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Creative Writing Course

The aim of this five week course is to help both the beginner and the more advanced writer to develop and improve their writing skills in a range of different areas, including short story writing, flash fiction, poetry and the writing of a novel.

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Course Summary

Subject Area: Adult Community Learning
Adult and Community
Location: The Roundhouse
Full Time or Part Time: PT
Level: 1
Number Of Years: 0
Interview Required?: N
Weeks: 5
Hours: 2.50
Start: Flexible
Tuition: £80
The Roundhouse

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Course Information for Students

This course is for beginners and more advanced writers who want to develop their imaginative ideas and discover new approaches to their work.

There are no formal entry requirements.  Rather just a desire to hone writing skills.

  • Inspiration to Write
  • Creating Characters
  • The Importance of the First Page
  • Short Stories and Novel Writing
  • Working the Lines

The course is delivered by a multi-award winning playwright, who will set interactive exercises and facilitate creative discussions.

A notepad and pen/pencil.

There is no formal assessment, but there will be a course evaluation to complete at the end of the course.

Writing that book, short story or poem.

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Course Information Last Updated On: February 20, 2023 11:32 am