Date: To be confirmed
Time: 18.30-20.30 GMT
Duration: 10 weeks
Level: Intermediate / Advanced
Stuck in the middle? Author and experienced creative writing tutor Priscilla Morris will help you find your way to the other side.
This more advanced course is for those with some creative writing experience who would like to explore the craft in greater depth. It’s perfect for those who have already taken a beginners’ course and are looking for the next step, as well as those with several years of experience. We will explore a different aspect of the craft in detail each week, such as dialogue, narrative voice, hiding plot, beginnings and endings, research, editing, publication and the writing life. Sarah Burton and Jem Poster’s excellent The Book You Need to Read to Write The Book You Want to Write will provide reading extracts. You’ll have the opportunity to workshop your writing once or twice over the ten-week course and will receive detailed tutor and peer feedback. In the past, this course has drawn a wide range of experience levels including those who have completed MAs in fiction and those who have already published books. There will be plenty of informed, inspiring, juicy discussion!
Format: Two-hour Zoom class each week for ten weeks, plus writing and reading activities to do in your own time. The writing exercises will be structured so that you can apply them to a work-in-progress and are optional so you can prioritise spending time on your own writing.
Materials: You will be emailed handouts on the art of fiction, short stories, novel extracts and writing exercises throughout the course.
This course will include: Presentation and discussion of different aspects of the craft, writing at home, reading fictional extracts and/or extracts on the craft at home, workshopping (constructively critiquing) your peers’ work, offering your own work to be workshopped.
Who will teach you?
Priscilla Morris, whose debut novel Black Butterflies came out in 2022, studied Creative Writing at the University of East Anglia. She’s taught creative writing at U.E.A., Kingston University, City Lit, the Irish Writers Centre and University College Dublin. Her classes are supportive, enabling, inspirational and dynamic. (Image: At the launch of Black Butterflies, Daunt Books. @matthewgammonartist.)
For testimonials from past students, see here.
Sign up for CARRY ON WRITING to keep on writing!
If you have any questions, would like to discuss your writing experience and needs, or would like to receive news of future writing courses and events, please get in touch below. If you want to reserve a space on CARRY ON WRITING, just drop me a line. I look forward to hearing from you!
For some inspiring reading on the art of fiction, see here.
If it’s a beginners’ course you’re after, see CREATIVE WRITING FOR BEGINNERS.
If you’re interested in one-to-one consultations, mentoring, a manuscript assessment or proofreading, visit here.