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Creative Writing Workshop 3 HEN318


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.


Unit name Creative Writing Workshop 3
Unit code HEN318
Credit points 12.5
Faculty/School College of Arts, Law and Education
School of Humanities
Discipline English

Dr. Danielle Wood

Teaching staff

Dr. Danielle Wood

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


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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.



Band Field of Education
1 100705

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Teaching Pattern

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


Task 1: Publishing Report (30%)

Task 2: Portfolio (50%)

Task 3: Critique (20%)

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