Manuscript Project (Half Year, Part A)
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On successful completion of this unit, students 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.
You must either have successfully completed the following subject(s) before starting this subject, or currently be enrolled in the following subject(s); or enrol in the following subject(s) to study at the same time or prior to this subject:
MAQ-ENGX8027-Manuscript Project (Half Year, Part B) , or MAQ-ENGL8027
Permission by special approval
No special requirements
In Manuscript Project A, students commence on 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. The two consecutive units 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. 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 units and have submitted a compelling and potentially publishable project plan. Contact the Course Director for further information about how to apply for entry to this unit.
- Planning and conceptualisation of manuscript (20%%)