Creative Writing Project - EN812

Location Term Level Credits (ECTS) Current Convenor 2017-18 2018-19
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7 30 (15) MR D Todorovic







The main focus of this module is for you to work independently with supervision to write 7000 words of original fiction or an equivalent number of poems.
Having a clear idea of what you will produce would help you greatly. You will be expected to have a synopsis of about 300 words, plus at least a 1000 words (or two poems) ready for the second week. After some initial work in a group, you will continue developing your piece separately, working one-to-one with the tutor. Towards the end of term, the group sessions will continue.
On the MA, we encourage you to think of your year's writing as one piece of work (one novel, collection of short stories, collection of poems) and so it is perfectly acceptable for you to use this module to develop this project, perhaps working on chapters 3 and 4 of a novel you have begun in another module, or writing poems from the middle or end of your collection.


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Contact hours

This is a tutorial-based module in which you work one-to-one with the tutor on your material.

Method of assessment

100% coursework

Preliminary reading

As this is a supervision-based module there is no reading list as such, but your tutor will recommend reading to you individually.

See the library reading list for this module (Canterbury)

See the library reading list for this module (Medway)

Learning outcomes

11. The intended subject specific learning outcomes
By the end of this module, students will have:
11.1 developed nuanced close reading skills from a writer's point of view, in particular with respect to creative work in progress
11.2 structured, developed and revised sustained original creative work (poetry or prose) of publishable quality
11.3 identified and demonstrated sophisticated linguistic resourcefulness, including attention to voice, tone, register and other prose/poetic crafts & techniques
11.4 explored the literary and cultural positioning of their project in the current climate
11.5 synthesised peer and tutor feedback to produce final work with a developed sense of audience and professional presentation

12. The intended generic learning outcomes
By the end of this module, students will have:
12.1 further developed their writing skills and enhanced their creative fluency
12.2 gained confidence in the writing and presentation of original projects
12.3 developed critical, mechanical and diagnostic acumen
12.4 gained competence in the conception, planning, execution and editing of individual creative work
12.5 increased their capacity for independent thought, intellectual focus, reasoned judgment and self-criticism
12.6 further developed their capacity for originality, imagination, judgment and powers of self-criticism

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