Writing Contexts 3: the Business of Writing

University of Roehampton

Course Description

  • Course Name

    Writing Contexts 3: the Business of Writing

  • Host University

    University of Roehampton

  • Location

    London, England

  • Area of Study

    Creative Writing

  • Language Level

    Taught In English

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    Hours & Credits

  • UK Credits

  • Recommended U.S. Semester Credits
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  • Overview

    Assessment: commercial proposal (up to 3000 words ? precise length depends on genre chosen) [50%], analytical essay [50%]
    [both components must be attempted; an overall pass is required]
    This is the third of a series of writing contexts modules for creative writing students. In the final year of study, the focus shifts to the wider context in which all writers work: the world of editors, agents, critics, publishers, producers, distributors, marketers and sellers who shape the market and act as gatekeepers to the reading or viewing public. This module also provides a chance to meet some of those professionals and to gain an insight into the creative industries.

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