Studying Creative Writing – Successfully by Stephanie Vanderslice (ed.)

Title: Studying Creative Writing – Successfully

Editor: Stephanie Vanderslice


Outline: Undergraduate creative writing programs have grown exponentially in North America in the last twenty years. This book serves as a guide to the various elements that typify the creative writing curriculum in North America and shows students how to navigate the field in order to maximize their future success as writers.

If you’re studying creative writing at a university or college, or considering doing so, this book will: show you what to expect from your course of study, demystify the habitual practices of the field, help you maximize your learning (including online), and advise you on how to sustain yourself as a writer after graduation. It offers a practical guide through the creative writing landscape for both undergraduate and graduate studies.


Editor’s Preface (Stephanie Vanderslice)
Chapter 1: Making the Creative Writing Major Work for You: Planning Now for the Best Outcome
Chapter 2: Studying Creative Writing at Today’s College or University: What Should I Expect and What Skills Should I Bring?
Chapter 3: Reading as a Writer, Writing as a Reader
Chapter 4: Invention: Get Started and Keep Going
Chapter 5: Revising Your Writing – Strategies for Improving Your Work, Draft by Draft
Chapter 6: Presenting Your Writing – How to Give a Reading
Chapter 7: The Critical and Reflective Study – How to Write It and Why
Chapter 8: Grading Creative Writing – How it’s Done and Why
Chapter 9: Learning Creative Writing In Cyberspace – Getting the Most Out of an Online Creative Writing Course Chapter 10: Beyond Graduation – Sustaining Yourself As a Writer
Chapter 11: Literary Citizenship – How You Can Contribute to the Literary Community and Why You Should

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Bibliographic information

Formats and ISBNs:
Softback: 978-1-907076-86-2
ePub: 978-1-907076-87-9
PDF: 978-1-907076-88-6

Genre: monograph

Place of publication: Wicken, Cambridgeshire, UK

Publication Date: June 2016

Extent: 162 pp.

Imprint: Creative Writing Studies

Publisher: Frontinus Ltd (

Key terms: creative writing; higher education; assessment; editing; employability; feedback; reading; learning; skills; revision; presentation; essays; online learning; study; literary community; invention strategies.

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