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ALW225 - Fiction Writing: Story, Structure and Starting Out

Enrolment modes:Trimester 1: Burwood (Melbourne), Waurn Ponds (Geelong)
Credit point(s):1
EFTSL value: 0.125
Unit chair:C Atherton
Prerequisite:ALW101 and ALW102
Corequisite:

This unit is only available to students enrolled in Faculty of Arts and Education courses and D311, D312, D313, D326, D346, D347, D370, D391

Incompatible with:

ALW325

Note: Online teaching methods require internet access.
You will need to access substantial learning resources and experiences in CloudDeakin (Deakin’s online learning environment). Compliance with the Standards in computing, connectivity and student capability are a condition on your enrolment.

Content

This unit explores technical and discursive aspects of fiction-writing, with reference to highly regarded texts. The unit involves much exploration of creativity and experimentation; improvisation and revision. Students must be prepared to do considerable practical work in and out of seminars. Each student will submit a complete original work or works of fiction. This work may be presented in a number of forms, including short story, hypertext, fiction for installation or exhibition, for example.

Assessment

Report – 30%

Original work or series of works of fiction - 50%

Seminar responses and class participation - 20%

Unit Fee Information

Student Contribution Rate*Student Contribution Rate**Fee rate - Domestic Students Fee rate - International students
$769$769$2659$3010

* Rate for all CSP students, except for those who commenced Education and Nursing units pre 2010
** Rate for CSP students who commenced Education and Nursing units pre 2010
Please note: Unit fees listed do not apply to Deakin Prime students.

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