The Future for Creative Writing

This is a compelling look at the current state and future direction of creative writing by a preeminent scholar in the field. * Explores the practice of creative writing, its place in the world, and its impact on individuals and communities * Considers the process of creative writing as an art form and as a mode of communication * Examines how new technology, notably the internet and cell phones, is changing the ways in which creative work is undertaken and produced * Addresses such topics as writing as a cultural production, the education of a creative writer, the changing nature of communication, and different attitudes to empowerment