University of Technology Sydney

57041 Narrative Writing

8cp; To comply with health advice from NSW Health, the planned delivery of this subject for Spring 2021 has been adjusted. Activities scheduled for campus until the 27th of August (inclusive) are being moved online. Timetabled activities for the remainder of the session will be held on campus only if the public health situation permits face-to-face learning in available teaching spaces. Please log into Canvas and monitor your UTS email for the latest advice concerning subject delivery and assessment information.
There are course requisites for this subject. See access conditions.

Graduate subject – Writing – 400 level


This subject emphasises narrative development, with close attention to the relationship between structure and content in fiction. Craft skills appropriate to narrative writing are developed through exercises and sustained work on pieces of fiction, along with consideration of principles of editing and revision. The focus of the class is the students' own work. A range of exemplary contemporary narrative writing is read and discussed, integrating practical work with critical reflection on the processes of narrative writing. This is a core subject for postgraduate writing students and is suitable for students in other areas wishing to develop their writing through exercises and sustained work.

Typical availability

Autumn session, City campus,
Spring session, City campus

The subject is usually offered in these sessions. To confirm availability check the UTS Timetable Planner.

Detailed subject description.

Access conditions

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