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Creative Writing for Beginners

Key course information

Arts, Creative Media and Games Development


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 and 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
; using emotions and experiences to fuel the creative writing process
and 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

Arts, Creative Media and Games Development

Career Opportunities

  • Advertising
  • Fashion Design
  • Videographer

  • Producer
  • Presenter
  • Photography

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The global games audience is estimated to be 2.4billion people

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