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A Critical Eye: Reading to Develop your Writing - Online

Creative Writing Online - Mx
  • Level(s) of study: Short course
  • Study mode(s): Short course
  • Location: City Campus
  • Starting: 23 January 2021
  • Course duration: Saturday 10 am - 12 pm, one morning


This two-hour 100% online workshop will help you examine the ways to ‘read’ a novel or text beyond its first impressions.

It’s aimed at anyone interested in developing their creative writing, whether you have done any previous writing before or are a complete beginner.

What will I gain? By the end of the session you will have built confidence in your writing skills and have some new ideas to further pursue your writing, developing your own writing style and voice.

Tutor profile: C J R Baker

is an author and an associate lecturer and PhD student at the University of Derby.

She has an interest in horror, identification, true crime and fandom.

Charlotte has over thirty fictional and nonfictional publications.

Indicative maximum class size: 12

Any questions?

Contact the short course team:


Tel: +44 (0)115 848 2813

What you'll study

  • take part in a dynamic group discussion on writing
  • appreciate structure, story, dialogue, setting, pacing, language and engagement within a genre
  • develop and hone your ability to become more aware, improved and focused writers
  • complete writing tasks from prompts
  • gain feedback on your writing style.

Entry requirements

Level: Beginner

Entry requirement: No experience is required.

Level: Beginner / Intermediate

Entry requirement: No experience is required.

Fees and funding

The fee for this course is £14.

Payment is due at the time of booking.

The fee for this course is £14.

Payment is due at the time of booking.

Still need help?

+44 (0)115 941 8418