Courses & Units

Creative Writing: Professional Practice HEN318

Hobart

Introduction

This unit prepares student writers to submit their works of fiction and creative non-fiction for publication. Lectures will focus on publishing outlets and opportunities, conditions in the contemporary publishing industry, publishers' expectations, layout, copy-editing and editorial polish. An assessment task, the Publishing Report, will enable students to identify and explore potential avenues for publication. In workshops, students will receive critical feedback on their own work and refine their skills in critiquing peer work.

Summary

Unit name Creative Writing: Professional Practice
Unit code HEN318
Credit points 12.5
Faculty/School College of Arts, Law and Education
School of Humanities
Discipline English
Coordinator

Dr. Danielle Wood

Teaching staff

Dr. Danielle Wood

Level Advanced
Available as student elective? Yes
Breadth Unit? No

Availability

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

Key

On-campus
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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 12/7/2021 10/8/2021 30/8/2021 17/10/2021

* The Final WW Date is the final date from which you can withdraw from the unit without academic penalty, however you will still incur a financial liability (see withdrawal dates explained for more information).

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Learning Outcomes

  1. Produce short works of carefully crafted and polished fiction or creative non-fiction.
  2. Demonstrate a command of sentence-level writing in English, to a standard expected for advanced level study.
  3. Analyse the content of contemporary literary magazines, and show understanding of the protocols and practices involved in seeking publication for your work.
  4. Analyse the shortcomings of a work of supplied creative work in draft form.
  5. Redraft and improve a short work of fiction/creative non-fiction in response to feedback, and polish the work through proofreading and attention to detail.
  6. Reflect critically on your own creative work and on peer responses to it.

Fees

Field of Education Commencing Student Contribution 1 Grandfathered Student Contribution 1 Approved Pathway Course Student Contribution 2 Domestic Full Fee
100705 $1,812.00 $850.00 not applicable $2,445.00

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Requisites

Mutual Exclusions

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

HEN218

Teaching

Teaching Pattern

1 x 1hr introductory class. 4 x 2hr lectures, 7 x 2hr workshops, plus self-directed learning.

Assessment

Task 1: Publishing Report (30%)

Task 2: Portfolio (50%)

Task 3: Critique (20%)

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Textbooks

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