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Writing 1: Starting to Write Course - Distance

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  • Objectives
    The course aims to give students practice in writing from direct sensory experience and detailed observation; explore language and style in different literary forms; develop discrimination and choice in drafting, evaluating and editing texts.
  • Course description
    A fundamental look at how imaginative writing can express personal experience. This course is rich in ideas, examples, helpful exercises and theoretical and historical information. It will help you to practise writing in various genres, to develop critical models, to acquire primary skills in drafting, editing and presenting creative work, and to respond to constructive suggestions and criticism. It is for complete beginners or more experienced writers seeking a fresh approach in their writing.

        - Creating poems
        - Building descriptive prose passages
        - Making and revising text
        - Writing about people
        - Creating character and making characters speak
        - Dialogue, style and language
        - Syntax, imagery and structure
        - Submitting work for publication.

    Postal tuition

    You are allocated a tutor and receive their details in your course pack. You work from the course materials and send regular assignments to your tutor. These are returned to you with comment and advice. The course fee includes tutor feedback on your set assignments, but you can purchase feedback and comment on additional pieces of work if you wish.

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