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A creative writing course for beginners or those with low confidence. 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?

This course is designed to kick-start you into writing creatively. You will be taught how to generate using writing techniques such as Free Writing and Clustering. 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 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.

This course may be accessible for people with disabilities. The room is wheelchair accessible. A support worker or carer may assist; carers must book a complimentary ticket if attending to provide support. Please contact us to discuss your specific accessibility needs.

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 apart from your preferred writing materials.

Who teaches this course?

Carol Preston 


Explore the work of our previous course participants in our new Creative Writing anthology.


All termly courses on sale to the general public Sat 2 July 2022 at 9am.

Sustainability at MAC

MAC is committed to reducing waste and energy consumption. We aim to repair, reuse, remake and repurpose any materials and equipment that we can on our courses. We encourage all participants to be mindful about the materials and equipment that they use at MAC.


Dates & Times

    Creative Writing Beginners (WR10 Spring)