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: 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

  2. 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

  3. 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

  4. 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

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

    Editing your manuscript: from first draft to final proof

    Course Date: Wed 17 Jan 2018
    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: £109.00
    Senior fee: £109.00
    Concession: £44.00

  6. 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

  7. 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

  8. 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

  9. 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

  10. Autobiography into fiction: workshop

    Autobiography into fiction: workshop

    Course Date: Thu 18 Jan 2018
    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: £99.00
    Senior fee: £99.00
    Concession: £40.00

  11. Advanced critical workshop for creative writers

    Advanced critical workshop for creative writers

    Course Date: Thu 18 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. The craft of redrafting

    The craft of redrafting

    Course Date: Sat 10 Feb 2018
    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

  13. Hearing voices: dialogue in fiction

    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. 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

  15. 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

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