About Introduction to Creative Writing

Kick-start your creative writing journey with author Carol Preston. Learn how to generate ideas by exploring writing techniques, and develop the confidence to continue your writing outside of class.

What will you learn on this course?

This course is designed to introduce you to the world of creative writing. The tutor will explain how to create material using writing techniques such as Free Writing and Clustering. By examining of the work of published writers you will learn about techniques such as:

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

You will be encouraged to develop some of these techniques in your own writing and explore the idea that writing is a process for continued development. Through this exploration, the tutor aims to make you feel motivated to continue your work at home. The course may involve some group work and collaborative writing. Students will have the opportunity to share their work and receive feedback in a positive and supportive environment.

By the end of the course everyone will have several pieces of their own writing along with hand-outs on the taught topics for further consideration and development.

Who is this course for?

This course is suitable for adults aged 18+ years. It is open to beginners. Previous experience in creative writing is not required as full instruction will be given. This course is also suitable for anyone who lacks confidence in their writing or hasn’t written creatively for a while.

The course is accessible for people with disabilities who engage in writing activities. A support worker or carer may assist. Carers must book a complimentary ticket if attending a course to provide support. The room is wheelchair accessible. Please contact us to discuss your specific accessibility needs.

Do you need to bring anything?

Please bring a notebook and a pen. Tea and coffee will be provided.

Are there any additional costs?

There are no additional costs apart from your preferred writing materials.

Who teaches this course?

Carol Preston

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