Novel Writing and Longer Works

City University London
En Islington (Inglaterra)

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  • Short course
  • Islington (Inglaterra)
  • Cuándo:
    Septiembre 2017

This Novel Writing and Longer Works short course focuses on the skills required to sustain a work of longer fiction.Through exercises, lectures, selected reading and workshop discussion, you will develop an understanding of essential novel writing techniques:PlotStructureCharacterDialoguePace and SettingThe second half of the course will include workshop/peer review of students' own writing.Why Choose a City Short Course?Our Novel Writing and Longer Works short course provides students with a solid foundation for developing and writing longer pieces of fiction.Delivered over 10 weeks in the evening, with flexible start dates, you will be taken through practical exercises around each area of novel writing - all taught from our central London location.The Novel Writing and Longer Works short course is ideal for people working or studying or anyone looking to develop their novel writing skills. Course Information Start DateStart TimeDurationCostCourse CodeApply Monday 3 October 2016 18:30 - 20:30 10 weekly classes £320.00 CS1207 Apply Now Monday 16 January 2017 18:30 - 20:30 10 weekly classes £320.00 CS1207 Apply Now Monday 8 May 2017 18:30 - 20:30 10 weekly classes £320.00 CS1207 Apply Now Tutor Info Martin Ouvry worked as a musician in America and Europe before studying English and Creative Writing at UEA. His writing has won numerous awards including a final year prize for outstanding achievement within the School of English and American Studies (UEA BA), the Alumni Association’s prize for fiction (UEA MA), an Arts Council Writers’ Award, a Hawthornden Fellowship and a Wingate Scholarship.Martin’s short fiction has been published in...

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Northampton Square, EC1V 0HB , London, Inglaterra
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¿Qué aprendés en este curso?

Skills and Training


What will I learn?
  1. Introduction: Why do we read/write? Short Story vs Novel
  2. Ideas: Writing a Synopsis
  3. Character
  4. Dialogue
  5. Structure
  6. Sense of Time & Place (Description)
  7. Narrative & Point of View + Chapter Workshop 1
  8. Genre & Style + Chapter Workshop 2
  9. Writers' Resources + Chapter Workshop 3
  10. What next? + Chapter Workshop 4

Course Objectives:

  • To identify and analyse your idea for a novel;
  • To define the techniques involved in longer fiction;
  • To understand the construction of a sustained piece of fiction;
  • To complete a working synopsis of your novel;
  • To complete the first chapter of your novel, 2000-5000 words in length;
  • To workshop students' chapters through group reading and discussion;
  • To learn to analyse and criticise constructively your own and others' work, as well as the work of "canon" authors.

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Teaching and Assessment

Informal assessment will take place through group discussion, class room activities, and questions and answers sessions as guided by your tutor.