Beginners Creative Writing ClassWith 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.