OU A Creative Writing: What was it like? I received the course materials in late September — a set of CDs with interviews with writers, a big textbook — nicknamed the BRB Big Red Book by fellow students, a Workbook giving week by week instructions on which bits of the book and CDs to use and what to write.
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A desktop or laptop computer with either: Windows 7 or higher macOS You should use this information to inform your study preparations and any discussions with us about how we can meet your needs.Having studied A, I was very keen to take the Advanced Creative Writing course and I am so glad that I did.
Your skills as a writer are expanded and the titbits that you pick up as you go along from the tutor, the course books and the online forum are priceless. It’s October 1 st and the beginning of the Open University A Creative Writing Course.
I’m excited and nervous at the same time. Excited because I can now stop panicking, it’s too late for panicking. Nervous because I have met a few of my fellow students via Facebook and they are already proving what a talented bunch they are. I wanted to thank the Open University for the outstanding tuition and wonderful materials provided on A Creative writing.
The course was a massive undertaking, especially as I was also bringing up five of our six children, but my writing improved in leaps, spurred on by feedback from my tutor.
It is the course book for the Open University's Creative Writing Course (A) and is packed full of advice, exercises, and readings to demonstrate the learning objectives.
flag Like · see review Oct 08, Katey Lovell rated it really liked it4/5. This module takes a student-centred approach to creative writing, offering a range of strategies to help you develop as a writer. The emphasis is highly practical, with exercises and activities designed to ignite and sustain the writing impulse.
TMA4 for A Creative Writing is back.
So all that remains is TMA5 and the end of module assessment (EMA). Both of these are a free choice from the three taught types of writing, short fiction, poetry and life writing. Before I started the course I had mostly written fiction, in the novelette to novel range for length, none of which you’d reasonably describe as short in OU terms (somewhere.