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Subject details

At the completion of this subject students will be able to:

  1. demonstrate development of imaginative and fluent creative writing practices
  2. demonstrate a capacity to realise and produce a complete piece of creative writing
  3. have an understanding of the limits and possibilities of a variety of contemporary forms of creative writing
  4. have developed self-reflective, critical and analytical skills in writing and editing
  5. have honed skills in analysing and discussing the work of others in a workshop context.
    • Story and structure
    • Narrative space
    • Narrative time
    • Character and dialogue
    • The total effect
  • Study resources

    • Instructional methods

      • Discussion forum/Discussion Board
      • Online Quizzes/Tests
      • Online assignment submission
      • Standard Media
    • Online materials

      • Resources and Links

Equivalent subjects

You cannot enrol in this subject if you have successfully completed any of the following subject(s) because they are considered academically equivalent:

  • MAQ-ENG340

You must have successfully completed the following subject(s) before starting this subject:

MAQ-ENGX201, or MAQ-ENGX121-Creative Writing 1: An Introduction , or MAQ-ENG210

Special requirements

No special requirements

This subject was previously known as ENG340 Creative Writing: Narrative and Structure.

This subject will expand on the writing theory and practice introduced in ENGX210 Creative Writing: A Practical Introduction. Students will develop their creative writing with a focus on essential elements of narrative and structure. Students are encouraged to develop one or more short stories and/or a sequence of conceptually linked poems during the subject. Learning will include workshopping of student writing and doing readings and exercises throughout the Study Period. The writing done for this subject must be self-contained and written specifically for this subject (no chapters of novels). Assessment will take into account students' creative work as well as their engagement with weekly workshops and group discussions.

  • Assignment 1 (20%)
  • Assignment 2 (35%)
  • Essay (15%)
  • Exercises (10%)
  • Online Discussion (20%)

Related degrees

undergraduate MAQ-ART-DEG-2018

Bachelor of Arts

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