Creative Writing


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Course Code CRW
Qualification gained Australian College Diploma of Professional Writing (Creative Writing)
Study mode Flexible delivery online
Flexible duration Up to 12 months
Study load Self-paced
Start date Start anytime
Assessment method Short Answer Questions, Writing Assessments
Nationally recognised No
Course units

Module 1 – Developing Your Creative Writing

Reading 1 – Creative Writing for Pleasure and Profit
Introduction to Creative Writing
Your Writing Menu
The Writer’s Toolbox
Getting Started
Basic Grammar Points

Reading 2 – Structure in Your Writing
Your Writing Direction
Drawing On Your Experiences
Text Structure
Words Of Wisdom

Reading 3 – Finding Your Point of View
Introducing Point Of View
First Person Point Of View
Second Person Point Of View
Third Person Point Of View
The Various Uses Of Tense

Reading 4 – Character, Plot and Dialogue
Being Character Driven
Where Do Characters Come From?
Major and Minor Characters
Reasons For Using Dialogue
Features of Dialogue
Dialects and Unusual Speech Patterns
Setting Out Dialogue


Module 2 – Creating a Writing Portfolio

Reading 1 – Plotting a Story
Developing The Plot
The Power Of Conflict
Drawing Up a Plan
The Blueprint: Basic Structures
Arranging The Story

Reading 2 – Atmosphere, Mood and Style
Creating a Sense Of Place
Authentic Descriptions
Symbolic Meaning in Description
Voice is Different From Voices
Making Your Work Original and Your Words Sing
Imagery, Metaphors and Similes
Pacing Yourself

Reading 3 – Writing Life Stories
Autobiography and Memoir
Writing Your Family History
Writing a Biography
Recommended Reading

Reading 4 – Writing Poetry
Poetry Today
Finding Inspiration
Learning The Craft
Different Types Of Poems


Module 3 – Editing and Publishing Your Work

Reading 1 – Popular Genres
Bestselling Books
Writing Romance Fiction
Writing Historical Fiction
Making Crime Pay – From Writing Not Murder
Fantasy and Science Fiction
Horror Stories
More Tips For Genre Writing

Reading 2 – Screenplays, Stage Plays, Television
Stage Plays
Screenplays For Film and Television
Film – Making Your Mark On The Big Screen

Reading 3 – Editing Techniques
Fellowships and Prizes
Writing Non-Fiction
Ghost Writing
Finding Your Way Around The Internet
Starting With The First Draft
Improving Your Draft
Evaluating Your Writing Style
Professional Editors and Assessors

Reading 4 – The Business of Getting Published
Writing a Book Proposal
Tracking Your Work
Do You Need An Agent?
Choosing The Right Publisher
The Role Of The Manuscript Reader
Final Words

  • Access to a computer with word processing, PDF reader capabilities and an internet connection
  • A good command of written English
  • Ability to allocate appropriate study hours per week

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