Convenor: Mr Tim Leach
Supervisors to be allocated on an individual basis
This module is for aspiring writers who are eager to take on the challenges of a larger piece of work - a novel, a novella, a collection of poetry, or any other form for which we can offer proper support in the department.
The student will plan, draft, and edit a large scale writing project. This module requires a high level of personal organisation and independent learning, but is the ideal opportunity for the student to develop some of the skills that writers need to complete more complex works, both in terms of craft (e.g. high level structural understanding, consistency of voice) and process (e.g. writing discipline and editorial mentality).
Each student will be assigned a supervisor who will offer them one-to-one tutorials over two terms. In addition to helping students begin, redraft, and polish their work, tutors will offer students reading lists that are tailored to the students' particular needs and interests. The interaction with the supervisor mimics the relationships that a writer has with agents and editors in the professional world.
Supervision will begin in Term 2 and continue until the end of Term 3.
NB: This is a double-weighted module (equates to 2 modules)