Short Story Writing


Learn how to write short stories that sell


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Course Code WRI
Qualification gained Australian College Certificate in Professional Writing (Short Story 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 – Foundations of Writing and the Industry

Reading 1 – Overview of the Writing Industry
Industry Overview
The Writing Industry and You
Forms of Writing
Where The Work Is
Network Contacts
Tools and References

Reading 2 – Short Story Writing
A Brief History of The Short Story
Introduction to the Elements of Short Story Writing
From Fact to Fiction
Redrafting Your Work


Module 2 – Refining your Short Story

Reading 1 – The Art of Writing Your Stories
The Elements Revisited
More About Writing
Rewriting Your Stories

Reading 2 – Elements of the Contemporary Short Story
Elements of Contemporary Short Story
Writing, Editing and Workshopping Stories
Communication and Presentation Protocols

Reading 3 – Polishing Your Stories
Writing and Refining Your Stories
Identifying Your Writing Markets
Public Presentation
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  • 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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