I’m taking a creative writing course this semester, and the required text for the course is actually turning out to be quite helpful. It is written in plain language that is easy to understand. The book is broken into two parts, one for poetry and one for fiction. Each chapter so far has included good working definitions of terms used in writing poetry and fiction. There are also many examples from real workshopping sessions and real student writers. I’m enjoying the class more than I expected to mostly because this book is such a good go-to resource.