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. Advanced critical workshop for creative writers

    Course Date: Mon 25 Sep 2017 (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

  2. 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: £132.00

  3. Advanced fiction writing

    Course Date: Thu 28 Sep 2017 (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

  4. Advanced writing: an online course

    Course Date: Mon 25 Sep 2017 (and 2 other dates)
    Location on this date: Online Course
    This workshop-based online programme offers total flexibility – participate whenever and wherever you wish – as you develop your writing with feedback from other participants and a supportive, knowledgeable tutor. The course will open at 15:00 on Monday 25 September.
    Full fee: £289.00
    Senior fee: £289.00
    Concession: £116.00

  5. Autobiography into fiction

    Course Date: Sat 21 Oct 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

  6. 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

  7. Character as driving force in fiction

    Course Date: Sat 18 Nov 2017
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Which comes first: character or plot? Inseparable: without characters there can be no action/without action, no characters. Explore the ways in which characters can deepen plot and theme with acclaimed novelist, Tasha Kavanagh.
    Full fee: £59.00
    Senior fee: £59.00
    Concession: £24.00

  8. Crime writing: an introduction

    Course Date: Sat 9 Jun 2018
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Develop your skills in crime writing and explore the techniques behind character, plot, dialogue, pacing and atmosphere. Benefit from stimulating writing exercises, feedback and encouragement.
    Full fee: £59.00
    Senior fee: £59.00
    Concession: £24.00

  9. Edit like an expert

    Course Date: Sat 19 May 2018
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    This one-day workshop teaches essential editing skills for writers who are self-publishing or submitting their work to editors for consideration.
    Full fee: £59.00
    Senior fee: £59.00
    Concession: £24.00

  10. Exploring fiction

    Course Date: Mon 25 Sep 2017 (and 2 other dates)
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Discover the elements of successful prose fiction and develop your personal style. Learn to approach novels and short stories with a critical eye, and apply the lessons learnt to your own writing.
    Full fee: £189.00
    Senior fee: £189.00
    Concession: £76.00

  11. Getting away with murder: how to write crime fiction

    Course Date: Thu 28 Sep 2017
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Want to write a murder mystery that will knock readers dead? On this course you’ll learn how to plot a murder most horrid and write your opening chapter.
    Full fee: £109.00
    Senior fee: £109.00
    Concession: £44.00

  12. 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

  13. Hearing voices: dialogue in fiction

    Course Date: Sun 11 Feb 2018
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Show rather than tell through quality dialogue. This one-day course will explore ways to develop that all-important ‘ear for dialogue’ through writing exercises and analysis of proven techniques.
    Full fee: £59.00
    Senior fee: £59.00
    Concession: £24.00

  14. How to write a novel synopsis

    Course Date: Sun 24 Jun 2018
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    This one-day workshop teaches students how to write a synopsis of their completed manuscript, an essential requirement of submitting to agents and publishers.
    Full fee: £59.00
    Senior fee: £59.00
    Concession: £24.00

  15. How to write novels

    Course Date: Thu 28 Sep 2017
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Explore every aspect of novel writing technique on this in-depth, two-term course. Ideal for experienced writers of fiction who have a novel in progress.
    Full fee: £329.00
    Senior fee: £329.00
    Concession: £132.00

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