Go Advanced Search

          

  

Creative Writing 101

Interested in taking a hand at writing but not sure where to start? These educational audio and video items will give you the leg up in exploring the craft and provide with the tools to get started.

Publishers on this Topic

Writer's AudioShop

Writer's AudioShop publishes & sells over 30 products which cover topics such as writing fiction, writing for film & TV, and other audio programs on writing.

Titles on this Topic

Allen Ginsberg and William Burroughs Class
 
Allen Ginsberg and William Burroughs Class
by Allen Ginsberg

Allen Ginsberg class with William Burroughs. Ginsberg begins by reading from Burroughs's work, including his book Nova Express.
The Art of Fiction
The Art of Fiction
by Ayn Rand

In 1958 and again in 1969 Ayn Rand gathered a small group of her friends and acquaintances and gave an informal course on writing.
The Art of Nonfiction
The Art of Nonfiction
by Ayn Rand

In 1958, and again in 1969, Ayn Rand gathered a small group of her friends and acquaintances and gave an informal course on writing.
Building Great Sentences
Building Great Sentences
by Brooks Landon

Whether two words ("Jesus wept.") or 1,287 words (a sentence in William Faulkner's Absalom! Absalom!), sentences have the power to captivate, entertain, motivate, educate, and, most importantly, delight.
Creationists: Selected Essays 1993-2006
Creationists: Selected Essays 1993-2006
by E.L. Doctorow

Through the eyes of a great American writer, readers will consider the secrets of literary creativity and whether they're different for science or slapstick comedy.
Creative Mind System
 
Creative Mind System
by Dr. Jeffrey Thompson

Listen while enjoying any endeavor to experience new realms of creative expression and inventive thinking.
Dwight Swain: Master Writing Teacher
 
Dwight Swain: Master Writing Teacher
by Dwight Swain

One of the best writing teachers in the English language on how to structure your novel & how to build strong story people who will enrich your fiction.
The Elements of Style
The Elements of Style
by William Strunk

The Elements of Style has long been a valued and beloved resource for all writers. Hailed for its directness and clever insight, this unorthodox textbook was born from a professor’s love for the written word…
Faulkner at Virginia: An Audio Archive
 
Faulkner at Virginia: An Audio Archive
by William Faulkner

Here you can listen in on William Faulkner’s sessions with audiences at the University of Virginia in 1957 and 1958, during his two terms as UVA’s first Writer-in-Residence.
First Thought Best Thought
 
First Thought Best Thought
by William Burroughs

"First thought, best thought”—that was the phrase that poet Allen Ginsberg used to describe spontaneous and fearless writing—a way of “telling the truth” that arises from naked and authentic experience.
Grammar Girl's Quick & Dirty Tips for Better Writing Podcast
Grammar Girl's Quick & Dirty Tips for Better Writing Podcast
by Mignon Fogarty

Deep within the podosphere resides a mysterious writer known only as Grammar Girl. Hailed as the defender of the sacred comma, orator of the mysterious grammar way, and deliverer of practical tips, both friend and foe are inspired to seek her true identity.
The Hero's 2 Journeys
The Hero's 2 Journeys
by Michael Hauge

Make your story the best it can be on two levels....
How to Speak and Write Correctly
How to Speak and Write Correctly
by Joseph Devlin

This is a 1910 guide for those who wish to learn how to correctly (though maybe not “properly”) create sentences, use figures of speech, write letters, and more, all while choosing the right words and doing it with style.
Kaplan Word Power
Kaplan Word Power
by Kaplan

You'll never be at a loss for words again...
NPR: Books Podcast
NPR: Books Podcast

NPR book reviews, news and author interviews -- for people who love to read. The best of Morning Edition, All Things Considered and other award-winning NPR programs.
On Writing
On Writing
by Stephen King

If you don't have the time to read, you don't have the time or the tools to write. Here is Stephen King's master class on his craft...
Stein on Writing
Stein on Writing
by Sol Stein

The master editor of some of the most successful writers of our century shares his craft techniques and strategies, including how to fix writing that is flawed, how to improve writing that is good, and how to create interesting writing in the first place.
Stranger Than Fiction: The Art of Literary Journalism
Stranger Than Fiction: The Art of Literary Journalism
by William McKeen

In this compelling series of lectures on literary journalism, Professor William McKeen delves into the origins of storytelling, the nature of literary journalism, and the ways in which literary journalism has affected culture and modes of expression.
Thomas Moore on Writing
Thomas Moore on Writing
by Thomas Moore

Writing, according to Thomas Moore, is sacred practice. Though we often don't think of it in these terms...
A Way with Words, Part I: Writing Rhetoric and the Art of Persuasion
A Way with Words, Part I: Writing Rhetoric and the Art of Persuasion
by Michael Drout

In A Way with Words: Writing, Rhetoric, and the Art of Persuasion, esteemed professor Michael D.C. Drout brings his expertise in literary studies to the subject of rhetoric
Word by Word
Word by Word
by Anne Lamott

Writing, like life, can be a difficult process, you just have to take it Word by Word.
Writing Down the Bones
Writing Down the Bones
by Natalie Goldberg

What is writing? Can anybody do it? What's the best way to get started? And keep going? Over a decade ago...
The Writing Life
 
The Writing Life
by Julia Cameron

Essential Listening for Every Writer in Search of Ideas and Inspiration. Join these two legends of the writer's craft as they open the door to the writer's world for everybody-not just a chosen few.
Writing Show Podcast
Writing Show Podcast
by Paula Berinstein

The Writing Show provides information and inspiration for writers of all kinds.

-->