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Diaries are 'better than novels, more accurate than histories, and even at times more dramatic than plays'

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This paper [1] revisits the diary form of first person narrative. The diary is often a major primary resource in the creation of autobiographies, biographies and scholarly research projects, documents and reports. It is also often a rich source of inspiration for fiction, used by many writers as a tool for recording working ideas and progress, and mobilised in teaching creative writing. We argue that, despite this importance in the writing field, the diary has slipped from view in terms of creative writing research and scholarship. By examining its form, historical evolution, uses and what diaries illuminate about writers and their worlds, we foreground unique aspects of the diary that can provide writing inspiration, assistance with production and avenues for further research.

Funding

Category 2 - Other Public Sector Grants Category

History

Volume

19

Issue

1

Start Page

1

End Page

23

Number of Pages

23

ISSN

1327-9556

Location

Canberra, ACT

Publisher

Australasian Association of Writing Programs

Language

en-aus

Peer Reviewed

Yes

Open Access

No

External Author Affiliations

School of Education and the Arts (2013- ); School of Nursing and Midwifery (2013- ); TBA Research Institute;

Era Eligible

Yes

Journal

Text.