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From 'Huh?' to 'Hurray!': Righting Your Creative Writing [Kindle Edition]

Stephanie Stiles
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Book Description

Part textbook and part handbook, From 'Huh?' to 'Hurray!': Righting Your Creative Writing leads creative writers of all levels and all genres through the entire writing process. This accessible guide offers helpful suggestions to prompt and encourage even the most blocked writers to explore and develop their written word. Whether readers are working independently, with a class, or in a writers' group, the easy exercises contained within are created to inspire each to achieve his or her fullest potential. Structured around the basic elements of all good creative writing, From 'Huh?' to 'Hurray!' takes its readers through the process of creation and composition in brief and comprehensible sections. Each chapter offers an overview and several specific examples of its topic, followed by a set of clear exercises designed for writers of all varieties, from the novice to the pro, from the poet to the novelist. This text will certainly take a writer's work from huh? to hurray!

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About the Author

Stephanie Stiles is a professor of English at Dominican College in New York, where she chairs the department and directs the Creative Writing Program. Her prize-winning poetry, as well as her fiction and non-fiction, have appeared in various contemporary anthologies and journals; her first novel will be published next year. She received her doctorate in nineteenth-century British literature from New York University, and now lives with her husband, son, and baby daughter in northern New Jersey.

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  • File Size: 490 KB
  • Print Length: 104 pages
  • Page Numbers Source ISBN: 0761853367
  • Publisher: University Press of America (August 15, 2012)
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B009L8X6VM
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5.0 out of 5 stars Makes creative writing accessible to anyone! December 22, 2010
By dean
This book has really helpful, pointed tips on how to begin, where to start, how to keep moving forward. Terrific for techniques and motivation!
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Stephanie Stiles has been an English professor at Dominican College, where she has been Chair of the department and head of the Creative Writing sequence. Her creative writing handbook, entitled From "Huh?" to "Hooray!": Righting Your Creative Writing, helps writers of all levels and genres sharpen their skills and develop their voice;it is currently available at Her first novel, Take It Like a Mom, is a humorous look at modern-day motherhood; it's now available in stores, on-line, and on Kindle!

Publishers Weekly writes about Take It Like a Mom:
"Stiles captures the petty and hilarious dramas that overlay stressed-out suburban lives in her debut, an ode to stay-at-home momdom.... Stiles's message is to suck it up and get on with life, but what sticks are the laughs."
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Steph lives in Connecticut with her husband, son, and baby daughter. Visit her on Facebook and And contact her at; she'd love to hear from you.


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