Creative Writing II at Malmö University

The second semester of this course is over. I turned in my writing portfolio on 3 June 2022. During the spring semester, I created a collection of creative writing, both fiction and non-fiction, but finally decided upon submitting a 4000-word short story for the final grade.

If I am a science writer, why am I taking a course in creative writing? Writing is an art, an act of creation, but it is also a craft. I have learned many useful writing tools in this course. The ability to construct a good sentence is a highly transferrable skill to any kind of writing.

European Medical Writers Association workshop coming up

The next EMWA workshop will be held  7- 9 November in Malmö Sweden. This is only a 7-hour train ride from Uppsala where I live, so of course I will be attending. I’ll take the night train from Stockholm. Luckily there are a few night trains still running in Sweden.

The workshops I signed up for are: Beyond simple editing, Medical communication, Using readability  tools to help edit biomedical research articles, and Clinical appraisal of medical literature. It was a difficult choice because there are over 30 workshops being offered.