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The Resource The art of creative research : a field guide for writers, Philip Gerard

The art of creative research : a field guide for writers, Philip Gerard

Label
The art of creative research : a field guide for writers
Title
The art of creative research
Title remainder
a field guide for writers
Statement of responsibility
Philip Gerard
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"All writers conduct research. For some this means poring over records and combing, archives but for many creative writers research happens in the everyday world--when they scribble an observation on the subway, when they travel to get the feel for a city, or when they strike up a conversation with an interesting stranger. The Art of Creative Research helps writers take this natural inclination to explore and observe and turn it into a workable--and enjoyable--research plan. It shows that research shouldn't be seen as a dry, plodding aspect of writing. Instead, it's an art that all writers can master, one that unearths surprises and fuels imagination. This lends authenticity to fiction and poetry as well as nonfiction. Philip Gerard distills the process into fundamental questions: How do you conduct research? And what can you do with the information you gather? He covers both in-person research and work in archives and illustrates how the different types of research can be incorporated into stories, poems, and essays using examples from a wide range of writers in addition to those from his own projects."--Amazon.com
Member of
Cataloging source
ICU/DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Gerard, Philip,
Dewey number
808.02
Index
index present
LC call number
PN146
LC item number
.G47 2017
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
Chicago guides to writing, editing, and publishing
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Authorship
  • Research
Label
The art of creative research : a field guide for writers, Philip Gerard
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Walking the ground and handling the thing itself
  • Troubleshooting, fact-checking, and emotional cost
  • Breathing life into facts and data on the page
  • Prologue: on fire for research (an homage to Larry Brown)
  • What creative research is and how to use it
  • Preparing a research plan
  • Tools of the trade
  • Archives: what they are, where they are, and how best to use them
  • It must be true -- I saw it on the Internet
  • Archives of memory, imagination, and personal expertise
  • Warm art of the interview
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xiii, 220 pages
Isbn
9780226179773
Lccn
2016036902
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • ocn956957450
  • (OCoLC)956957450
  • 2098006
Label
The art of creative research : a field guide for writers, Philip Gerard
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Walking the ground and handling the thing itself
  • Troubleshooting, fact-checking, and emotional cost
  • Breathing life into facts and data on the page
  • Prologue: on fire for research (an homage to Larry Brown)
  • What creative research is and how to use it
  • Preparing a research plan
  • Tools of the trade
  • Archives: what they are, where they are, and how best to use them
  • It must be true -- I saw it on the Internet
  • Archives of memory, imagination, and personal expertise
  • Warm art of the interview
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xiii, 220 pages
Isbn
9780226179773
Lccn
2016036902
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • ocn956957450
  • (OCoLC)956957450
  • 2098006

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