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Creative Writing for 15 - 17 Year Olds - Online

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  • Level(s) of study: Short course
  • Study mode(s): Distance learning
  • Location: City Campus
  • Starting: 3 August 2020
  • Course duration: Monday to Friday 10 am - 4 pm, one week

On this 100% online course, you will learn how to turn ideas into creative, original writing.

Whether you're interested in fiction or want to write blogs, it'll help you to create impact with the right choice of words and provides a structured approach to establishing a life in writing.

The course will include:

  • online sessions with your tutor and fellow students for lectures, project work and group discussions (3 or 4 hours per day)
  • independent study time and one-to-one tutorials (2 or 3 hours per day)
  • and a break for lunch (1 hour) and quick breaks for refreshments.

What will you gain?

By the end of the course you will be confident in your writing abilities and understand the step-by-step process of how to create impact.

Tutor Profile: Sean Elliott-Maher has professional experience writing and editing in many forms, although he primarily writes literary fiction and graphic novels.

His non-ghost written work includes a range of print and online media for the BBC.

Sean has a broad literary reference base with specific expertise in the life and work of D. H. Lawrence.

He's lectured to a range of audiences on a variety of literary matters, participated in readings and spoken word events, and been an after dinner speaker.

Sean's literary and writing teaching accompanies his writing coaching, which has helped many ambitious writers improve the effectiveness of their work.

Any questions?

Contact the short course team:

Email: creativeshortcourses@ntu.ac.uk

Tel: +44 (0)115 848 2813

What you'll study

During this course you will:

  • learn how to find inspiration
  • focus on how to turn ideas into writing
  • find the right ingredients for your chosen discipline, including how to develop a character and how to write in a more journalistic style
  • learn that the first draft is never the last
  • take part in writing workshops where you will share and discuss work and give and receive constructive feedback.

You are invited to bring along any examples of writing that you admire such as a favourite book, poem, article or song lyrics.

Entry requirements

Level: Open to all

Entry requirement: You should have a passion for writing and an interest in developing your personal approach.

Level: Open to all

Entry requirement: You should have a passion for writing and an interest in developing your personal approach.

How to apply

You can book your place via the NTU online store:

3 - 7 August 2020

Please read our notes on the University's commitment to delivering the educational services advertised.

You can book your place via the NTU online store:

3 - 7 August 2020

Please read our notes on the University's commitment to delivering the educational services advertised.

Fees and funding

The fee for this course is £375.

Payment is due at the time of booking.

The fee for this course is £375.

Payment is due at the time of booking.

Still need help?

+44 (0)115 941 8418