Applied writing: develop your art and learn how to put your craft to work. Learn such crucial topics as writing characters, structure – and getting your work ready for publishers, producers or agents. Explore the kind of research that gets your writing authenticity and the kind of research that gets you commissions. Find out how to get rejected – and how to use those rejections.
The Art and Craft of Writing is for writers of novels, scripts and short stories. It's for writers who are aiming to be professional and who are juggling day jobs, deadlines and even kids.
Course leader William Gallagher is a scriptwriter, best-selling author and journalist. He writes Doctor Who radio dramas and his work has appeared regularly on BBC News Online, Radio Times and in both UK and US newspapers. His books include media titles for the British Film Institute, he's lectured in universities, taught in prisons and often appears on radio and television.
Plus he performs at Literature Festivals across Britain and is a representative for the Writers' Guild of Great Britain and the Royal Television Society. He once had afternoon tea on a Russian nuclear submarine and regrets calling the place a dive.
A weekly course: Wednesday 25th January 2017, Wednesday 1st February, Wednesday 8th February, Wednesday 15th February, Wednesday 22nd February, Wednesday 1st March