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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 Gothic and Speculative Fiction

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    This online Writing Gothic and Speculative Fiction unit from Griffith University focuses on writing in genre narrative, using popular gothic and speculative fiction as a springboard.
  • 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.
  • Writing Poetry

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    In this online Writing Poetry unit from Griffith University students will create their own portfolio of poetic works through weekly creative writing exercises.
  • 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.
  • Bachelor of Arts (Professional Writing and Publishing)

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    This Bachelor of Arts (Professional Writing and Publishing) online course by Curtin University will give you the training to excel in the craft of writing and pursue a career in publishing.

  • Introduction to Writing

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    Learn about the different forms of creative expression with this online Introduction to Writing unit of study from Curtin University.

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