Beginners Creative Writing Class

With Nikki Sheehan. Starting 08/06/2022

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: June 8th, 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 – Character.

Meet your main character(s). Work with them, analyse and interrogate them, and follow where they lead you as you write their story.

Module Two – Structure.

Learn how to use ancient knowledge about story structure to plot like a pro and create a compelling tale.

Module Three – Setting.

Find out how developing and deepening a sense of space and time in a story can bring reality to your characters and elevate your work.

Module Four – Dialogue.

Let your characters speak for themselves. Practice effectively using point of view and dialogue to expose the inner lives of your cast.

Module Five – Writer’s block.

Learn why we sometimes want to give up. Try out practical techniques to overcome dips and push on to achieve our writing goals.

Module Six – Happy endings.

Understand how to give your story a satisfying conclusion, and where to go next. A guide to completing and submitting your work for publication.

About The Tutor

Nikki Sheehan is an author, journalist, mentor and teacher. She has published three novels for young adults, short stories, one biography and two picture books. Her first adult novel is forthcoming. She has also written poetry, advertising copy, subtitles and a TV comedy script. Nikki has been shortlisted for, and won many awards. She was also twice nominated for the Carnegie medal. Nikki loves nurturing creativity as a mentor and course leader, and has been instrumental in several writing careers. She believes that there are fundamental misunderstandings about creativity that stop many people from pursuing their creative goals. As well as sharing the tools of the craft, a sensitivity to the psychology at play in the writer’s mind underpins her teaching, and Nikki is proud to have enabled many writers to find enjoyment, satisfaction and success whether their goal is a flash fiction poem, a novel or a movie script.

 

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Course Details

  • Start Date: 08/06/2022
  • Duration: 6 Weeks
  • Price: 150 USD