WRIT304 Writing Short Fiction

Updated: 18 May 2018
Credit Points 6
Offering Not offered in 2019
Intensive School(s) None
Supervised Exam There is no supervised examination.
Pre-requisites 12cp or candidature in a postgraduate award
Co-requisites None
Restrictions ENCO304 or ENCO504 or WRIT504

offered in even-numbered years

Combined Units WRIT504 - Writing Short Fiction
Coordinator(s) Sophia Waters (swaters4@une.edu.au)
Unit Description

This unit develops skills and knowledge for writing short prose fiction, and creative writing more generally, using a workshopping process. Students will read, analyse and discuss a range of short stories and literary fiction, including work by Australian authors, and develop an understanding of the practice and techniques of writing short fiction. In addition, they will engage in a variety of writing exercises, individually and in groups, to develop their skills as creative writers. Students will be encouraged to read their own writing in small group discussions and offer comment and feedback on the writing of their peers in group workshops or online forums.

Materials Textbook information will be displayed approximately 8 weeks prior to the commencement of the teaching period. Please note that textbook requirements may vary from one teaching period to the next.
Disclaimer Unit information may be subject to change prior to commencement of the teaching period.
Assessment Assessment information will be published prior to commencement of the teaching period.
Learning Outcomes (LO) Upon completion of this unit, students will be able to:
  1. demonstrate and apply knowledge of the practices, forms and techniques used in writing short fiction;
  2. apply writing and research skills to identify and develop ideas, concepts and processes in short fiction;
  3. work independently and collaboratively in processes of writing short fiction; and
  4. recognise and reflect on social, cultural and ethical issues and apply local and international perspectives to the practice of writing short fiction.