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Undergraduate | CUR-CWG240 | 2024

Writing Genre Fiction

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Get to know the conventions that define different fiction genres. Then conceive, write and edit a short story in your chosen style. Learn how to give and receive constructive feedback during writing workshops, where you’ll connect with other creatives.

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Study method
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Start dates
27 May 2024,
25 Nov 2024,
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Entry requirements
No ATAR needed,
No prior study
13 weeks

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Writing Genre Fiction

About this subject

  • At the completion of this subject students will be able to:

    1. identify and critically discuss the role of genre in a range of contemporary short fiction
    2. experiment with the parameters and possibilities of genre, as exercised in the short fiction form
    3. conceive, draft, refine and complete a piece of short fiction that demonstrates the traditions, parameters and possibilities of the student’s chosen genre
    4. constructively critique work-in-progress by other writers and contribute meaningfully to the discussion and analysis of short genre fiction.

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Study load

0.125 EFTSL

This is in the range of 10 to 12 hours of study each week.

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Student feedback

12 student respondents between 20 Feb - 17 Sept 2023.

100%of students felt the study load was manageable

91%of students felt this subject helped them gain relevant skills

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