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Fiction Writing Level 3

Open Study College
Course summary
329 GBP
English
Online courses
Professional Training

Course description

Study how to write short stories, novels, and screenplays for radio and television using professional writer's techniques. You will also learn about the practical challenges of being a published author on this course.

Unit 1: Getting Started

  • Compose a short piece of autobiographical writing
  • Explain why, where and how you like to write, and describe your writing voice
  • Develop a character using some of your own characteristics
  • Develop a piece of fiction using your character

Unit 2: Creation of character and setting

  • Create a character sketch
  • Create a description of setting from memory demonstrating use of the five senses
  • Demonstrate original fiction writing that presents character and setting
  • Produce a 200 word plan of a larger piece of work developing your character and/or setting

Unit 3: Dialogue and Monologue

  • Critically evaluate the techniques used in monologue and dialogue through analysis of examples
  • Produce a critical evaluation of a monologue
  • Demonstrate the use of dialogue
  • Demonstrate the use of monologue form

Unit 4: Showing, not telling, and creation of character emotions

  • Recognise and demonstrate the use of figurative language
  • Demonstrate skills of showing, not telling, in writing
  • Demonstrate an ability to show character emotion
  • Produce an original example of fiction demonstrating the use of ‘showing not telling’ skills, character emotion and figurative language

Unit 5: Genre writing and devising a plot

  • Identify your favourite genre and outline the features present
  • Make a plan that incorporates development of plot
  • Produce an original piece of writing in a chosen genre
  • Produce a commentary on the genre specific feature of your writing

Unit 6: Piecing it all together – synoptic project

  • Produce an extended piece of original fiction
  • Write a synopsis of your idea and how the work will develop
  • Write a review of your own writing
  • Produce a development plan detailing the next steps in your writing

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OR 6 Monthly Instalments of GBP 64.35 with a deposit of GBP
42.90 totalling 429

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