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ENG 12: Craft of Writing: Module C: Home

Advanced and Standard

Writers of note

  • Geraldine Brooks
  • Helen Garner
  • Tara June Winch
  • Michael Ondaatje
  • Graham Greene
  • John Steinbeck
  • Kate Grenville
  • Kristen Hannah
  • Margaret Atwood
  • Maggie O'Farrell


Four text types

Selected texts should include texts that exemplify writing styles as well as those that comment on writing so that students have opportunities to:

imitate specific aspects of writing – narrative, character, point of view, argument, figurative language, genre, perspective and style

write in a range of forms and for different contexts

explain the effects of their writing choices for audiences and purposes

reflect on their own writing as required by the module. (NESA )



Discursive writing

Dictionary meaning of DISCURSIVE:

Tending to digress from the main point; rambling. From


Book recommendations - Short stories

The Books that made us (Series, ABC TV 2021)

Some well known readers speak about the stories that have resonated with them.

Recommended books - Unique style of Prose

Recommended books- Evocative and emotional

Recommended books - Character and plot design

Bleak House by Charles Dickens.This is a free edition with Project Gutenberg. The prose of this novel will stay with you. It has an enduring quality mainly because of the language Dickens attributes to his characters. The plot is as complex as the legal case it refers to. Dickens is a masterful storyteller. It is a huge novel, not for those afraid of reading...but when the book is this good, what does page number matter? Skilful students may take up the Dickens baton and run with creating their own quirky characters using unique dialogue and descriptive language, as well as creative naming techniques.

Recommended books - Biographical

Book recommendations - Historical, time and place.

Book recommendations - Landscape