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Course Details

  • Start Date: 31/08/2022
  • Duration: 6 weeks
  • Price: 299 AUD

Beginners Creative Writing Course

Beginners Creative Writing Course | Online Writing Course | Writing Quarter



Beginners Creative Writing Course In Australia | The Writing Quarter

Our Beginners Creative Writing Course provides practical tools, encouragement and guidance to start writing stories. This course is suitable for anyone who has always wanted to write, but doesn’t know where to start.

You’ll explore the foundations of storytelling, where ideas come from and how to build believable characters. If you’re returning to writing after some time away, this writing course is an opportunity to get back to basics.

By the end of the six weeks, you’ll have experimented with a range of techniques to start a writing routine as well as develop characters, plot and your own writing voice. Please note that this course is for adults.

Course Information
Price: $299
Start Date: 31st August 2022 – 2 places remaining

Our beginners courses are in huge demand and are filling up very quickly, so we recommend booking early to avoid disappointment.

Our Beginners Creative Writing Course is suitable for complete beginners and no writing experience is required. It’s also suitable if you haven’t written anything for a while and if you’d like to get back into a writing routine.

You will be given weekly notes and assignments to help you. Your tutor will read every assignment and will provide written feedback.

Students will receive an email booking confirmation within 48 hours of payment. If you do not see this email, please check your Spam/Junk folder.

Outline of our Beginners Creative Writing Course

Week One: The Creative Process

We’ll begin by asking, what propels you to put pen to paper? How do you generate ideas? The first writing tasks will encourage you to lose your inner perfectionist and write freely.

Week one is all about giving you the confidence to unleash your creativity and start writing down your ideas.

Week Two: Character Creation

There are a variety of approaches when it comes to creating a character. You’ll explore a variety of approaches for finding characters and how to develop them.

This will include the powers of observation, how you can use your own experiences, and bring people to life through writing.

Week Three: Showing and Telling

Next, you’ll learn how to ‘show, don’t tell’ with your writing. Our beginners creative writing course introduces a variety of examples by published writers.

Let’s experiment with both showing and telling and see what this means for your writing! This will help you build a convincing story for your reader using descriptive language.

Week Four: Setting

In week four we’ll explore the effect of setting and how it interacts with emotions, character and plot.

How does setting help tell a story, and why is it important? You’ll explore the role of play and environment when writing compelling fiction.

Week Five: Point of View

Who is telling the story? This week, you’ll look at a range of possibilities and how this can strengthen your writing.

Experimenting with point of view can strengthen your confidence as a writer and help you find your unique voice.

Week Six: Structure

In the final week, you’ll learn how to plan and structure a narrative. This will help you use narrative to create tension and keep your reader engaged.

Combining everything you’ve learned, week six will enable you to build a plot with believable characters, resulting in a convincing, compelling story.

 

‘Thank you so much for everything, Kerry. It’s been amazing getting to write and let the creative juices flow, and receiving feedback from you has been such a good learning experience.’ Archita

 

How Does it Work?

The creative writing courses for beginners are carried out through email correspondence. You don’t have to be online at any particular time of day; log on and access your notes whenever suits you!

The course takes place over six weeks. Each week a new module will build on the week before, using tasks, assignments and resources to keep you on track. Your tutor will read your work and provide written feedback.

Each technique or topic will contribute to your writing skills, along with the guidance of our experienced tutors. The tutors are all professional writers and authors with first-hand experience of taking a story from idea to publication.

The Writing Quarter’s creative writing classes offer a wealth of knowledge and experience to incorporate into your own writing style. The structured process gradually builds up your skill set to become a confident writer.

Once you’ve booked the course, you’ll receive an email confirmation within 48 hours of payment. Please check your Spam/Junk folder as it can sometimes end up there.

Find out more about how our online courses work here.

How Much Time Do I Need?

The beginners creative writing course in Australia is online and takes place across six weeks. You’ll receive weekly assignments that will involve a written task or working on feedback provided by the tutor.

Students can expect to spend two to three hours every week on the course. However, as this is an online writing course, you can write whenever suits you. You can write a little bit each day or dedicate one day a week to the course; it’s entirely up to you!

Our online creative writing course for beginners is designed for accessibility, so you can study wherever and whenever suits you. You’ll still receive essential guidance from a tutor through one-to-one feedback.

Feedback and assignments are delivered via email, so you can log on and work on your assignment at any time. Our students are often writing alongside full-time jobs and studies.

To find out more about how this beginners creative writing course in Australia works, visit our FAQ page.

You can also email us at [email protected].

Please view our cancellation/refund policy before booking.

About The Tutor

Kerry Hadley-Pryce is the editor of The Blackcountryman magazine. Her first novel, The Black Country, published by Salt Publishing in 2015, was part of her MA Creative Writing, for which she gained a distinction and was awarded the Michael Schmidt Prize for Outstanding Achievement 2013–14. She has had several short stories published in various anthologies and online at Fictive Dream and The Incubator. Her second novel, Gamble, also published by Salt Publishing in June 2018, was shortlisted for the Encore Second Novel Award 2019.

Course Details

  • Start Date: 31/08/2022
  • Duration: 6 weeks
  • Price: 299 AUD

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