Creative Writing Project - EN812

Sorry, this module is not currently running in 2019-20.







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, primarily through literary workshops, 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.


Contact hours

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

Total Contact Hours: 30
Private Study Hours: 270
Total Study Hours: 300

Method of assessment

Prose (7,000 words or 10the equivalent as a collection of poetry) – 100%

Indicative 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)

Learning outcomes

8. The intended subject specific learning outcomes.
On successfully completing the module students will be able to:
8.1 Demonstrate nuanced close reading skills from a writer's point of view, in particular with respect to creative work in progress;
8.2 Demonstrate the ability to create structured, developed and revised sustained original creative work (poetry or prose) of publishable quality;
8.3 Identify and demonstrate sophisticated linguistic resourcefulness, including attention to voice, tone, register and other prose/poetic crafts & techniques;
8.4 Explore the literary and cultural positioning of their project in the current climate;
8.5 Synthesise peer and tutor feedback to produce final work with a developed sense of audience and professional presentation.

9. The intended generic learning outcomes.
On successfully completing the module students will be able to:
9.1 Demonstrate their sophisticated writing skills and enhanced creative fluency;
9.2 Demonstrate confidence in the writing and presentation of original projects;
9.3 Demonstrate critical, mechanical and diagnostic acumen;
9.4 Demonstrate competence in the conception, planning, execution and editing of individual creative work;
9.5 Demonstrate their capacity for independent thought, intellectual focus, reasoned judgment and self-criticism;
9.6 Demonstrate their capacity for originality, imagination, judgment and powers of self-criticism.

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