Creative Writing - Thursdays with Cath Humphris

Ref: C3533443

These are practical sessions intended to encourage the development of a writing habit. The course will begin with a series of starter exercises designed to create a friendly and positive group environment. The following five sessions will be based on various aspects of writing theory, each accompanied by a guided exercise that leads into an optional homework task. This tutor focuses on prose forms, particularly short story and flash fiction, but she encourages experimentation with style and form, and expects students to follow their own approaches to writing. Canvas will provide a place where the group can share their writing. The emphasis is on enjoyment and developing confidence in your 'writing voice'. Information and advice about competitions and other submission opportunities will be included.

Course aim

To provide an opportunity to explore key story skills and techniques, through a range of creative exercises, with a view to creating a portfolio of short peices, or progressing a longer work.

Do I need any particular skills or experience?

  • This course is for improvers

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

  • Respond creatively to an exercise set by the tutor.
  • Share my writing, on Canvas, with the rest of the group.
  • Discuss the difference between 'telling' and 'showing' and apply them appropriately in a peice of writing.
  • Give constructive feedback on a peice of writing supplied by the tutor.

How will I be taught?

What kind of feedback can I expect?

What else do I need to know?

You will need writing materials for use during the sessions.

Pre-course work, reading and information sources

What can I do next?

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Creative Writing - Thursdays with Cath Humphris


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