Advanced Creative Writing Course

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TUTOR: Kerry Hadley-Pryce is a Visiting Lecturer at the University of Wolverhampton and the editor of The Blackcountryman magazine. Her first novel, The Black Country, published by Salt Publishing in 2015, was part of her MA Creative Writing at the Manchester Writing School, for which she gained a distinction and was awarded the Michael Schmidt Prize for Outstanding Achievement 2013–14. She is currently a PhD candidate at Manchester Metropolitan University researching Psychogeographic Flow and Black Country Writing. She has had several short stories published in various anthologies and online at Fictive Dream and The Incubator. Her second novel, Gamble, also published by Salt Publishing in June 2018, was shortlisted for the Encore Second Novel Award 2019.

Start Date: 3rd July, 2024

Duration: Six weeks

Fee: £160

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Unleash Your Writing Potential with Our Advanced Creative Writing Course

Dive into the realm of the Advanced Creative Writing Course and unlock your full writing potential. This 6-week online program is tailored for experienced writers and graduates of our Intermediate Writing Course, providing the tools to master diverse writing styles and themes.

Personalised Support from Online Tutors

Each student benefits from personalised written feedback from dedicated online tutors, ensuring you gain the most from the course. Submit your work weekly for constructive and tailored guidance that will genuinely elevate your writing skills.

Flexible Learning, No Set Class Times

Our course offers flexibility, with weekly modules and no set class schedules. Each week, a new module is delivered as text lessons, allowing you to access them at your convenience throughout the week. While our instructors are based in New Zealand, the course is open to students from around the world. Given the high demand for our Advanced Creative Writing Course, early registration is recommended to secure your place.

Lifetime Access to Course Materials

Even after the course concludes, you’ll have lifetime access to all course materials, enabling you to revisit and refresh your knowledge whenever needed.

Course Overview

This course is designed for adults with prior writing experience or graduates of our Intermediate Writing Course. Your instructor is dedicated to challenging and pushing you to the next level. To get the most out of this course, we recommend dedicating 2-3 hours per week to the course materials and assignments. Your tutor will email you the first module on the course start date, so please check your Spam/Junk folder for this email.

A Glimpse of What Awaits You:

Week 1: Finding Your Inspiration

We will explore ways to stimulate creativity and to encourage that genie out of the lamp by looking at ways to:
– Invigorate your imagination
– Write what you don’t know
– Be brave and explore ideas

Week 2: Travel Writing

We will explore what ‘Travel Writing’ is, or could be, by looking at ways to liberate your thinking about what a ‘journey’ is and consider the four key elements of travel writing:
– Sense of place
– Symbolism of journeys
– Stories/journeys as transformative experiences
– Narrative voice

Week 3: Writing from the Senses

We will explore ways in which we can use all our senses to create writing that engages our reader by looking at ways to:
– Use six different types of sensory imagery
– Use our observations and reactions to the everyday
– Tap into your own sensory experiences and convey them in writing

Week 4: Adding Humour to your Writing

We will explore ways to a sense of humour to your writing by looking at ways to:
– Turn everyday moments into funny stories
– Connect with your audience on a different level
– Design characters/setting/dialogue that amuse and entertain
(PS: You do not have to be a comedian or even consider yourself a ‘funny person’ to attend
and enjoy this Week.)

Week 5: Creative Non-fiction Revisited

We will explore forms of non-fiction and what makes creative non-fiction by looking at ways to:
– Write about something we know in a creative and imaginative way
– Access our creative skills to inform and explain
– Summon ideas from our memory and write them in an original way

Week 6: Honing your Craft

We will explore ways to make ourselves better writers, and ways of selective listening to our inner critic by looking at ways to:
– Experiment with different styles
– Be bold with form
– Get out of our comfort zone

Commence Your Writing Odyssey

Join us for an unforgettable journey into the world of advanced creative writing and let your imagination run wild. Register now and start honing your craft with the support of our experienced tutors!

Start Date

3rd July


6 weeks




Kerry Hadley-Pryce