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Serious Daring


Putting to use more than twenty years of teaching Creative Writing at the undergraduate and graduate levels, as well as her own writing in fiction, memoir, and poetry, Lisa Roney provides both serious rigor and a daring sense of play in a new textbook designed to help both students and their instructors navigate increasingly complex expectations in the classroom and writing world. From the way a course is organized to how sample texts are discussed, Serious Daring offers flexibilty and a plethora of resources, as well as detailed discussions of craft elements and rare insights into practical matters for ambitious writers just starting out.


"All serious daring starts from within."

—Eudora Welty, One Writer's Beginnings

A refreshingly honest and pragmatic approach to teaching creative writing.

Michelle Williams, College of the Ozarks


Serious Daring eases the beginning creative writer into the writing craft.

Roney writes as the students' advocate as she guides them through the topics and techniques

that Creative Writing instructors value most.

Aaron Clark, Brookhaven College

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