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Words, words, words. They’re everywhere, and the particular way they’re strung together not only educates and informs, but inspires new experiences and ideas – the words we read can open up worlds.

If you’ve got a gift for constructing sentences worth reading, then a career as a writer could be a good move.

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  • Writing Creative Non-Fiction

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    Studying this course unit with Curtin University will equip you with a thorough understanding of writing creative non-fiction.
  • Writing the Zeitgeist

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    How do you make your writing relevant? This online unit of study on Writing the Zeitgeist from Curtin University will get your writing style up to scratch.
  • Textual Practices - Capstone Unit

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    This Textual Practices – Capstone Unit looks at the emergence and practice of the literary essay as a major genre of writing across many subject areas.
  • Writing for Children and Young Adults

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    This online unit in Writing for Children and Young Adults gives writers an overview of the current industry trends, issues and literary concerns impacting the young fiction market.
  • Writing the Short Story

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    This online Writing the Short Story unit from Griffith University focuses on the technical aspects of writing in various genres, styles and viewpoints in short story form, using a range of practical, critical and editorial strategies.
  • Writing and Research for Professional Contexts

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    This online Writing and Research for Professional Contexts unit from Curtin University introduces writing and research tasks common to both public and private sector workplaces.

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