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Becoming Minnie Darke


Wood, D, Becoming Minnie Darke, Island Magazine Inc., Hobart, Tasmania, pp. 26-32 (2019) [Minor Creative Work]

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This essay is written from the perspective of a writer, with a back catalogue of literary titles, who has recently written a commercial romantic comedy, using a nom de plume. The essay interrogates issues surrounding the adoption of pseudonyms, giving both historical and contemporary examples. It also explores the perceived differences between literary fiction and commercial fiction, citing US writer Joyce Carol Oates's distinction between 'serious writers' and 'entertainers and propagandists'. The essay argues that serious writing and entertainment are not necessarily mutually exclusive, and that it is not desirable for them to be placed in a hierarchy of importance; both 'serious writing' and 'entertainment' offer value to the world.

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Item Type:Minor Creative Work
Keywords:Creative Writing, Pseudonyms, Minnie Darke
Research Division:Creative Arts and Writing
Research Group:Creative and professional writing
Research Field:Creative writing (incl. scriptwriting)
Objective Division:Culture and Society
Objective Group:Arts
Objective Field:The creative arts
UTAS Author:Wood, D (Dr Danielle Wood)
ID Code:134733
Year Published:2019
Deposited By:Office of the School of Humanities
Deposited On:2019-08-30
Last Modified:2019-09-06

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