9 or 11 weeks
This course is for learners who would like to learn about different types of writing and writing techniques.
In the first 5 weeks the following topics are covered:
- Autobiographical writing
- Short story writing
- Writing for the stage
- Writing for the radio
- Story structure
- How to plot a story
The techniques – such as show, don’t tell, story structure, how to plot a story – which help the writer to produce successful writing will be also taught in the first five weeks.
You will have freedom in the remaining weeks of the course to choose topics to learn in more depth.
A few weeks after the last week, an anthology will be produced. This will contain a representative sample of the different work produced by the learners.
You will be taught in a classroom environment in group sessions. You will also receive one to one feedback on your writing.
There is no formal assessment on this course but you will be encouraged by the tutor to keep a portfolio of handouts, notes, key writings and examples of your work to show the progress you have made.
You will be able to use your new skills to write personal stories, blogs and articles.
Learners who have already completed the course and who wish to return:
You will be given the opportunity to make an immediate choice about your chosen area of interest and to move straight in to working on your own.
A keen interest in the subject.