Welcome to the MA retrospective diary… Having completed my final module, it’s time to consider some of the costs and benefits of the experience. Was it worth it? For me, definitely yes. To start, here’s a list of three key benefits which in turn connect to questions to ask university staff if you are thinking of signing up for a Creative Writing course :
Feedback from other students on my work – this was particularly useful due to the wide range of ages, nationalities and backgrounds of fellow students, and the small size of groups. Ask about: Usual size of teaching groups.
The chance to edit and proof read the whole of my novel with my personal tutor. Ask about: How much individual tutorial time you would get.
Doing research on sales and marketing for the genre I am working in. Ask about: What contact there would be with professionals from the publishing industry.
Further reflections in future posts…