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Courses lasting 12 weeks (5)

Fiction Development, Novel Writing

Getting Started: Beginners' Fiction

A twelve-week creative writing course for beginners. Playful, serious and fun, it asks what writing is and why we do it.

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Starting out

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London

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12 weeks

Tutors

Sue Gee

Start Date

Wednesday 21 Sep 2022

£995
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Short Story

Short Stories I: Short Fiction for Beginners

Learn the craft of short story writing, then create and polish new stories of your own with an award-winning writer.

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Starting out

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Online

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12 weeks

Tutors

Lucy Caldwell

Start Date

Thursday 29 Sep 2022

£850
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Poetry

Writing Poems

A playful, supportive three-month poetry course for beginners and aspiring amateur poets, with two of the best practitioners and teachers in the country.

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Starting out

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Online

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12 weeks

Tutors

Maurice Riordan, Richard Scott

Start Date

Monday 03 Oct 2022

£550
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Short Story

Short Stories II: Developing the Craft

You’ve got to grips with the basics – now it’s time to make your short stories shine.

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Improving

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Online

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12 weeks

Tutors

Lucy Caldwell

Start Date

Thursday 19 Jan 2023

£850
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Fiction Development, Novel Writing

Writing Fiction

This unique twelve-week course is about finding a way to write that is yours – whether you're starting out, starting again, or rethinking your approach to fiction writing.

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Improving

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London

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12 weeks

Tutors

Keith Ridgway

Start Date

Thursday 19 Jan 2023

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Browse the Reading Room

From author interviews and writing tips to creative writing exercises and reading lists, we've got everything you need to get started – and to keep going.

My Road to Publication

Academy alumna Sarah Clarke on getting her book deal, and the hope that kept her going

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My Road to Publication
Am I Marmite?

Academy alumna and debut novelist Liz Webb on the perils of writing a character based on yourself

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Am I Marmite?
Ten Questions for Your Character

If you're planning to do some character development this weekend, get started with these ten writing prompts

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Ten Questions for Your Character