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. The power of setting

    The power of setting

    Course Date: Sat 3 Mar 2018
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    This taster workshop teaches students how to use setting to enrich their stories.
    Full fee: £59.00
    Senior fee: £59.00
    Concession: £24.00

  2. Autobiography into fiction

    Autobiography into fiction

    Course Date: Sat 10 Mar 2018 (and 2 other dates)
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    This one-day course will introduce you to some techniques for transforming personal experience into fiction or poetry. You will have the opportunity to improve your writing skills, analyse samples of life-writing and fiction and engage in exercises on developing your story sense. The challenges around using autobiographical material in fiction will be discussed.
    Full fee: £59.00
    Senior fee: £59.00
    Concession: £24.00

  3. We can be heroes: an introduction to writing comic books and graphic novels

    We can be heroes: an introduction to writing comic books and graphic novels

    Course Date: Sun 11 Mar 2018
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    A fun one-day introduction to the skills required to write quality graphic novels and comic books with Bobby Joseph, creator of the cult comic classics 'Skank', 'Black Eye' and 'Scotland Yardie'.
    Full fee: £59.00
    Senior fee: £59.00
    Concession: £24.00

  4. Novel writing

    Novel writing

    Course Date: Mon 16 Apr 2018 (and 1 other date)
    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: £179.00
    Senior fee: £179.00
    Concession: £72.00

  5. Advanced critical workshop: masterclass

    Advanced critical workshop: masterclass

    Course Date: Mon 16 Apr 2018 (and 2 other dates)
    Location on this date: FRA - Fashion Retail Academy
    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: £299.00
    Senior fee: £299.00
    Concession: £299.00

  6. Writing fiction

    Writing fiction

    Course Date: Mon 16 Apr 2018 (and 5 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: £179.00
    Senior fee: £179.00
    Concession: £72.00

  7. Advanced critical workshop for creative writers

    Advanced critical workshop for creative writers

    Course Date: Tue 17 Apr 2018 (and 3 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

  8. Short story writing

    Short story writing

    Course Date: Tue 17 Apr 2018 (and 4 other dates)
    Location on this date: FRA - Fashion Retail Academy
    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

  9. Story development workshop

    Story development workshop

    Course Date: Wed 18 Apr 2018 (and 1 other date)
    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

  10. Introduction to novel plotting

    Introduction to novel plotting

    Course Date: Sun 22 Apr 2018
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    If you have made a start on your novel, but need help getting it into shape, this course provides a flexible template that will help you to overcome the obstacles ahead.
    Full fee: £189.00
    Senior fee: £189.00
    Concession: £76.00

  11. Write a short story in a weekend

    Write a short story in a weekend

    Course Date: Sat 19 May 2018 (and 1 other date)
    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

  12. Edit like an expert

    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

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

    Beyond Elizabeth Bennet: writing the modern-day romance

    Course Date: Wed 23 May 2018
    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

  14. Novel plotting workshop

    Novel plotting workshop

    Course Date: Sun 27 May 2018
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    An advanced course for those seriously engaged in writing a novel, you will look in greater depth at the mythic theory of plotting. The class atmosphere is supportive, but candid and serious. Please enrol only if you have completed 'Introduction to novel plotting'.
    Full fee: £189.00
    Senior fee: £189.00
    Concession: £76.00

  15. Crime writing: an introduction

    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

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