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Issue Details: First known date: 2017... vol. 14 no. 2 May 2017 of New Writing : The International Journal for the Practice and Theory of Creative Writing est. 2004 New Writing
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'Writing is words organised in time. That must be so because words are created in time, accessed at a time, both in creation and in reception, and reflect the influence of time (for example, historical time, reflecting indicative language use of the moment, and time taken to use them, reflecting choice, accuracy, creativity, and other attendant aspects at least partially related to the time taken to compose sentences, phrases, and so forth).' (Editorial introduction)


  • Only literary material within AustLit's scope individually indexed. Other material in this issue includes:

    • A poetics of abundance: some adventures in the low-residency format by Emily Carr
    • This is not a memoir: case study of a memoir-in-progress by Heather Richardson
    • Writing Kerouac’s bookmovie: cinematic influence and imagery in the modern road novel by Tyler Keevil
    • Bungalow by Rodrigo Joseph Rodríguez
    • Testing possibilities: on negotiating writing practices in a ‘postdigital’ age (tools and methods) by Josie Barnard
    • Professional liars and truthmongers by Gill James
    • The (after)lives of Bruno and Boots: Gordon Korman in conversation by Tom Ue
    • Multiple facets of the developing writer by Elizabeth Forbes
    • Testing possibilities: on negotiating writing practices in a ‘postdigital’ age (tools and methods) by Josie Barnard


* Contents derived from the 2017 version. Please note that other versions/publications may contain different contents. See the Publication Details.
Writer as Perv : Bricolage, Bowerbirding, Observation, Pemela Greet , single work criticism
'Recently it was suggested that my creative method (bowerbirding, bricolage, engaged observation) might properly be described as ‘perving’. Affronted, I rejected this accusation. But the idea wouldn’t go away, a question remained. How does observation that informs a story differ from perving or voyeurism? Creative writers lurk everywhere, observing and eavesdropping for quirks and foibles to bring life to their stories. I review my creative methodology against the current discourse about the eclectic methods of enquiry through which writers interrogate the world, including thievery, plagiarism, borrowing, voyeurism, perving, to assess the validity of this charge of perversion.' (Publication abstract)
(p. 184-195)
Methodologically Speaking: Innovative Approaches to Knowledge and Text in Creative Writing Research, Mattie Sempert , Louise Sawtell , Peta Murray , Sophie Langley , Craig Batty , single work criticism
'This article considers how creative writers use research to experiment with and expand the written form. Focussing on modes of storytelling for fiction and non-fiction, four current research degree candidates and a supervisor-mentor from RMIT University present snapshots of research works in progress, to reveal how they are negotiating the sticky yet rich relationship between theory and practice. Specifically, they offer innovative ways of expanding the written form to combine creative and critical modes of thought, resulting in distinctive contributions to knowledge and practice that are relevant to their genres, forms and subject matters. The candidates, who are working across the lyric essay, screenwriting, performance writing and radio, are also members of a peer-to-peer group facilitated by the supervisor-mentor, which over a four-year period has supported research training in creative writing and assisted in the formation of new research identities. This collaborative support structure has helped candidates to transform from creative writers to creative writing researchers, encouraging playfulness and experimentation yet underpinned by the needs of academic rigour. This article thus offers a collective, reflective approach to finding innovation in/through creative writing research – methodologically speaking.' (Publication abstract)
(p. 205-222)
Creative Research : Mixing Methods in Practice-led Research to Explore a Model of Stories-within-a-story to Build a Novel, Eugen Bacon , single work criticism
'We may associate the process of creative composition with spontaneity, yet it is inevitable that each artist applies an individual method in their approach to the creative space. Creative writing as a practice and a discovery presents an argument, a line of thinking, a means of ‘finding’, a ‘coming to know’. This paper conceives of writing as discovery and explores the practice of writing by others who had created or may create longer forms of writing that started as short fiction. In my quest to write a literary speculative novel using my strengths as an author of short stories, I sought to understand other people’s experience on converting short works into a novel or novella. I applied practice-led research, and mixed approaches – quantitative and qualitative – in a survey that supported two fundamentally different paradigms. The survey was a means of symbolically identifying with other short story writers and their ‘lived experience’, a way to explore my own model for crafting a novel story-by-story. This paper offers a practical solution in creative research by relating a scientific approach to an arts-based inquiry, and by offering a model that short story writers can productively adopt to write a novel within their strengths.' (Publication abstract) ­
(p. 235-256)

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