Introduction to Creative and Professional Writing
Undergraduate | CUR-PWP110 | 2024
Step into the world of publishing and professional writing. Draft ways to conduct research when planning your writing. Focus on genres like the personal essay and the short story. Create your own written piece drawing on a range of techniques
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- 18 Aug 2024
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- 13 weeks
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- 26 Feb 2024,
- 26 Aug 2024
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Introduction to Creative and Professional Writing
About this subject
At the completion of this subject students will be able to:
- identify and discuss the various roles and expectations of the writer in creative and professional writing contexts, with a particular focus on the ethics of representation
- analyse and discuss selected short written works in terms of audience, genre and language
- identify and employ a range of research sources used in creative and professional writing
- use clear and correct grammar, punctuation and sentence structure in producing new writing
- apply creative, critical and reflective thinking skills to the development of new written work and to the discussion of work-in-progress by peers.
- The role of the writer
- Self and other
- The ethics of representation
- Research methods 1 - the interview
- Research methods 2 - observation
- Research methods 3 - library and internet research
- Genre 1 - the personal essay
- Genre 2 - the short story
- Genre 3 - the feature article Bringing it all together to create your own work
This subject was previously known as Introduction to Writing.
This subject explores representation in writing and how the dynamic relationship between Self and Other plays a central role in the writing process. The representation of the self and of others is central to a broad range of written genres and forms. Students of professional writing will find that the subject introduces them to a variety of genres and forms essential to the portfolio of a professional writer, and will discover how creative writing techniques can enrich their professional work.
This subject is NOT an introduction to the mechanics of writing (grammar, punctuation, expression, etc.), but an introduction to the writing profession, publishing and the genres and forms of creative and professional writing.
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