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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.
  • Writing History: People, Places and Times

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    This Writing History: People, Places and Times unit explores contemporary debates surrounding the contemporary writing of history.
  • Reading and Writing

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    Reading and Writing is an online unit provided by Swinburne University, which explores the relationship between literary theory and the way we write.
  • Writing Crime and Contemporary Romance

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    This online Writing Crime and Contemporary Romance unit from Griffith University explores the highly successful popular culture fiction genres of crime, chick literature and lad fiction.
  • Academic Writing

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    This Academic Writing unit provides an introduction to strategies and methods for communicating effectively through your writing.
  • 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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