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    Marsden, Stevie 2018. Writing about Writers. Mémoires du livre , Vol. 9, Issue. 2,

    Martin, Anne Tarnanen, Mirja and Tynjälä, Päivi 2018. Exploring teachers’ stories of writing: a narrative perspective. Teachers and Teaching, Vol. 24, Issue. 6, p. 690.

    Thorsten, Anja 2017. Generating knowledge in a Learning Study – from the perspective of a teacher researcher. Educational Action Research, Vol. 25, Issue. 1, p. 140.

    Spinato, Giampaolo 2015. The Project and the Surprise: Invisible, ‘Sensitive Space’ and Meanings in Writing and Reading Stories. New Writing, Vol. 12, Issue. 2, p. 114.

    Manery, Rebecca 2015. Revisiting the Pedagogy and Theory Corral: Creative Writing Pedagogy Teachers’ Conceptions of Pedagogic Identity. New Writing, Vol. 12, Issue. 2, p. 205.

    Kaufman, Scott Barry and Paul, Elliot S. 2014. Creativity and schizophrenia spectrum disorders across the arts and sciences. Frontiers in Psychology, Vol. 5, Issue. ,

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Book description

The Psychology of Creative Writing takes a scholarly, psychological look at multiple aspects of creative writing, including the creative writer as a person, the text itself, the creative process, the writer's development, the link between creative writing and mental illness, the personality traits of comedy and screen writers, and how to teach creative writing. This book will appeal to psychologists interested in creativity, writers who want to understand more about the magic behind their talents, and educated laypeople who enjoy reading, writing, or both. From scholars to bloggers to artists, The Psychology of Creative Writing has something for everyone.


'… eclectic survey … a wide-ranging companion to an under-researched area.'

Source: The Psychologist

'This book is well worth a read because it's interested in explaining what writers do rather than explaining it away, which is the tendency in literary theory.'

Source: Writing in Education

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