Fiction 2 - EN893

Location Term Level Credits (ECTS) Current Convenor 2018-19
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7 30 (15) MR A Preston
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7 30 (15) MR A Preston







In this module you will learn further techniques of writing fiction, including how to plot a full-length novel, work on deep characterisation and the construction of an intellectual framework within your fiction. You may be continuing to work on a project begun in Fiction 1, or starting something new. Rather than expecting you to try new techniques, voices and styles, your tutor will work with you to identify your strongest mode of writing and will encourage you to develop this.
Your tutor will supply you with a reading list before the start of the module.


This module appears in:

Contact hours

One two hour seminar per week

Method of assessment

100% coursework

Indicative reading

Amy Sackville’s group

Marilynne Robinson, Housekeeping
Penelope Lively, Moon Tiger
Don DeLillo's, White Noise
Hilary Mantel, Wolf Hall
Cormac McCarthy, The Road

David Flusfeder’s group

Nicholson Baker, A Box of Matches
Hilary Mantel, Wolf Hall
Richard Yates, Revolutionary Road
Gautam Malkani, Londonstani
Kurt Vonnegut, Slaughterhouse-5

See the library reading list for this module (Canterbury)

See the library reading list for this module (Medway)

Learning outcomes

a) develop his/her understanding of how a text is brought into existence by a writer, how everything is a decisive, creative choice
b) make progress towards reading on a sentence-by-sentence level, from a writer’s point of view
c) concentrate his/her own efforts on achieving more, linguistically and aesthetically, in his/her own writing
d) make progress towards producing work of a publishable quality

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