Beginning with set exercises and moving on to the student’s work, the class becomes a workshop in which the students benefit from sharing each other's work as well as receiving guidance from the tutor.
The requirements of editors, agents and publishers are explained. Non-fiction of all genres (memoir, biography, travel, history, science and politics) is welcome.
The aim of this Narrative Non-Fiction course is to encourage and inspire, through group discussion and individual exercises. Detailed individual feedback and editing of some of the assignments is a special feature of the course, with the aim of teaching students how to edit and judge their own work.
Guidance will also be given on how to prepare a book proposal.
Who is it for?
This Narrative Non-Fiction evening course aims to give writers confidence in their ability to deliver good, clean prose, to develop their use of vivid metaphoric language and to structure effectively both long and short works.
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Taught over 10 weekly evening classes, the course offers expert tuition and the flexibility of part-time study.
An opportunity to develop your non-fiction writing techniques and receive professional feedback on your work from a published writer and editor.
Led by an award-winning writer, this short course will help you to develop your creativity and critical thinking, as well as your editing skills.
Additionally, you will receive an insight into the publishing industry, including advice on how to prepare a book proposal.