Creative Writing 3: Narrative Fiction

Macquarie University

Course Description

  • Course Name

    Creative Writing 3: Narrative Fiction

  • Host University

    Macquarie University

  • Location

    Sydney, Australia

  • Area of Study

    Creative Writing, English, Literature

  • Language Level

    Taught In English

  • Prerequisites

    6 credit points from 200 level including ENGL233 or MAS202 or MECO210 or MECO211 or MECO310 or MECO311

  • Course Level Recommendations


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    Hours & Credits

  • Credit Points

  • Recommended U.S. Semester Credits
    3 - 4
  • Recommended U.S. Quarter Units
    4 - 6
  • Overview

    This unit is suited to students who wish to develop skills and confidence with their writing of narrative, either in the short story or novel genre. In addition to weekly writing tasks, students will write two to three short stories or two thematically linked novel chapters. The unit is taught through a combination of lectures; readings in narrative studies and examples of short fiction; and workshops of student writing. Narrative studies topics include focalisation, management of time, scene structures, speech and dialogue. Assessment takes into account each student's creative work, weekly writing exercises, discussion and analysis of the readings, weekly attendance and participation, and the student's workshop and discussion skills. Assessment is ongoing throughout the semester.

Course Disclaimer

Courses and course hours of instruction are subject to change.

Credits earned vary according to the policies of the students' home institutions. According to ISA policy and possible visa requirements, students must maintain full-time enrollment status, as determined by their home institutions, for the duration of the program.