Editing and Shaping your Work

Course Details

Module Code: XE10905

Class Code: HL210W

Delivery: Online: self-paced

Start Date: 20-02-2023

End Date: 03-04-2023

Tutor: Clough, Lara(Mrs)

Full Fee: £55.00

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This skills-based module aims to equip you with the tools and strategies to edit and shape your work with a view to submitting for publication, self-publishing and/or entering competitions. You may also wish to revise and redraft your work for private use.
The course will cover primarily fiction, as in short stories and novels as well as poetry. Some of the advice will also help with creative non-fiction, as in memoirs and autobiographical accounts.
Students will learn how to effectively  evaluate and assess areas of their own work which need attention, whether punctuation, grammar, look on the page, to more in depth editing decisions such as plot, character development and future destination of the work and its readership. Skills such as patience, adaptability, attention to detail and critical assessment will be considered and developed.
This distance learning course enables you to study from home and participate in an online community of other students learning about editing and shaping creative work. The module is delivered through Blackboard, our online learning environment and a live online teaching session will occur at the beginning and end of the course. 
This module can be studied as a stand-alone course, but it is also an optional module for the Certificate of Higher Education in Creative Writing at Aberystwyth University.   
1. Fiction excerpt from longer work showing; An unedited section, and same edited section showing clearly changes 300 words (30%)
2. Critical portfolio 500 words (70%)


This module is at CQFW Level 4