What opportunities will this course give me?

Students are welcome to re-enrol; each term in the year will have a different focus.

What will I be learning?

Students will gain confidence in their writing as they are taught:

How to use the senses, figurative language and to correct grammar and punctuation.
How to understand the structure and shape of narrative writing.
How to create believable characters, placed in a setting that is influenced by its atmosphere.
How to build fictional structures with plots designed with tension and conflict that lead to a believable and marketable ending.
How to critically analyse and revise writing assignments.
How to set up a manuscript and to create a convincing covering letter and synopsis.
How to appreciate the various poetic forms, their rhythms and rhymes.
How to utilise the current markets for fiction, non-fiction and poetry.

Why is this course for me?

This course will be taught and assessed with discussions, short writing exercises and examples of good writing.

By examining the work of successful authors and poets, attendees will be encouraged to develop their own style.

What do I need to sign up?

This course is suitable for students who already have some experience in creative writing and feel their skills would suit a more advanced class.

The focus will be on fiction, non fiction and poetry. Anyone suitably motivated can join.

Writers will be encouraged to learn creative writing techniques, as well as how to develop and market their creative ideas.

Is there anything else I need to know?

Please bring a pen and some paper to the first class.

Students are responsible for the purchase of materials necessary for the course.

Application Information

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.

Course Code

WRITN1/ADV

Course Options

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21/9/2020 - Apply Now

Venue

Thornden School

Session code

G500A

Day

Mon

Time

19:00 – 21:00

Weeks

10

Fees

£160.00

24+: £160.00

18/1/2021 - Apply Now

Venue

Thornden School

Session code

G500B

Day

Mon

Time

19:00 – 21:00

Weeks

9

Fees

£144.00

24+: £144.00

19/4/2021 - Apply Now

Venue

Thornden School

Session code

G500C

Day

Mon

Time

19:00 – 21:00

Weeks

9

Fees

£144.00

24+: £144.00

Session Venue Starts Days Time Weeks Fees* 24+ Fees*
G500A Thornden School 21/9/2020 Mon 19:00 – 21:00 10 £160.00 £160.00
G500B Thornden School 18/1/2021 Mon 19:00 – 21:00 9 £144.00 £144.00 Apply now
G500C Thornden School 19/4/2021 Mon 19:00 – 21:00 9 £144.00 £144.00 Apply now

* Please note that although this tool looks to give customers the best indication of course costs, a final cost can only be confirmed once all submitted information is verified by our information, advice and guidance team.

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If you require further advice and guidance about any course costs and/or the funding options available to you, the College has a dedicated Adult and Community Learning team who can be contacted on telephone 023 8091 1270.

The Equality Act

The College wishes to ensure that it complies with the requirements of the Equality Act 2010. If you are a disabled person, please ensure that we know what you need so that we can make all reasonable adjustments to help you succeed.

Please note all courses descriptions may be subject to change.