Creative Writing Fridays - with Cath Humphris

Ref: C3532791

Learn new skills and explore your creativity as we practice short story techniques. We will be thinking about economy, and considering how micro-fictions, flash fictions and prose poems work. The intention will be to create first drafts during the sessions, and to think about how and why we might want to re-draft. There will be structured exercises, discussion about form, style, and key techniques, and an optional weekly opportunity to share writing for feedback from the group as well as the tutor. Guidance on feedback techniques will be provided. Course content has flexibility, and will be adapted to suit the needs of the group. We take our inspiration from the writer, Nuala Ní Chonchúir, who says: 'There is no big secret to being a writer of short fiction or anything else, you simply must write.'

Course aim

To practice some of the techniques for writing very short fiction, with a view to building a portfolio of writing.

Do I need any particular skills or experience?

  • This course is for beginners and improvers

By the end of the course I should be able to:

  • Develop my individual style and tone.
  • Discuss some techniques used in given pieces of published writing, and apply some of them to my own writing.
  • Improve my ability to evaluate writing, through sharing my writing with the group, and reflecting on writing provided by the tutor, and by other members of the group.
  • Identify ways in which we control the structure of a piece of writing.

How will I be taught?

What kind of feedback can I expect?

What else do I need to know?

You will need pen/pencil and paper/notebook, for taking part in writing exercises during the sessions.

Pre-course work, reading and information sources

What can I do next?

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Creative Writing Fridays - with Cath Humphris


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