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Creative Writing for Beginners

Key course information

Film and Media Production

15/09/2020

10 weeks

Part time

144.00

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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.

What Could I Do Next?

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

Film and Media Production


Career Opportunities

  • Director
  • Storyboard Artist
  • Producer

  • Camera Technician
  • Sound Engineer
  • Scriptwriter

  • FX Technical Director
  • Set Decorator
  • Set Lighting Technician

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