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Creative Writing - Online

Course overview

A fun and interactive introduction to creative writing with lots of input on techniques to improve all aspects of your storytelling. This course is designed to kick-start your writing and provide inspiration for future writing.

Within this course you will learn ways to release your creativity, create characters, imagine new realities and find your own story.

This course will be delivered online via Microsoft Teams, a free to download, web-based video conferencing tool with a local, desktop client and a mobile app that allows users to meet online; as a result, you will need a computer (or other device that supports Microsoft Teams), webcam, headphones with a microphone and a good web connection.

Please note this course depends on minimum student numbers to run, we therefore do not recommend you purchase any equipment until the course is confirmed as going ahead. You will be refunded the course fee should this course be cancelled.

Entry requirements

There are no formal entry requirements for this course other than a good standard of English.

Course Modules

Some of the following elements will be explored:

- Getting Started
- Elements of the Story
- Creating Characters
- Dialogue
- Setting
- Managing Points of View
- Scene and Plot
- Showing and Telling
- Fairy-tales, poetry and diary writing may be included dependent on student interest.

What can I do next

After successfully completing this course, you could further your knowledge and skills by considering courses on character development or how to get published.