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  1. #1
    Rosemary Johnson
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    IT FOR CREATIVE WRITERS

    I am a creative writer, novelist by preference, but I do write short stories as well and I have had quite a lot of stuff published on the Net. By day, however, I earn my crust by teaching IT and I have been asked, by my local adult education college, to submit a proposal for a course on "IT for Creative Writers".

    Any ideas please on what I should include?

    Also, does anyone know of a qualification in IT for Creative Writing? I know it sounds daft but a qualification would allow my college to get funding for the Learning Skills Council - and make it more likely that it would run.

    Thanks in advance.

    Rosemary Johnson



  2. #2
    C. Van Vleet
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    Re: IT FOR CREATIVE WRITERS

    Ok Rosemary,
    I'm about to do something I don't like to do - look stupid. What is "IT?"
    I have taught creative writing for eight years and have written dozens of class proposals - I'd be willing to help in any way I can. There was a great article on teaching writing courses in the March 2001 Writer's Digest, start there and then email me directly if you'd like.
    Carmella

  3. #3
    Bly Oxford
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    Re: IT FOR CREATIVE WRITERS

    Thsnk you Rosemary.
    I hoped that someone would ask what IT is before I had to advertise my ignorance.

    Bly

  4. #4
    Bly Oxford
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    Re: IT FOR CREATIVE WRITERS

    OOPS! Carmella asked the question, but Rosemary please post your reply. I'm still ignorant.
    Bly

  5. #5
    Kanani Fong
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    Re: IT FOR CREATIVE WRITERS

    Yes, acronyms are always a problem, especially when writing for an international audience. Please clarify the mystery of IT.
    Thanks so much, and congratulations for being asked to teach a course.
    Best,
    Kanani

  6. #6
    Stewart Knight
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    Re: IT FOR CREATIVE WRITERS

    I thought everybody knew what information technology and its acronym was, lol.

  7. #7
    Bly Oxford
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    Re: IT FOR CREATIVE WRITERS

    Shucks, Stewart, that's no fun. I thought we might get an explanation akin to our former president's attempt to explain what IS is. LOL

  8. #8
    Stewart Knight
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    Re: IT FOR CREATIVE WRITERS

    <<Shucks, Stewart, that's no fun. I thought we might get an explanation akin to our former president's attempt to explain what IS is. LOL>>

    But Bly, is it or isn't is it? lol

  9. #9
    Bly Oxford
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    Re: IT FOR CREATIVE WRITERS

    It beats me. I see so much BS maybe I don't use my CS to see it when it is IT.
    Bly

  10. #10
    mark blanchard
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    Re: IT FOR CREATIVE WRITERS

    In response to the original question, I hate to say it but I don't conceive of there being too much IT in a creative writer's world. How to spell check and format a Word.doc? (I guess that's one aspect). How to zip a large file for transmission or save it to disk to stick in the mail? (There's another.) How to prepare your manuscript for POD printing? (That's a third.)

    Our field remains (at least on the creative side) stubbornly low tech and I don't see very much beyond basic word processing techniques that strays into the IT world. But I could be wrong. Maybe I don't understand what the word IT encompasses these days.

    Mark

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