CLOSED Nourishing your creative writing from home course

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Kick-starting, improving and enhancing your creative writing. In this weekend online course, you will explore and develop approaches to achieving creative fluency, adopting a regular writing practice, and learning creative focus.

About the course

Course Fee

UK : £200.00

Course Dates

Saturday 28th November
Sunday 29th November

Course Length

Weekend

Weekly Study

3 hours: 3pm to 9pm

Testimonial

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Kate Williams

Historian & TV presenter

A well known Historian & TV presenter Kate Williams published her first and only short story with Litro. Read The Weakness of Hearts.

Course summary

Day 1 of this course will teach you effectives ways to get started, stay motivated, achieve focus and make progress with your writing. Day 2 will teach you effective ways of seeking, getting and using feedback on your writing; the key secrets of plot, structure, editing your work and developing your writing strategy.
Participants will explore and develop approaches to achieving creative fluency, practice tactics for adopting regular writing practice and learn some of the secrets of creative focus. Information sessions will be integrated with structured exercises and interactive discussion – with a focus on strategies for kick-starting or re-igniting participants’ creative writing. Students will explore how to ensure that all the feedback they seek and get is constructive even when it’s critical. We will dig deep into detail on the 3 C’s of plot and structure: conflict, curiosity and character. Workshop 2 will include a focused masterclass on redrafting, editing and developing a longer-term writing strategy that aligns with your busy lives.

How you will learn

Our team of editors, novelists and scriptwriters will provide a helping hand – making you a more confident writer.

Thanks to our status as a platform for discovering the best literary talent – having helped kick-start the careers of several literary writers to acclaim, such as Nikesh Shukla, Naomi Alderman, Peng Shepherd, Clare Wigfall, Stuart Evers, Inua Ellams and others on the Man Booker Prize longlists – we have far-reaching external networks that create opportunities for your work to get in front of editors, agents and publishers. You will learn through:

  • Generating and pitching ideas
  • Submissions best practices and feedback
  • Live readings & performances
  • Writing and sharing your work online
  • Specialist workshops
  • Live salons
Current Status
Not Enrolled
Price
200
Get Started

Kick-starting, improving and enhancing your creative writing. In this weekend online course, you will explore and develop approaches to achieving creative fluency, adopting a regular writing practice, and learning creative focus.

The Tutor

Sarah Moore Fitzgerald

Sarah Moore Fitzgerald is a professor at the University of Limerick with a background in psychology, teaching and learning. Sarah has five published novels out in the world. My work has been translated into over 17 languages and adapted for the stage in Edinburgh and London. I've been shortlisted for many prizes including the Waterstones Prize, The Red Book Award, The Calderdale Children's book of the Year, Children's Books Ireland, and the Irish Book Awards. Sarah teaches creative writing on the UL MA in Creative Writing and is the founder of UL's Creative Writing Winter School. She has carried out and published research on the creative process, and shares these findings in practical ways to help writers to develop their practice. She is an award winning teacher and is experienced in the design and provision of online programmes as well as face to face - always ensuring an engaging and connected experience for all students.