Subject details

After successfully completing this subject, students will be able to:

  1. Evaluate and critique a range of complex techniques and theoretical approaches for turning creative reflection into creative output
  2. Demonstrate a high level of creative and practical skill experimentation through the application of creative and critical approaches to documenting and managing creativity
  3. Create and maintain a substantial research-based writer’s journal that subjectes independent reflexive thinking about their creative practice with theorisations about the nature and critical practice of writing.
    • Writerly identity
    • Theories of creativity
    • Thinking and writing reflexively
    • Experiences of creative practice - case studies from the industry
    • Alternate forms of creative output
    • Voicing marginality
    • Subjectivity
    • Ethics and the writerly self
  • Study resources

    • Print materials

      • Welcome letter
    • Online materials

      • Printable format materials

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:

  • SWI-LPW700
  • SWI-LPW706


You should have completed the 8 subjects comprising the Graduate Diploma of Arts (Writing) before enrolling in this subject.

Special requirements

No special requirements

Explore the key ideas around the identity and creative practice of the writer, including notions of the ‘writerly self’, current understandings of creativity and the relationship between subjectivity and reflection. This subject encourages you to reflect deeply and critically on the nature of your writing and to consider a range of methodologies that can help you map your development as a writer.

Please note: assessment values are indicative only, details will be advised at the start of the subject.

  • Online Discussion (60-70%)
  • Assignments (30-40%)

Textbook information is pending.

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