Sunday, February 14, 2016

Class 1: Notes

What is the Creative Enterprise class?

The Oxford dictionary defines enterprise as, ‘A project or undertaking, especially a bold or complex one’. The word is sometimes used in the context of business, and it implies entrepreneurship.

So your Creative Enterprise class – this year and next – is an exploration of the entrepreneurial side of creative writing:

How do you take your creative projects to the wider world?

What sort of returns (not just financial) would you like from them? And what returns are you realistically able to get?

How do you structure your projects, and your writing life in general, for sustainability – so that you can keep on writing and doing what you love?

Building something you can call ‘a writing career’ or even fitting writing into a more eclectic, varied career IS bold, and IS complex. It’s almost never a simple process – and there are as many ways to do it as writers.

Over the next two years, this course will be an opportunity for you to explore – or explore further – how writing might work for you in YOUR world. 

Creative Enterprise 1

In this first year of Creative Enterprise, there will be three assignments, which will all revolve around a real-world literary project (a publication or event) that we'll devise and work on together. 

Our first task is to decide what that project will be!

If you have any questions about this over the next week, please leave them as comments on this post.

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