Start Writing Fiction (FutureLearn)

Start Writing Fiction (FutureLearn)
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This course is intended for those with an interest in starting to write fiction or improving their fiction writing, and does not require any previous experience of studying this subject.
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Start Writing Fiction (FutureLearn)
Get started with your own fiction writing, focusing on the central skill of creating characters, with this hands-on course. Discover the rituals and approaches that successful fiction writers use. On this online course, established writers – including Louis de Bernières, Patricia Duncker, Alex Garland, Abdulrazak Gurnah, Tim Pears, Michèle Roberts and Monique Roffey – will talk about how they started writing.

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You’ll consider the rituals of writing and keeping a journal; learn how to develop your ideas; reflect on your own writing and editing; hear writers talk about their approach to research; and start turning events into plot.

You’ll also have the opportunity to review the work of fellow writers and receive comments on your own, learning to read as a writer and respond to feedback.


What topics will you cover?

- Creation of characters in fiction

- Different sources for characters in stories

- Ways of presenting characters in stories

- Reading as a writer

- Writing practice, including creativity, research, observation and editing

- Peer reviewing, workshops and the importance of feedback


What will you achieve?

By the end of the course, you'll be able to...

- Apply and learn to write fiction and generate stories by creating characters

- Investigate notions of writing from your experience and from research

- Explore using a writer’s notebook to develop ideas and increase observational awareness

- Identify and realise the importance of other authors and works to develop your skills in reading as a writer

- Develop your awareness of editing, in developing your vocabulary of style and presentation

- Identify and realise the importance of exchanging work and critical comment with fellow writers



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Course Auditing
54.00 EUR
This course is intended for those with an interest in starting to write fiction or improving their fiction writing, and does not require any previous experience of studying this subject.

MOOC List is learner-supported. When you buy through links on our site, we may earn an affiliate commission.