CECILIA MANGUERRA BRAINARD: PHILIPPINE AMERICAN WRITER CALIFORNIA CEBU
Fundamentals of Creative Writing
What the back cover blurbs say:
Fundamentals of Creative Writing is a powerful resource to encourage students
and/or aspiring writers to strive for excellence in their writing skills. Not
only does it guide readers through the basics of setting, scene, character,
conflict, dialogue, plot, point of view, voice, style, theme and tone but it
also provides useful activities that challenges the writer to get their creative
juices flowing. I would highly recommend this excellent book to anyone who wants
to improve and enhance their creative writing skills.
Vice-President, Academic Affairs
University of the Visayas
Cecilia Manguerra Brainard has written a wonderful resource for students of creative writing. This book, Fundamentals of Creative Writing, provides students with practical steps that truly work. The strategies presented in this book are a product of the authors 15 years of teaching creative writing. She is also a prolific writer who has written numerous short stories, novels, and non-fiction books.
Edmundo F. Litton, Ed.D.
Associate Professor of Education
Loyola Marymount University
This book (Fundamentals of Creative Writing) describes the “essentials”
of creative writing, not only from a technical perspective, but also by unveiling
how creative writing leads us to imaginatively engage and act upon the world.
Brainard’s structure reminds us that, above and beyond technique, the
most important thing a writer needs is a genuine love of story and a respect
for the power of words.
Rocío G. Davis
Associate Professor of American Literature, University of Navarra, Spain
Author of Begin Here: Reading Asian North American Autobiographies of Childhood
Cecilia Manguerra Brainard's Fundamentals of Creative Writing is a marvelous
textbook that combines useful technical advice on craft with beautiful practical
examples in her own stories. Brainard's treatments of writerly voice and left
brain/right brain theory as it connects to writing are among the best available
in today's writing textbooks. Her story examples cover a variety of story types,
techniques, points of view, and historical as well as contemporary topics and
themes. This book will indeed help writing students write strong stories and
improve their craft. Brava, Ms. Brainard.
Vince Gotera, Editor of the North American Review
Professor of Creative Writing, University Northern Iowa
TABLE OF CONTENTS:
Introduction (by Edmundo F. Litton, Ed.D.)
Setting and Scene
Point of View
Style, Theme, Tone
Left Brain Right Brain Theory & Two Rules
Cecilia Brainard Home
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