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Novel Writing and Longer Works

City University London
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10 weeks
325 GBP
English
Part time
London
Next available date: 27/04/2020 - London
Open / Scheduled
Novel Writing and Longer Works

Course description

Novel Writing and Longer Works

This Novel Writing and Longer Works short evening course focuses on the skills required to sustain a work of longer fiction.

What will I learn?

Over the course of 10 weekly evening classes on the Novel Writing and Longer Works short course you will learn:

  • To make a solid start on that novel you’ve been thinking about, or to develop work you’ve started;
  • To gain a greater understanding of the themes and techniques inherent in excellent fiction;
  • To give and receive feedback on work in progress in a workshop setting;
  • To assemble and make best use of the tools that are needed to complete a sustained piece of fiction.

Suitability - Who should attend?

Prerequisite knowledge

Some writing experience and an idea for a novel/novella/long short story.

English requirements

Applicants must be fluent in written and spoken English.

Training Course Content

The short course will also cover:

  • Finding the centre (generating/developing ideas);
  • Opening chapters;
  • Characterisation;
  • Narrative development;
  • Plotting;
  • Description/evoking time and place;
  • Modes of narration;
  • Voice;
  • Writing a synopsis / planning document;
  • Submitting an extract to a deadline;
  • Reading as a writer;
  • Self-editing; analysing your own and others’ work.

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City University London

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