In this module you’ll focus on the practical application of a range of professional writing techniques, and on building the vital skills of pre-writing decision making, critical self-reflection and engaging with editorial feedback. The module is a development journey, beginning with an overview of narrative positions and key terminology. Next, you'll explore the foundational principles of various narrative positions, including condition of narration, device and register. You’ll then begin to practise more complex techniques, such as subtext and counter narrative, the unreliable narrator and positioning an active reader.
Through writing challenges and masterclass discussions, you’ll learn how to make fast, purposeful decisions about a story before writing, how to craft short pieces to briefs and deadlines, and how to critically analyse and improve upon early drafts. As well as gaining a detailed understanding of the opportunities and demands of different narrative positions, you will develop the core professional practices you’ll need to make the most of your Creative Development and Editorial Development modules, succeed in your Major Project, and advance the rest of your writing career.