To aspiring writers, prolific American writer Stephen King offers the following advice: “If you want to be a writer, you must do
two things above all others: read a lot and write a lot.” This unit offers aspiring writers a framework in which to set up an
independent course of reading that is relevant to their own creative practice. In consultation with the Unit Co-ordinator,
students will identify the key aspects of writing craft upon which they wish to focus. Students will be encouraged to explore
these key aspects through reading published fiction and non-fiction texts about writing practice. Findings and insights will be
shared through class presentations.
ASSESSMENT: Portfolio (comprising research journal, 5000 words, 80%, and research proposal, 20%),
TEACHING PATTERN: Classes totalling 5 hours, plus directed learning. This should include an average of
eight hours per week reading and writing.
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.