Successful Creative Writing


  • Start Date: Thursday 12 September 2024
  • Date & Time: Thursdays 6.30 – 8.30pm
  • Venue: Impington Village College, New Road, CB24 9LX
  • Tutor: I’m a published writer who’s dabbled in various genres, including children’s fiction and poetry. I studied English Literature at Cambridge University as part of my English with Education degree and am currently a full-time, freelance ghostwriter. I specialise in writing biographies, creative non-fiction and self-help guides for clients around the globe.
  • Course Level: Vocational
  • Weeks: 12
  • Terms: 1
  • Fee per term: £144
  • Additional Course Costs: none

Course Description

This is a fun and practical course that is suitable for everyone, with no prerequisites or experience necessary.
The course is designed to encourage and motivate learners to create their own works of fiction, poetry and creative non-fiction.

We will look at writing techniques, literary devices and specialised skills that will help the learner to discover, perfect and share their voice as a writer.

Aims and Objectives

To become a successful and confident writer by achieving the following goals:

  • Becoming familiar with different genres of creative writing, specifically fiction, poetry and creative non-fiction.
  • Successful application of different writing techniques.
  • Studying literary concepts that can be used in the learner’s own writing.
  • Learning how to evaluate our own writing and that of others.
  • Creating a portfolio containing a range of different writing styles.

Progression – what next? 

  • Study another genre, such as Non-fiction.
  • Look at how to write professionally, such as a Writing for Profit course.
  • Take a course that looks at one genre in more detail, such as Memoir Writing.

How progress and success will be recorded

All work will be self and peer reviewed. Tutor can give feedback if required.

By the end of the course, it is expected that each learner will have created their own digital portfolio and completed their Writer’s Journal.

Materials / Equipment required for First Class

EITHER a laptop OR a notebook/journal and suitable implement for writing.
A ring binder or folder for worksheets.

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