Cookie PolicySkip to main content
Course Areas Centres Learning With Us About Us
Hands typing on a typewriter

Creative Writing - The Final Edit - Online Live

Day of week:
Delivered online
Level 1
10:00 - 12:00
4 weeks

Online /Live

This course will offer you a close look at preparing a manuscript for presentation.
They say that then when you open your newly published book for the first time, whatever first page you open there will be a spelling mistake. This course will offer you the chance to take a critical look at your project as part of preparing it for final presentation, so that you can try to avoid this.
We will cover: how to look at your work through fresh eyes including; looking for typos, checking details, revising and editing and the use of grammar-checking software and reference works.

Who is the tutor?

About the Tutor: Charlie Bell

Charlie runs his own writing and tutoring business from a shed at the top of his garden. He has an MA in 'Language, The Arts and Education' specialising in Creative Writing. He loves working in community settings and runs various workshops. He supports this by his membership of Lapidus, an organisation linking wellbeing with writing, and NAWE, the National Association of Writers in Education.

Charlie has published several local history books and also co-wrote and edited a series of 25 books for Hodder & Stoughton in their 'Beginners Guide to Literature' series as well as writing 'The Complete Writing Course' for the Regent Academy. Recently he has been published in several poetry anthologies, the latest being ‘Reconsider the Collection’ published by Tunbridge Wells Museum and ‘Links in the Chain’ published by Roundel. Some of his work was exhibited in 2017 at Trinity Arts in an exhibition by the arts collective Fractals. He performs locally and had his first one-man show called ‘Selfie’ in April 2017.

View all courses taught by Charlie Bell here

How will I be taught?

Each session will include, discussion, tutor input, writing tasks and the sharing of work for feedback. Each week you will be set a task to do over the week.
The focus will be on close study of your writing, backed up by research, the use of internet, books and grammar software. Where safe during the pandemic, you will read and comment on the manuscripts of others.
You will be given feedback from the tutor, oral and possibly written feedback from peer review, and opportunities to self-assess throughout the course. You can manage your progress through your Individual Learning Plan which will record your achievements.

What do I need to have with me?

You will need your manuscript in a form that you can share online, by email or using Zoom Screen share.
Pen and dedicated writing notebook.

What can I do next?

Your tutor will be willing to discuss options with you.
If you are interested in other subjects, please ask at Reception or visit

What do I need to join the course

The course is for those who are close to submitting their work for publication. You must be willing to both receive and give robust, constructive feedback.

Woman typing on laptop

Joining your course

Delivered online

Click here for more details.

If you require any information about joining this online course then please call 03000 41 22 22* and quote the Course Code ONL/105419/K/NC.