This is an online course delivered using Zoom, in real time with live interaction with your tutor and fellow learners.
Write that Story!
Have you got a story in your head that you’ve never quite got around to writing? Who is your main character? How much do you know about them? How much would your reader need to know about them? Where will your story start – at the beginning? In the middle? At the end? Where is it set? When is it set?
When will you start writing that story?
This course will help you to:
• Discover your voice as a writer
• Develop your character(s)
• Develop your storyline and narrative structure
• Recognise and write for your audience
Who is the tutor?
About the Tutor: Jacquie Stamp
Jacqueline has taught a variety of Creative Writing, Literature, English and IT courses for Kent Adult Education since 2009 and seeks to make her classes enjoyable as well as informative and instructive for learners. With a master’s degree in Dickens & Victorian Culture from the University of Kent, she is now studying for a PhD in English Literature at Canterbury Christ Church University and hopes to graduate in 2021.
How will I be taught?
Through writing exercises you will practise writing skills and cover topics appropriate to life writing. You will learn techniques for writing by reading autobiographical examples, and through discussion and practice. A safe and supportive learning environment will enable you to give and receive feedback about your writing. You will discover how to create a ‘memory record’, where to start and how to order your work and also how to stay inspired.
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?
The minimum requirement is pen and paper. To get more from the course, access to a computer and printer is useful.
What can I do next?
Further Creative Writing courses with Adult Education, Further Education Colleges, WEA or Open University. The tutor or the Curriculum Leader will advise or consult www.kentadulteducation.co.uk
What do I need to join the course
Everyone is welcome on the course.
This course is for beginners and experienced writers. You will need to have at least Level 1 English and to enjoy reading other authors' work.
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/110242/K/NC.
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