Reading the Landscape: A celebration of Australian Writing

University of Queensland Publishing

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Writing Like A Writer

Gleeson, Libby

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I took a star off because the course seems to favour one style of prose and one style only; spare prose. Students are penalised for straying from the "show don't tell" mantra, regardless of the style of story. Look, I love this course and I'm doing well in it. I need to learn and that's why I'm enrolled. However, am I to discard the style of Mervyn Peake, Charles Dickens, or the Bronte sisters because they come from another era? What if the author intentionally writes thick prose? I love thick prose! I'm gonna start a Thick Prose movement! Join me in thoroughly spicing our audacious tales with shimmering adjectives and we'll purposefully push our Thick Prose agenda until we get published!

Anonymous, Semester 1, 2016

Not a hard subject in terms of content, but definitely was in terms of work load. Not a bludge subject, but definitely still enjoyable.

Anonymous, Semester 1, 2014