Irvine Valley College Online Creative Writing Workshop

Writing 10 - Introduction to Creative Writing

Spring 2012 - Ticket # 64580

Class runs from 1/9/2012 to 5/17/2012


Marjorie Coverley Luesebrink, MFA, Instructor

Recommended Reading

This list contains some good resources on the Web for finding e-texts, some recommendations of print novelists and poets you might enjoy (in no way exhaustive).  It also has some suggestions for books about writing.  You may find that reading books about writing is inspiring to you, or you may find that this kind of book simply defeats you.  If you are discouraged by books about writing, you should stay away from them.  But if you find them helpful, then indulge.  I often find that reading good writers is the best inspiration. 

General Resources:  

The ON-LINE Books Page has a search function and links to the works of many authors!

Alan Liu at the University of Santa Barbara has built an excellent set of resources for literature:  The Voice of the Shuttle.

The NY Times has long maintained a *Writers on Writing* series - this is wonderful material from a wide range of authors!  Writers on Writing. has a wonderful page that features writing groups, conferences, and contests - Writers on

A good place to see new ideas in development is Writer's News by Writing Magazine.


Specific Fiction:

I am adding books to this list as I see what the interests of the class might be  -- 

Recommended Poets:

Recommended Fiction Writers: 


Books About Writing:

Many writers swear by Natalie Goldberg's Workshops and her book *Writing Down the Bones.*

One of my favorites is Annie Dillard - especially *The Writing Life* and *Living by Fiction.*


Enjoy the Magic!

Marjorie Coverley Luesebrink, MFA, your Instructor, is a Professor of English in the School of Humanities and Languages, Irvine Valley College, Irvine, California.

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