Advanced Creative Writing Class

With Kerry Hadley-Pryce. Starting 29/11/2022

This online advanced creative writing class will help you to refine your craft and explore new ways to take your writing to the next level. With a published author’s expert guidance, you will look at travel writing, experimental writing and creative non-fiction, all whilst developing your existing skills even further.

DURATION: 6 weeks

Start Date:  November 29th, 2022 – 1 place remaining 

(There will be a course break from December 20th-January 3rd)

Our classes are in huge demand and are filling up very quickly, so we recommend booking early to avoid disappointment.

Places are strictly limited to 10 participants. You don’t have to be based in the US to take the class. We accept students from around the world!

This creative writing class fits in with a student’s schedule. You don’t have to be online at any particular time or day. Instead, the class is carried out through email correspondence, so you can read the notes whenever it suits you. There will be weekly notes and assignments over the course of six weeks. Your tutor will read each assignment and provide written feedback. You’ll find out more about how the online classes work here.

Please note that this is a class for adults. If you’re under 18, check out our writing for teenagers classes.

Week 1: Finding Your Inspiration
We will explore ways to stimulate creativity and to encourage that genie out of the lamp by looking at ways to:
– Invigorate your imagination
– Write what you don’t know
– Be brave and explore ideas

Week 2: Travel writing
We will explore what ‘Travel Writing’ is, or could be, by looking at ways to liberate your thinking about what a ‘journey’ is and consider the four key elements of travel writing:
– Sense of place
– Symbolism of journeys
– Stories/journeys as transformative experiences
– Narrative voice

Week 3: Writing from the Senses
We will explore ways in which we can use all our senses to create writing that engages our reader by looking at ways to:
– Use six different types of sensory imagery
– Use our observations and reactions to the everyday
– Tap into your own sensory experiences and convey them in writing

Week 4: Adding Humour to your Writing
We will explore ways to a sense of humour to your writing by looking at ways to:
– Turn everyday moments into funny stories
– Connect with your audience on a different level
– Design characters/setting/dialogue that amuse and entertain
(PS: You do not have to be a comedian or even consider yourself a ‘funny person’ to attend
and enjoy this Week.)

Week 5: Creative Non-fiction Revisited
We will explore forms of non-fiction and what makes creative non-fiction by looking at ways to:
– Write about something we know in a creative and imaginative way
– Access our creative skills to inform and explain
– Summon ideas from our memory and write them in an original way

Week 6: Honing your Craft
We will explore ways to make ourselves better writers, and ways of selective listening to our inner critic by looking at ways to:
– Experiment with different styles
– Be bold with form
– Get out of our comfort zone

If you have any further queries, you can check out Frequently Asked Questions or How it Works.

Our cancellation/refund policy may be viewed here.

About The Tutor

Kerry Hadley-Pryce is a Visiting Lecturer at the University of Wolverhampton and the editor of The Blackcountryman magazine. Her first novel, The Black Country, published by Salt Publishing in 2015, was part of her MA Creative Writing, for which she gained a distinction and was awarded the Michael Schmidt Prize for Outstanding Achievement 2013–14. She is currently a PhD candidate researching Psychogeographic Flow and Black Country Writing. She has had several short stories published in various anthologies and online at Fictive Dream and The Incubator. Her second novel, Gamble, also published by Salt Publishing in June 2018, was shortlisted for the Encore Second Novel Award 2019.

 

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Course Details

  • Start Date: 29/11/2022
  • Duration: 6 weeks
  • Price: 190 USD