Course ID: LC025
Current Openings: Yes
This comprehensive course will give beginning writers a solid foundation in the craft of fiction writing. By the end of the course writers will understand and be able to use the main techniques of characterisation; dialogue; plotting and pace; mood, setting and tone; the importance of theme; and how to use point-of-view to maximize effect. Right from the start you will be writing and exploring your own ideas.
Lesson 1: Introduction to Fiction
Lesson 2: Characterization
Lesson 3: 1st Person Narrative
Lesson 4: 3rd person Narrative
Lesson 5: Plot Development
Lesson 6: Dialogue
Lesson 7: Storytelling Traditions
Lesson 8: Setting, Mood and Tone
Lesson 9: Theme
Lesson 10: Metaphor and Simile
Deborah is published in both short and novel length fiction as well as non-fiction. She holds a first class degree (hons) in Creative Writing and is a qualified further education teacher.
"I’ve been helping writers to develop and hone their skills for many years, and nothing gives me more pleasure than seeing writers going from strength to strength to published. People often ask if Creative Writing can be taught, and my answer is always a resounding Yes! Like any other craft, writing has its ‘tricks of the trade’ and through this course I’ll show you what they are and how you can use them to increase the pleasure and profitability in your own writing."
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