Writers' Workshop

City University London
Course summary
10 weeks
345 GBP
Part time
Open / Scheduled
Next available date: 24/01/2020 - London
Course Dates
24/01/2020   (English)
345 GBP
01/05/2020   (English)
345 GBP
Writers' Workshop

Course description

Writers' Workshop

This is an advanced fiction-writing short course designed to help experienced writers move ongoing work towards a publishable standard.

The generous length of each fiction submission (up to 5000 words) is, we believe, unique among courses at this level.

If you’re writing or have written a short story collection or novel, and want to make the best impression when submitting it to publishers and agents, this is an ideal place to start.

Equally, if your aim is simply to develop your writing in a disciplined and constructive workshop environment, this course is for you.

Students' fiction (chapters from novels or short stories) will be circulated in advance and then constructively critiqued within the group.

You will also submit and workshop a synopsis of your novel; write an author biog and covering letter to send to agents and publishers; and will select a topic for proposed discussion in class (e.g., pace, multiple viewpoints).

What will I learn?

Over the course of 10 weekly evening classes on the Writers' Workshop short course, you will learn to:

  • Understand the construction of a sustained piece or collection of fiction;
  • Set and meet writing deadlines and guidelines (e.g. length requirements);
  • Give, receive and apply constructive criticism;
  • Revise and edit your work;
  • Put together a submission for an agent or publisher, consisting of a covering letter, synopsis or pitch, and your first three chapters or three short stories.

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City University London

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