Novels and short stories

Explore character, structure and plot development on the journey to producing quality fiction. All kinds of narrative fiction, long and short, are supported on our wide range of courses. Whether you want to get your great idea down on paper or are already writing and redrafting, we have a course that will suit your level.

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  1. Getting published

    Getting published

    Course Date: Wed 18 Oct 2017
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    So you've finished your novel. What's next? This short course provides guidance in submitting to agents and publishers, and helps you to tailor your work to maximise its potential in the marketplace.
    Full fee: £109.00
    Senior fee: £109.00
    Concession: £44.00

  2. Beyond Elizabeth Bennet: writing the modern-day romance

    Beyond Elizabeth Bennet: writing the modern-day romance

    Course Date: Thu 9 Nov 2017
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    It is a truth universally acknowledged that a writer in possession of a single pen can compose an unforgettable romance novel. This six-week course will chaperone students through the plotting of modern romance stories.
    Full fee: £109.00
    Senior fee: £109.00
    Concession: £44.00

  3. Write a short story in a weekend

    Write a short story in a weekend

    Course Date: Sat 18 Nov 2017 (and 2 other dates)
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Through a series of inspiring and practical exercises, you'll be encouraged to tap into your imagination and draft a story from beginning to end in two days.
    Full fee: £99.00
    Senior fee: £99.00
    Concession: £40.00

  4. Autobiography into fiction

    Autobiography into fiction

    Course Date: Sat 25 Nov 2017 (and 4 other dates)
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Learn how to turn real-life experiences into gripping fiction. Develop your writing and explore techniques for transforming personal stories into written narratives, realistic or fantastical.
    Full fee: £59.00
    Senior fee: £59.00
    Concession: £24.00

  5. The power of voice in fiction

    The power of voice in fiction

    Course Date: Sat 2 Dec 2017
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Voice is an act rather than a thing, a passage of breath, a movement of sound, a certain transfer of meaning – the one special feature of writing that bridges the lonely gap between writer and reader. Develop your voice with acclaimed novelist, Tasha Kavanagh.
    Full fee: £59.00
    Senior fee: £59.00
    Concession: £24.00

  6. Novel writing

    Novel writing

    Course Date: Mon 15 Jan 2018 (and 2 other dates)
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Have you started work on your novel? This course is ideal if you are an experienced creative writer and want to explore the principles of novel writing in a supportive workshop environment.
    Full fee: £189.00
    Senior fee: £189.00
    Concession: £76.00

  7. Self-publishing fiction: the whole story

    Self-publishing fiction: the whole story

    Course Date: Mon 15 Jan 2018
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    With shrinking author advances and a narrowing market, self-publishing is becoming bigger business by the day. But what does a writer need to consider when taking the giant leap of publishing their own fiction book? This course explains it all.
    Full fee: £189.00
    Senior fee: £189.00
    Concession: £76.00

  8. Advanced critical workshop: masterclass

    Advanced critical workshop: masterclass

    Course Date: Mon 15 Jan 2018
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    This intensive and advanced critical workshop is open to just ten students enrolled through a selection process. Thanks to the exclusivity of this course, students will receive in-depth feedback on their novel or short stories. Students will also benefit from detailed group discussions on the art of fiction.
    Full fee: £329.00
    Senior fee: £329.00
    Concession: £329.00

  9. Writing fiction

    Writing fiction

    Course Date: Mon 15 Jan 2018 (and 8 other dates)
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Develop your writing with confidence on this course, as we explore character, structure and plot development on the journey to producing quality fiction.
    Full fee: £189.00
    Senior fee: £189.00
    Concession: £76.00

  10. Writing comics and graphic novels (continuation)

    Writing comics and graphic novels (continuation)

    Course Date: Tue 16 Jan 2018
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Continue to develop the skills to write comics on this in-depth course. Discover the history and key features of the medium, generate your own project, and receive advice from special guests. New students with a keen interest in the medium are welcome.
    Full fee: £189.00
    Senior fee: £189.00
    Concession: £76.00

  11. Advanced critical workshop for creative writers

    Advanced critical workshop for creative writers

    Course Date: Tue 16 Jan 2018 (and 6 other dates)
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    For experienced writers, this supportive but rigorous workshop offers the perfect opportunity to develop your novel or short story. Receive in-depth feedback and benefit from detailed group discussions on the art of fiction.
    Full fee: £189.00
    Senior fee: £189.00
    Concession: £76.00

  12. Advanced fiction writing

    Advanced fiction writing

    Course Date: Wed 17 Jan 2018 (and 1 other date)
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Develop your writing on this in-depth and inspiring course. All forms of fiction are supported - long and short. Ideal for experienced writers.
    Full fee: £189.00
    Senior fee: £189.00
    Concession: £76.00

  13. Story development workshop

    Story development workshop

    Course Date: Wed 17 Jan 2018 (and 2 other dates)
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Would you like help developing your big idea? Before you get stuck into the hard slog of a long-term writing project, make sure you have all the right ingredients and gain invaluable feedback in this workshop.
    Full fee: £189.00
    Senior fee: £189.00
    Concession: £76.00

  14. Micro fiction

    Micro fiction

    Course Date: Wed 17 Jan 2018 (and 1 other date)
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    A sideways glance: succinct, powerful. Experiment with telling stories in six to five hundred words.
    Full fee: £189.00
    Senior fee: £189.00
    Concession: £76.00

  15. Short story writing

    Short story writing

    Course Date: Wed 17 Jan 2018 (and 6 other dates)
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    A hands-on introduction to the art of writing short stories. You will receive technical advice, creative exercises to generate ideas, and feedback from an experienced author.
    Full fee: £189.00
    Senior fee: £189.00
    Concession: £76.00

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