Boost your Creative Writing with Nicky Torode

Ref: C3746863

This course will provide you with knowledge and techniques to improve your creative writing - how to add depth to your character, sharpen dialogue and to include effective and just enough description. We'll also cover what to look out for when editing prose.

Course aim

This course will help you improve your creative writing skills by exploring techniques to deepen character, sharpen dialogue and enhance description. It will also provide guidance on what to focus on when editing prose.

Do I need any particular skills or experience?

  • This course is for beginners
  • This course is for improvers
  • This course is for beginners and improvers

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

  • Identify and explain key features that make a character well-drawn
  • Create natural dialogue in creative writing through studying mentor texts and applying to own pieces
  • Write effective description which adds to the plot (atmosphere, character development)
  • Improve own writing through knowledge of what to look out for when editing prose

How will I be taught?

What kind of feedback can I expect?

What else do I need to know?

To bring a notebook and pen. A short story and a novel you would recommend.

Pre-course work, reading and information sources

What can I do next?

View full course information sheet

Boost your Creative Writing with Nicky Torode

Conditions

As a registered charity, and to meet our funders’ requirements, we need to check a few things with you before you enrol. Please check the details below to ensure you meet the basic eligibility critiera:

  • You are paying the standard fee (with a credit or debit card) or you are on any of the qualifying benefits
  • You have a valid email address so that you can receive confirmation of your booking
  • You have been resident in the UK, EU or EEA for the last 3 years
  • You are aged 19 years or older on 1st September 2021
  • You declare that the address you provide is correct and that you will provide evidence of this and your eligibility to live and work in the UK
  • You have read and accept our standard terms and conditions

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