Writing Creative Fiction Introduction


16 hours







Next Intake

10 November


Is it time to bring out the writer in you? In this online course you will develop an understanding of a range of fiction writing styles. You will be encouraged to develop and apply fiction writing skills of construction and criticism, and be given the opportunity to workshop your own writing project.

Course content

  • Getting started
  • Developing characters and point of view
  • Setting
  • Show don't tell
  • Story and structure
  • Voice and dialogue
  • Drafting and Polishing
  • Reading night and Industry discussion


How to enrol

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As writing talent is not necessarily bound to education experience, there is no formal qualification required by this course, only a genuine interest in taking your fiction writing to the next level.

Materials supplied

All relevant course materials will be provided online.

Materials to bring

A computer equipped with a microphone and camera. Pen, paper and/or laptop for note taking.

Suited to

Great for beginners or anyone interested in fiction writing. Develop your writing style and workshop your own writing project.

Additional notes

This short course is now being delivered online. Students will participate in bi-weekly 2 hour sessions including exercises, discussion and workshopping of your own writing projects. Completion of this online course will not guarantee entry into an RMIT Program.


Upon finishing the course you will receive a RMIT Certificate of Completion. You can use this as a record to demonstrate the outcomes covered in the course.

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Facilitator: Susie Thatcher

Susie Thatcher is a Melbourne writer as well as being TheCanaryPress literary magazine General Manager from 2015-16. She was shortlisted for the 2016 Richell Prize for her novel Gardens of Stone as well as a WrICE Emerging Writer Fellow, participating in residencies in the Philippines and Melbourne. She has been a guest artist at the Melbourne Writers Festival (2017), the Odyssey Literary Festival (2016), and the Emerging Writers Festival (2015). 

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