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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.

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 

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 Improvers (WR107 Autumn)