Module Identifier ENM5020  
Module Title WRITING FICTION 1: METHODS AND TECHNIQUES  
Academic Year 2003/2004  
Co-ordinator Professor Jeremy P Poster  
Semester Semester 1  
Course delivery Seminars / Tutorials   Seminar. 2 hours per week  
Assessment
Assessment TypeAssessment Length/DetailsProportion
Semester Assessment Essay: Students will present a piece of their own work with a critical commentary on their methods and intentions, stating and assessing what they were trying to achieve in the piece. Length 5,000 words. 

Brief description

This module is a practical workshop to discuss fiction writing methods and techniques. Members of the group will be expected to present their work in progress for comment and constructive criticism. Short passages will be distributed for discussion.

1. Kinds of Fiction: Thinking about different forms and registers in fiction

2. Narratives, Narrators, Points of View and Voice

3. Formal Structures: Siege and Quest Narratives and the Simple Linear Plot

4. Shaping Characters: Human and non-human

5. How to Write Dialogue

Notes

This module is at CQFW Level 7