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Course Details

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

Intermediate Creative Writing Course

Beginners Creative Writing Course | Online Writing Course | Writing Quarter

Intermediate Creative Writing Course In Australia | The Writing Quarter

Our intermediate creative writing course bridges the gap between the beginner and the more experienced writer.

You’ll explore specific writing techniques to hone your creative impulse, develop ideas and produce a strong body of writing. The tutor will provide relevant exercises, prompts and personalised written feedback.

By the end of the six weeks, you’ll have taken on new writing challenges and broadened your understanding of character, narrative and voice. Please note that this course is for adults.

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

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

You don’t have to be online at any particular time or day. Instead, the course is carried out through email correspondence, so you can read the notes whenever it suits you. There will be weekly notes and assignments over the course of six weeks. Your tutor will read each assignment and provide written feedback. You’ll find out more about how the online courses work here.

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 Intermediate Creative Writing Course

Week One: Character & Story Structure

To begin, we’ll build on some of the warm-up exercises and character-building techniques you might have used in earlier courses.

This module takes ideas about character and empathy even further. You’ll consider questions of conflict and ‘what if?’ to develop your characters and a satisfying resolution for your reader.

 

Week Two: Time & Pace

Next, you’ll explore different aspects of ‘time’ in a short story or novel.

How do techniques such as creating a timeline, flashbacks and flash-forwards work in a narrative? How, in any narrative, is time a crucial and complex factor?

 

Week Three: Juxtapositioning

The third week of our intermediate creative writing course experiments with bringing together two or more often disparate ideas and images.

You’ll use the technique of ‘splicing’ to bring a story to life; discover how playing with connections and clashes sparks and develops narrative ideas.

 

Week Four: Editing and Flash Fiction

This week’s module tackles what to cut and what to keep. Revisiting and re-writing is an important part of any writers’ craft!

Perfecting the skill of ‘flash’ fiction is an excellent way to avoid over-describing, and to recognise the power and effect of the short narrative.

 

Week Five: The Museum of Emotion

In the words of A. L. Kennedy, ‘fictional characters whose interior lives don’t hum and gurgle with this or that emotional tone can’t be expected to compete with the genuine and complex human beings against whom they are constantly being measured.’

Here you’ll learn about the importance of engaging emotionally with readers. Your own emotions and senses can help create original narratives that draw readers in.

 

Week Six: Symbolism and Suspense

Want to really take your writing to another level? Literary symbolism is a key technique to create different and sometimes ambiguous meanings.

You’ll be encouraged to take chances with how you use language, experiment with new ideas and not just find your ‘voice’, but the many ‘voices’ you might have to offer.

 

‘I really loved Kerry’s promptness, her attention to detail and her positive feedback.’  – Brian

 

To find out more about how this intermediate 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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