KWB104 Writing the Short Story

Unit synopsis

This unit explores the elements of fiction such as character, voice, setting, plot, dialogue, point of view and modulation, and helps you acquire and practice skills in creative writing. It provides techniques in creative writing and editing, including some guidance in publishing. In this unit you will learn to analyse literary writing, in particular the short story, for craft elements and write your own work to industry standards. Rereading, editing, peer critique and rewriting are viewed as integral to the writing process. The writing of short stories has traditionally been a starting place for writers to begin developing their craft. This unit will aid you to improve your fiction writing skills and editing skills through a series of lectures and peer-critique workshops.

Faculty
Creative Industries Faculty
School/Discipline
Creative Writing
Study area
Creative practice, communication and design
Credit points
12

Dates and locations

Teaching period Dates Locations
Semester 2, 2019 22 July 2019 - 15 November 2019
  • Kelvin Grove

Fees

Commonwealth supported place (CSP) student contribution amount
2019: $820
Domestic fee-paying student fee
2019: $3,228
International student fee (excluding study abroad students)
2019: $3,768
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Guide to fees

Commonwealth supported place (CSP) student contribution amount
For Australian citizens, permanent visa holders and permanent humanitarian visa holders, and New Zealand citizens who study this unit:
  • as part of a QUT course and are eligible for a Commonwealth supported place (CSP)
  • as a cross-institutional student who has a Commonwealth supported place at their home university.
Domestic fee-paying student fee
For Australian citizens, permanent visa holders and permanent humanitarian visa holders, and New Zealand citizens, who study this unit:
  • as part of a QUT course and are not eligible for a Commonwealth supported place (CSP)
  • as part of a QUT course during Summer Semester
  • as a cross-institutional student who does not have a Commonwealth supported place at their home university
  • as a single-unit study student.
International student fee
For international students who study this unit:
  • as part of a QUT course
  • as a cross-institutional student.

Unit outlines