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An alternative to the peer review workshop for creative writing
  David Bishop presents an alternative to the workshop model, reprogramming the simulator of creative writing to avoid no-win scenarios. He examines how the Edinburgh Napier University program, a genre fiction-focused creative writing program in Scotland, developed a new pedagogical philosophy inspired by the masterclass methodology at conservatoires and other practice-based institutions. The program uses editorial feedback, one-to-one mentoring, and in-class coaching to help students become more critically self-reflective and more self-sufficient as writers. He discusses how this prepares students for building collaborative professional relationships with editors and agents, and for life after the program.

  • Type:

    Conference Paper (unpublished)

  • Date:

    17 October 2018

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  • Funders:

    Edinburgh Napier Funded


Bishop, D. (2018, October). An alternative to the peer review workshop for creative writing. Paper presented at Creative Writing Studies Conference 2018



creative writing, peer review

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