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The Writer’s Craft

30 Credits

This course introduces students to the underlying concepts and principles of the creative writing process, and of the craft of writing creatively in three principal literary forms: poetry, prose fiction and script writing (for the stage). The course foregrounds the importance of reading to the creative writing process.

The Writer’s Craft is studied in the first year and provides a foundation for the subsequent Creative Writing course in the second year (NCHCW525 The Writer’s Voice). Taught over both teaching terms of the first academic year, the course runs alongside the student’s other degree courses, and students are encouraged to explore the potential for responding creatively to concepts and themes encountered in their other degree subjects.