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Creative writing for beginners - Nottingham Trent University

Creative writing for beginners - Nottingham Trent University

Duration: Wednesday evenings, ten weeks

Price: £375

Book with: Creative Short Courses
at Nottingham Trent University

50 Shakespeare Street
Nottingham
Nottinghamshire
NG1 4FQ
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About the Course

The aim of the course is to enable both the beginner and the more experienced writer to work on developing their writing skills in a variety of different areas, including poetry, short story writing, flash fiction, playwriting and writing a full-length novel.

Throughout the course you will be offered advice and feedback on your work, to help your writing develop and progress in a supportive workshop environment.

Varied exercises and stimuli will be used to aid the creative process and exploration of your writing skills, offering new insights and inventive approaches for your individual projects.

During this course you will:

- learn how to get started and find inspiration
- create a sense of place for your writing and your characters
- develop the hook that will get readers to read on
- understand the different working styles for different writing projects
- use poetry as a way in to further creative writing
- learn about the importance of a well-constructed synopsis
- learn that the end is just the beginning, and how to redraft and refine your work.

What will you gain?

By the end of the course you will have a variety of writing projects in development, and a network of fellow writers and potential collaborators with whom you can progress your work further.

"Working with Tina was amazing, getting insight and feedback from a professional writer has helped me develop and refine my style and skills. I have started on my novel and entered both a short story and play writing competition! Without Tina I would not have had the confidence to do any of this. A truly wonderful ten-week course. Fantastic value too.” CD

"Tina was a great tutor. Never thought I would begin to write a play!" LF

"Very engaging and inspiring." KS

Level: Open to all

Entry requirement: You should have a passion for writing and an interest in developing your personal approach.

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What's included in the price?

Ten weeks of quality tuition with an experienced tutor, Wednesdays 6 - 8:30 pm. Maximum class size: 14.



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Course Start Dates

Course dates are flexible; please get in touch for the next available date.


  • Accessible by public transport
  • Disabled access
  • Evenings
  • Long term / weekly / monthly
  • Suitable for beginners

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