Creative Writing | Horsley | LEI0012P |Northumberland College
Leisure Learning

Creative Writing

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Awarding Body

Start Date:
18 January

Who is the course for?

The course is for anyone who is interested in writing, whatever the level of experience or ability. You may be an experienced writer or a complete beginner - all are welcome.

Do I need any formal qualifications?

No qualifications are needed. This course is for everyone.

What will I study on the course?

We will explore the function of stories and their structure. The course will examine the way ideas can be discovered, developed and completed. We will write and share work of increasing length, starting with short, descriptive pieces and leading towards more developed stories. We will develop your own voice as a writer. Looking at styles and techniques used by different writers we explore ways these might be used in our own writing. We will look at the techniques and disciplines of writing for different media - prose, the stage, screenwriting and radio.

The aim is to discover, write and edit a short story, in any genre. Mentoring for your own projects will also be available.

How is the course organised

The course runs for 2 hours 6-8pm for 8 weeks

How will my progress be assessed?

There will informal feedback. There is no formal assessment

Can I gain any extra qualifications while on the course?

What final qualification will I get if I am successful?

Next Steps

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Can I receive any financial support whilst I am studying?

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