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Where will this course lead?

An introductory course to the basic principles of writing fiction. This course will be primarily aimed at those interested in writing novels, and will assist them in getting started.

What will I study?

Genre and Plot - the different genres of novel, how to plot, organise and decipher your novel. 
Narrative Viewpoint - 1st/3rd person? What are the advantages and disadvantages of both? Characterisation - the ways and importance, of developing characters into complex, tangible people we believe in and care about. Release of information, and the various methods we can do it.
Dialogue and description - by proxy, the issue of pace.
Workshop and Editing - unique opportunity for you to present your work to fellow students and gain valuable and constructive feedback of your work - editing which is one of the most crucial parts of any creative work, and yet is rarely taught or discussed - and Q&A at the end.
 

How will this course be delivered?

This course will involve talking about a different subject, or subjects, each week, looking at examples in published fiction - and exercises to do in class. Students will be encouraged (but not obliged) to read out their exercises in order to facilitate discussion and provide constructive feedback.

What qualifications will I get?

No formal qualification is associated with the course

How will I be assessed?

No formal assessment is provided, however feedback and guidance within taught sessions is given

How do I get a place on the course?

Contact the Enrolment team on 01789 266245 or email: hello@stratford.ac.uk

Location

Stratford-upon-Avon College

Start Date

17/09/18

Day

Mo

Time

13:30-15:30

Course Fee

£35

Course Code

PIAAA094SCPA

Study Mode

Part Time

Location

Stratford-upon-Avon College

Start Date

25/02/19

Day

Mo

Time

13:30-15:30

Course Fee

£35

Course Code

PIDAA094SCPS

Study Mode

Part Time

Location

Stratford-upon-Avon College

Start Date

5/11/2018

Day

Mo

Time

13:30-15:30

Course Fee

£35

Course Code

PIBAA094SCPA

Study Mode

Part Time

Location

Stratford-upon-Avon College

Start Date

7/1/2019

Day

Mo

Time

13:30-15:30

Course Fee

£35

Course Code

PICAA094SCPW

Study Mode

Part Time