Novels & Short Story Writing Courses in London

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. All our writing courses are taught by practicing writers.

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  1. How to get published

    How to get published

    Course Date: Mon 14 Jan 2019
    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: £119.00
    Senior fee: £119.00
    Concession: £48.00

  2. Developing your novel

    Developing your novel

    Course Date: Mon 14 Jan 2019 (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: £199.00
    Senior fee: £199.00
    Concession: £80.00

  3. Masterclass: fiction workshop

    Masterclass: fiction workshop

    Course Date: Mon 14 Jan 2019 (and 1 other date)
    Location on this date: EC Euston
    This intensive fiction workshop is open by selective application to a maximum of ten fiction writers working at the advanced and professional levels. You will receive rigorous constructive feedback on your novel or short story as you develop it with a view to publication, and participate in detailed tutor-led discussions on advanced elements of fictional craft. Please note: the deadline for applications is Monday 7th January 2019..
    Full fee: £329.00
    Senior fee: £329.00
    Concession: £329.00

  4. Writing fiction

    Writing fiction

    Course Date: Mon 14 Jan 2019 (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: £199.00
    Senior fee: £199.00
    Concession: £80.00

  5. Advanced critical workshop: fiction

    Advanced critical workshop: fiction

    Course Date: Tue 15 Jan 2019 (and 7 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: £199.00
    Senior fee: £199.00
    Concession: £80.00

  6. Flash fiction

    Flash fiction

    Course Date: Wed 16 Jan 2019 (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: £199.00
    Senior fee: £199.00
    Concession: £80.00

  7. Short story writing

    Short story writing

    Course Date: Wed 16 Jan 2019 (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: £199.00
    Senior fee: £199.00
    Concession: £80.00

  8. Editing your manuscript: from first draft to final proof

    Editing your manuscript: from first draft to final proof

    Course Date: Wed 16 Jan 2019
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Once your story is on the page, the editing process begins. But where do you start and what skills do you need? This course guides learners through the editing of a story or manuscript, exploring approaches to making line edits, improving narrative structure and everything in between.
    Full fee: £119.00
    Senior fee: £119.00
    Concession: £48.00

  9. Autobiography into fiction: workshop

    Autobiography into fiction: workshop

    Course Date: Thu 17 Jan 2019
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    This course will help you develop techniques for transforming personal experience into fiction. You'll have the opportunity to improve your writing skills as well as your ability to give and use constructive criticism in a workshop environment.
    Full fee: £119.00
    Senior fee: £119.00
    Concession: £48.00

  10. Starting your novel

    Starting your novel

    Course Date: Sun 20 Jan 2019 (and 1 other date)
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Got a great idea for a novel? Jump start your project in this supportive course that covers craft basics such as character and plot. Ideal for writers of fiction with some experience who have an idea for a novel.

    Full fee: £199.00
    Senior fee: £199.00
    Concession: £80.00

  11. Novel writing: blended – an online and on-site course

    Novel writing: blended – an online and on-site course

    Course Date: Sun 20 Jan 2019 (and 2 other dates)
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Got a great idea for a novel? Want to learn how to master major craft elements such as character and plot in the context of long-form fiction, and gain valuable feedback on your writing? This course combines online and face-to-face instruction to give you the support required to get your project started. Ideal for those wishing to begin a novel and those with a novel-in-progress.
    Full fee: £289.00
    Senior fee: £289.00
    Concession: £116.00

  12. Write a short story in a weekend

    Write a short story in a weekend

    Course Date: Sat 26 Jan 2019 (and 3 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

  13. Novella writing: a fortnightly course

    Novella writing: a fortnightly course

    Course Date: Sun 27 Jan 2019
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    A short novel or a long short story? In this fortnightly course we'll define the novella form for ourselves through analysis of set texts, guided exercises, and workshop. We'll also commit to producing a complete first draft of novella length by the end of the session. Ideal for experienced fiction writers.
    Full fee: £179.00
    Senior fee: £179.00
    Concession: £72.00

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    Craft focus: redrafting your fiction

    Course Date: Sat 9 Feb 2019
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    The saying goes that books aren't written, they're rewritten. This one-day course teaches you the essential skills for redrafting and perfecting your work.
    Full fee: £59.00
    Senior fee: £59.00
    Concession: £24.00

  15. Craft focus: dialogue in fiction

    Craft focus: dialogue in fiction

    Course Date: Sun 10 Feb 2019
    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

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