The major in Creative Writing enables students to specialise in writing across a range of academic, and Arts and Writing industry relevant genres of writing.Study choices are available across a number of literary and creative writing genres within fields of text-based media.
writing for teenagers; writing humorous fiction; finding a film agent Steven Earnshaw As a handbook this guide is intended not just to help and inform, but also to provoke and inspire.
The contributors are professionals within their fields of expertise and apart from being asked to cover the necessary topic have been free to deal with their subject how they see fit – there has been no attempt to produce regulation and uniform chapters.
The focus of the program is on the practice of writing, accompanied by the development of research, reading, viewing and analysis activities.
Most of the program’s units engage student learning through applied writing practices and collaborative learning in writing workshops as well as knowledge acquisition and analysis of genres in reading exemplary texts.
research, produce and write creative works in a range of genres for text based media publication or production (K, T, P, I, C) 10.
apply cultural, social, or global perspectives to writing within the creative arts discipline. develop a capacity for a skilled practice through drafting, revising, reflection and rewriting of written creative works (K, P, I, C, J).How to read this book I don’t for a second imagine that anybody will read this book from cover to cover; it is not that type of book.Rather, it is the virtue of a handbook that readers can jump immediately to what they need to know: I want to write a novel (Rogers); teach creative writing in the community (Sargent); introduce literary theory into my workshops (Ramey); publish poetry (Twichell; O’Brien); get an agent (Smith; Friedmann; Brodie), choose a degree (Newman; Vanderslice) and so on.Units without applied writing learning components focus more on requisite conceptual knowledge acquisition, theory, advanced reading and analytical and critical skills.Therefore, students learn through an integration of critical reflection and individual practice.apply relevant language skills to produce and realise story, narrative and other literary and textual forms in a range of text-based media (K, T, P, I, C) 6.demonstrate the capacity to think creatively, critically, and reflectively to research, develop and evaluate ideas, concepts, problems and processes (K, T, P, I, C) 7.The book is aimed primarily at the student embarking on a creative writing programme in Higher Education, with many of the writers here also teaching on creative writing MAs or MFAs, and to that end many of the chapters reflect the different teaching styles on offer. The aim throughout has been to have within the pages of a single book all that you might need as a writer or tutor to further your writing and teaching, and to further your writing career.It explores a number of different contexts within which the student-writer and teacher of creative writing work: literary tradition and genre, the postgraduate degree, the academy, literary culture, literary theory, the world of publishing and production, the world of being a writer and writing.Anyone with an interest in creative writing will find this book invaluable in developing their own creative writing projects and as a way into new areas of writing activity.Key Features •The only book to combine the theory and practice of writing with detailed advice on the business of writing and living as a writer •Combines breadth and depth with original thinking on creativity and evaluation of creative work •Shows ways of approaching the task of writing and how to improve one's work •Presents material which is hard to find elsewhere, e.g.