Manuscript Project B
Your upfront cost: $0
- 26 Jul 2021
This research-intensive university in north-western Sydney offers a range of undergraduate and postgraduate degrees. With over 30,000 current students, Macquarie has a strong reputation for welcoming international students and embracing flexible and convenient study options, including its partnership with Open Universities Australia.
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On successful completion of this unit, you will be able to:
- Plan and commence on a manuscript in the genres of novella, novel, short story collection or poetry sequence.
- Exercise higher level editorial abilities through independent reflection, revision and rewriting of the manuscript.
- Locate and appraise appropriate resources to develop the manuscript.
- Utilise professional and mature communication skills and capacity to respond to feedback.
- Identify and resolve ethical and/or copyright issues in relation to the creative work’s subject matter, sources or potential audience.
- A week-by-week guide to the topics you will explore in this subject will be provided in your study materials.
You should not enrol in this subject if you have successfully completed any of the following subject(s) because they are considered academically equivalent:
- MAQ-ENGX8027-Manuscript Project B (No longer available)
You must either have successfully completed the following subject(s) before starting this subject, or enrol in the following subject(s) to study at the same time or prior to this subject:
Permission by special approval and Admission to Master of Creative Writing
No additional requirements
In Manuscript Project B students finish a 25,000 word creative manuscript (or equivalent in the case of poetry), which may be a complete work such as a themed collection of poetry or short stories, creative nonfiction essays, the opening chapters of a longer work such as a novella or novel, or a digital interactive text-based work. Together the two subjects (Manuscript Project A and Manuscript Project B) provide an opportunity for a sustained piece of writing to be developed over two sessions. There are no classes or workshops: students work independently with regular written and verbal feedback from a writing supervisor. At the completion of this unit, students will have completed either a full manuscript or the opening 25,000 words of a longer work. It is expected that the final work will be of a potentially publishable standard. Application is open to students who have demonstrated excellent progress in their writing subjects and have submitted a compelling and potentially publishable project plan. Contact the Course Director for further information on how to apply for entry to this subject.
- Manuscript Planning and Conceptulaisation (20%)
- Creative work (60%)
- Reflective Writing (20%)
Current study term: 25 Jul 21 to 05 Nov 21
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