- Writing as communication
- Ethics and issues within the public arena
- Different types of writers
- Writing paths and genres
- Getting started
- Creating your own writing space and time
- Handling feedback
- The importance of reading and research
- Creative writing: Genres and practice
- Short fiction
- Developing a short prequel/sequel narrative for a fictional character
- Scripting dialogue
- Professional writing
- Blurbs, flyers and adverts
- Writing reviews
- Where to from here?
- Disscusion forum/Discussion Board
- Online assignment submission
- Standard Media
- Printable format materials
- Resources and Links
Proficiency with reading and writing English.
No special requirements
Creative and Professional Writing is a foundation subject that enables beginner and more experienced writers to develop their creative and professional writing skills across a range of genres. Throughout the Study Period, you will examine the role of structure, plot, opening lines, character development, dialogue and settings in the production of exciting and effective writing.
Through a series of voluntary writing and learning tasks and formal assessment pieces you analyse and critique the following writing styles: Short story writing, dialogue and promotional writing, critical reviews. You are encouraged to become part of an online writing group and to share your work with each other in response to set writing tasks.
- Assignment 1 - Learning Tasks and Reflection (20%)
- Assignment 2 - Professional Writing (40%)
- Assignment 3 - Creative Writing Assignment (40%)