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Creative Writing for Beginners

Key course information

Film and Media Production


10 weeks

Part time


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Course Overview

The course provides an in-depth introduction to the art of creative writing. Throughout the course, you will explore innovative and stimulating ways to produce fiction – from short stories for adults and children, to longer works of fiction exploring a variety of genres.

Woman working on computer and writing down her thoughts
Woman working on computer and writing down her thoughts

What will I learn?

On completion, you should be able to comprehend the basic elements of fiction writing and be able to write a well-planned story depicting strong characterisation, technique and style.

The following topics will be covered in this course:

The possibilities available for fiction writers
The creative process – where to start
Idea generation
Finding your voice
Writers block
Writing short stories
An introduction to novel writing
Developing credible characters
Understanding dialogue
Create tension and drama
Understanding point of view
Developing plot and sub-plot
Descriptive writing
Writing short passages in a range of genres
Introducing show don’t tell
Using emotions and experiences to fuel the creative writing process
The self-editing process

Entry Requirements

There are no entry requirements associated with this course.

Study, Assessment and Qualifications

Assessment is informal, based on your personal targets and the learning outcomes and will be undertaken regularly with you by the course tutor.

Additional Costs and Information

There are no additional course costs. You should bring pen and paper with you.

This course runs on one day per week at the Salisbury Campus and the dates are:
27.04.21-06.07.21 Tuesday 18:30-21:00

What Could I Do Next?

On completion of your course you may choose to progress onto these following courses

You could enrol on the next term of our Creative Writing for Beginners course to further develop your writing skills.

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