Novel Writing and Longer Works Short Courses
|Start Date||Start Time||Duration||Cost||Course Code||Apply|
|Monday 1 October 2012||18:30 - 20:30||10 weekly classes||£220.00||CE1207||Enrollment Closed|
|Monday 21 January 2013||18:30 - 20:30||10 weekly classes||£220.00||CE1207||Apply Now|
|Monday 29 April 2013||18:30 - 20:30||10 weekly classes||£220.00||CE1207||Apply Now|
Katy Darby's short stories have been read on BBC Radio, published in magazines including Slice, Mslexia and The London Magazine, and won prizes in several international fiction competitions. Her first novel, Victorian drama The Whores' Asylum was published by Penguin in 2012 (the paperback title is The Unpierced Heart). She has a BA in English from Oxford University and an MA in Creative Writing from UEA, where she received the David Higham Award. From 2010-12 she edited short story magazine Litro, and she co-founded and currently runs the monthly live fiction event Liars' League, involving regular collaborations with Granta Magazine.
Some writing experience and an idea for a novel/novella/long short story.
Applicants to the novel writing course must be proficient in written and spoken English.
What will I learn?
- To define the techniques involved in longer fiction.
- To understand the construction of a sustained piece of fiction.
- To analyse and criticise constructively your own and others' work.
- To be aware of the resources, support structures and publication outlets appropriate to your produced work.
Teaching and AssessmentInformal assessment will take place through group discussion, class room activities, and questions and answers sessions as guided by your tutor.
Recommended ReadingMittelmark, H. and Newman, S, (2009) How Not To Write A Novel. London: Penguin
The Writers' and Artists' Yearbook (annual). London: A & C Black, or
Barry, T., ed. (annual) The Writers' Handbook. London: Macmillan
Mullan J. (12 Oct 2006) How Novels Work. OUP Oxford