Creative Writing, Step 2 Experimenting with Form

The course is an introduction to creative writing, and it is suitable for both beginners and those who have practised creative writing before.   The focus of this short course is on writing for pleasure rather than publication and encourages learners to explore their creativity through exploring different forms as well as developing their writing practice.

This course will be delivered at Beverley, but if government guidelines change then it will be offered online. Learners will need a device such as a laptop or PC or phone/iPad and a internet connection to take part.  Ideally, devices will also have webcams for full participation.  Learners will need to download the Teams app onto their laptop/PC or mobile phone/other device and devices will need to have a camera so that they can participate.

What will I study?

Each week the group will focus on a creative writing form, discuss work(s) that help explore it and practice writing exercises.  There will be opportunities to share work and receive feedback from the group, should writers wish to do so, but this is not mandatory. 

Each week the forms that will be discussed are:

  • Getting creative - poetry/experimental form
  • Life writing - expressing yourself/ ‘writing what you know’  
  • The Novel - character, plot, timing and point of view
  • Short fiction - short story and ‘micro’ fiction
  • Scriptwriting - dialogue, plot and story arc

What next?

There is another creative writing course which runs alternately with this course.  The two courses are the same level and you can start on either course.

Additional information

For start dates and fees, consult the relevant course guides below or you can request a prospectus by post.

Higher Education Apprenticeship Guide Full-time Course Guide 2022 Part-Time Summer Course Guide Free Distance Learning Courses