Creative Writing – Fiction (Beginners)

Creative Writing – Fiction (Beginners)

Find out how to take prompts and starting points and use them to create fiction in some form, plus how to put your ideas onto paper.

  • Course Type Adult - Leisure
  • Subject Area Creative Writing
  • Qualification N/A
  • Study Mode: Part Time Only
  • Course Level Beginners
  • Location Community Locations
  • Course Length 9 weeks
  • Start Date Various (see below)
  • End Date Various (see below)
  • Day See below
  • Times See below
  • Fee £144.00
  • Reduced Fee £57
  • Course Code X0PCWMM0/9/A

You will learn to self-critique and analyse and discuss your own work.

This is a relaxed class where discussion and the sharing of ideas is very important. By the end of the course you will have a body of work and you will hopefully contribute to a class anthology.

  • Autumn term – 02/10/19 to 05/12/18 – Victoria House – Wednesdays – 18.30-20.30
  • Autumn term – 02/10/19 to 04/12/19 – Mint Methodist Church – Wednesdays – 10.00-12.00
  • Spring term – 15/01/20 to 18/03/20 – Mint Methodist Church – Wednesdays – 10.00-12.00
  • Summer term – 22/04/20 to 24/06/20 – Mint Methodist Church – Wednesdays – 10.00-12.00

What topics will I study?

Each week we look at a different topic and you will use a variety of prompts to get you writing. Topics include: characterisation, childhood, setting, narrative voice, perspectives, letters, colour, objects, sound and Christmas.

Next steps:
We run a Creative Writing – Fiction (Intermediate) course – click here for information.

Entry Requirements

An enjoyment of words, an open mind and a sense of humour.


There are practical exercises and discussions during the session that lead to homework. This is shared and discussed the following week in the supportive and encouraging atmosphere of the group. Learners will be given a college ID badge and have access to all college facilities, including learning centres and computers.

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