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The Novel Studio
- Have you always wanted to write a novel?
- Do you want time to develop your writing in a supportive, professional environment?
- Are you interested in establishing links with agents and publishers?
The Novel Studio (formerly known as The Certificate in Novel Writing) offers 15 selected students the unique opportunity to work exclusively on their novels for a year. Six modules, taught by professional writers and editors, guide the student through the tricky terrain of novel writing, from plotting, planning and researching a novel, through to character development, pacing, narrative voice and style, revisions and editing.
With visits from established writers, agents and editors, the course has strong links with the publishing industry and an impressive publication record.
Writing short courses at City University London
City University London's short courses in writing offer a range of approaches to learning how to write creatively for a variety of audiences. Each course is self-contained and can be studied for a single term. There are also pathways for progression so that students can build confidence, expertise and a portfolio of work.
Why Choose City?
- Teaching is informed by the cutting edge research carried out at City University London
- Strong track record of published work
- Endorsed by key figures in modern British literature
A Range of Open Access Courses in 6 Subject Areas
- Introduction to creative writing
- Novel writing and longer works
- Short story writing
- Writing for children
- Narrative non-fiction
- Freelance writing
Alternatively, a year-long Novel Studio course offers the opportunity to work on a novel for a year, from the earliest stages through to revising and editing. The course includes visits from an established writer, a literary agent and a publisher.
Tutor in Focus
Kate Chisholm, Narrative Non-fiction
Kate Chisholm is the radio critic of The Spectator and the Royal Literary Fund Fellow at the University of Chichester (from September 2012). She also tutors on the MA in Creative Writing (Non-fiction) at City University. She is the author of Wits and Wives: Dr Johnson in the company of women (2011), Hungry Hell: What it's really like to be anorexic (2002) and Fanny Burney: Her life (1998). Her essay 'Best Bakery in Town' was included by Arvind Krishna Mehrotra in his collection of writings on the Indian city of Allahabad, The Last Bungalow (2007).