ALW732 - Fiction Writing: Story, Structure and Starting Out


2023 unit information

Enrolment modes: Trimester 1: Burwood (Melbourne), Online
Credit point(s): 1
EFTSL value: 0.125
Cohort rule: Nil


Corequisite: Nil
Incompatible with: ALW602, ALW632
Study commitment

Students will on average spend 150-hours over the teaching period undertaking the teaching, learning and assessment activities for this unit.

Scheduled learning activities - campus

1 x 2-hour seminar per week

Scheduled learning activities - online

Online independent and collaborative learning activities including 1 x 2-hour seminar equivalent


This unit develops foundational skills for emerging fiction writers in dialogue with a range of state-of-the-art critical, theoretical and fictional texts. Students are encouraged to cultivate a reflective approach to their development as writers through observational and analytical journaling and peer workshopping. The unit leverages advanced understandings of creativity, experimentation and improvisation, while also looping students into the latest knowledge about craft aspects of writing (such as revision strategies) and the business of being a professional writer. Students submit a work of fiction (one piece or a sequence of pieces), which may be presented in forms including short story, hypertextual fiction, or fiction for installation or exhibition.


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