Beginners Creative Writing Course (6 Weeks)

With Kerry Hadley-Pryce. Starting 12/01/2021

Start Date: 12th January 2021

This Online Beginners Creative Writing Course is suitable for complete beginners. It’s also suitable if you haven’t written anything for a while and if you’d like some help with your writing routine.

There will be weekly notes and assignments over the course of six weeks. You will receive written feedback on all assignments.

Our beginners courses are in huge demand and are filling up very quickly, so we recommend booking early to avoid disappointment.

Module 1:  The Creative Process

We’ll learn how to lose our inner perfectionist and practise some techniques to free up our writing muscles.

Module 2:  Character Creation

How might you find and develop your characters? We’ll look at a variety of approaches to this.

Module 3:  Showing and Telling

‘Show, don’t tell’. Let’s look at what this means in your writing, and let’s experiment with both.

Module 4:  Setting

We’ll explore the effect of setting and its interaction with emotion, character and plot.

Module 5:  Point of View

Whose story is this? This week, let’s look at the range of possibilities there are, and how this can strengthen your confidence as a writer and help you find your voice.

Module 6:  Structure

In this, the final week, we’ll examine how narrative can be arranged to create tension and keep your reader reading.

To find out more about how the online courses work, or if you have any further queries, you can check out our Frequently Asked Questions or email us at info@creativewriting.co.nz.

Our cancellation/refund policy may be viewed here.

 

About The Tutor

Kerry Hadley-Pryce is the editor of The Blackcountryman magazine. Her first novel, The Black Country, published by Salt Publishing in 2015, was part of her MA Creative Writing, for which she gained a distinction and was awarded the Michael Schmidt Prize for Outstanding Achievement 2013–14. She has had several short stories published in various anthologies and online at Fictive Dream and The Incubator. Her second novel, Gamble, also published by Salt Publishing in June 2018, was shortlisted for the Encore Second Novel Award 2019.

 

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Course Details

  • Start Date: 12/01/2021
  • Duration: 6 weeks
  • Price: 240 NZD