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Creative Writing Subject Guide

This guide is designed to aid writers and artists embarking on creative writing projects.


This guide includes information and resources designed to aid you with research in the field of creative writing. Explore the tabs on the left or look below for information on finding books and articles, choosing which databases to search, and more. For further assistance with your research, please reach out to your librarian using the contact information in the left-hand column -- we're here to help!

Dictionaries and Thesauri

Handbooks and Companions

The Cambridge Companion to Creative Writing

Available via Carleton (PN189 .C29 2012).

Also available online.

The Elements of Style

Call Number: PE1408 .S772 2005 (Reference Room)


"The Art Of" Series (Graywolf Press)

The Art of Attention : A Poet's Eye

Call Number: PN1064 .R48 2007

The Art of Daring : Risk, Restlessness, Imagination

Call Number: PS3566.H476 A78 2014

The Art of Death : Writing the Final Story

Call Number: PN56.D4 D36 2017

The Art of Description : World into Word

Call Number: PE1427 .D68 2010

The Art of Intimacy : The Space Between

Call Number: PN56.I6445 D47 2013

The Art of Mystery : The Search for Questions

Call Number: PN3377.5.D4 C37 2018

The Art of Perspective : Who Tells the Story

Call Number: PN3383.P64 C37 2016

The Art of the Poetic Line

Call Number: PN1042 .L66 2008

The Art of Revision : The Last Word

Call Number: PN145 .D379 2021

The Art of Subtext : Beyond Plot

Call Number: PN3383.S83 B39 2007

The Art of Time in Fiction : As Long as it Takes

Call Number: PN3355 .S554 2009

The Art of Time in Memoir : Then, Again

Call Number: CT25 .B57 2008

Copyright and Fair Use

Reference Databases