What opportunities will this course give me?
Powerful, transformative writing is built through two important pillars: the ability to create a narrative that is both compelling and original. Our Creative Writing Beginners course will give you the initial tools to bring these stories to life.
The aim of the programme is to give you the skills needed to submit industry standard work, in whatever medium you most enjoy and connect with. This could be poetry, short stories, essays, full length fiction...the choices are huge and exciting.
The course tutor has worked in the creative industry for almost two decades. During this time he has played a key role in reading theatre, TV and film submissions for leading agencies, while also working as an independent editor. His experience is enormous, and he truly understands what it takes to write and submit a successful piece of creative writing.
What will I be learning?
This course is suitable for beginners. The focus will be on fiction and creating short stories and writing for the stage and screen. Other areas of study may include: poetry, discussions, short writing exercises, critical analysis and revision of work.
The course will help students to understand:
• The basics of writing short stories and long form fiction;
• The structure and shape of narrative writing;
• How to create compelling characters and locations;
• How to adopt a critical and constructive approach to their work;
• How to write for mediums other than prose;
• What they can do with their finished work when the course is completed.
Why is this course for me?
The creative writing industry is competitive, and getting your work published is a challenge in itself; however, with the right guidance on how to submit your work in the very best, most professional way possible, you can improve your chances tenfold.
This course is ideal for learners who don't enjoy formal exams, as the course is not assessed. However, your tutor will read your work and provide feedback whenever requested; we want the course to be as valuable as possible, while reducing any pressure on learners.
How will my learning be enhanced?
The course does not have any professional accreditation, however the learning and support you gain throughout your time on the programme will be help you on your journey.
You will have access to recommendations on competitions and submissions for new writers. In addition, your tutor will provide information on how to spot the most respectable companies for submissions (and how to know which ones to avoid).
Essentially, everything shared on the course is gearing you up for the best chance of publication success.
What do I need to sign up?
This course is suitable for all, especially those who are new to creative writing; anyone suitably motivated can join.
Is there anything else I need to know?
A pen and paper/notepad to take notes would be useful.
No additional costs are anticipated.
Please note that all courses are subject to minimum numbers and course descriptions may be subject to change. A place on your chosen course is not confirmed until all of the necessary enrolment paperwork is signed and any relevant fees are paid. The team will be in touch to discuss this with you, once your application has been processed.
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