Start Writing Fiction








Last updated on July 12, 2024 11:41 am

Get started with your own fiction writing, focusing on the central skill of creating characters, with this hands-on course.

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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

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