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.
|Unit name||Creative Writing: Concept and Craft|
|College/School||College of Arts, Law and Education
School of Humanities
|Coordinator||Doctor Lucy Christopher|
|Available as student elective?||Yes|
|Delivered By||University of Tasmania|
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|Hobart||Semester 2||On-Campus||Off-Campus||International International||Domestic Domestic|
- International students
- Domestic students
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- 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|
- Available as a Commonwealth Supported Place
- HECS-HELP is available on this unit, depending on your eligibility3
- FEE-HELP is available on this unit, depending on your eligibility4
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You cannot enrol in this unit as well as the following:HEN324
Lecture materials (7 hours over the course of the semester), 7 x 2 hour workshops, plus self-directed learning.
Some weeks there are lectures but no workshops; some weeks there are workshops but no lectures; some weeks there are lectures and workshops; and some weeks there are no classes, so students can focus on writing their draft stories uniterrupted.
|Assessment||Portfolio (50%)|Craft Analysis (25%)|Critique (25%)|
|Timetable||View the lecture timetable | View the full unit timetable|
Required readings will be listed in the unit outline prior to the start of classes.
|Links||Booktopia textbook finder|
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