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Let the Crazy Child Write!: Finding Your Creative Writing Voice
by Clive Matson
In spite of its whimsical title, this book is a solid, in-depth course in creative writing. The 12 chapters cover image detail, slow motion, hook, persona, point of view, dialogue, plot, narrative presence, good cliches, character, surrealism, and resolution. Each opens with a discussion of the topic at hand, followed by an exercise, and finishes with a workshop section in ...more
Paperback, 256 pages
Published November 11th 1998 by New World Library
(first published October 1998)
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Reading this book and writing my way through the exercises is equivalent to taking a writing workshop with a favorite author. Fun, informative, valuable instruction all in one 266 page paperback that you'll dip into again and again through your writing career.
Clive Matsons (MFA Columbia University) first book, Mainline to the Heart (1966) was published by Diane di Primas Poets Press. Members of the Beat Generation were his teachers. Clive teaches creative writing, using his text, Let the Crazy Child Write! (1998). His seventh volume of poems, Squish Boots (2002), was placed, amazingly, in the coffin of his mentor, John Wieners. Chalcedonys First Ten So ...moreMore about Clive Matson...