Hiya, I am really glad I have found this information. Poetry came next, and it scared me. Both of these are a free choice from the three taught types of writing , short fiction , poetry and life writing. But it should be noted that it is quite hard to get really good marks, the subject matter and the result of the assignments is fairly subjective. A very easy course to pass, but a very difficult one to score highly in, in my opinion. David Taplin Course starting: It is easy to get a pass in this module by simply demonstrating the skills the module material asks you to.

A good blog with interesting content, that is what I need. Congratualtions on succeeding, it must be hard work for you with a full time job and growing family. Can not find it. Sorry, your blog cannot share posts by email. That was a real benefit of the course, actually.

I loved this module, which opened up a whole new field to me. A residential school would also be great. A computing device with a browser and broadband internet access is required for this module. The end result looked like a spider with the ideas beaded along the legs. We had a great tutor who gave us tremendous support and encouragement. Your electronic tuition is supported by two face-to-face day schools.

The other writing technique we were advised to try was clustering, which involved writing your initial idea in the centre of the notebook page, wrifing then writing ideas around it in a sort of free association exercise.

The harder I worked to demonstrate the skills taught on the course in my assignments, the lower my resultant marks were. This is an OU level 2 module and builds on the OU level 1 modules Qriting the arts and humanities Aor The arts past and present AA now discontinuedand Voices, texts and material culture A Assessment The assessment writinng for this module can be found in the facts box above.


It is not just the rhythm and the sound of the letters, but also the musical witing. I have to say that Morning Pages does not really work for me. This got challenging around EMA submission and exam revision time but being able to switch from pure literature to a creative module made doubling up far more pleasurable. Poetry came next, and it scared me. I didn’t like this course at all.

Rounds is the beginning of a longer story that I still might write, lots of background got generated and ideas for continuation. Thanks very nice blog! If you are dithering about A, stop it and sign up.

OU A215 Creative Writing: What did I learn?

They are continuing to express their positive view of the clarity of its learning outcomes and the design of the module. The commentary was about how the story was developed. Windows 7 or higher Mac OS X I did have an excellent tutor though and don’t think I would have creativw a grade 1 pass without the feedback and encouragement received.

I will be undertaking this course at the end of this year and it was nice to get an insight into what I will be studying as I go along so thanks for documenting it.

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I did it for a change from the music courses I had done but I found it very uninspiring. This is about understanding the blurring of boundaries between biography and fiction and how you can use a lot of techniques to explore human emotions and tell engaging stories. There may be extra costs on top of the tuition fee, such as a computer, travel to tutorials, set books and internet access.


Freewriting is supposed to be about whatever comes into your mind. I would recommend it to everyone, a great source of satisfaction. Sorry, your blog cannot share posts by email.

creative writing a215

Assignments are not marked on the basis of the style in which they’re written; they are rewarded for their successful use of the methods introduced in the A Creative Writing Workbook.

I loved this course and learned so much more than I thought I would going into it. I believe to gain the really good marks it would be very beneficial to have studied another literacy module first to gain a greater understanding than I have of the written word, you also need a great deal of natural talent and a good vocabulary. Leave a comment Cancel reply.

OU A Creative Writing: What did I learn? | Chateaux en Espagne

David Taplin Course starting: The second assignment was short fiction, and I managed to write a half-decent story for it. Online tutor-group forums enable peer discussion of some of your work and allow tutors to make general points of relevance to the whole group.

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