Creative Writing - Shaping Stories

Ref: C3531238

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Suitable for beginners and those wishing to develop their skills further. The course will begin with a series of starter exercises designed to create a friendly and positive group environment. The following sessions will include guided exercises that encourage experimentation in form and style. The emphasis is on enjoyment and finding and developing your 'writing voice'. There will be optional homework tasks, and regular opportunities to discuss writing theory. Sessions will also include information and advice about competitions and other submission opportunities.

Course aim

To provide an introduction to some of the key story writing techniques, prompt imaginative responses that can be extended into finished pieces in your own time.

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:

  • outline an idea for a piece of written work
  • To participate in discussions about the form and content of a piece of published writing.
  • Write a scene

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
  • There will be optional writing tasks set as 'homework' to be done between sessions.

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
  • There will be a number of tasks appropriate to your course such as written work, creating art or craft, video, photography or small projects. Some of these may be marked to help you progress

What else do I need to know?

  • Please bring your preferred writing materials - notebook or paper and pen/pencil.

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
  • Progress to a course with another provider
  • Become involved with the WEA in a range of voluntary work and other activities including campaigning as a WEA member
  • You could progress to Higher Education courses. Follow link to the PEARL website for information http://pearl.open.ac.uk/
  • Access the WEA What Next? booklet here http://www.wea.org.uk/learn-wea/what-can-i-do-next
  • Create writing that could be submitted to writing competitions, magazines or on-line publishers.

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Creative Writing - Shaping Stories

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Due to face to face teaching being suspended unfortunately this course is not currently available for enrolment.

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Conditions

As a registered charity, and to meet our funders’ requirements, we need to check a few things with you before you book. Please could we ask that you check the list below to ensure you meet our basic criteria:

  • 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 2019
  • You have read and accept our standard terms and conditions

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