This course is for those people who have written already and have some understanding of the process. It may be that you want new stimulus or to re-cap on certain topics such as dialogue or characterisation. 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 10 weeks we’ll look at:
There are up to 3 exercises each week. A warm-up to get your fingers moving and a main exercise that uses video, audio and photographs as prompts.
Specific topics are developed. For example, dialogue. You’ll explore how it can be used to help move plot forward, create immediacy and strengthen characterisation. Most weeks there is a 3rd short exercise which consolidates the subject we’ve covered.
You’re encouraged to submit up to 1000 words fortnightly, based on any section of the session. You may wish to use your feedback slot for ongoing work. Your tutor will provide you with approximately 500 words of written feedback the following week. Feel free to add 2 or 3 short questions for your tutor to address when reading your piece. Feedback highlights the strengths and possible alterations to consider. At week 5 you’re invited to participate in a live conference with tutor and other course members, where coursework may be shared and discussed. Please note that the deadline for the tutor to receive your work is always by noon on Sunday.