ALW732 - Fiction Writing: Story, Structure and Starting Out


2024 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.

This will include educator guided online learning activities within the unit site.

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.


Unit Fee Information

Fees and charges vary depending on the type of fee place you hold, your course, your commencement year, the units you choose to study and their study discipline, and your study load.

Tuition fees increase at the beginning of each calendar year and all fees quoted are in Australian dollars ($AUD). Tuition fees do not include textbooks, computer equipment or software, other equipment or costs such as mandatory checks, travel and stationery.

Use the Fee estimator to see course and unit fees applicable to your course and type of place.

For further information regarding tuition fees, other fees and charges, invoice due dates, withdrawal dates, payment methods visit our Current Students website.