This is an online course delivered using Zoom, in real time with live interaction with your tutor and fellow learners.
This course will enable students to 'have a go' at creative writing, unlock their creativity, express themselves and explore prose techniques, By the end of the course students should be able to:, - devise atmosphere and characters for short stories, - write dialogues, - evaluate how much plot is needed in a story, - experiments with different genres , - evaluate their own work and the work of others in a constructive manner, You will develop a writing discipline through class writing exercises and weekly assignments. You will explore both how to write creatively and how to write effectively. , You can choose whether to write from your own life or fiction. You will also explore another aspect of creative writing, such as, poetry or play writing., You will have the opportunity to review and refine your work to achieve a finished piece with which you are satisfied., There is an expectation that you will share your writing in class and learn to give and receive constructive feedback.
Who is the tutor?
About the Tutor: Caroline Greville
Dr Caroline Greville
Caroline is an experienced Creative Writing tutor and her courses encourage writers of all abilities to try something new. Classes are informal and fun, with participants always producing work they are proud of. There are opportunities to write fiction, memoir and poetry, and Caroline helps students develop in their own areas of interest. She produces an anthology of students' work once a year, a keepsake that always sells.
Caroline holds a PhD in Creative Non-Fiction and an MA in Creative Writing (distinction). Her memoir and PhD project Badger Clan was published early in 2019. Her nature writing is also found in the Seasons anthologies for the Wildlife Trusts.
Caroline is a member of the Association of Christian Writers. Her work features in their Christmas Anthology publication. She writes devotional material for The Upper Room Bible notes (UK and Worldwide editions).
How will I be taught?
A stimulating and safe environment in which students will explore their own talent with a supportive attitude to each other's work. Pair and group work will be used during the course. Students should be prepared to share and discuss their original work, receiving comments and constructive feedback., Initial assessment will be carried out at the beginning of the course to assess individual skill level. Each student's starting point will be recorded on an Individual Learning Plan (ILP) and targets will be set. This will be revisited from time to time during the course to monitor and record progress. Tutors will mark homework and give written or verbal feedback.
What do I need to have with me?
An A4 file/notepad and folder for handouts. Pen/pencil.
What can I do next?
Another Creative writing course. The tutor will be able to advise.
What do I need to join the course
Students will need a reasonable standard of written and spoken English and are expected to be keen readers, This course is for people who are interested in creative writing but have little or no experience. The course is aimed at beginner writers with a passionate desire to write who want to explore their own creativity but need to develop their own voice and styles and discover if they have a talent for fiction.
Joining your course
If you require any information about joining this online course then please call 03000 41 22 22* and quote the Course Code ONL/109596/K/LC.
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