Creative Writing: The Art of Fiction

Course code ENGL2101Units 10Level 2000Faculty of Education and ArtsSchool of Humanities and Social Science

This course offers mid-level training in fiction writing for students aiming to write their first fictions. Through a study of exemplary texts and their own work, students explore narrative options available in the writing of fiction. Students will also learn to revise their work in the quest for a finished literary product.

Available in 2015

Callaghan CampusSemester 1
OurimbahSemester 1
Previously offered in 2014
ObjectivesOn successful completion of this course students will be able to demonstrate:
1. an understanding of the various genres of fiction and narrative theory
2. a detailed understanding of the techniques involved in shaping a story
3. core skills in written communication, in textual analysis and in creative practice
4. a detailed understanding of narrative fiction and theories which inform particular kinds of it
5. core skills in written communication, in textual analysis and in creative practice
6. develop their own work in response to their readings of Australian and international writers and have started to develop their own style
ContentFiction is a vital component of major creative writing programs. Students explore the various forms such as flash fiction, the short story, novella and novel. In particular, they will learn the skills and techniques of crafting a good story from close reading of Australian and international examples. They will analyse the skills and techniques used by major writers in each form, and learn to apply them in shaping their own creative work.
Replacing Course(s)NA
Industrial Experience0
Assumed KnowledgeNo
Modes of DeliveryFlexible Delivery / Student Centred Learning
Internal Mode
Teaching MethodsEmail Discussion Group
Assessment Items
Essays / Written AssignmentsTwo or more written assignments, which might include minor or major essays, creative and reflective assessment, tutorial papers, book reviews, online discussion/critique, blogs, essay proposals, bibliographies or other similar exercises, totaling 3000-4500 words.
Contact HoursSeminar: for 2 hour(s) per Week for 8 weeks
Email Discussion Group: for 2 hour(s) per Week for 4 weeks
Timetables2015 Course Timetables for ENGL2101