Julia Casterton, Creative Writing, A Practical Guide, 3rd ed., Palgrave McMillan, 2005

Jon Ford and Marjorie Ford, ed. A Web of Stories: An Introduction to Short Fiction, London: Prentice Hall, 1997

John Singleton, Mary Luckhurst, The Creative Writing Handbook 3rd edition, Palgrave McMillan, 2001


Useful Short Stories:

Carmel Bird, ed. The Penguin Century of Australian Stories, Melbourne: Penguin, 2000

Raymond Carver, ‘So Much Water, So Close to Home’ What We Talk About When We Talk About Love, New York: Knopf, 1981

Henry Lawson, ‘The Drover’s Wife’, While the Billy Boils, Sydney: Angus and Robertson, 1896

David Malouf, ‘Jacko’s Reach’, Dream Stuff, Sydney: Chatto and Windus,  2000

Katherine Mansfield, ‘The Garden Party’, The Collected Stories of Katherine Mansfield, Melbourne: Penguin Classics, 2007

Susan Midalia, Feet to the Stars, Crawley, WA: University of Western Australia Publishing, 2015

Joyce Carol Oates, The Oxford Book of American Short Stories, New York: Oxford University Press, 1992

Jayne Anne Phillips, ‘Cheers’, Black Tickets, New York: Delacorte Press/St. Lawrence, 1979

Edgar Allen Poe, ‘The Tell-­Tale Heart’, The Collected Works of Edgar Allen Poe, London:  Wordsworth  Editions,  2009

Ania Walwicz, ‘Hospital’ Writing, Clifton Hill: Rigmarole Books, 1982

Tim Winton, ‘Big World’, The Turning, Sydney: Picador,  2005

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