Advanced Workshop: Novel (ENGL6987)


This unit builds on the introductory creative writing fiction workshop ENGL6901 and assumes that students are familiar with the craft skills, writing practice and critical reflection involved in producing quality fiction. The focus is on developing narrative writing skills toward the production of larger prose forms (a novel or linked stories), through writing exercises, critical reading, the workshop process, and exposure to advanced areas of writing craft. Students also learn to develop a sustainable writing practice, present their project and engage in processes of critiquing, editing and revision.

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1x2hr seminar/week


1x3000wd writing exercises and redrafts (20%), 1x1500wd critical reflection (15%), 1x1500wd presentation of writing project (15%), 1x2000wd fiction workshop piece (15%), 1x4000wd new or redrafted fiction piece (35%)

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