EVERY GOOD STORY BEGINS SOMEWHERE
A fun and informative course suited to people interested in writing but are unsure how to get started. In a relaxed and encouraging environment, you’ll talk, workshop and complete exercises with like-minded people, gaining the confidence and ability to express yourself through words. This course has a focus on generic writing skills without focusing on any one particular genre. Those skills can then be applied to a range of styles, from poetry and short stories to personal narratives, while having lots of fun along the way.
Beginning Creative Writing Course Content
- Finding Inspiration
- Character voice, creation and development
- Settings, description, atmosphere and mood.
- Plotting and structure.
- Dialogue, point of view
- Rewriting and editing
- Recognizing and avoiding clichés
- Showing not telling
Each class includes workshopping, exercises and homework, aimed at developing each student’s individual writing style.
What to bring
Please bring a pen and paper to each session.
Who is this course for?
Anyone with an interest in creative writing – particularly those unsure about adhering to a certain style or genre.