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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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  • Script Writing

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    This online Script Writing unit from Swinburne University of Technology focuses on script development for presentation to a selected audience.
  • Creative Writing: A Practical Introduction

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    Develop the skills to produce articulate and engaging creative writing in this online Creative Writing: A Practical Introduction unit from Macquarie University.
  • Feature Writing

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    In this online Feature Writing unit run by Griffith University, you will learn about different feature writing styles and how they can be applied to different markets.
  • Creative Writing, Forms and Structures

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    Learn the fundamental principles that underpin creative writing by studying this online Creative Writing, Forms and Structures unit from Griffith University.
  • Classic Australian Novels

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    Griffith University's online unit in Classic Australian Novels offers an introduction to Australian literature.
  • Writing the Zeitgeist

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    This online Writing the Zeitgeist unit from Curtin University introduces the significance of writing, creating and reflecting the spirit of the times across relevant genres.

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