Three Genres: Writing Fiction/Literary Nonfiction, Poetry, and Drama

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Three Genres gives students a basic introduction to fiction/ literary nonfiction, poetry, and drama and helps them to develop their creative skills in each area.  Each genre section is self-contained and includes complete works as examples along with helpful advice about how to draw on the variety of techniques they use.  The style is informal, practical, and positive.  Minot encourages student to draw on their own experiences and develop skills on their own.

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Stephen Minot’s Three Genres provides creative writers with a solid foundation to understand the worlds of fiction, nonfiction, poetry, and drama.   Chock full of expert advice and complete works as examples, this text is the ultimate guide for creative writers everywhere. Each section is comprehensive, and draws on Professor Minot’s many years of experience as a teacher and professional writer to supply creative writers with the skills necessary to produce their own works.  Professor Minot eagerly encourages creative writers to write on their own because “there is no better way to increase your understanding of poetry, fiction, or drama than to write them.” 

 

NEW to the Eighth Edition:

  • A new section on Literary Nonfiction
  • 21 new selections including Reckoning by Tony Padilla and The Bank Robbery by Steven Scchutzman
  • A collection of Poems for Self Study including Indian Country Again by Joseph Bruchac and Going Bananas by Rita Maria Martinez
  • The inclusion of the Troubleshooting Guide to the end of each section for easy reference

 

For additional writing resources, visit The Creative Café, Prentice Hall’s online creative writing forum.  Learn new writing techniques and insider tips from established writers and editors.  Site users can view video clips, participate in workshops, and much more.  To access this free resource go to www.prenhall.com/creativecafe. 

 

 

 

About the Author

 

Stephen Minot, Professor Emeritus of the Creative Writing Department at the University of California, Riverside, has taught creative writing for over thirty years.  Over the span of his very successful career, Professor Minot authored three novels, two collections of short stories, and three textbooks including Reading Fiction and Literary Nonfiction, The Fourth Genre.  His short stories have appeared in a variety of magazines and literary quarterlies including the Atlantic, Harpers, The Kenyon Review, The Virginia Quarterly Review, and the Sewanee Review, just to name a few.  Professor Minot’s work has also been selected several times to appear in the O. Henry Prize Stories collection and The Best American Short Stories.  He is also the recipient of the Atlantic First Award, the Saxton Memorial Fellowship, and the National Endowment for the Arts Fellowship for writing.   Professor Minot and his wife, Virginia, split their time between California and Maine.    

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About the Author

 

Stephen Minot, Professor Emeritus of the Creative Writing Department at the University of California, Riverside, has taught creative writing for over thirty years.  Over the span of his very successful career, Professor Minot authored three novels, two collections of short stories, and three textbooks including Reading Fiction and Literary Nonfiction, The Fourth Genre.  His short stories have appeared in a variety of magazines and literary quarterlies including the Atlantic, Harpers, The Kenyon Review, The Virginia Quarterly Review, and the Sewanee Review, just to name a few.  Professor Minot’s work has also been selected several times to appear in the O. Henry Prize Stories collection and The Best American Short Stories.  He is also the recipient of the Atlantic First Award, the Saxton Memorial Fellowship, and the National Endowment for the Arts Fellowship for writing.   Professor Minot and his wife, Virginia, split their time between California and Maine.    

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