Creative Writing Advanced

Creative Writing courses at Portslade Adult Learning

This class gives more experienced writers the opportunity to develop their writing through discussion and constructive feedback. It is particularly suitable for those working on longer projects such as novels or memoirs. Each week the class will focus on a specific technical issue, and will discuss students’ work in relation to this issue, as well as developing our knowledge by reading published authors. This is an ongoing course focussing on students’ work, which can be joined in the Autumn, Spring or Summer term.

START DATE AND TIME:
Tue, 15th January 2019
1230 - 1430
DURATION:
10 Weeks
Code:
CL038
Full fee:
£105
Concessionary fee:*
£90

TUTOR:

Rachel Shorer

Address

Portslade Sports Centre, Chalky Road
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This class gives more experienced writers the opportunity to develop their writing through discussion and constructive feedback. It is particularly suitable for those working on longer projects such as novels or memoirs. Each week the class will focus on a specific technical issue, and will discuss students’ work in relation to this issue, as well as developing our knowledge by reading published authors. This is an ongoing course focussing on students’ work, which can be joined in the Autumn, Spring or Summer term.

COURSE CONTENT

Each week the class will focus on a specific technical issue, and will discuss students’ work in relation to this issue, as well as developing our knowledge by reading
published authors.

COURSE AIMS/OBJECTIVES

  • I use descriptions of settings to create specific moods within scenes or parts of a piece of writing.
  • I use observed details to create and build characters.
  • I fully dramatise scenes by including Stage, People and Actions.
  • My writing provokes emotions in readers in order to explore an emotional issue or experience.
  • I prepare my work for sharing by proofreading and making sure it is accessible for readers

TEACHING AND LEARNING METHODS

Students will share up to 1000 words for the rest of the group to read and comment on.

Through reading and discussion of work students will develop their understanding of technical writing issues.


COURSE LEVEL/ENTRY REQUIREMENTS

This course is suitable for students who have attended a creative writing class before and have experience of sharing and commenting on work in a writers workshop.


HOW PROGRESS IS CHECKED DURING COURSE

Students receive fortnightly feedback on their writing.


EXTRA STUDY OR PRACTICE REQUIRED AT HOME

Students will write a 1000 word piece every fortnight, and will read and comment on 5000 words every week. This reading will take an hour a week.


MATERIALS YOU WILL NEED TO BRING TO THE COURSE

Pen, paper, access to a printer or photocopier.


WHAT CAN I DO NEXT?

This class gives more experienced writers the opportunity to develop their writing through discussion and constructive feedback. It is particularly suitable for those working on longer projects such as novels or memoirs. Each week the class will focus on a specific technical issue, and will discuss students’ work in relation to this issue, as well as developing our knowledge by reading published authors. This is an ongoing course focussing on students’ work, which can be joined in the Autumn, Spring or Summer term.

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