The Psychology of Creative Writing

by Scott Barry Kaufman, James C. Kaufman

The Psychology of Creative Writing takes a scholarly, psychological look at multiple aspects of creative writing, including the creative writer as a person, the text itself, the creative process, the writer's development, the link between creative writing and mental illness, the personality traits of comedy and screen writers, and how to teach creative writing. This book will appeal to psychologists interested in creativity, writers who want to understand more about the magic behind their talents, and educated laypeople who enjoy reading, writing, or both. From scholars to bloggers to artists, The Psychology of Creative Writing has something for everyone.

  • Cambridge University Press; June 2009
  • ISBN: 9780511590665
  • Read online, or download in secure PDF or secure ePub format
  • Title: The Psychology of Creative Writing
  • Author: Scott Barry Kaufman (ed.); James C. Kaufman (ed.)
  • Imprint: Cambridge University Press

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'… eclectic survey … a wide-ranging companion to an under-researched area.' The Psychologist