Creative Writing courses: Creative writing: complete beginners - self study

From £15 per course

Quick view This self-study course is for complete beginners and is an expanded version of our textbook, Creative Writing for Creative People: Beginners. It includes additional exercises, examples and tutor comments to help you through the course. There is an end of course task that will get you working towards a goal for the remainder of the course, putting into practice what you have learned so far. The course is designed to aid complete beginners to Creative Writing, or to provide a quick refresher or... Full details

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Creative Writing courses: The Script Coach Series: Guerilla Warfare for the Writer

From £48 per course

“10 Craven Street”, City Of Westminster, London, WC2N 5PE
Wed 25th Mar 2015
Quick view How do you get your screenplay read in an ever more crowded market place? This evening class will show you how to break through the barriers and make your mark on the industry. Get Your Screenplay Out There! It’s a crowded and competitive marketplace for scriptwriters. Do what everybody else is doing and you’ll get what everybody else is getting: ignored, mostly. Tonight we look at how you can stand out (without getting arrested). You will find out how to : Write a powerful... Full details

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Creative Writing courses: The Script Coach Series: Beyond Templates

From £48 per course

“10 Craven Street”, City Of Westminster, London, WC2N 5PE
Wed 11th Mar 2015
Quick view Set Your Story Free Don’t cram your story into a pre-determined shape. Make the story the hero and let it take you on its journey. This session shows you practical ways to Let a story shape evolve Craft powerful openings Overcome the second-act slump Write a selling script (not a shooting script) Full details

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Creative Writing courses: The Script Coach Series: Finding Time and Confidence

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“10 Craven Street”, City Of Westminster, London, WC2N 5PE
Wed 18th Mar 2015
Quick view Find the Time and the Confidence to Write a Great Screenplay Do you struggle sometimes to find the time to write and even when you do you worry it’s not good enough or nobody will want it?  Success in this field requires the right mindset, the ability to generate outstanding characters and plots, the time to write, and the confidence to see it through. In this session Jurgen will reveal how to: Tame your inner critic Use advanced productivity techniques for creative... Full details

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Creative Writing courses: Introduction to Comic Book & Graphic Novel Scriptwriting

From £150 per course

“10 Craven Street”, City Of Westminster, London, WC2N 5PE
Sat 31st Jan 2015
Quick view Eagle Award winning comic book writer and screenwriter Tony Lee (Doctor Who, Starship Troopers, Midnight Kiss, Hope Falls) takes you through the steps to turn your idea into a comic book or graphic novel and the steps you need to take to get yourself published. Do you have an idea for a Comic Book or Graphic Novel? Do you think your novel or film screenplay could be adapted into a graphic novel? Does your project have a Transmedia element that could include a digital or webcomic? Presented... Full details

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Creative Writing courses: The Script Coach Series

From £198 per course

“10 Craven Street”, City Of Westminster, London, WC2N 5PE
Mon 23rd Feb 2015
Quick view Learn how to write a screenplay with ease rather than struggling, using right-brain methods taught by veteran screenwriter Jurgen Wolff. In five individual sessions you will learn (Week 1) how to have an endless flow of ideas (Week 2) create vivid characters (Week 3) go beyond templates and formulas to create powerful plots (Week 4) overcome your inner critic and find the time to write (Week 5) stand out in the crowded screenwriting marketplace. Write Your Screenplay This is a unique... Full details

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Creative Writing courses: How to: Write a Novel (self-study with manuscript appraisal)
Quick view This is the self-study version, with manuscript appraisal, of our 12 week online course  How to: Write a Novel. You will use the same website and course structure as our tutor-based online students, which costs £360.  The difference is that you will work at your own pace and will submit your novel at whatever stage it is at once you have finished working through the exercises. You will receive an appraisal of your novel in progress with suggestions of where to go from here.... Full details

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Creative Writing courses: STAND-UP COMEDY : BEGINNERS & LIVE SHOW

From £225 per course

Quick view Uncover comedy devices and approaches to being funny. Deal with hecklers and learn how to get gigs. Put it all into practice in a live show. Plus industry expert career advice from Geoff Whiting and open spots for every student at the nationwide comedy clubs booked by Mirth Control. Long running course, now in its 8th year. Proven track record of loads of graduate gigging acts. What is the course about? You will create a stand-up act and then do a show. Complete and near beginners welcome,... Full details

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Creative Writing courses: One day introduction to Scriptwriting for screen

From £55 per course

Oldham Street, Manchester, M4 3BG
Sat 07th Mar 2015
Quick view Our Intensive One Day Introduction to Scriptwriting for Screen is designed for new writers wanting to get started with writing for the big or small screen.  The day is jam packed and covers   How to Structure your script Developing strong Characters Dialogue that comes off the page Formatting a professional script Writing Exercises and developing your own ideas.   By the end of the day you will be ready to  start writing your own scripts and use the tools and... Full details

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Creative Writing courses: Finding and Writing News for Online and Websites Certificate

From £456 per course

Press Association Building, London, SW1V 1AE
Fri 10th Apr 2015
Quick view This workshop is aimed at news reporters who work in print and online, or solely online. It looks at why a different approach is required to write for the web, email, SMS and other mobile technologies. Content includes: understanding the online audience and its demands, how they need to change their writing style, generating daily news, the power of headline and intro, balancing online and print content, maintaining quality of writing from online to print, learning more about their audience,... Full details

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Creative Writing courses: Story Design For Short

From £30 per course

“10 Craven Street”, City Of Westminster, London, WC2N 5PE
Wed 06th May 2015
Quick view Unlike sequential models, which focus on a series of steps a story is presumed to pass through as it unfolds, Richard Raskin’s approach is based on the view that short film storytelling can best be described in terms of opposing properties that balance one another in a dynamic interplay. Seven forms of interplay or balance will be proposed, each illustrated by a short film which will be shown in its entirety. By the end of the course, students ought to be able to: Use Richard... Full details

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Creative Writing courses: The Script Coach Series: Creating Characters

From £48 per course

“10 Craven Street”, City Of Westminster, London, WC2N 5PE
Wed 04th Mar 2015
Quick view How Do You Create Compelling Characters? Characters are at the heart of every story and remembered long after people have forgotten the details of the plot. In this session you will discover how to apply the methods of the great writers like Dickens, Twin, and Chekhov to screenplay writing in order to: Create vivid characters Develop dynamic character relationships, Go beyond stereotypes, Find the comedy, drama and trauma in your characters. Everyone who signs up for this session will... Full details

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Creative Writing courses: Online Creative Writing - group (Intermediate)
Quick view You will have done some writing before and are now wanting to hone your work. In this Intermediate course, we look at how to develop your writing, using tone as plot and how to insert conflict in dialogue. You will also gain skills in how to increase your our own self awareness as a writer, which is crucial for your continued development.We will also think about the importance of motif and subtext in your work, looking at other writers to help us include these elements in our own... Full details

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From £85 per course

6 Commercial Street, Gunnislake, Cornwall, PL18 9JW
Thu 09th Apr 2015
Quick view Have you always wanted to record parts of your own life, or perhaps you would like to catalogue someone else's history?  This course will help you to discover ways of remembering the stories and anecdotes you will need to make an interesting story, by using sensory prompts and interviewing techniques. The workshops will cover ghostwriting, biographical accounts, autobiographical fiction and sensationalised articles. you will be shown a variety of ways to extract the stories you want to... Full details

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Creative Writing courses: Online Creative Writing - group (Beginners)

From £39 per course

Quick view Tutored by Lancaster MA and PhD Graduate, Sarah Dobbs, author of Killing Daniel. Nominated for the Guardian's Not the Booker Prize. Starting to write - this online course encourages people completely new to creative writing, or those with a little background. You may have written when you were younger or have attended a short course a few years ago. We will focus on strategies for developing new writing, becoming your own critic, how to plot interesting stories, developing characters and... Full details

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Creative Writing courses: Writing for the Web and Mobile Certificate

From £456 per course

Press Association Building, London, SW1V 1AE
Thu 08th Jan 2015
Quick view This workshop is aimed at journalists, PRs, internal and external communications staff and marketeers who write for web sites. It looks at how writing for the web differs from traditional writing and how words can affect design considerations. Content includes how readers differ: accounting for surfers and users, the importance of easy navigation, thinking international in words and style, how to write to attract search engines, keeping readers' attention, word use and word breaks,... Full details

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From £170 per course

Quick view Do you say you could never be a writer but secretly yearn to have a go Many people have great stories to tell or experiences to share but dont know where to start. In a fun and supportive way this course will have you writing before you realise youve taken the lid off your pen or plugged in your PC. By using prompts/ exercises such as photographs news stories conversations and activities to spark ideas you will discover your individual voice explore different types of writing gain the confidence... Full details

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Creative Writing courses: Advanced creative writing course

From £355 per course

45 Dean Street, London, Greater London, W1D 4QB
Sat 24th Jan 2015
Quick view This course is designed for writers who have already ventured into fiction writing or have attended some creative writing classes. It is designed to inspire you, to deepen your understanding of fiction, and help you shape and structure your work. Each session will focus on more complex areas of fiction writing such as the motivation and psychology of characters, writing in different voices, sub-plots and complex narrative structures, and writing about difficult subjects. We will be using... Full details

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Creative Writing courses: Writing Better Headlines

From £486 per course

Press Association Building, London, SW1V 1AE
Wed 04th Feb 2015
Quick view This workshop is aimed at those who want to improve all aspects of headline writing, especially online and is also relevant for those in public relations and marketing. It takes a look at the quality of headlines, and whether they are achieving their primary purpose, and how to write them better. Content includes the rules and when to break them, making headlines fit, news and feature heads: the differing approaches, key lessons for online headlines, dealing with tight character counts, the... Full details

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