Approaching the Novel

The aim of this module is to allow you to explore the practical demands of writing long fiction, to develop your writerly and critical skills, and to develop your insight into the writing process. It will provide you with the opportunity to consolidate your learning about narrative fiction through the practical application of that learning. It is expected that by the end of the module, you will have had the opportunity to gain substantial experience of the process of creative writing. The workshops will move between giving feedback on submitted work, discussing set texts and extracts and testing techniques through in-class writing prompts and tasks.

Indicative study themes include: