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About Introduction to Creative Writing (WR10 Summer)

This beginners’ course is designed to kick-start you into writing creatively! You’ll use writing techniques to generate ideas and explore some of the genres in creative writing that you can choose to take home and develop further or share wider.

What will you learn on this course?

By examining the work of published writers, you will learn about:

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

You will be taught how to use writing techniques such as Free Writing and Clustering. You will be encouraged to develop these techniques in your own writing and explore the idea that writing is a process for continued development to make you feel motivated to continue your work at home.

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

By the end of the course everyone will have several pieces of their own writing which have been generated in response to tutor topics and techniques along with hand-outs on these 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 and no previous experience in creative writing is required as full instruction with be given. The course is also suitable for anyone who lacks confidence in their writing or hasn’t written creatively for a while.

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