Each week the tutor presents a short tutorial outlining the session. You will be given 2 or 3 structured writing exercises. First, a timed warm-up exercise to get your fingers moving, then the main writing exercise which contains video clips, photographs and other prompts. A third exercise is sometimes included to cement the topic covered in the session.
This course includes tutor feedback on your work, an online conference, and an online forum; all useful ways to connect with your tutor and other writers on the course.
Over 8 weeks we’ll look at:
Every two weeks you’re encouraged to submit up to 600 words based on any section of the session. Your tutor will provide you with approximately 250 words of written feedback the following week. Feedback highlights the strengths of the piece, as well as areas of possible improvement.
At week 4 you’re invited to participate in a live conference where extracts of coursework can be shared and discussed.
Take your time. Write all week, but please note that the deadline for the tutor to receive your work is always noon on Sunday.
Every week your tutor will introduce the session with a short video. On week one this includes a brief overview of what you’ll cover, ways of getting in touch and how to access and use the material.
Session one introduces you to the magpie’s box and the timed writing exercises. The main exercise will introduce you story structure; what is often referred to as the beginning, middle and end.
By taking this course, you will: