This unit covers the knowledge and skills required to develop an existing draft of a fictional narrative suitable for a novel.

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Vocational and further education (TAFE)
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Assessment tasks will be designed to reinforce and extend knowledge and skill competence within set and controlled parameters in accordance with each unit's learning outcomes and performance criteria requirements, including the setting of work based practical application tasks designed to provide evidence of competence outcomes, within periodic and scheduled timelines. Students will be expected to demonstrate the following required skills: - an ability to experiment in the development and refining of concepts for a novel; - an ability to use research to inform experimentation in writing; - an ability to develop the elements of the novel within the chosen structure; - an ability to write a synopsis; - an ability to apply appropriate writing techniques to draft; - an ability to apply appropriate editing techniques to draft; - discuss written draft in a collaborative manner; - request and respond to critical feedback, and; - pitch the concept or idea for the novel.Students will also be expected to demonstrate the following knowledge: - a knowledge of the relationship between the different elements of a novel; - a knowledge of established conventions associated with different genres of novel; - a knowledge of writing theories and their application to novel writing; - a knowledge of different writing techniques; - a knowledge of the copyright, moral rights and intellectual property issues associated with writing; - a knowledge of copyright, moral rights and intellectual property legislation; - a knowledge of the publishing industry, and; - a knowledge of the current market.

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