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.
Units are offered in attending mode unless otherwise indicated (that is attendance is required at the campus identified). A unit identified as offered by distance, that is there is no requirement for attendance, is identified with a nominal enrolment campus. A unit offered to both attending students and by distance from the same campus is identified as having both modes of study.
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.