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Creative Writing: Concept and Craft HEN204

Introduction

To produce successful fiction, a writer needs not only to have great ideas but also to have the skill to bring those ideas alive on the page. In this unit, students are encouraged to work on their capacity for imagination and originality, and on developing their proficiency in the craft of writing. The reading program for the unit requires students to engage with a range of genres, and a craft analysis assessment enables students to focus on the aspects of writing that are most relevant to their own creative practice. Workshops provide a space in which students give and receive constructive criticism.

Summary

Unit name Creative Writing: Concept and Craft
Unit code HEN204
Credit points 12.5
College/School College of Arts, Law and Education
School of Humanities
Discipline English
Coordinator Doctor Lucy Christopher
Available as an elective? Yes
Delivered By University of Tasmania

Availability

Location Study period Attendance options Available to
Hobart Semester 2 On-Campus International Domestic
Online Semester 2 Off-Campus International Domestic

Key

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International students
Domestic students
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Key Dates

Study Period Start date Census date WW date End date
Semester 2 10/7/2023 8/8/2023 28/8/2023 15/10/2023

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Learning Outcomes

  • Follow the sequential steps involved in producing a short work of fiction that is carefully crafted, improved through accepting and reflecting on feedback, polished through proofreading and attention to detail, and submitted on time.
  • Reflect critically on creative writing produced by your peers.
  • Analyse the features of published writing, and show understanding of how your findings can be applied in your own writing practice.
  • Demonstrate skill in writing in English, including paying attention to the details of editorial polish (spelling, punctuation, layout, spacing, etc.).
Field of Education Commencing Student Contribution 1 Grandfathered Student Contribution 1 Approved Pathway Course Student Contribution 2 Domestic Full Fee
$1,892.00 $888.00 not applicable $2,567.00

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Requisites

Prerequisites

25 credit points at Introductory level or higher

Mutual Exclusions

You cannot enrol in this unit as well as the following:

HEN324

Teaching

Teaching Pattern

7 hours lecture materials;

7 x 2 hour workshops;

3 x 1 hour workshops, plus self-directed learning

AssessmentPortfolio (50%)|Craft Analysis (20%)|Critique (20%)|Participation (10%)
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Textbooks

Required

Required readings will be listed in the unit outline prior to the start of classes.

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