Creative Writing; Genre and devices; your character's tools for adventure

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Learn and master the art of creating a flowing narrative - whether for that short story, a novel, or just to tell your own life's tale.

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This week's workshop is on Genre and devices; the tools of your character's adventure. It is part of a 12 week long course, and will be exploring the different devices writers use to fit their stories into specific genres - and a brief study on different genres and their devices too!

With the classic 6 genres, which can be explored into as many as 40 variants, it's hard to know where your story might fit. But does it matter? Should you be writing to a genre? Do you have to use the most common writing devices or techniques in order to fit into a genre? By the end of this workshop, you'll be able to tell your allegory from your allusion, and your folklore from your realistic fiction.

As with all the workshops, there will be class work, discussions, and writing exercises within the allotted time frame.

For new writers, it is strongly encouraged to enrol in the full course, which can be found here, as it will provide a solid foundation from which the budding author can start their storytelling path.


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Learning and mastering the art of creating a flowing narrative is a lifelong process - whether for that's short stories, a novels, or just telling your own life's tale.

Being able to cohesively tell that story is highly satisfying, and it also increases your general communication skills - which is great for those interpersonal relationships at work and at home!

These workshops can be taken one module at a time, or as a whole, so you can choose which areas you'd like to focus on, or complete the entire creative process.

There are 12 classes you can choose from, or enrol in the FULL course. The modules studied are:

Introduction to Creative Writing:

Week 1: Identifying creative writing, and how to find inspiration

Week 2: Characters; building them and their journey

Week 3: Point-of-View and Exposition

Week 4: Plot; narrative mapping so you don't get lost

Developing your Narrative

Week 5: Timing; how a story is told and how to create your 'acts'

Week 6: Dialogue; what and how to say it

Week 7: Genre and devices; the tools of your character's adventure <- This workshop.

Week 8: Get the picture; unfolding your scenes

Workshop your Manuscript

Week 9: Editing & Proofreading; pulling apart your work to make it better

Week 10: Document layout and formatting

Week 11: The rewrite; honing your narrative

Week 12: Feedback; give/receive constructive and critical feedback

Private 1:1 workshops and feedback are also available!


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Please note, this course requires a minimum number of participants to run, and will be postponed if unable to be run - all tickets can either be refunded, or a place reserved on the next course.

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