Writing and Editing Publication Project
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At the completion of this subject students will be able to:
- Apply creative writing, research and reading skills in relation to concepts, topics, craft, technique and voice
- Explore and respond creatively and analytically to prompts for the production of creative writing
- Demonstrate advanced capacity in the creative use of language, concept and structure relevant to the genre and audience
- Appraise and critique students’ writing in a workshop environment
- Consolidate skills and knowledge appropriate to careers in the arts and communication industries.
- Writing workshops
- Journal blog
- Proofreading and punctuation
- The art of editing
- Australian publishing
- Career development for Literature
- Arts and Communications industries
You must have successfully completed the following subject(s) before starting this subject:
MAQ-ENGX3007-Writing the Short Story, or MAQ-ENGX3032-Writing the Natural World: Bodies and Landscapes, Art and Science, or MAQ-ENGX307-Creative Writing 3: Narrative Fiction, or MAQ-ENGX332-Writing Ecologies ;
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Students who have an Academic Standing of Suspension or Exclusion under Macquarie University's Academic Progression Policy are not permitted to enrol in OUA units offered by Macquarie University. Students with an Academic Standing of Suspension or Exclusion who have enrolled in units through OUA will be withdrawn.
In this unit students plan, draft, workshop and revise and publish a creative work in the genres of either poetry, short story or creative nonfiction. Editing and proofreading tasks in preparation for publication in the creative writing e-journal The Quarry, will further develop students’ writing and editing skills. Writing techniques are practiced through a range of exercises and workshopping of works in progress. Close reading skills are developed through the analysis and evaluation of published creative works.
Students are introduced to a range of key features of national and global publishing cultures, focusing on the local and Australian literary publishing communities. Students participate in career development seminars, researching industry opportunities, and practicing key skills and attributes needed for careers in the Arts and Communication industries. Editorial and production internships on The Quarry are available to eligible students. At the end of the unit, students will have written and published a major creative work, extending their knowledge of and planning toward literary careers in the Arts and Communications industries.
Participatory Tasks including online discussion and writing workshops
- Writing exercises (25%)
- Journal blog (15%)
- Professional Writing Tasks (20%)
- Creative Work (Major) (40%)