Good Ideas in Creative Writing

Ref: C2338767

This course is for both new and more seasoned writers. It enables participants to expand and develop their creative writing techniques. The course is taught via exercise, reading work aloud, and discussion. All are welcome, and the course is taught by a published poet and short fiction writer, who has also written guides to creative writing. So come along, have fun with words, have a go at the writing exercises in poetry and prose on offer, and develop your skills.

Course aim

This course enables both new and more practised writers to expand their skills in creative writing. Taught by a published writer, it looks at how to enhance your writing techniques.

Do I need any particular skills or experience?

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

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

  • Recognise key creative writing techniques.
  • Put some of the above into action.
  • Have a go at expanding your repertoire of creative writing skills.
  • Produce a portfolio of exercises pieces.
  • know how to craft and polish work.

How will I be taught?

  • The WEA tutor will use a range of different teaching and learning methods and encourage you and the group to be actively involved in your learning
  • You may be asked to undertake additional work in your own time to support your learning
  • The first five minutes of each class will be spent in discussing writing and educational/ cultural opportunities, including those from the WEA.

What kind of feedback can I expect?

  • You will have opportunities to discuss your progress with your tutor
  • You will be encouraged to share your work with the group and discuss your learning
  • You will be encouraged to consider other students work and give your opinions and suggestions
  • The tutor is happy to take pieces too long to share in class, home to read and comment on.

What else do I need to know?

  • Paper, folder, pens, and a writer's notebook, whatever form, paper or electronic, this may take.

Pre-course work, reading and information sources

  • No reading list but books and websites will be recommended. Also, tutors new books are the story collection, Brand New Beat, and the poetry collection, Mr Bowlly Regrets, both King's England Press, 2017.

What can I do next?

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Good Ideas in Creative Writing


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  • are aged 19 years or older on 1st September 2017
  • have read and accept the standard terms and conditions
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