Creative Writing Dissertation (TRU3042)

30 credits

This module is designed to enable you to operate independently and responsibly, and to take a positive and active role in your learning, in the service of the production of a sustained piece of creative and critical work. The module enhances the creative writing skills and practices you develop during the Short Fiction module. Your writing skills—including narrative structures, voice, character, thematic meaning, and the role of conflict—will be extended to suit longer, more sustained pieces of fiction. Your critical awareness of genre will be sharpened with the completion of a self-reflexive essay, which will help you gain a deeper understanding of the way in which your work falls within a wider literary context.