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1. Plan, draft and revise an excerpt of long-form fiction that demonstrates control of fiction techniques and genre.
2. Analyse the relationship between critical theories and creative practice.
3. Develop the ability to give and receive constructive feedback while managing deadlines.
4. Write a professional synopsis that conforms to industry standards.
5. Develop confidence in reading creative work aloud.
- • Introductions.
- • Beginnings.
- • Novel and genre.
- • Creative/critical.
- • Crime.
- • Speculative fiction.
- • Historical fiction.
Prerequisites: Student must have completed 45 credit points of Level two subjects.
No additional requirements
In this subject you will extend your understanding of creative writing by developing long-form fiction in a chosen genre. This will be an excerpt of a novel or novella. In your creative and critical practice you will consider how the longer form affects the use of technical elements such as plot and structure, POV, character and setting. You will engage in an intensive revision process, assisted by peer-feedback. The subject will offer further opportunities to develop your professional practice through synopsis writing, reading to peers, integrating workshop comments and editing after a workshop.
- Creative piece (2700 words including a 450 word synopsis) Students submit an excerpt of an extended creative work and a related synopsis. (60%)
- Critical piece (900 words) Students submit an essay analysing the relationship between their creative work-in-progress and critical theory. (20%)
- Workshop presentations and peer feedback (equivalent to 900 words) Students present their work-in-progress during designated seminars and receive written and verbal feedback from other students. (20%)
Current study term: 30 Jul 23 to 27 Oct 23
Textbook information is pending.