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  1. Cover
  2. Title Page
  3. Contents
  4. About the Authors
  5. Preface and Acknowledgements
  6. Introduction: How to Use the Manual
  7. Unit 1: What is Creative Writing?
    1. Defining Creativity
    2. Measuring Creativity
    3. Inspiration and Agency
    4. Creativity and Resistance
    5. Art and Propaganda
    6. Creativity and Madness
    7. What is Creative Writing?
    8. Imagination and Writing
    9. Restrictions of an Open Field
    10. Can Creative Writing be Taught?
    11. The Importance of Reading
    12. Summary
    13. References
    14. Websites
  8. Unit 2: The Art and Craft of Writing
    1. Tropes and Figures
    2. Style and Register
    3. Formal and Informal Usage
    4. Varieties of English
    5. Language and Gender
    6. Disordered Language
    7. Playing with Words
    8. Grammar and Word Order
    9. Tense and Time
    10. Grammatical Differences
    11. Summary
    12. References
  9. Unit 3: Modes of Creative Writing
    1. Writing to Communicate: The Writer and the Reader
    2. Section I: Poetry
    3. Writing Poetry
    4. Definitions of Poetry: What is a Poem?
    5. The Four Functions of Language
    6. What to Write About and How to Start
    7. Poetry and Prose
    8. Shape, Form and Technique
    9. Rhyme and Reason
    10. Fixed Forms and Free Verse
    11. Dominant Modes of Poetry—Lyrical, Narrative and Dramatic
    12. Voices in the Poem
    13. Some Indian English Poets and their Works
    14. A Conversation with a Creative Writer
    15. Writing Verse for Children
    16. The Problem with Writing Poetry
    17. Getting Down to Writing Poetry
    18. Workshop 1: Practice
    19. Workshop 2: Share and Learn
    20. Workshop 3: Create
    21. Section II: Fiction
    22. Fiction
    23. Non-fiction
    24. Fiction and the 20th Century
    25. The Importance of History
    26. Literary and Popular Fiction
    27. The Short Story and the Novel
      1. Sweet Rice
      2. Character
      3. Plot
      4. Point of View (Modes of Narration)
      5. Setting (Milieu)
    28. A Conversation with a Creative Writer
    29. Writing Fiction for Children
    30. What is Children's Literature?
      1. The Sword of Dara Shukoh
    31. A Conversation with a Creative Writer
      1. Create a Person
    32. Workshop 4
    33. Workshop 5: Tutorial Format
    34. Workshop 6
    35. Workshop 7 (Optional)
    36. Section III: Drama
    37. What is Drama?
      1. The Concept and Characteristics of Drama
    38. The Plot in Drama or Dramatic Structure
    39. Characterization in Drama
    40. Verbal and Non-Verbal Elements in Drama
    41. A Brief Overview of English Language Theatre in India
    42. Some Different Styles of Contemporary Theatre in Indian English
    43. Some Well-known Practising Indian English Playwrights and their Plays
    44. A Conversation with a Creative Writer
    45. Writing for Films
    46. Writing a Screenplay
    47. The World of Children Through Film and Theatre
    48. Scripting for Children's Theatre
    49. Developing as a Playwright and Evaluating Your Script
    50. Workshop 8: How to Develop a Situation
    51. Workshop 9: Create a Sequence of Events
    52. Workshop 10: Put the Sequence of Events into a Scene for a Play
    53. Websites
    54. References
  10. Unit 4: Writing for the Media
    1. Introduction
    2. The Print Media
    3. The Broadcast Media
    4. The New Media
    5. Advertising
    6. References
  11. Unit 5: Preparing for Publication
    1. Revising and Rewriting
    2. Proof Reading
    3. Editing
    4. Submitting Your Manuscript for Publication
    5. Summary
    6. References
  12. Notes
  13. Copyright