number: PN3355 .B79 2011
Writing Poetry > Selected Titles
The Poet's Companion
Kim Addonizio & Dorianne Laux
Call Number: PN1042 .A35 1997
The Poetry Toolkit For Readers and Writers
Call Number: online
The Poetry Home Repair Manual: Practical Advice for Beginning Poets
Call Number: PN1059.A9 K66 2005
A Poetry Handbook
Call Number: PE1505 .O35 1994
The Making of a Poem: a Norton Anthology of Poetic Forms
Edited by Mark Strand & Eavan Boland
Call Number: PR 1175 .M275 2000 New Books
Writing > Online Guides & Articles
Light the Dark: Writers on Creativity, Inspiration, and the Artistic Process
Call Number: BF408 .L53 2017
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This guide from the Purdue Writing Lab provides an overview of different types of creative nonfiction with some discussion of techniques.
On Writing Poetry
Resources, interviews & essays on poetic form, craft, collaboration, and the writing life from the Academy of American Poets.
Pattern & Variation in Poetry
A overview for poets from the Purdue Writing Lab.
Fiction Writing Basics
This guide discusses basic elements of fiction (plot, character, point of view, theme) and suggests further reading. From the Purdue Writing Lab.
Journalism & Journalistic Writing
This guide provides an overview of journalistic writing with explanations of the most important and most often used elements of journalism and the Associated Press style. From the Purdue Writing Lab.
The Time Is Now - Writing Prompts
Weekly writing prompts for fiction and nonfiction writers as well as poets from Poets & Writers Magazine.
Writing Nonfiction > Selected Titles
Writing Creative Nonfiction
Call Number: PE1404 .W697 2001
Feature and Magazine Writing
Call Number: PN4784.F37 S86 2013
The Investigative Reporter's Handbook: A Guide to Documents, Databases and Techniques
Call Number: PN4781 .R38 2002
The Alphabet Of The Trees: A Guide To Nature Writing
Call Number: PE1479.N28 A45 2000
Writing Opinion for Impact
Call Number: PN4784.C65 F56 1999
Essays and Essay-writing
Call Number: PS688.T31936
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