Writing Fiction

Module code: EN7135

This module offers students the opportunity to develop their own writing by examining a number of aspects of the theory and craft of writing prose fiction and putting these into practice. Students will be encouraged to experiment and develop their own style and writing process with a particular focus on creating complex characters, writing effective dialogue and dynamic description, using different points of view, evolving convincing plots, and other techniques of the craft. Students will also learn to give, receive and reflect on constructive criticism.

Learning

  • 10 hours of seminars
  • 140 hours of guided independent study

Assessment

  • Prose fiction, 2,000 words (70%)
  • Reflective commentary, 1,000 words (30%)