Develop your Creative Writing Style - Part-time

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  • Course description

    If you have already completed our introductory course or are already comfortable with the subject, this advanced course will help you work on your own fiction writing, be it short stories, life writing, novels of any genre, children’s fiction or plays.

    We all have different motives for writing and for some it’s a need. If you’ve completed our introductory course, or just feel inspired to shift your prose writing up a gear, these advanced classes will help you focus on short stories, life writing, a novel or perhaps a play.

    During this course you’ll receive regular mail outs with advice and tips from novelist, teacher and journalist, Laurence Kennedy, examining how other writers achieve their effects will help you develop your craft. You’ll also be able to read your own writing aloud, explore practical personal goals and benefit from supportive audience responses.

    The course provides the opportunity to develop your characters and characterisation skills, look at how to manage pace, plot and story line. You’ll learn to decide what has to stay and what can go. Example passages from different periods and genres will help you to consider changing dialogue conventions and look at how to bring a setting to life with economy and force.

    Your tutor will suggest deadlines to keep you progressing between classes and give realistic advice on ways to find an agent, if that’s what you’re after, and get published. You’ll be encouraged to write a minimum of 2000 words each week within a framework that makes sense.

    Enroll today and chip away hard at that imaginary thing some call writer’s block. The internet has changed writing forever. Who knows where your work will be tomorrow?

    Entry Requirements

    We recommend that you complete our ‘Introduction to Creative Writing’ course or have an equivalent understanding of the subject.

    What you need to bring

    A notebook and pen, Laptop or similar tablet device.


    Autumn term

    • Monday 10th October – 12th December 2016

    Spring term

    • Monday 23rd January – 27th March 2017
    Class size

    Maximum 16 students

    If you would like to receive a Short Courses Z-Card please get in touch.


    Duration: 10 Monday evenings 6-9pm Fees: £259


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