This is an online course delivered using Zoom, in real time with live interaction with your tutor and fellow learners.
Points of View in Narrative, ‘Whose Story Is This?
Trying out new voices and approaches to creative story telling.
This course is designed inspire students to continue to develop their writing through trying on different voices and forms of narration. Students will work on the structure of stories in relation to genre, plot, action and how to improve their drafting techniques. The expected outcomes of the course are that students will:
• be able to produce work using different narrative voices, i.e., first and third person.
• appreciate and become adept at selecting appropriate voices in the writing of various pieces and be able to identify the advantages and limitations of using them.
• explore the use of dialogue in their writing, and be able to mix drama and summary, including the use of subtext in their writing.
• be able to plan a story to include genre, plot, setting, characters and dialogue. Then write a first draft and revise that draft based new knowledge gained from the course.
and should also be able to constructively evaluate their own and others’ work.
Similar courses are available each term, but the content does not repeat; each term’s course is distinct and separate. Each course involves reading and note taking, but also provides copious opportunities to write creatively, imaginatively and informatively.
Who is the tutor?
About the Tutor: Francesca Garratt
Francesca is a qualified English tutor who has worked in Adult Education for many years. With a passion for English language and literature, Francesca offers a wealth of experience, delivering to groups of all levels. She provides in-depth learning and self-study for all learners, delivering sessions which are enjoyable and challenging.
How will I be taught?
We will create a stimulating and supportive environment in which learners will explore their own talent with a supportive attitude to each other’s opinions. Whole class, group and pair work will be used during the course. Students should be willing to share and discuss their original writing, receiving comment and constructive feedback.
How will I know how well I am doing?- Tailored ILP based on learners goals.
What do I need to have with me?
Pens and a A4 file/ folder for notes and course handouts. Students will need to have a reasonable standard of written and spoken English to fully participate in the course.
What can I do next?
Other suitable courses advertised in KAES course directory and online
What do I need to join the course
People with a little experience in creative writing, who have completed a creative writing introductory course or a creative writing for all course. Students taking this course need a good working knowledge of the English language, to understand basic grammar and punctuation and to be able to write in fluent English.
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/110972/K/NC.
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