Chapter Three courses are for more experienced writers who wish to dig deeper into a particular genre or sub-genre of writing. Courses at this level presume that you already have an established writing practice, and a familiarity with the basics of writing. These courses each include 12 lessons, and three opportunities to gain detailed, personal feedback on your work.
Available places: 10Cost: $395.00
This course is ideal for non-fiction writers interested in writing about nature and environment, fiction writers wanting to improve their capacity to capture landscape, and professional writers in science or environmental fields seeking to develop their writing skills. Nature Writing examines the history of nature writing, including Australian and international perspectives, representations of landscape, and concepts of wild and wilderness. You’ll explore a range of writing techniques for developing plot and character, describing nature, evoking a strong sense of place in fiction, and writing for advocacy.
Available places: UnlimitedCost: $395.00
Duration: 12 Lessons
Biographical Writing is ideal for writers contemplating a memoir, biographical or autobiographical writing project. This practical, hands-on course covers the writing process from start to finish, including: planning the project, how to conduct effective research, structuring your work, characterisation, setting, and publishing and marketing opportunities. You’ll take a close look at each of the genres within biographical writing: memoir, autobiography and biography. The course also explores the history and development of biographical writing, notions of truth and memory, and some of the ethical issues that need to be considered.
Each lesson includes a range of readings featuring different subjects and styles, a discussion of the techniques used by a variety of writers, and opportunities for you to experiment with your own writing.
Available places: 10Cost: $295.00Overview
Crime Writing is made up of twelve lessons, including two opportunities for you to gain written feedback on your writing from the course tutors. The course also offers you a range of opportunities to try out different writing techniques, participate in peer discussion, and other (crime related) interactive activities.
From the day you enrol, you have up to 16 weeks to complete the course. We recommend spending a minimum of one week on each lesson.
Designed by Dr Inga Simpson, this course helps you develop a deeper understanding of crime writing and its sub-genres, explore research and planning ideas, and expand your writing skills. Each lesson includes a range of classic and contemporary readings featuring different subjects and styles, a discussion of the techniques used by a variety of writers, and opportunities for you to experiment with your own writing.
You will work through the process of coming up with an idea for a novel, developing and researching that idea, drafting and editing the opening chapters, and writing a synopsis to pitch to a publisher. You’ll cover ideas and techniques for developing plot, character and setting, as well as elements of style. You will also explore the sub-genres of crime fiction including true crime, and the pleasures of writing series crime fiction.