This book presents the innovative pedagogy of Writing Fantasy: a method for exploring and shifting one's identity as a writer.
The book draws on qualitative research with undergraduate creative writing students and fills a gap in the literature exploring
creative writing pedagogy and creative writing exercises. Based on the potential to shift writer identity through creative
writing exercises and the common ground that these share with the stance of the Lacanian analyst, the author provides a set
of guidelines, exercises and case studies to trace writing fantasy, evidenced in one's creative writing texts and responses
about creative writing. This innovative work offers fresh insights for scholars of creativity, Lacan and psychosocial studies,
and a valuable new resource for students and teachers of creative writing.