Start Writing Fiction
Get started with your own fiction writing, focusing on the central skill of creating characters, with this hands-on course.
Who is the course for?
This course is intended for those with an interest in starting to write fiction or improving their fiction writing, and does not require any previous experience of studying this subject.
Please be aware that participation in this course involves reviewing work posted by other learners. You may find some material used in these stories is of an adult nature (e.g. language, sex, violence) and although captured in context, may offend. Learners on this course are instructed to place warnings at the top of their work to indicate use of such content.
Recommended for learners age 16+.
What topics will you cover?
Creation of characters in fiction
Different sources for characters in stories
Ways of presenting characters in stories
Reading as a writer
Writing practice, including creativity, research, observation and editing
Peer reviewing, workshops and the importance of feedback
What will you achieve?
By the end of the course, you‘ll be able to…
Apply and learn to write fiction and generate stories by creating characters
Investigate notions of writing from your experience and from research
Explore using a writer’s notebook to develop ideas and increase observational awareness
Identify and realise the importance of other authors and works to develop your skills in reading as a writer
Develop your awareness of editing, in developing your vocabulary of style and presentation
Identify and realise the importance of exchanging work and critical comment with fellow writers