Beginners Creative Writing Class

With Kerry Hadley-Pryce. Starting 31/08/2022

Our Online Beginners Creative Writing Class is suitable for complete beginners and no writing experience is required. It’s also suitable for individuals who haven’t written anything for a while and who would like to get back into creative writing and a routine.

DURATION: 6 weeks

Start Date: August 31st, 2022 – 2 places remaining

Our beginners 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!

The main thing is to free up your imagination and above all have fun!

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.

The tutor will email you on the course start date with your first module; please check your Spam/Junk folder for this email.

Module One: The Creative Process

We’ll learn how to lose our inner perfectionist and practise some techniques to free up our writing muscles.

Module Two: Character Creation

How might you find and develop your characters? We’ll look at a variety of approaches to this.

Module Three: Showing and Telling

‘Show, don’t tell’. Let’s look at what this means in your writing, and let’s experiment with both.

Module Four: Setting

We’ll explore the effect of setting and its interaction with emotion, character and plot.

Module Five: Point of View

Whose story is this? This week, let’s look at the range of possibilities there are, and how this can strengthen your confidence as a writer and help you find your voice.

Module Six: Structure

In this, the final week, we’ll examine how narrative can be arranged to create tension and keep your reader reading.

‘Thank you so much for everything, Kerry. It’s been amazing getting to write and let the creative juices flow, and receiving feedback from you has been such a good learning experience.’ Archita

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: 31/08/2022
  • Duration: 6 Weeks
  • Price: 190 USD