* 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 provides an opportunity for aspiring creative writers to focus on their creative practice and produce polished works of prose fiction. Students may choose to write a single 15,000 word work of fiction, or a suite of short stories comprising the same word length. Alternatively the work produced in this unit may constitute part of a larger work, a novella, completed through participation in Creative Writing 2. A supportive workshop environment will be the setting for discussions of relevant issues, such as planning, drafting, editing and opportunities for publication. Works-in-progress will be read and discussed in the workshop forum, and critical feedback will be formalised through a roster of in-class critiques of peer work.
ASSESSMENT: Portfolio (Comprising 15,000 words prose fiction, 80%, and in-class critique of peer work, 20%), 100%
TEACHING PATTERN: Workshops totalling 10 hours, plus directed learning. This should include an average of 20 hours per week of writing and 2 hours per week of reading.
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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.