Online Creative Writing - Getting started on your novel

Ref: C3529304

Can you write a novel in a year? Join others on this free on-line taster to get you started and find out how the follow-up courses can support you in the planning, researching, writing and editing of your novel over the next twelve months.

Course aim

This free taster introduces students to a series of new on-line creative writing courses designed to take you step by step towards writing a novel in twelve months.

Do I need any particular skills or experience?

  • No skills or experience needed
  • This course is suitable for beginners and improvers

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

  • Describe your initial idea in one sentence.
  • Find essential research sources to explore location, time and place .
  • Identify your readers.
  • Understand how the on-line writing courses will work to support you to write your novel in a year.

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
  • You will be expected to carry out a range of activities in your own time

What kind of feedback can I expect?

  • 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

What else do I need to know?

  • In order to participate in this course you need to have access to the Internet and know how to set up and use a free Zoom account.

Pre-course work, reading and information sources

  • No pre reading or pre course work is required

What can I do next?

  • Progress to another WEA course

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Online Creative Writing - Getting started on your novel

Conditions

You can if you meet all of the following requirements:

  • are paying the standard fee or are on any of the qualifying benefits
  • are paying with a credit/debit card or are not paying a fee because of a qualifying benefit
  • have a valid email address
  • have been resident in the UK, EU or EEA for the last 3 years
  • are aged 19 years or older on 1st September 2017
  • have read and accept the standard terms and conditions
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