University of Technology Sydney

57124 Novel 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. ; availability: not offered to exchange and study abroad students
Anti-requisite(s): 50003 Introduction to Novel Writing AND 50329 Novel Writing Workshop

Graduate subject - Writing - 400 level


This is an advanced workshop for students who have some background in fiction writing and who are either commencing work on a novel or have already commenced. The aim of this subject is to produce the opening section of a potential novella or novel, or a substantial portion of a work in progress, minimum 5000 words and maximum 10,000 words. Contemporary and experimental forms of the novel are studied and encouraged as well as more traditional narratives. Students study a range of short novels that enhance their understanding of the form and help develop their critical skills. Workshop participation and peer assessment are a vital part of this subject.

Typical availability

Spring session, City campus

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