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- 24 Jul 2023
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On successful completion of this unit, you will be able to:
- Plan, commence and sustain the writing of 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 a relevant potential publisher and produce a book proposal specifically for this publisher.
- 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 have successfully completed the following subject(s) before starting this subject:and
Permission by special approval and Admission to Master of Creative Writing
No additional requirements
In this unit students produce on a book proposal and work on a 10,000 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. 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. This unit is only available to students who have achieved an excellent result in ENGX8026. Contact the Course Director for further information on how to apply for direct entry to this unit.
- Book proposal (40%)
- Creative work (60%)
Current study term: 23 Jul 23 to 05 Nov 23
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