SPECIAL NOTE: This unit is only available as a degree elective or a student elective and it cannot be counted toward the English major in the Bachelor of Arts.
Key Semester Dates
Final WW Date*
* The Final WW Date is the final date from which you can withdraw from the unit without academic penalty, however you will still incur a financial liability (see Withdrawal dates explained for more information).
This unit introduces students to the steps involved in producing polished works of short fiction: generating ideas through writing exercises, improving work through redrafting, and refining work through copy-editing. Seminars will focus on the close reading of published works of short fiction and aspects of writing craft, while workshops will enable students to receive critical feedback on their own work and develop skills in critiquing the work of their peers.
ASSESSMENT: Microstory 300 words (20%), Class Journal (20%), In-class Critique (20%), Short Story: 2,000 words (40%)
TEACHING PATTERN: 10x2hr seminars10x2hr
FLEXIBLE & ONLINE STUDY OPTIONS Note: Class attendance may still be required
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Campus - H Hobart, L Launceston, W Burnie. Study Centre - V Sydney, R Rozelle, P Beauty Point. Distance units may also have a campus identifier of I Isolated, N Interstate, O Overseas. Units delivered in Transnational Education (TNE) Programs have a campus identifier of A Hangzhou, F Fuzhou, G Shanghai, K KDU Malaysia, Q Kuwait or Y Hong Kong.