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About Introduction to Life Writing (WR110 Summer)

Acquire the skills and confidence to jump-start your creative writing with practical techniques to start a story and ways to improve the quality of your creative writing.

What will you learn on this course?

This course will bring some fun into creative writing and provide techniques for how to start a story and techniques to improve creative writing. Carol’s approach is about building confidence and finding enjoyment as well as embracing the drafting process. The course will use memory exercises and published texts to inspire writing and might involve group work and group discussions.

By the end, everyone will have something finished or the confidence to write in their own style about their own life experiences, but with more informed techniques from the class to reflect, extend and continue with their work to develop it further. No matter if you’re an inspiring writer or want to get to grips with where to start, this course will offer something for you.

Who is this course for?

This course is suitable for adults aged 18+ years who would like to build their confidence and improve their creative writing skills by drawing inspirations from life experiences, stories and published text. It is suitable for beginners.

At the heart of MAC is a focus on accessibility and inclusion. Please contact us to discuss your specific access needs. A personal assistant or companion must book a complimentary ticket if attending to provide support.

Do you need to bring anything?

All course materials are provided.

Are there any additional costs?

There are no additional costs for this course.

Who teaches this course?

Carol Preston

Dates and times

  • June – July 2025