This is an enjoyable and varied course for all levels of writers. It will cover the basic craft of Creative Writing. You will have the opportunity to try out Novel Writing, Life Writing and Screenplay Writing.
For Novel, Life and Screenplay writing homework is set each week and is optional, but your learning experience will be enhanced by doing so.
Students are encouraged to read their work out each week, but only if they feel confident enough to do so and nobody is under any pressure to do anything they don't feel comfortable with.
You will learn by practical and creative written exercises, group discussion and by constructive feedback from the class and the tutor.
All sessions take place in a friendly, positive atmosphere where everyone is allowed to work at their own pace.
Each term will be a new genre. Students are able to join all or some of the courses as they wish - there is no need to do every genre.
Term 1 - Novel-writing
This is a practical course on how to develop your novel, suitable for both the absolute beginner or somebody already writing their novel.
You will learn how to devise and plot your story and how to develop your characters and their voices. How best to write your novel and which genre of fiction might best suit your story and how to add tension, narrative and how to develop a narrator. Also market advice and guidance on how to get your novel published.
Term 2 - Life-writing
You will be taught how to turn your story into a piece of writing, to be developed if desired into the beginning of a longer piece or even a book, using fiction, memoir, biography, family history or autobiography and the nuts and bolts of planning and writing your story.
Term 3 - Screenplay writing
We will look at writing both for film and television, creating an outline, a scene-by-scene treatment, developing your characters, plot and story arc. How to make your dialogue sparkle and how to write visually.
Students will be encouraged to create a first draft of their screenplay during the course and how to format their script correctly.
Delivery is classroom based and designed to develop and individuals writing style.
This course is delivered at various venues throughout the year.
This is a personal enrichment course.
This course is for personal development and is informally assessed by the tutor with self-assessment and evaluation by the student.
Enrolment opportunities are available throughout the year. Please contact us for more details on 0121 678 7000 or email Community.SkillsforLife@Solihull.ac.uk
Students must be aged 19+
If you have learning difficulty or a disability please let us know when you apply.
Please bring a pen and paper to class.
Solihull College offers full time and part time courses for businesses and residents in Birmingham, Walsall, Wolverhampton, Coventry Warwickshire and the whole of the West Midlands.
Please note: Materials are not supplied for Cakes, Flowers/Floristry, Textiles, Soft Furnishings, Homemade Crafts, Calligraphy, Art, Cookery, Tiling, Painting & Decorating, Sewing or Dressmaking.
Solihull College offers a range of courses designed to improve your English Skills and also Higher Education courses.
£70 (for 5 weeks)
£70 (for 5 weeks)
£140 (for 8 weeks)