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Level 3: Advanced Creative Writing

These courses are for those who have done at least two years of work in a writing group at Level 2, and are aiming at publication. For writers seeking a supportive environment within which to give and receive criticism on a weekly basis.

Who is this course for

These courses are for those who have done at least two years of work in a writing group at Level 2, and are aiming at publication. For writers seeking a supportive environment within which to give and receive criticism on a weekly basis. We do it in two six-week blocks each term. You learn a lot from one block but you get most from signing up for both blocks each term.

For those with a serious commitment to their writing and who already have some writing experience and experience of attending workshops. For those who write regularly and are aiming at publication. It is not suitable for beginners.

What does this course cover

For writers seeking a supportive environment within which to give and receive criticism on a weekly basis. We do it in two six-week blocks each term. You'll learn a lot from one block but you'll get most from signing up for both blocks each term.

This is a practical course in which the focus is very much on students' work and in which advice and constructive criticism will be offered in a mutually supportive and non-competitive atmosphere.

1. Structure a piece of fiction, long or short.
2. Develop confidence in reading your work aloud to an audience.
3. Improve critical overviews on your work and other students' work.
4. Complete or sustain a piece of fiction.
5. Edit, revise or re-structure a piece of work.

What will it be like

You will be encourage to reflect on your own and fellow students' work; to offer criticism in a constructive and supportive manner. The emphasis will be on developing practical skill which will enable you to progress with your writing.
By listening to you read your work in class; by reading your work; by evaluating your contribution to class discussion and criticism.

What else do you need to buy or do

Pens, writing paper. Possibly some photocopies of work.
Work on your own writing. Reading of selected literature. Develop a writing routine. Practise feeding your creativity.

What this course could lead to

Submit for publication; specialist courses, such as 'A Novel Approach: The Creative And Business Sides Of Writing A Novel'

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Concessions:

This course has concessions available for people who meet certain criteria

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