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Creative Writing - Online

For beginners and more experienced writers, these online courses develop skills in crafting short stories, flash fiction, non-fiction, plays and full-length novels. Specialist courses in publishing, free writing, thriller and horror writing are also available.

Creative Writing - Online

Creative Writing Online with NTU

A Critical Eye: Reading to Develop your Writing - Online

Description

Saturday 10 am - 12 noon, one morning

Indicative maximum class size: 12

This two-hour 100% online workshop will help you examine the ways to ‘read’ a novel or text beyond its first impressions.

It’s aimed at anyone interested in developing their creative writing, whether you have done any previous writing before or are a complete beginner.

StartEndCourse Fee 
05/03/202205/03/2022£15.00[Read More]
Be your own Publisher

Be Your Own Publisher: A Real Guide to Self Publishing - Online

Description

Saturdays, 10 am - 4 pm, three days

Indicative maximum class size: 15

Become part of the ‘indie’ crowd.

This online course held on Zoom will help you develop the skills needed to self-publish a novel or short story.

It provides a realistic A-Z guide through the self-publishing process, delivered by an experienced writer who’s established in this exciting field.

Secure your place with a deposit

If you're booking two months or more before the course starts, we can accept a £100 deposit to secure your place.

The balance is due one month before the course starts.

StartEndCourse Fee 
Pay the full fee
14/05/202228/05/2022£225.00[Read More]
Pay a deposit and reserve your place
14/05/202228/05/2022£100.00[Read More]
Creative Writing Online NTU

Construct your Character: How to Develop Effective and Relatable Characters - Online

Description

Thursday 6 - 8 pm, one evening

Indicative maximum class size: 12

Characters are vital to fiction; long after the book has been placed back on the shelf, it is the impact of those characters who remain engrained in our mind.

This two-hour 100% online workshop will help you establish the fundamentals of character development in your creative writing.

It’s aimed at anyone interested in creative writing, whether you have done any previous writing before or are a complete beginner.

StartEndCourse Fee 
16/06/202216/06/2022£15.00[Read More]
Creative Writing Online with NTU

Developing Your Voice in Creative Writing - Online

Description

Thursday 6 - 8 pm, one evening

Indicative maximum class size: 12

The term ‘voice’ is thrown about a lot in creative writing circles.

This two-hour 100% online workshop will help you assess exactly what ‘voice’ is, and how you can strengthen it to ensure your writing speaks volumes.

It’s aimed at anyone interested in writing; whether you have done any previous writing before or are a complete beginner.

StartEndCourse Fee 
28/04/202228/04/2022£15.00[Read More]
Creative Writing with NTU

Direct Dialogue: How to Create Effective Dialogue - Online

Description

Saturday 10 am - 12 noon, one morning

Indicative maximum class size: 12

This two-hour online workshop will introduce you to writing effective dialogue for your creative writing; whilst ensuring realism and its necessity to the plot.

It’s aimed at anyone interested in creative writing, whether you have done any previous writing before or are a complete beginner.

StartEndCourse Fee 
07/05/202207/05/2022£15.00[Read More]
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Free Writing for Beginners - Online

Description

Saturday 10 am – 4 pm, one day

Indicative maximum class size: 18

This one-day online workshop held on Zoom will help develop your understanding of free writing, addressing its many benefits and assessing how it can be useful for one's well-being and creativity.

The day will also examine its usefulness in contributing to current creative projects and overcoming challenges.

StartEndCourse Fee 
23/04/202223/04/2022£60.00[Read More]
Getting Paid for Non Fiction Articles

Getting Paid for Non-Fiction Articles - Online

Description

Saturday 10 am - 12 noon, one morning

Indicative maximum class size: 12

This two-hour 100% online workshop delivered on Zoom will introduce you to the world of writing creative non-fiction articles, which is a vital source of income for any writer.

It’s aimed at anyone interested in creative writing who are currently writing for pleasure and would like to explore other avenues for creating income from your passion.

StartEndCourse Fee 
29/01/202229/01/2022£15.00[Read More]
Creative Writing Online NTU

Introduction to Writing Horror Fiction: The Devil's in the Detail - Online (six weeks)

Description

Mondays 6 - 8 pm, six weeks

Indicative maximum class size: 12

During this 100% online course, delivered via Zoom, you’ll establish the fundamentals of writing horror fiction.

It’s aimed at anyone interested in creative writing for the horror genre, whether you have done any previous writing before or are a complete beginner.

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Pay the full fee
07/02/202214/03/2022£230.00[Read More]
Making a Monster

Making a Monster: How to Create a Killer Character - Online

Description

Saturday 10 am – 4 pm, one day

Indicative maximum class size: 18

Frankenstein’s monster, Hannibal Lecter, Count Dracula... everyone knows their names and stories.

This online short course will walk you through a mini history of the monster in horror writing, before you create your own monster legend.

StartEndCourse Fee 
26/03/202226/03/2022£60.00[Read More]
Creative Writing at NTU

On a Dark, Dark Night: Worldbuilding in Horror and Crime - Online

Description

Thursday 6 - 8 pm, one evening

Indicative maximum class size: 12

Horror and crime are both genres which immerse readers into the world that has been created; sometimes from the ‘real world’ and other times from imagined worlds.

This two-hour online workshop will help you establish the fundamentals of creating effective worlds and settings in your creative writing.

It’s aimed at anyone interested in creative writing for the horror and crime genres, whether you have done any previous writing before or are a complete beginner.

StartEndCourse Fee 
05/05/202205/05/2022£15.00[Read More]
Planning to Publish

Planning to Publish - Online

Description

Saturday 10 am – 4 pm

Indicative maximum class size: 16

Do you have a nearly finished draft that you would like to be published?

This one-day online course held on Zoom will provide you with the resources, skills and confidence to take your work and approach to an agent or publisher.

StartEndCourse Fee 
12/03/202212/03/2022£60.00[Read More]
Creative Writing Online at NTU

The Comfort of the Cosy Crime: How to Tap into your Inner-Detective - Online

Description

Saturday 10 am - 12 noon, one morning

Indicative maximum class size: 12

This two-hour 100% online workshop will help you to investigate what cosy crime is, and why it is one of the most engaging genres within fictional crime writing.

It’s aimed at anyone interested in developing their creative writing, whether you have done any previous writing before or are a complete beginner.

StartEndCourse Fee 
Saturday morning
26/02/202226/02/2022£15.00[Read More]
Creative Writing Online at NTU

The King of Horror: What we can Learn from Stephen King - Online

Description

Tuesday 6 – 8 pm, one evening

Indicative maximum class size: 12

This two-hour 100% online workshop will help you to examine some of Stephen King’s works (both fiction and non-fiction) and begin to thread through some of the key lessons his work teaches writers about horror.

It’s aimed at anyone interested in developing their creative writing, whether you have done any previous writing before or are a complete beginner.

StartEndCourse Fee 
01/02/202201/02/2022£15.00[Read More]
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What’s at Stake? Writing Vampire and Zombie Fiction - Online

Description

Saturday 10 am – 4 pm, one day

Indicative maximum class size: 18

Vampires and zombies fiction is still alive and kicking (well, not quite!) in the horror genre.

This one-day online workshop held on Zoom will help you understand its current position in the industry.

It will also introduce you to the skills you need to create fiction that gets noticed.

StartEndCourse Fee 
30/04/202230/04/2022£60.00[Read More]
Writing Authentic Crime Fiction at NTU

Writing Authentic Crime Fiction: Getting it Right - Online

Description

Thursdays 6 – 8 pm, six weeks

Indicative maximum class size: 12

On this 100% online course delivered via Zoom, you’ll develop the skills needed to effectively plan your own crime and thriller fiction, with a focus on accurately depicting police procedures, crime and law from a former senior police detective.

It’s aimed at anyone interested in creative writing for crime fiction, whether you’ve done any previous writing before or are a complete beginner.

Secure your place with a deposit

If you're booking two months or more before the course starts, we can accept a £100 deposit to secure your place.

The balance is due one month before the course starts.

StartEndCourse Fee 
Pay the full fee
21/04/202226/05/2022£230.00[Read More]
Pay a deposit and reserve your place
21/04/202226/05/2022£100.00[Read More]