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.
Our six-week Online Introduction to Creative Writing Course is suitable for complete beginners and no writing experience is required. It’s also suitable if you haven’t written anything for a while and if you’d like to get back into a creative writing routine.
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!
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 […]
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.
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.
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 […]
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.
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.
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!
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.