Creative Writing Course for Teenagers

kerry-2Kerry Drewery is a YA writer published by HarperCollins Children’s and Hot Key Books with work translated into more than a dozen languages. Her novels have been nominated for the CILIP Carnegie Medal, awarded ‘Highly Commended’ at the North East Teen Books, and her latest – Cell 7 – was shortlisted for CrimeFest Teen Crime of the Year and won Spellbinding Book of the Year. She’s been teaching creative writing for over six years and has a First Class Honours degree in Professional Writing with Lancaster University. Kerry was also awarded a place on a BBC Writing Drama residential after being short-listed in a scriptwriting competition.

Next course starts on 20th March 2018

Price: €130

Duration: six weeks

Course is limited to 10 participants.

In this creative writing course for teenagers with Kerry Drewery, you’ll receive weekly notes and assignments. Kerry will read all assignments and give you written feedback on your work.

Week One – Inspiration        
Ideas and inspiration are all around us in different forms. In Module 1 we’ll look at observation and how to use those things to kick-start an idea and build it into a story.

Week Two – Planning and plotting
With a choice of ‘what if’ scenarios, we’ll look at how to take a simple idea and build on it.

Week Three – Beginnings and endings
Module 3 gives the student a chance to look at different examples of beginnings and endings, what they think works and why, and write their own.

Week Four – Character 
Students will create their own character(s) and see how they react when they put them into a situation.

Week Five – Point of view and dialogue
In Module 5, we’ll look at how the telling of a story can change depending on if it’s told in first or third person. We’ll also look at the advantages and disadvantages of each. Students will then create the same story using both POVs and think about their preferences.

Week Six – Setting, drafting and re-drafting, and what next?
In the final week, after looking at settings, students will choose two different settings to tell (or begin) a story. Then, we’ll look at editing and drafting and how to hone your story. Finally, we’ll look at what to do next whether that’s beginning a novel, completion of a short story, or entering competitions.

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