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Writing Short Fiction

Undergraduate | CUR-CWG210 | 2024

Start the next chapter in your literary learning. Learn about the traditions, parameters and possibilities of short fiction at an intermediate level. Join workshop discussions and dissect each other’s work. Find your flow with drafting and editing.

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19 May 2024
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No prior study
13 weeks
Start dates
27 May 2024,
25 Nov 2024

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Writing Short Fiction

About this subject

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

    1. identify the traditions, parameters and possibilities of the short story form and apply to the creation of new exploratory work.
    2. demonstrate skills in the close reading of short stories as a means of approaching the form from a writing point of view.
    3. experiment with various methods, devices and techniques commonly used in conceiving and developing short fiction.

    4. reflect on constructive criticism of one's own short fiction and appraise work-in-progress of peers.

    5. conceive, draft and complete a series of works of short fiction.

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No entry requirements

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

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