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Introduction to Creative Writing (Free)

Would you like to write creatively, telling a story? This short course is for beginner and improver writers who wish to refine their craft.

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Course Summary

Subject Area: Adult Community Learning
Adult and Community
Location: Ilkeston
Full Time or Part Time: PT
Level: Entry
Number Of Years: 0
Interview Required?: N
Weeks: 6
Hours: 2.50
Start: 11/09/2023

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Course Information for Students

This course is suitable for you if you have held a passion for creative writing; whether or not you have experimented with writing yourself.

Unlock and explore your creativity to enable you to develop characterisation, plot and settings.

An interest in creative writing generally.  You must be willing to work independently to develop your ideas and to share them with the group.

You will learn to develop descriptive techniques used in fictional accounts.  You will broaden your vocabulary so that you can evoke engagement and an emotional reaction from a reader.

The course will include:-

A brief explanation of the subject of ‘creative writing’

Practice in strategies for writing fiction

Exploring topics, genres, concepts from the work of several authors 

Writing at least one piece of creative writing employing skills and literary devices covered during the course.

Literary devices will be explored using a range a classroom and homework activities.  There will be group discussions, small projects and practical work.

A notebook and pen.  (Access to the Internet is also required for research and available through our library services)

You will produce an assessed piece of creative writing, which you will submit for tutor feedback

This is a great introduction if you are planning on studying a GCSE in English Literature and wishing to study literature in more detail.  It also will broaden your vocabulary which is useful in a range of professions.  

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Course Information Last Updated On: October 24, 2022 12:27 pm