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Creative Writing

Course aims

By the end of the course, you will be able to:

  • understand how to write in various forms including short story writing, writing a novel and poetry.
  • understand how to write realistic dialogue, narrative structure, setting and description and more.
  • learn how to format and present work for professional submission to publishers and competitions.
  • be able to appreciate the qualities of good writing.
  • have an improved knowledge of literary forms, basic literary theories and their application to your own work.
  • have a developed appreciation of peer review and be comfortable sharing your writing with others.

Course length

11 weeks (22 hours)

Who is this course for?

Anybody who has an interest in Creative Writing.

Course content

  • Short Story Narrative Structure
  • Novel Writing
  • Poetry
  • Life Writing
  • Research for Fiction
  • Writing Realistic Dialogue
  • Characterisation within Fiction
  • Setting and Description
  • Formatting for Publication
  • Viewpoint and Grammatical Person

This is not an exhaustive list. Other topics may be added/replaced according to the needs of the learners.

Will I gain any qualifications?

This course has no formal qualification; however, your work in class will be assessed by your tutor in order to enhance your learning. You will be expected to take these assessments.

What could this course lead to?

A continuation course in Creative Writing.

How will I learn?

There will be tutor input, group pair and individual work, and use of a range of audiovisual and IT resources. We aim to match the teaching to a wide range of individual learning styles and to make your learning enjoyable, challenging and rewarding. You will be given homework to complete after each session.

Your commitments as a learner

  • Attend every session of your course. If you need to miss a class, please let your tutor know in advance; Learners should consider their personal commitments and circumstances that may prevent attendance before enrolling on a course as missed classes will affect their learning. Missed classes cannot be taken at another time;
  • Have sufficient time for self-study and completion of homework; In order to maximise your learning, we strongly recommend that you spend at least 15 minutes every day (2 hours per week) on self-study, homework, practice, etc.
  • Complete the course
  • Complete all the assessments

What do I need to bring with me?

You will need to bring a pen, paper, ring-binder and you may be required to purchase a course book.

Useful websites

The BAES online course directory: www.learnbaes.ac.uk

Brasshouse Languages website: www.brasshouse.ac.uk

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