The Building Blocks of Fiction Course Information Page
10 weeks live tuition online
A course about how you write rather than what you write.
This course is about the craft of writing, those tricks and techniques writers use to engage readers in their words on the page. Our focus will be on writing craft rather than story, plot or structure. We will be concerned with process rather than product, with trying things out and gauging the effect.
When: 06 January to 23 March
Sessions: 10 x 2.5 hours
Day of Week: Saturday
Time:10.00am to 12.30pm
Tutor Feedback: Plenty
Course Programme 2024
Saturday Mornings - 10.00am to 12.30pm
13 January - - - - -
02 March - - - - -
Week 1: Introduction and Character Week 2: Setting BREAK - - - - - Week 3: Dialogue
Week 4: Point of View
Week 5: Showing and Telling
Week 6: Foreshadowing
Week 9: Flashback Week 8: Basic Structure BREAK - - - - - Week 9: Language One Week 10: Language Two
Each week you'll spend two and half hours on Zoom with your tutor and peers, discussing and practising an aspect of the craft of writing fiction.
You will enjoy 24 hour access to an online Forum throughout the course, where you can post work for comment by both your tutor and your peers.
Our clients tell us the thing they most value is personal feedback on their work, so you'll get a generous level of feedback throughout this course.
All live sessions will be recorded and sent to you to keep, so if you miss a class, or feel you'd like to go through a learning point again, you can.
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Live Online Courses: The Building Blocks of Fiction
A deep mine of knowledge and skill lurks beneath the surface of good fiction writing. If you want to write quality prose, ignorance really isn't bliss. Come with us for just ten weeks and we'll show you how the professionals do it. Your writing really will thank you for it. Plus, we'll have a lot of fun along the way, and we'll get plenty of writing done while we enjoy doing what writers do.
If you have any questions about this course, send us an email at email@example.com and we'll get back to you. We promise, we don't bite here at The Writing Retreat, not even Becks, our writing retreat dog.
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