Beginners Writing Course

With Olive O’Brien. Starting 14/01/2019

Special Offer for our January Course: $150

Our one-to-one Online 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. Olive will read every assignment and will provide written feedback.

Topics include:

(1) Introduction – In the first week, we’ll look at how to find ideas, the importance of observation and the power of memory.

(2) Characterisation – Characters are often the reason we read in the first place and we need someone to identify with. In this module we’ll examine what makes successful characters in fiction.

(3) Point of View – Every piece of writing comes from a particular point of view. We’ll examine first person and third person in the third module.

(4) Plot and Endings – Whatever you’re writing, there will be a plot. We will also examine endings and some do’s and don’t’s!

(5) Dialogue, Settings – In the fifth module we’ll look at how to write effective dialogue. We’ll also examine setting.

(6) Revision and Getting Published – The final module deals with revision, how to improve your writing and get your work into print.

To find out more about how the online courses work, or if you have any further queries, you can check out our Frequently Asked Questions or email us at [email protected]

Our cancellation/refund policy may be viewed here.

 

About The Tutor

Olive O'Brien is an author and publisher. Olive has published three children's books, Perry the Playful Polar Bear, Perry the Polar Bear Goes Green and Eco Zico. She has also published a children's book app for the iPad. She has a Masters in Journalism and previously worked as a features writer and news reporter at The Sunday Business Post and Mid-Day newspaper. Olive blogs for hellomagazine.com and she is the director of Creative Writing Ink. Her eco-friendly book publishing company Silver Angel Publishing was shortlisted for the 2012 David Manley Emerging Entrepreneur Awards and for the Green Communications Award 2012.

 

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Course Details

  • Start Date: 14/01/2019
  • Duration: 6 weeks
  • Price: 150 AUD