This course is also offered as an intensive one-week summer school.
On this introduction to creative writing online short course you will learn the key elements of fiction writing, particularly in relation to short stories and novels. Subjects covered include structure, characterisation, dialogue, point of view, narrative voice, style and how to develop, sustain and end a story.
You will also learn how to support your practice as a writer and how to revise and edit your own work.
This creative writing course is ideal preparation for our Short Story Writing and Novel Writing and Longer Works courses.
Who is it for?
This creative writing course is aimed at beginners with no experience of creative writing, our Approach to Creative Writing classes will provide inspiration and guidance on how to begin to write creatively.
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You can take this ten-week creative writing course on Tuesday or Thursday evenings.
City Short Courses follow the academic year, delivering courses over three terms:
- Autumn - October
- Spring - January
- Summer - April
- Led by a professional writer
- Flexible online teaching
- Awarded a free City, University of London certificate