Creative Writing - First Steps - Online Course - Community Learning - 13:00-15:00

Online Courses, Nottingham

Key details

Date -
Sessions Wednesdays: 1pm - 3pm
No. sessions 6
Venue Online Courses, Nottingham
For ages 19+
Group size 5 - 15
Cost FREE - £36

About this course

This course is for people who want to try out creative writing for the first time. We will focus on short writing exercises, as we examine the nuts and bolts of language and sentences. We will also use images and prompts to kickstart your writing. Trying out different types of creative writing will help develop your knowledge, and the confidence to take your creative writing further.  This course is aimed at Beginners.      

What will be covered on the course?   

  • Awareness of types of creative writing – fiction/flash fiction/poetry.  
  • Having a go at writing in some of these different forms  
  • Techniques used in creative writing that ‘hook’ a reader and keep them interested.  
  • Using prompts such as objects and images to provide inspiration for writing 
  • Understanding the role of feedback in developing your creative writing 

What will learners achieve by the end of the course? 

  • You can write using prompts to spark your writing and apply that technique in future writing activity.  
  • You can write descriptions of places and people.  
  • Understand and use some of the techniques of creative writing such as similes and alliteration.  
  • Use varied sentences to build a piece of writing.  
  • Feel more confident in your creative writing.     

What skills or knowledge do learners already need to have to attend the course? 

  • None except literacy skills  

What should learners bring?

  •  Pen and paper – preferably an A4 notebook 

 As this course is online, a suitable device such as laptop, smart phone, tablet or computer will be required to access the course.  Zoom will be used for the live sessions and the link will be sent to you once your enrolment has been completed.

Booking your place and fee information

If you are in receipt of certain benefits you will be offered the course for free, however if you have a financial barrier which may prevent you from enrolling on the course  please visit our webpage for further information

To secure your place on the course BOTH the following must be done:

  • Complete the EVENTBRITE BOOKING.
  • Complete our INSPIRE ONLINE ENROLMENT FORM for each person attending the course.

You should be redirected to the Inspire Online Enrolment Form after completing the Eventbrite booking.  If you are not redirected, please use the link supplied in the Eventbrite booking confirmation email.

To book and enrol on one of our courses, you must have been living in England and have been resident in the UK for the past 3 years.

Some exceptions may apply if you are living in England with evidence of the right to remain and are from an EEU/EEAU country (completion of a questionnaire will be required).

As we no longer receive funding for our ESFA-funded courses for learners living in the devolved areas listed below, full cost fees would apply to these courses if you live in these areas:

  • Barnsley, Doncaster, Rotherham and Sheffield 
  • Cambridgeshire and Peterborough
  • Greater London
  • Greater Manchester
  • Liverpool City Region
  • Newcastle Upon Tyne, North Tyneside and Northumberland
  • Tees Valley
  • West of England
  • West Midlands
  • West Yorkshire

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