The Writing Experiment: Strategies for Innovative Creative Writing

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This demystifying guide to creative writing shows that successful work arises not from talent or inspiration alone but from several stages of development within a systematic strategy. Recommending an exploratory approach to writing, this book offers practical exercises that bring exceptional creative writing within reach. Each chapter is illustrated with extensive examples of student work and published writing including fiction, poetry, plays, performance, and new media.

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Hazel Smith is a senior research fellow in the school of creative communication at the University of Canberra and founder of the creative writing program at the University of New South Wales. She is the author of Hyperscapes in the Poetry of Frank O'Hara.

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"A systematic and engaging approach to creative writing." —Carla Harryman, Wayne State University

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