Hone & Polish Your Prose Together (Workshop)

Ref: C3128148

This taster session will provide a practical introduction to some redrafting techniques suitable for short fiction and short non-fiction. Fay Weldon says that 'there have to be two personalities in every writer.' If you've embraced the 'creative, impetuous, wilful, emotional, sloppy' one, then it might be time to hone up the critical one. We'll be practicing some of the skills necessary to begin that process, using our own writings. To do this, please submit a copy of a piece of your writing that you wish to work on, to the Canvas site for this course on or before, the 15th January. Maximum word count 300 words, fiction or non-fiction. Ideally, a complete piece, but if this is a section from a longer piece, please also supply a summary of the whole.

Course aim

To provide a brief introduction to the principles of redrafting, with a view to applying them to your own writing.

Do I need any particular skills or experience?

  • You will need your own personal email address so that you’re able to login to the WEA’s digital learning platform: WEA Canvas. You will need to be able to understand how to follow URL links to pages on the internet. If you want to understand more about Canvas please visit: http://bit.ly/WEAonline
  • You will need to be able to follow links to join our WEA live video learning platform: WEA Zoom. If you’d like to understand more about our video learning platform, Zoom please visit: http://bit.ly/WEAonline and http://bit.ly/ZoomSpec
  • This course is suitable for beginners and improvers

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

  • engage critically with a piece of my own writing.
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How will I be taught?

  • The WEA’s digital learning platform, Canvas will be used to provide resources or to support lessons, enable assessment, provide learner feedback and for other activities for individuals away from the course. If you want to understand more about our digital learning platform please visit: http://bit.ly/WEAonline
  • 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

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

What else do I need to know?

  • What you need: You will need an internet connection, speakers, a microphone and a webcam so that you can use our video learning platform, Zoom. If you’d like to understand more Zoom please visit: http://bit.ly/ZoomSpec
  • You will need a personal email address to join the WEA’s digital learning platform, Canvas so that you can receive resources, record your progress and achievement and to work with others and share ideas. If you want to understand more about our digital learning platform please visit: http://bit.ly/WEAonline
  • Please submit a copy of a piece of your writing you wish to work on, to the Canvas site. Maximum word count 300 words, fiction or non-fiction. Ideally, a complete piece, but if this is a section from a longer piece, please also supply a summary of the whole. To be added on or before 15th January.

Pre-course work, reading and information sources

  • Please submit a copy of a piece of your writing you wish to work on, to the Canvas site. Maximum word count 300 words, fiction or non-fiction. Ideally, a complete piece, but if this is a section from a longer piece, please also supply a summary of the whole. To be added on or before 15th January.

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
  • Become involved as a volunteer for a WEA partner or another organisation
  • 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
  • Progress to the extended 6 session version of this taster, C3128149, Hone and Polish your Prose together, starting on 24th February

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Hone & Polish Your Prose Together (Workshop)

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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 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 2020
  • 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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