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  1. MAKE IT NEW: Five Days of Experimental Fiction

    3rd - 7th September 2018

    Five Days
    Improving
    Fiction
    Maria Fusco
    Bernhard Schlink has observed that being an experimental writer means first and foremost being experimental with yourself.
    london
  2. Writing A Novel (daytime)

    4th October 2018 - 14th March 2019

    Six months
    Advanced
    Fiction
    Shelley Weiner, Sabrina Broadbent
    A comprehensive six-month writing course for the serious writer, with access to some of the biggest names in publishing. If you're thinking about a creative writing MA, consider this practical alternative
    london
  3. Writing A Novel (Evening)

    3rd October 2018 - 13th March 2019

    Six months
    Advanced
    Fiction
    Richard T. Kelly, Richard Skinner, Joanna Briscoe, Sarah May
    A comprehensive six-month writing course for the serious writer, with access to some of the biggest names in publishing. If you're thinking about a creative writing MA, consider this practical alternative
    london
  4. How To Tell A Story (Five Days)

    20th - 24th August 2018

    Five days
    Starting out
    Fiction
    Will Storr
    Join us for a groundbreaking five-day course that promises to give writers a new understanding of their craft, based on years of research by novelist and award-winning science journalist Will Storr.
    london
  5. Who Do You Think They Are? Getting Into Character (Five Days)

    6th - 10th August 2018

    Five Days
    Expert
    Fiction
    Arabel Charlaff
    The success of a novel depends on insightful, considered and compelling characterisation. For a fictional character to appear real, they need to have convincing inner lives. They should have a traceable emotional history which makes sense of their needs, desires, ambitions, fears, secrets, contradictions and vulnerabilities. They must stand up to close analysis.
    london
  6. Nail Your Plot In Five Days

    13th - 17th August 2018

    Five days
    Improving
    Fiction
    Shelley Harris
    A compelling plot will pull readers into your story, and keep them there until the final page. In the lengthy process of writing a novel, skilful plotting will keep your own attention fixed firmly on the heart of your narrative. But what does ‘skilful plotting’ mean in practice? And how do you find the sweet spot between formless prose and a structural straitjacket?
    london
  7. Getting Started: Beginners' Fiction (Daytime)

    10th April 2018 - 26th June 2018

    Twelve weeks
    Starting out
    Fiction
    Joanna Briscoe
    A twelve week creative writing course for beginners. Playful, serious and fun, it asks what writing is and why we do it
    london
  8. The Five Day Short Story

    10th - 14th September 2018

    Five days
    Improving
    Fiction
    Shelley Weiner
    Five days, one story – master the art of the short story in one intense summer week
    london
  9. Memoir and Life Writing

    4th October 2018 - 20th December 2018

    Three months
    Improving
    Non-fiction
    Miranda Doyle
    How to write a life? Let alone your own? Spend three months asking and answering the questions that a memoirist needs to answer.
    london
  10. Getting Started: Beginners' Fiction (Daytime)

    2nd October 2018 - 18th December 2018

    Twelve weeks
    Starting out
    Fiction
    Sue Gee
    A twelve-week creative writing course for beginners. Playful, serious and fun, it asks what writing is and why we do it
    london
  11. Getting Started: Beginners' Fiction (Evening)

    2nd October 2018 - 18th December 2018

    Twelve weeks
    Starting out
    Fiction
    Keith Ridgway
    What to write about? How to start? How to continue? Is it worth it? Am I any good?
    london
  12. Writing A Novel: The First 15,000

    26th September 2018 - 17th April 2019

    28 weeks
    Advanced
    Fiction
    Tom Bromley, Julia Crouch
    Wherever you are, whenever suits you, start your novel the right way with six months of structured learning and constructive feedback on your first 15,000 words
    online
  13. Fiction Skills: Research

    8th October 2018 - 4th November 2018

    4 weeks
    Starting out
    Fiction
    Philip Marsden
    Convert dry facts and higgledy-piggledy materials into compelling stories packed with atmosphere.
    online
  14. Read Like A Writer

    6th August 2018 - 2nd September 2018

    4 weeks
    Starting out
    Fiction
    Tom Bromley
    Read wider, read smarter and find new ways to get your words onto the page
    online
  15. Getting Started: Beginners' Fiction

    24th September 2018 - 18th November 2018

    8 weeks
    Starting out
    Fiction
    Helen Shipman
    Everything you need to call yourself a writer – discipline, craft skills and a great group of people to work with – in one online writing course experience
    online
  16. Create Brilliant Characters

    17th September 2018 - 14th October 2018

    4 weeks
    Starting out
    Fiction
    Tom Bromley
    Discover the secrets of successful character creation, and try out failsafe techniques to bring your own characters to life.
    online
  17. Fiction Skills: Plot

    24th September 2018 - 22nd October 2018

    4 weeks
    Improving
    Fiction
    Tom Bromley
    Whatever genre or form you want to write in, you need a story to tell and a way to tell it.
    online
  18. Fiction Skills: Plot

    29th October 2018 - 25th November 2018

    4 weeks
    Improving
    Fiction
    Tom Bromley
    Whatever genre or form you want to write in, you need a story to tell and a way to tell it.
    online
  19. Read Like A Writer

    5th November 2018 - 2nd December 2018

    4 weeks
    Starting out
    Fiction
    Tom Bromley
    Read wider, read smarter and find new ways to get your words onto the page
    online
  20. Work-In-Progress | Online

    24th September 2018 - 30th September 2019

    12 months
    Advanced
    Fiction
    Tom Bromley, Paul Kingsnorth
    You are in the thick of the first draft of your novel, but it’s difficult to find the focus and drive to move forward. You need a supportive group of fellow writers to push you on, and a great tutor to make sure you’re on track. Work-In-Progress is for you.
    online
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