Hone your creative writing skills with this best-selling, portable little handbook! Ideal for all levels of writing from introductory to advanced, THE COLLEGE HANDBOOK OF CREATIVE WRITING, Fourth Edition, covers all the necessary fundamentals for creative writing in the genres of fiction, poetry, and drama. Exploring theme, setting, characters, plot, point of view, tone, style, description, dialogue, thoughts, time, images, and sounds, the handbook includes contemporary and classic selections that serve as writing models, as well as end-of-chapter exercises and writing suggestions that help you practice fundamental writing skills. A glossary of literary terms and a bibliography complete this concise book. This edition includes updated selections, more examples, revised exercises, and a revised Chapter 14, "Writing as a Career."