My fifth "priority", was to gain academic credentials. February 2008 I gained acceptance into the "Advanced Diploma
of Arts (Professional Writing)"
at the Adelaide Centre of Arts.
I had to:
Create a 500 word letter of application demonstrating my ability to
- Write correctly and fluently
- Meet creative and intellectual demands
- Exercise self dicipline
- Write unsupervised
- Read widely
- Meet Deadlines
- Deal with critical responses
See the actual letter here
Plus I had to write the first 500 words for a story in which the opening line was
""Take me with you," she said. "I'll try harder, I promise."
It also had to include a 100 word summary on how I saw the story progressing.
See the story beginning and summary here
Lastly I had an editing exercise to do on a passage that was supplied.
See the editing exercise submitted here