Skip to content
You are not logged in |Login  
Limit search to available items
Book Cover
Author Lappin, Linda.

Title The soul of place creative writing workbook : ideas & exercises for conjuring the genius loci / Linda Lappin.

Publication Info. Palo Alto : Travelers' Tales, [2015]


Location Call No. Status
 Rocky Hill - Downloadable Materials  EBSCO Ebook    Downloadable
Rocky Hill cardholders click here to access this title from EBSCO
Edition First edition.
Description 1 online resource
text file rda
Summary "In this extraordinary creative writing textbook, novelist and poet Linda Lappin presents a unique series of exercises to help writers of all genres - poetry, fiction, creative nonfiction, memoir, and literary travel writing - discover inspiration in the soul of places they love. By entering into contact with the soul of a place, writers may access an inexhaustible source of creative power. The exercises in this book are drawn from varied fields: architecture, portraiture, cuisine, wine tasting, literature, literary criticism, geography, Jungian psychology, fairy tales, mythology, botany, anthropology, theater, comparative religion, occult philosophy, metaphysics. Originally developed for seminars Lappin teaches for adults, these exercises have also been adapted to younger writers in undergraduate writing programs. In simple language, she has adopted concepts from the Romantic poets, French Symbolists, and English modernists to help all writers enrich their understanding of place. This ideal textbook for creative nonfiction courses, and general writing courses, has specific exercises for poets and fiction writers. It is also a sumptuous resource book for writing centers. For writers or writing students about to set out on a trip abroad, The Soul of Place is an inspiring traveling companion. "-- Provided by publisher.
"This extraordinary creative writing textbook teaches writers to discover stories, imagery, and inspiration in the soul of places they love and access an inexhaustible source of creative power. Exercises drawn from varied fields--literature, geography, mythology, metaphysics--show how to evoke that power through vivid writing and enrich writers' understanding of place"-- Provided by publisher.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references.
Note Description based on print version record and CIP data provided by publisher; resource not viewed.
Contents Cover Page; Title Page; Copyright; Table of Contents; Introduction; A Preliminary Exercise; Chapter 1 -- Reading the Landscape; Chapter 2 -- Places Sacred and Profane-Pilgrims and Flaneurs; Chapter 3 -- The House of the Self; Chapter 4 -- Eating the Soul of Place-Food Writing; Chapter 5 -- Submerged Territories-Writing and the Unconscious; A Final Thought About Your Writing Space; Afterword; Acknowledgments; Bibliography; Endnotes; About the Author; More about The Soul of Place and Linda Lappin; Other Books by Linda Lappin
Subject Creative writing -- Handbooks, manuals, etc.
Place (Philosophy)
Authorship -- Handbooks, manuals, etc.
English language -- Rhetoric -- Handbooks, manuals, etc.
Creation (Literary, artistic, etc.)
Travel writing -- Authorship.
Creative nonfiction -- Authorship.
TRAVEL / Reference.
LANGUAGE ARTS & DISCIPLINES / Composition & Creative Writing.
REFERENCE / Writing Skills.
Language arts. (OCoLC)fst00992284
Genre/Form Electronic books.
Other Form: Print version: Lappin, Linda. Soul of place creative writing workbook First edition. Palo Alto : Travelers' Tales, [2015] 9781609521035 (DLC) 2015010817
ISBN 9781609521042 (electronic bk.)
1609521048 (electronic bk.)
Music No. EB00648936 Recorded Books
Add a Review