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Creative Writing - Exploring Genre Writing - Online Live

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Delivered online
Level 1
10:00 - 12:00
11 weeks

Online Live via zoom

Do you write regularly but need some guidance and feedback on your writing? If you are an experienced writer that wants to edit and revise your work to a higher level, then this course is for you.

Each week will provide you with the opportunity to explore, write and discuss a particular genre – looking at works from other authors, and creating a versatile portfolio of your own writing.

This class will look at a different genre each week to give you the tools needed to create a short story in that genre. The genres covered include Romance, Horror, Dystopia, Gothic and Detective.

On a typical week, the lesson will begin with an exploration of how to write a poem – anything from a Villanelle to a tidy Tanka (fingers for counting at the ready). Your tutor will also provide you with a weekly prose writing prompt which you will complete as homework and then share the following lesson. You will be given tutor and peer verbal feedback to enable you to improve and evaluate your writing. (30 minutes poetry/15 minutes discussion/15 minute break/30 minutes writing/ 30 sharing.

How will I be taught?

You will learn through tutor input, doing writing exercises, taking part in discussion and sharing your work with others in the group., We provide a stimulating and safe environment in which students will explore their own talent with a supportive attitude to each other's work. Pair and group work will be used during the course. Students should be prepared to share and discuss their original work, receiving comments and constructive feedback., , Initial assessment will be carried out at the beginning of the course to assess individual skill level. Each student's starting point will be recorded on an Individual Learning Plan (ILP) and targets will be set. This will be revisited from time to time during the course to monitor and record progress. The tutor will take in some work for comment and give written or verbal feedback. Work for home study will be set each week.,

What do I need to have with me?

Pen and dedicated writing notebook.

What can I do next?

Your tutor will be willing to discuss options with you., If you are interested in other subjects, please ask at Reception or visit

What do I need to join the course

This is a mixed level course. Students will need a reasonable standard of written and spoken English and it is likely they will be keen readers.

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If you require any information about joining this online course then please call 03000 41 22 22* and quote the Course Code ONL/116766/M/LC.