If you’ve always wanted to write but didn’t know where to start, or if you’re returning to writing after some time away: this Beginners Course is the course for you! This course will explore the wonderful world of creative writing. With steady encouragement and guidance you will complete manageable weekly assignments with one to one feedback from your tutor Doreen Duffy. This could be the start of your first short story, or the collection of short stories that will become your first book.
This one-to-one online creative writing course for children is suitable for 8-11 year olds. The student will be given notes, tips and exercises every week to help them. Each exercise will be read by Olive and the student will receive written feedback. However, the main thing is for the student to have fun when writing!
In this creative writing course for teenagers, you’ll receive weekly notes and assignments. We’ll look at observation, planning and plotting, what makes a good beginning and ending, character, point of view, dialogue, setting and editing.
The online intermediate creative writing course will allow participants to explore specific writing techniques which help build a bridge between the beginner and the more experienced writer. The creative impulse is very much an element of this journey, it helps to maintain a healthy imaginative register. Each module will guide the participant towards producing a strong body of writing based around relevant exercises and prompts.
This online advanced creative writing course will address the basic difficulties faced by writers in the craft of short fiction. It is suitable for participants who have already begun to write short stories and who would like to develop their skills. You do not have to be published. Each lesson will include various prompts to liberate creativity. It will also include a review of work and examples of the masters in the genre of the short story.
This online begin your novel writing course is designed for those who have an idea for a novel, or who have started to write one, and are in need of inspiration and guidance. You will embark on a six-week journey into your own story – using notes, writing tasks and reading resources to help you open up the world of your novel.
Tutor Niamh Griffin has seen blogging go from a weird little niche-thing to something everyone wants to have a go at. Whether you want to keep a blog to chat with friends or use it to launch a new career, she can answer your questions and guide you through the process. Time to untangle the jargon and get blogging!
Sometimes plots and characters become so familiar to us, our habits so ingrained, that it’s hard to see beyond the borders of our stories or feel energised about starting new work. It may be time to drop down the rabbit hole.
This four-week class will present strategies to lift you out of ruts and help you solve problems in your stories or essays.
This online beginner’s screenwriting course is ideal for cineastes and telly-addicts who have long harboured fantasies of penning their own sweeping epic or six part series but don’t know where to start. With links to online resources, helpful examples, weekly exercises and tutor feedback, participants will gain an important working knowledge of the scriptwriting process.