The Creativity Project: An Awesometastic Story Collection

By: Colby Sharp

Colby Sharp presents the results of a creative-writing challenge offered to more than forty beloved, award-winning, diverse, and best-selling authors and illustrators. Writing prompts from contributors. Contributor biographies. Index. Black-and-white illustrations and photographs.

ISBN: 9780316507813

JLG Release: Apr 2018


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Topics: Twenty-first-century American literature , Creative writing , Fiction , Authorship , Creation (literary, artistic, etc ,) , Story prompts , Children’s book authors and illustrators

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It’s a good premise. Forty-four contemporary children’s book people each contribute a writing prompt. Then each one responds to someone else’s prompt. The result is a combination anthology and inspiring craft manual. It’s diverse all ’round, not only in the contributors but in the nature of the prompts, from simple (Ma It’s a good premise. Forty-four contemporary children’s book people each contribute a writing prompt. Then each one responds to someone else’s prompt. The result is a combination anthology and inspiring craft manual. It’s diverse all ’round, not only in the contributors but in the nature of the prompts, from simple (Mariko Tamaki’s “The guy next door”) to elaborate (a crazy-difficult anagram challenge by Minh Lê). Both prompts and responses include prose, poetry, photographs, drawings, and comics. Some contributors go for a punch line; others embrace ambiguity. The emphasis is on pleasure, but readers who take in the whole collection will notice an aspect to creativity that isn’t made explicit in the introduction: Almost none of the contributors obeys the rules. Presented with a photo of an animal that is not a fox, Linda Sue Park writes about a fox. Sherman Alexie ignores half of his short prompt. Asked for a single paragraph, Jennifer L. Holm writes a whole short story. Demonstrating the anarchic nature of creativity might be the most powerful message of this inviting project, a book that is more subversive than it first appears. Appended with contributor biographies and an index. sarah ellis

Book Details

ISBN

9780316507813

First Release

April 2018

Genre

Fic

Dewey Classification

Trim Size

Page Count

288

Accelerated Reader

Level 4.8; Points: 4;

Scholastic Reading Counts

Level 4.4; Points: 9;

Lexile

Level 710L

Format

Print Book

Edition

Hardcover edition

Publisher

Little, Brown

Potentially Sensitive Areas

No sensitive areas

Topics

Twenty-first-century American literature, Creative writing, Fiction, Authorship, Creation (literary, artistic, etc,), Story prompts, Children’s book authors and illustrators,

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