Creative Writing - beginners

Creative Writing courses at Portslade Adult Learning

In the Summer you will continue to build your confidence as a writer, and will learn by looking at published authors’ writing. You’ll share your work in a supportive, encouraging atmosphere, and will use discussion to develop your work

START DATE AND TIME:
Tue, 30th April 2019
1500 - 1700
DURATION:
10 Weeks
Code:
CL029
Full fee:
£105
Concessionary fee:*
£90

TUTOR:

Rachel Shorer

Address

Portslade Sports Centre, Chalky Road
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In the Summer you will continue to build your confidence as a writer, and will learn by looking at published authors’ writing. You’ll share your work in a supportive, encouraging atmosphere, and will use discussion to develop your work

COURSE CONTENT

Topics covered will include creating characters and setting the scene. You’ll learn how to improve your writing through sharing and supportive, encouraging discussion. Any returning learners will extend and deepen their knowledge.

COURSE AIMS/OBJECTIVES

  • Discover and practice the building blocks of good writing, such as characterisation and setting.
  • Learn some poetic forms.
  • Learn about plot and begin to shape stories.
  • Use your life to fuel your fiction.
  • Edit your work to improve it.

TEACHING AND LEARNING METHODS

We will learn from published authors, explore technical writing issues and do writing exercises. All classes will involve sharing and discussing learners’ own writing.


COURSE LEVEL/ENTRY REQUIREMENTS

Suitable for students who have no previous writing experience.


HOW PROGRESS IS CHECKED DURING COURSE

Your progress will be regularly assessed and monitored by your tutor, taking into account class work and homework where appropriate. The tutor will provide informal, regular feedback throughout the course.


EXTRA STUDY OR PRACTICE REQUIRED AT HOME

Regular homework assignments will be set – these are optional and you will still get a lot from the course if your ability to write outside the class is limited.


MATERIALS YOU WILL NEED TO BRING TO THE COURSE

A pen and notebook, though access to word processing is useful for a writer.


WHAT CAN I DO NEXT?

Students may wish to progress to other Creative Writing courses offered by the college.

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