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.
11 weeks (22 hours)
Who is this course for?
Anybody who has an interest in Creative Writing.
- Short Story Narrative Structure
- Novel Writing
- 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.
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