This module aims to get students started as writers, giving you the opportunity to practise your writing and make improvements. Getting into the habit of writing will prepare you for subsequent, theoretical-based aspects of writing courses as well as for discussion on writing and the completion of workshop exercises. Writing is also a good way of reading and responding to texts and this aspect of the course will have benefits for all your study.

Creative Writing skills will be explored through exercises and texts. Topics to be covered will include: characterisation, point of view, dialogue, plotting, suspense, metaphor and imagery, 'showing and telling' and poetics. The module is participatory: this will involve writing and reading in class, as well as contributing to written exercises and discussion.