To aspiring writers, prolific American writer Stephen King offers the following advice: "If you want to be a writer, you must do two things above all others: read a lot and write a lot." This unit offers aspiring writers a framework in which to set up an independent course of reading that is relevant to their own creative practice. In consultation with the Unit Co-ordinator, students will identify the key aspects of writing craft upon which they wish to focus. Students will be encouraged to explore these key aspects through reading published fiction and non-fiction texts about writing practice. Findings and insights will be shared through class presentations.
ASSESSMENT: Reading journal (5000 words) and class presentation
TEACHING PATTERN: Hobart: Meeting with Unit Co-ordinator, 5 x 1hr seminars Other campuses: TBA
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