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Researching Creative Writing
June 9, 2015

9781907076169Creative writing and academic research can seem uncomfortable bedfellows. But in this learned, practical book, Jen Webb shows how ‘research practices can invigorate writing; creative practices can invigorate research; and – if properly organised and managed – creative writing can operate as a mode of knowledge generation, a way of exploring problems and answering questions that matter in our current context’. Researching creative writing enables writer-researchers to craft a toolkit that will help them produce better creative work and more rigorous research work.

Jen Webb is Distinguished Professor, Creative Practice, at the University of Canberra.

Contents: Introduction: What is research?; Part 1:  Designing the research – Chapter 2: Finding a project, Chapter 3: The epistemological preliminaries, Chapter 4: The craft of research; Part 2: Doing research – Chapter 5: Writing as research, Chapter 6: Research and other people, Chapter 7: Research and the environment; Part 3: From materials to the published work – Chapter 8: Managing the material, Chapter 9: Writing and telling; Acknowledgements; References; Glossary of key terms; Index.

Key terms: craft of research; creative practice; creative writing; data management; methodology; reflective practice; research; research design; research methods; research writing.

Publication: June 2015 in hardback (ISBN 978-1-907076-37-4), ePub (978-1-907076-16-9), and PDF (978-1-907076-35-0).

“[This book] is a joy to read, whether dipping in or reading the whole thing, because it is learned yet accessible without being patronising … The text deals with some very complex ideas relating to practice driven research embedded within creativity and criticality.” – Dr. Vanessa Harbour (

Creative Writing Studies is an imprint of Frontinus Ltd:

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Studying Creative Writing
July 1, 2013

Studying Creative Writing Edited by Sharon Norris What can you expect from a creative writing course? What skills do you need to develop? How can you make the most of your degree course – and the opportunities it can create? This book is designed to answer those questions. It explains how to:

  • learn from other writers, workshops, and online study;
  • develop ideas and edit your own work;
  • present your writing and reflect on it;
  • understand and meet assessment requirements;
  • apply your learning to life after the course.

9781907076428-frontcover‘Each contributing writer has an engaging, accessible voice … a marvellous tool for all students of writing.’ — Professor Jen Webb, University of Canberra

Contents: Editor’s preface × ‘What to expect of a creative writing degree’ by Sharon Norris × ‘The skills you’ll need to study creative writing’ by  Ally Chisholm × ‘The importance of reading to your writing’ by Shawn Shiflett × ‘Pre-writing: how to use journals, notes and plans to improve your writing’ by Lorna Fergusson × ‘Workshops: what they are (and aren’t) and how to make the most of them’ by Jennifer Young × ‘Online learning and how it can help your work’ by Elizabeth Reeder × ‘The role of editing and redrafting, and how to do both’ by Spencer Jordan × ‘Reading aloud: making the most of your work when you present it’ by Nabila Jameel × ‘ The role of critical reflective essays and commentaries and how to write them’ by Sharon Norris × ‘Assessment: how it’s done and its implications for your work’ by Helen Kidd × ‘What happens next? How to proceed after graduation’ by Sally O’Reilly × Bibliography.

Key terms: creative writing; higher education; assessment; editing; employability; journaling; learning; skills; online learning reflection;  reading; revision; study; workshops.

Publication: September 2013 in hardback (ISBN 978-1-907076-42-8), ePub (978-1-907076-39-8), and PDF (978-1-907076-40-4); September 2014 in paperback (ISBN 978-1-907076-43-5).

Creative Writing Studies is an imprint of The Professional and Higher Partnership:

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Caves of Making
May 15, 2013

Caves of Making

By Philip Gross

9781907076749This book provides a sustained exploration, and celebration, of creativity. It brings together the work of three remarkable creatives. TS Eliot prizewinner Philip Gross provides a poem, ‘Cave diver in the deep reach’, and an extended commentary on how the poem was written. The book also features an essay by typographer Jeremy Tankard, whose unique ‘Redisturbed’ typeface is used in this book, and an interview with artist Rika Newcombe, who provides the cover image. We offer Caves of Making as the textual equivalent of a creative festival – a festival on the page, as it were.

Formats and ISBN: hardback; 978-1-907076-74-9

Publication date: 31 August 2013.

Extent: 64 pp.

Imprint: Creative Writing Studies.

Publisher: The Professional and Higher Partnership Ltd.

Place of publication: Newmarket, Cambridgeshire, UK.

Key terms: arts; creative writing; creativity; fine arts; literary work; poetry; reflective practice; typography; writing.

For more information on the Redisturbed typeface (used in Caves of Making for the first time for setting a book), see here: For more information on Rika Newcombe, see here:

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Creative writing: writers on writing
December 8, 2012

Creative writing: writers on writing
Volume editor: Amal Chatterjee

Chatterjee coverCreative Writing: Writers on Writing anthologises original literary work by eight contemporary authors – Amal Chatterjee, Colm Breathnach, Fred D’Aguiar, Jane Draycott, Philip Gross, Kathryn Heyman, Sabyn Javeri-Jillani, and Emily Raboteau. Dealing with birth and death, love and ambition, domestic drama and foreign adventure, they take the reader to the country (Ireland, Guyana, England) and to the city (Delhi, Karachi, New York and Prague).

The pieces are accompanied by reflective essays in which the authors explore the creative process behind the writing. For readers, the essays provide insights into the works themselves; for writers, they provide insights into literary craft; and for students on creative writing courses, they provide diverse models of how to discuss one’s own writing.

‘Diverse work of a very high standard…each author offers a model for the kind of reflective material which is required of degrees, but, hopefully more than that, is a means to a greater understanding of a writer’s own interests, ambitions and achievements ’ – Paul Wright, Writing in Education

‘This book is not only a good idea, it is a good read, and also very useful for teaching. What more could you want?’ – Jeremy Fisher, Text

Formats and ISBNs:

  • ePub edition (2013): 978-1-907076-14-5
  • PDF edition (2013): 978-1-907076-33-6
  • Hardback (2013): 978-1-907076-11-4
  • Paperback (2014): 978-1-907076-32-9

Publication date: 1 February 2013.

Extent: 216 pp.

Imprint: Creative Writing Studies.

Publisher: The Professional and Higher Partnership Ltd.

Place of publication: Newmarket, Cambridgeshire, UK.

Key terms: commentary; creative writing; essays; fiction; literary work; non-fiction; poetry; reflective practice; translation; writing.

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