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Creative Writing for Beginners – Spring Term


Want to write more, improve your technique, or just want to get started? Then this workshop-based course aims to move your writing forward. Through group and individual work, we will explore various forms of creative writing.

You will cover several topics in class, including: generating ideas; characterisation; plotting; structure; dialogue; research; creating tension and pace; location and setting; themes, and also marketing your work.

Weekly assignments will be given out, as part of the course. To get the most from the course, it is strongly advised that you try and complete these assignments.

Please note: poetry, non-fiction, scriptwriting and screenwriting are not covered on this course.

Tutor Sue Walker is a novelist published by Penguin. She has over 20 years’; experience as an investigative television journalist and has extensive experience of running courses and workshops as a creative writing tutor.

This course runs on a Monday evening 1900-2100


Suitable for the complete beginners

*FREE* Online short courses

Make the most of these extraordinary times and gain a nationally-recognised qualification. A short online course is a significant first step to improving your skills and achieving your career goals.

Financial support

The applicable fees for this course, including any available discounts, will be listed in the information above.

How to apply

Once you have created an account, you can easily apply to your chosen course and track the status of your application at any time.


Step 1

Set Up Your Account

You’ll be prompted to create an account which will allow you to log in to our Application Tracker website whenever you wish. This will provide you with important information and you can also track the progress of your application.

Step 2


Complete each step of the application form and then submit your completed form. We’ll let you know when we’ve safely received it with an acknowledgement email.

Step 3

Application Review Meeting

Before offering you a place at college, we’ll meet with you (either in person, by telephone or online). We’ll send you a link to our booking page where you can select a time that’s convenient for you.

Step 4

Accept Your Place

Offers will be sent to you via the email address you have provided. The offer will be conditional, based on predicted GCSE grades. You’ll need to accept your offer within 14 days to secure your place.

Step 5

What next?

Once you receive your GCSE results, you’ll need to get in touch with the college to inform us of them and start your enrolment process.


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