A second edition of Writing in Action reworked and repackaged as a comprehensive coursebook in creative writing. Genre-based chapters: life-writing, writing fiction: novels and short stories, writing poetry and scriptwriting take readers step-by-step through the process of creative writing. New material in the second edition includes sections on writing novels, screenwriting and writing for radio as well as more discussion of literary theory and a glossary of literary terms. The chapter on writing essays and articles will be cut and the chapter on structure and style becomes a shorter appendix. Packed with practical suggestions, individual and group exercises and a wide range of illustrative texts, the new edition will also include appendices on courses, resources and how to get published.