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Undergraduate | LTU-ENG2WFI-2023

Writing Fiction

Study method

100% online


100% online

Entry requirements

Prior study needed


12 weeks

Start dates

  • 31 July 2023

Price from


Upfront cost


HECS-HELP and FEE-HELP available

About this subject

What you'll learn

1. Generate short fictional narratives with clear structure and expression.

2. Demonstrate in-depth knowledge and application of the terms and concepts introduced during the subject.

3. Develop effective strategies for offering and receiving constructive feedback within a diverse cohort.

4. Engage critically with fictional texts.

    • • The form of the short story.
    • • Story structure and plot.
    • • Narrative voice.
    • • Creating compelling characters.
    • • Place and setting.
    • • Writing in different genres.
    • • Writing and revision processes and tips.
  • This subject is designed for those who wish to write creatively and focuses on the craft of fiction, and especially the short story. Students will draft and edit two short stories during the semester and provide feedback to other students on their draft stories. We read and discuss selected Australian short fiction in different styles, voices, and genres, and do hands-on writing exercises in class. It provides a theoretical framework and practical skills for writers and readers.

    • Fiction analysis (250 words equivalency). Online asynchronous reading activities analysing the week's set text. (10%)
    • Peer review: Tutorial (250 words equivalency). Students provide online written feedback to peers on draft stories, and use this as a basis for class discussion. (10%)
    • One 2,000-word assignment. Peer feedback given on one of the major assignments during workshop. (40%)
    • One 2,000-word assignment. Peer feedback given on one drafts of the major assignments during workshop. Detailed feedback from tutors on this assessment, against published criteria and rubric. (40%)
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Entry requirements


Prerequisites: Students must have completed 60 credit points of Level one subjects. Past La Trobe University students who have previously completed ENG3WFI (Writing Fiction) are ineligible to enrol in this subject.

Additional requirements

No additional requirements

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