In this beginners course, you’ll experiment with different forms of creative writing and try out your writing skills in a fun and supportive environment. You’ll be encouraged to unlock your imagination and put pen to paper for the first time. You’ll develop new ways of looking at creative writing, and start to learn how to analyse pieces of writing with a critical eye. There will be taster exercises designed to get you writing and stimulate the imagination. These will be followed by group discussion in which you and the tutor will consider your work and look at ways to develop it. There’ll also be time to take part in a longer structured exercise that will help you produce a whole story, as well as opportunities for feedback.
By the end of the course you will be able to:
- Respond to and assess pieces of writing with sensitivity
- Demonstrate an understanding of what you may expect from creative writing classes
- Produce several short pieces of creative writing and one extended one