Can writing be taught?

By Rebecca Coles, Research Associate, The Open University 

It is one of the premises of The Craft of Writing project that in order to teach writing, we must know what writing is. We must understand what one needs to know, and be able to do, if one is to write. The project will bring professional writers together with researchers to compose a ‘Framework of Craft Knowledge’ around writing. ‘Wow’ I first thought when I heard: ‘Is that even possible?’

But the craft of writing is already very much discussed, and not only by instructional texts. There is a fascination in popular culture too with how writers write. Continue reading “Can writing be taught?”