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The Magic of Writing

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Pages: 210
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30 January 2018

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25 January 2018

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25 January 2018

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15 October 2018

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In this engaging guide, teacher, poet and lyricist Adrian May shows how magic is a tool used by writers to generate creativity, where concepts of magic are seen as portals of creative power. This unique book features...

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In this engaging guide, teacher, poet and lyricist Adrian May shows how magic is a tool used by writers to generate creativity, where concepts of magic are seen as portals of creative power. This unique book features approachable chapters on aspects of magic and writing - such as the Tarot and the creative methods of W. B. Yeats.  Blending literary criticism with practical exercises, this text will enable readers to understand the magical nature of creative writing, giving them a sense of wider possibilities and equipping them to improve their creative writing.

This an ideal resource for undergraduate or postgraduate students taking courses on Creative Writing, as well as established or budding writers working independently.



   

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  • Essays on aspects of magic and how these relate to writing
  • Writing exercises to stimulate the imagination
  • Suggestions for further reading, both literary and magical
  • Worked creative examples from the author himself

Preface
Introduction: Magic and Literature
1. Magic is a Dirty Word
2. Meeting the Magician
3. Magic Words
4. How to Make A Poet
5. Magic Portals
6. Tricksters
7. The Tarot
8. The I Ching
9. The Magic Nine
10. Gurdjieff & Colin Wilson
11. Yeats' Apparatus
12. Shakespeare's Magic England
13. Faust: You Are the Lucky Fist
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The Lost Fairies
15. Childe Roland
16. Magical Animals
17. Love and Magic
18. Magic and Endings
Postscript: Magic and the Future.

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Adrian May is Lecturer in Creative Writing at the University of Essex and is the author of Myth and Creative Writing: The Self-Renewing Song (2011)

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Adrian May is Lecturer in Creative Writing at the University of Essex and is the author of Myth and Creative Writing: The Self-Renewing Song (2011)

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