Online Creative Writing Courses

Six-Week Beginners Creative Writing Course

If you’ve always wanted to write but didn’t know where to start, or if you’re returning to writing after some time away: this Beginners Course is the course for you! This course will explore the wonderful world of creative writing. With steady encouragement and guidance you will complete manageable weekly assignments with one to one feedback from your tutor Doreen Duffy. This could be the start of your first short story, or the collection of short stories that will become your first book.

Online Creative Writing Course for Children (8-11)

This one-to-one online creative writing course for children is suitable for 8-11 year olds. The student will be given notes, tips and exercises every week to help them. Each exercise will be read by Olive and the student will receive written feedback. However, the main thing is for the student to have fun when writing!

Teenagers Writing Course

TUTOR: Olive O’Brien is an author and publisher. Olive has published three children’s books and a children’s book app for the iPad. She has a Masters in Journalism and previously worked as a features writer and news reporter. Olive is also the director of Creative Writing Ink. Her eco-friendly book publishing company Silver Angel Publishing was […]

Online Intermediate Creative Writing Course

The online intermediate creative writing course will allow participants to explore specific writing techniques which help build a bridge between the beginner and the more experienced writer. The creative impulse is very much an element of this journey, it helps to maintain a healthy imaginative register. Each module will guide the participant towards producing a strong body of writing based around relevant exercises and prompts.

Begin Your Novel Course

This online begin your novel writing course is designed for those who have an idea for a novel, or who have started to write one, and are in need of inspiration and guidance. You will embark on a six-week journey into your own story – using notes, writing tasks and reading resources to help you open up the world of your novel.

Spheres of Influence

TUTOR: Scott Onak’s stories have been published in Ninth Letter, Midwest Gothic, SmokeLong Quarterly, Willow Springs, and Mid-American Review. His work has been nominated for a Pushcart Prize and has received an Illinois Arts Council Literary Award. He holds an MFA in fiction from the University of Idaho and has received writing residencies from the […]

Flash Fiction Course

Very short—or flash—fiction has grown into a popular genre. In Flash Fiction: The Art of the Very Short Story, you’ll learn the skills required to create these small masterpieces, which are often fewer than 500 words.

Down the Rabbit Hole

Sometimes plots and characters become so familiar to us, our habits so ingrained, that it’s hard to see beyond the borders of our stories or feel energised about starting new work. It may be time to drop down the rabbit hole.

This four-week class will present strategies to lift you out of ruts and help you solve problems in your stories or essays.

Online Writing for Children Course

This online writing for children course is suitable for adults who would like to write books for children or young adults. It will cover the basics of storytelling and the specific aspects of writing for children and young adults.

Science Fiction and Fantasy Writing Course

This science fiction and fantasy writing course is about how to tell a story about something that isn’t real, and how to make that believable.

Freelance Journalism Course

During this freelance journalism course we will take you through the nuts and bolts of beginning to make a living from freelance writing. The course is based on the assumption that you already have an interest in selling your writing to local newspapers, national newspapers, magazines or online publications.

Social Media Course

This course will take you from confusion to expert in just a few weeks. There’s a big difference between having private social media profiles to chat with friends and using social media productively to promote your product, or brand or just yourself!

Blogging Course

Tutor Niamh Griffin has seen blogging go from a weird little niche-thing to something everyone wants to have a go at. Whether you want to keep a blog to chat with friends or use it to launch a new career, she can answer your questions and guide you through the process. Time to untangle the jargon and get blogging!

13 Ways of Looking at Character

This class will investigate ways to bring our characters into complex life. We’ll explore essential tools such as creating voice, identifying desire, and capturing the concrete ways they move through the world.

Online Screenwriting Course

This online beginner’s screenwriting course is ideal for cineastes and telly-addicts who have long harboured fantasies of penning their own sweeping epic or six part series but don’t know where to start. With links to online resources, helpful examples, weekly exercises and tutor feedback, participants will gain an important working knowledge of the scriptwriting process.

Online Memoir Writing Course

All of the individual modules in this online memoir writing course are accompanied by writing options which will bring together the nucleus of the course material. You’ll also receive written feedback on those writing exercises.

Online Poetry Course

This online poetry course is suitable for beginners to advanced and is an ideal way to explore the business of poetry under the guidance of a published poet.

Online Writing Radio Drama Course

This online writing radio drama course will guide the participant through the maze of technical difficulties set by the medium of radio. It will also steer participants towards the goal of completing their own successful radio plays

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