Creative Writing

Creative Writing

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Creative Writing – Sydney Course

Got the itch to write but not sure where to begin? In this introductory Creative Writing course, the tutor will offer a range of practical exercises allowing students to try various types of writing genres including short stories, memoir and poetry. The basic elements of fiction writing will be covered, including theme, setting, dialogue, characterisation and plot. We will also focus on the art of editing and revision of your creative writing piece so that it is ready for submission. There will be the opportunity for students to share work in a positive, constructive and supportive environment.

Course Outline

  • Creativity and writing
  • Character, dialogue, point of view
  • Setting, plot, structure
  • Style, voice, imagery
  • Editing and revising
  • Submitting work and goal setting

Course Outcome

  • At the end of the course, students will have a basic understanding of how to write a short piece of creative writing and how to submit it for publication.

What to Bring

  • Pen and pad
  • No textbook required.
  • Comprehensive course notes provided.

Prerequisite: Desirable

  • This level is for the beginner and assumes no prior knowledge of creative writing. Ability to read and write in English is required.

Delivery Mode

  • The classes will be run in a combination of tutor presentation, individual and group exercises and sharing of writing done in class.

Course testimonials:

  • Maralyn said: I do not usually give five stars but this course, its contents and teacher are each worth five stars. It is not the first course that I have taken with MCC, a very reputable organisation which delivers quality training with outstanding resources and dedicated, professional teachers. Thank you, Julie (thorndyke), for delivering a course that exceeded my expectations.

  • Jean said: (Julie Thorndyke) Excellent tutor, well prepared, very knowledgeable, generous and encouraging.