Three people are writing into open notebooks, surrounded by books and highlighters

About Creative Writing Improvers (WR107 Summer)

Advance your writing, re-drafting and editing skills whilst gaining an understanding of how to become your own self-critic for continued development.

What will you learn on this course?

This course is aimed at existing writers who are engaged in creative writing activities, creating new work or developing existing projects.

By examining the work of published writers, we will look at the following techniques in depth:

  • Writers’ ‘hook’
  • Use of place
  • Archetypes
  • Diary Writing
  • Poetic writing
  • Film premise
  • Characterisation

This will include consideration of in-depth character, motives, conflict and the examination of themes in writing. There will also be a focus on the re-drafting and editing process, crucial to all writers. Learners will develop an understanding of how to become their own self-critic and appreciate that writing is a process for continued development.

The course may involve some group work and collaborative writing and students will have the opportunity to share their work and receive feedback.

By the end of the course everyone will have a small portfolio of their own writing which can be extended, re-drafted and edited for their own purposes.

Who is this course for?

This course is suitable for adults aged 18+ years. It is open to improvers; previous experience of creative writing is required.

You may have attended MAC’s Creative Writing Beginners course or a similar course elsewhere. This course may also be suitable for those working in a creative environment such as marketing or advertising agencies.

At the heart of MAC is a focus on accessibility and inclusion. Please contact us to discuss your specific access needs. The room is wheelchair accessible. A support worker or carer may assist; carers must book a complimentary ticket if attending to provide support.

Do you need to bring anything?

Please bring a notebook and a pen along with any preferred writing material.

Are there any additional costs?

There are no additional costs.

Who teaches this course?

Carol Preston

Dates and times

  • April – July 2025