Information below is for the 2017-18 session.
OverviewThis module is an introduction to writing fiction at a postgraduate level. The course content will vary depending on your tutor. You will have a weekly seminar in which you will discuss recently published novels and short fiction (alongside some modern classics) as well as techniques for writing your own fiction. You will also have the opportunity to present and work on your writing in class. You will hand in 7000 words of original fiction at the end of the module. This can be the beginning of a novel, or one or more short stories.
This module appears in:
One two hour seminar per week
Method of assessment
The student who successfully completes this module will have:
a) developed their writing and self-editing skills so as to generate and complete a sustained and fully-revised piece of fiction (one or two stories, or a coherent portion of an ongoing novel)
b) experimented at a high level with writing techniques brought out in group discussions of selected texts
c) made progress towards producing work of a publishable quality
d) gained a better understanding of the craft of writing through class discussions and exercises related to the reading, as well as in response to the tutor's editorial feedback.
e) received creative sustenance resulting from testing his/her ideas about literature and writing processes against those of other people (the tutor and fellow seminar students)