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The Professional Identity and Creative Writers

Permanent Link: http://ncf.sobek.ufl.edu/NCFE003746/00001

Material Information

Title: The Professional Identity and Creative Writers
Physical Description: Book
Language: English
Creator: Burke, Powell
Publisher: New College of Florida
Place of Publication: Sarasota, Fla.
Creation Date: 2007
Publication Date: 2007

Subjects

Subjects / Keywords: Professionalization
Identity
Writers
Genre: bibliography   ( marcgt )
theses   ( marcgt )
government publication (state, provincial, terriorial, dependent)   ( marcgt )
born-digital   ( sobekcm )
Electronic Thesis or Dissertation

Notes

Abstract: This study investigated the professional identity of creative writers. Nine participants, members of a writing collaborative in Southwest Florida, participated in semi-structured interviews and responded to survey items, either in-person or via email. The semi-structured interviews concentrated on participants' definitions of a professional as it applies to creative writers, and how participants evaluate occupational success for professional create writers (including themselves). Participants were also asked about their own success as creative writers, their background in the occupation, and the challenges and rewards they have experienced. It was found that the most important component of being a professional creative writer is being paid for writing work; however, most participants amended this definition to include actions that reflect intent and attempt to be paid for writing work, such as earning advanced degrees, experience with journalism, and submitting work to literary journals. The idea of success was also predicated on being paid for writing, or engaging in activities that could possibly lead to future payment, such as publication in prestigious institutions. Most participants reported some level of pleasure with their success so far in the creative writing field, but did not believe that actual satisfaction was truly possible, or even necessarily desirable.
Statement of Responsibility: by Powell Burke
Thesis: Thesis (B.A.) -- New College of Florida, 2007
Electronic Access: RESTRICTED TO NCF STUDENTS, STAFF, FACULTY, AND ON-CAMPUS USE
Bibliography: Includes bibliographical references.
Source of Description: This bibliographic record is available under the Creative Commons CC0 public domain dedication. The New College of Florida, as creator of this bibliographic record, has waived all rights to it worldwide under copyright law, including all related and neighboring rights, to the extent allowed by law.
Local: Faculty Sponsor: Brain, David

Record Information

Source Institution: New College of Florida
Holding Location: New College of Florida
Rights Management: Applicable rights reserved.
Classification: local - S.T. 2007 B95
System ID: NCFE003746:00001

Permanent Link: http://ncf.sobek.ufl.edu/NCFE003746/00001

Material Information

Title: The Professional Identity and Creative Writers
Physical Description: Book
Language: English
Creator: Burke, Powell
Publisher: New College of Florida
Place of Publication: Sarasota, Fla.
Creation Date: 2007
Publication Date: 2007

Subjects

Subjects / Keywords: Professionalization
Identity
Writers
Genre: bibliography   ( marcgt )
theses   ( marcgt )
government publication (state, provincial, terriorial, dependent)   ( marcgt )
born-digital   ( sobekcm )
Electronic Thesis or Dissertation

Notes

Abstract: This study investigated the professional identity of creative writers. Nine participants, members of a writing collaborative in Southwest Florida, participated in semi-structured interviews and responded to survey items, either in-person or via email. The semi-structured interviews concentrated on participants' definitions of a professional as it applies to creative writers, and how participants evaluate occupational success for professional create writers (including themselves). Participants were also asked about their own success as creative writers, their background in the occupation, and the challenges and rewards they have experienced. It was found that the most important component of being a professional creative writer is being paid for writing work; however, most participants amended this definition to include actions that reflect intent and attempt to be paid for writing work, such as earning advanced degrees, experience with journalism, and submitting work to literary journals. The idea of success was also predicated on being paid for writing, or engaging in activities that could possibly lead to future payment, such as publication in prestigious institutions. Most participants reported some level of pleasure with their success so far in the creative writing field, but did not believe that actual satisfaction was truly possible, or even necessarily desirable.
Statement of Responsibility: by Powell Burke
Thesis: Thesis (B.A.) -- New College of Florida, 2007
Electronic Access: RESTRICTED TO NCF STUDENTS, STAFF, FACULTY, AND ON-CAMPUS USE
Bibliography: Includes bibliographical references.
Source of Description: This bibliographic record is available under the Creative Commons CC0 public domain dedication. The New College of Florida, as creator of this bibliographic record, has waived all rights to it worldwide under copyright law, including all related and neighboring rights, to the extent allowed by law.
Local: Faculty Sponsor: Brain, David

Record Information

Source Institution: New College of Florida
Holding Location: New College of Florida
Rights Management: Applicable rights reserved.
Classification: local - S.T. 2007 B95
System ID: NCFE003746:00001

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