Creative Writing - Exploring Creative Writing

This course explores all aspects of creative writing to help you discover your voice and develop your creative writing skills. You will be stimulated, challenged and entertained in equal measure and, as your confidence grows, you will gain mastery across the forms and genres, allowing your creative voice to grow and giving full reign to your imagination. Whether you wish to explore or enhance your creative writing skills, this is the course for you.

Course Content

This course explores each of the main creative writing forms (including novels, novellas, short stories, poetry, plays, screenwriting and blogging) and genres (including Crime, Fantasy, Horror and Science Fiction). Practical writing tasks (focusing on characterisation, plot, structure and dialogue) and supportive group workshops (with tutor guidance and feedback) give direction to your writing. The course also incorporates advice concerning publication including finding a literary agent and the pros and cons of self-publishing.

Entry Requirements

This course is suitable for anyone who enjoys creative writing, whether as a hobby or with professional aspirations. It is recommended that students joining this course possess a good level of functional literacy although no formal qualifications are required

First Class Requirements

Students are advised to bring pens, paper and a folder (for storing work, notes and handouts). Laptops, tablet computers and recording devices e.g. dictaphones are optional but welcome.

Attendance Requirements

Regular attendance required.

Assessment Methods

Progress and achievement will be assessed by a mix of one-to-one feedback in class and the marking of (optional) writing tasks. Feedback is designed to be supportive and is tailored to the needs and aspirations of the individual student.

Further Study Options

Students might also like to consider the RACC course in Writing Freelance Magazine Articles. This course explores non-fiction writing for fun and profit.

Additional Information

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