Intermediate Creative Writing Course

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TUTOR: Kerry Hadley-Pryce is a Visiting Lecturer at the University of Wolverhampton and the editor of The Blackcountryman magazine. Her first novel, The Black Country, published by Salt Publishing in 2015, was part of her MA Creative Writing at the Manchester Writing School, for which she gained a distinction and was awarded the Michael Schmidt Prize for Outstanding Achievement 2013–14. She is currently a PhD candidate at Manchester Metropolitan University researching Psychogeographic Flow and Black Country Writing. She has had several short stories published in various anthologies and online at Fictive Dream and The Incubator. Her second novel, Gamble, also published by Salt Publishing in June 2018, was shortlisted for the Encore Second Novel Award 2019.

Start Date: 5th June, 2024

Duration: Six weeks

Price: €170

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Welcome to the Intermediate Creative Writing Course: Unleash Your Narrative Potential

Are you prepared to elevate your creative writing abilities? Our online Intermediate Creative Writing Course presents an ideal opportunity for writers with prior experience or those who have successfully completed our Beginner’s Writing Course. It’s the next step to refine and cultivate your craft.

Tailored Guidance from Committed Instructors

Our skilled instructors are eager to provide you with personalised feedback every week. By submitting your work for review, you’ll gain invaluable insights and direction to enhance your writing.

Global Reach & Lifetime Access to Course Materials

Our courses are accessible to aspiring writers worldwide. Furthermore, you’ll retain lifelong access to all course materials once the course concludes, allowing you to revisit lessons whenever you need a refresher.

High Demand & Early Enrolment

Given the high demand for our Intermediate Creative Writing Course, we strongly recommend early enrolment to secure your spot. Seize this opportunity to sharpen your writing skills and unleash your storytelling potential.

Course Overview

This six-week online course offers an engaging and adaptable learning experience designed to accommodate busy schedules. With no fixed class times, you can progress through weekly text-based modules at your own pace, dedicating 2-3 hours each week to nurture your writing expertise.

Each week, you’ll delve into new subjects, exploring more intricate aspects of creative writing. Through interactive exercises, you’ll enhance your fiction writing and expand your storytelling toolkit.

What to Anticipate Week by Week

Week 1: Character & Story Structure

Building on some of the warm-up exercises and character-building techniques you might have used in earlier courses, this module introduces ideas about character and empathy even further by considering how questions of conflict and ‘what if?’ can develop your characters and lead to a satisfying resolution for your reader.

Week 2: Time & Pace

This module explores the different aspects of ‘time’ in a short story or a novel. It considers how techniques such as creating a timeline, flashbacks and flash-forwards work in a narrative, and how, in any narrative, time is a crucial and complex factor.

Week 3: Juxtapositioning

What happens if we bring together two or more often disparate ideas or images? Here in this module, we look at how this kind of ‘splicing’ can bring a story to life, and how playing with connections and clashes sparks and develops narrative ideas.

Week 4: Editing and Flash Fiction

This week’s module tackles what to cut and what to keep. Revisiting and re-writing is an important part of the writers’ craft, and perfecting the skill of ‘flash’ fiction is an excellent way of fighting back the urge to overdo description, and to recognise the power and effect of the short narrative.

Week 5: The Museum of Emotion

The importance of engaging emotionally with readers cannot be overstated. A. L. Kennedy said: ‘Fictional characters whose interior lives don’t hum and gurgle with this or that emotional tone can’t be expected to compete with the genuine and complex human beings against whom they are constantly being measured.’ This module will explore how we can integrate our emotions and all of our senses into our writing to create original narratives.

Week 6: Symbolism and Suspense

Literary symbolism can create different and sometimes ambiguous meanings. Taking your writing to another level, this module encourages you to take chances with your use of language, and to experiment with new ideas to find not just your ‘voice’ , but the many ‘voices’ you might have.

Come Along!

Embark on this creative journey and uncover the writer within you. Register now for our Intermediate Creative Writing Course and let your imagination take flight!

To find out more about how the online courses work, or if you have any further queries, you can check out our Frequently Asked Questions or email us at info@creativewriting.ie

Our cancellation/refund policy may be viewed here.

Start Date

5th June

Duration

6 weeks

Price

€170

Tutor

Kerry Hadley-Pryce
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